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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Also if you want more choices join coeliac uk and they will send you a guide with all the safe foods in. It's also available online. Well worth it when your starting out.
theres also a uk thread in the international section of this forum where we share our recommendations. no shortage of calories in my picks...
I don't know who is claiming lots of uk gluten-free breads are contaminated? It's certainly news to me!
I think it is possible to get a slight reaction to gluten-free breads and pastas, especially if you eat a lot. as I understand it they can contain a very small amount of gluten which can add up to more than the acceptable daily amount for a celiac. There is a cumulative effect in other words. I try to eat them more as an occasional treat rather than as a daily staple.
I also find some agree with me more than otherss, but there could be other factors at play than gluten content there. For example the other additives, xantham gum content etc.
I typically mix and match but regularly have genius, asda own brand, Udis buns, m and s, Newgate sourdough, those wraps which I forget the brand but are at most supermarkets., without major issues.
Hope this of help, I will look next time I'm shopping for more brand names I've eaten
I need some advice. After being diagnosed with celiac disease, I have been eating just rice and potatoes for carbs and its really hard to make up the calories and I am losing weight fast.
I know my local supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda) have many gluten free breads and pastas, but I read from this forum that even though they say gluten-free they might be cross contaminated.
So I really need some advice on the actual products that are 100% gluten-free that you guys use that I can get in the United Kingdom.
I am really desparate here and really need some recommendations that you guys know 100% are gluten-free and/or use yourself.
Thanks alot )
I agree with the others that this looks like a positive celiac disease diagnosis (and I didn't really see anything that indicates a weak positive). What I have never seen before is the "celiac cascade." After thinking on what that is for several minutes, I concluded it is an indication of positivity based on the tests. Is that right? I have no idea, can someone explain in clear English or point to a clear web site? Thanks!
hey i've been vegetarian for 8 years and gluten free for almost a year. its difficult since they are kind of opposites.
i actually just noticed the advertisemnts from the cancer counil here is australia now has meat listed next to alchol, cigarettes and the sun. a few years ago when i read about it, it seemed hot dogs and super processed meats like salami were the only issue. which i only remember when i see a sausage sizzle to raise money for cancer lol but it surprised me that now the guidelines are including red meat as well and smaller amounts.
so i would reccomend easing into it and slowly replace meat with alternatives to make sure you are getting enough protein etc get your iron and b12 levels checked every now and then.
buffalo cauliflower and eggplant schnitzels are two of my favorites. you can also make alot of cheeses and sauces out of nuts and tofu. i also eat alot of falafel, hommus and tahini. i can send you some links to recipes if you like