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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.

Can Eating Nuts Make Your Symptoms Worse?
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Hello everybody,

I've posted here before about a negative blood test (Doc just tested immunoglobulin A and Ttg IGA) but I have several "celiac" symptoms. I go for an endo on Friday but have a quick question.

Has anyone noticed eating nuts aggravating your symptoms? My symptoms were mild this Thanksgiving Holiday but started to flare-up this morning. Then I had the bright idea of snacking some almonds this afternoon and my stomach totally disagreed! I am thinking they are too harsh on your system if you are not completely gluten healed???

Any thoughts? Thank you so much!

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Some of us have additional intolerances. I for example, cannot tolerate almonds, although cashews and walnuts don't bother me. So it MIGHT be an intolerance, or it might just be that they are too rough on your healing system. I know some folks can't eat raw veggies at first, but cooked veggies don't bother them. Maybe you can give yourself more time to heal and then try them again?

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Many foods can be irritating to the healing gut - or as Bartfull said - you could be intolerant of some items until you have healed. I can eat almonds, but not cashews, pistachios, walnuts and a few others.

Perhaps wait a while and try almond butter or almond flour to see if almonds are an issue or just harsh on your system right now.

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All said above. I can handle almonds, but not hazelnuts. Or walnuts, for that matter. Remember even some natural foods aren't good for a still sensitive gut... I learned it in the hard way.

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