This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.
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What are the major symptoms of celiac disease?
Celiac Disease Symptoms
What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic)
Celiac Disease Screening
Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results
Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free?
How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful?
The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free
Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested?
Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing
Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases?
Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders
Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid?
Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients)
Is there a list of gluten free foods?
Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients)
Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages
Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?
Where does gluten hide?
Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet
What if my doctor won't listen to me?
An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Wow. I'm quite surprised that this is so highly heritable.
I mean, I knew there was a genetic component, but most things I've read have said that it isn't very well understood and that other factors play a part.
This gives me a lot to think about.
The point is, celiac is mostly genetic, it can be dormant for years then come up. You can have it with no symptoms for years as it slowly eats away at your insides also. So you should have your kids eating gluten and get them tested. This way you know if they have active celiac. They should also be tested every year or so as there is a high chance they will get it.
I am on Armour Thyroid hormone replacement and it is gluten free (20 years). I believe Gemini is on Nature thyroid and it is gluten free too. I have never tried the synthetic drugs as my doctors have always like Armour's results. Use the search box in the forum to determine which synthetic drugs are gluten free.
Thyroid replacement, although considered a prescription drug, is just that a replacement. You need it to survive. So, do not think of it as taking a drug.
I would ask for an antibodies test for your thyroid to confirm if it is autoimmune or not.
Congratulations on your reduced antibodies. Remember, that they can rise again when exposed to gluten. I would suggest that you get and keep all copies of your lab tests. It really helps to have your medical records on hand. Very handy for second opinions or when changing doctors.
Liquitex acrylic is basically the best, widest used and sold acrylic so you should be able to find it ok. I've also used the acrylic available in little squeeze bottles from Michaels... Plaid brand I think? Ive never used a transparent paint except one I got for a stained glass like project about 10 years ago, but I didn't care for it compared to a decent acrylic. They probably make better stuff these days though!