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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      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.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   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 Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

If You Need A Nutritionist In The Dc Area -- Cheryl Harris Is Awesome!
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I've just got to rave a bit about the nutritionist I stumbled across while searching for one who would be close to where we would be living when we moved back to the States this summer. I was lucky enough to find Cheryl Harris, who I have now learned has an amazing reputation in the Washington DC area. I've got to say it is well-deserved if my experience is anything like a normal experience. When I went for my evaluation at the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research, as soon as their nutritionist found out I had an appointment the next week to see Ms. Harris she basically said, "Cheryl is great. She'll be a huge help. I'll just give a brief overview and then you can contact me if you have further questions."

I've had two appointments and in both she offered concrete and 'do-able' recommendations in terms of how I could tweak my diet. She also told me after the second visit that she thought I had a good handle on approaching the diet...how nice to have someone finally tell me I'm doing something right! Keeping a detailed food diary helped us pinpoint that corn and legumes seem to be causing some problems and now that I've cut them out I've noticed my pain levels are starting to decrease! This after my doctors overseas totally dismissed my suggestion that further food intolerances could be an issue. Grrrr.

She's got two office locations -- one in Alexandria (Duke St) and one in Fairfax. If you do a search for Harris Whole Health you'll find her website.

If you have any specific qustions you can message me.

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