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

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In order to maximise nutrient absorption from those of us who have damaged our intestines through celiac disease, what sort of time gap should we leave between eating something nutritious and consuming something that might reduce absorption such as tea/coffee and refined sugar. I would *assume* everything gets digested at a different rate so that might further complicate matters. Cheers....

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I don't know if any of those things will reduce your absorption or not. When you take iron and want to be sure it is available for the parts of your intestines that are working, It is usually no food 2 hours before and 2 hours after. I'm trying to remember. It might have been 3 hours before.

If you are eating gluten-free, you are healing everyday so you wouldn't really worry about this for very long.

I guess if you are going to eat like that, you should check which foods should or should not go to together as they affect the absorption. For example, no calcium with iron if you want to get every little bit of iron possible. I think you need fats to absorb certain nutrients. You would need to find a reputable source and look into that.

Maybe reading about how digestion works in a high school or college Anatomy and Physiology book would help, too,

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As long as 2-3 hours? Another complication as far as I can see is it's been suggested on here that Celiacs need to drink plenty of water but again that drowns digestive enzymes, so what I am doing (rightly or wongly) is to not have water maybe 1 hour either side of a meal, particularly if it's nutritious, less worried if it's relative junk with fewer nutrients.

P.S. Only joined here yesterday, but I've noticeed ALOT of people on here have their avatars as (presumably) their dog. Not that I have an issue with that - I like dogs. Just an observation :)

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