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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.

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Hi everyone!

I have been taking Culturelle probiotics ever since I was diagnosed. I recently came across a $10 off coupon for Align probiotics, and having to eat gluten free I'll take any coupon I can get : )

I was just wondering if anyone has taken both brands, and if they differ at all? I don't have any problems with Culturelle, and I don't want to waste my money on Align if they aren't any good. But I have heard good things about them and I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts.

Thanks <3

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Hi,

I took Culturelle and switched to Align, I really like Align and love that I can find the bigger box at Sams. I didn't have any issues with the culturelle except heartburn, which I don't have on the Align.

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I think it has to be a personal choice. For me Culturelle did nothing for me good or bad...align was about the same for me....So find one for yourself that works for your body....And switch off to another brand that helps. We are not supposed to saty on one probiotic forever they need switched up...

I use Pearls & Dr.Ohirra's & in between use up the ones I bought that didn't do much so not to waste them...

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I've used a variety of brands. I have to watch for dairy free soy free though. Read the ingredients and if you aren't intolerant to anything take them. Switch them up once in a while?

Have you tried Kombucca tea? The probiotic is very concentrated in it and it's a nice supplement to take occasionally. It's kind of like a tart cider. If you find that you like it you can brew your own.

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