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
"One Post by Allison on May 7th states "You can't say it is gluten free and then say oh well celiacs can't eat it. Make no sense......."
Marketing vs. quality control
"The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness supports the availability of Domino's Gluten Free Crust, but cannot recommend the pizza for customers with celiac disease."
at least someone has our back....
Note to self-
NFCA endorsed product ?
check celiac.com before...
Power plant Superfood Cafe is 100% gluten free. It is centrally located in LA. Use the website “Find Me Gluten Free”. Look for the reviews written by celiacs because there are a lot of people who eat gluten free and really do not have to worry as much!
Kirari Bakeshop is in Redondo Beach on Pacific Coast Highway and they are also dedicated.
Not sure if you are a Disney fan, but even the restaurants at downtown Disney (no charge) are really good about gluten free.
Bring or buy some camping flatware, bowl or plate so you can eat at markets (tailgate/ picnic). We do that a lot as it is safe and easier on the budget! Stay at hostels where you would have access to a kitchen.
Here is the site for cards that Raven mentioned. We used them and they work even in markets where we can not read the labels. Print a copy and put it in your phone.
Finally, bring food with you in your carryon. Do not count on the airline for food. Even if you specify, in advance and repeatedly call, we have found that 50% of the time the airlines forget to order gluten-free food.
When I first saw the big advertisement that came through the mail I thought, "Wow, we are really getting somewhere!" However, when I read their advertisement my mind was quickly changed by what seems like false advertising.
It reads like a great deal of boasting, followed by the "disclaimer" (At the bottom. Who reads to the end of an advertisement?)
Here's the disclaimer:
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There are companies that make gluten free dining cards for various countries that may help you ask about the safety of foods if you are dining in restaurants or shopping. You might find those make it easier to inquire about the safety of foods when your traveling. Hope you enjoy your trip and don't end up glutened.