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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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Just search for GIs in your area. Usually doctors post biographies. Look for someone who mentions celiac disease in his/her bio. Then call the office to confirm. Sacramento is a pretty big city. If you are not successful, there is a celiac disease center at Stanford University.
Maybe you shouldn't take all these movies you watch so literally? Maybe check the actual report/ study before you get too upset? I think you might be exaggerating the WHO findings?
but, if you want to go vegan - there are more grains a Celiac can have than can't.
For my recent endoscopy I was put out temporarily. Didn't feel or know a thing untill it was over and I was back in the recovery room.
The university of Chicago celiac center recommends 12 weeks of eating a little gluten every day before the blood antibody tests. And 2 weeks of gluten eating before the endoscopy.
There are several celiac centers in CA. You may have to travel a bit to get to one. Of course that's pretty normal for CA anyway!
I am almost a year into my celiac diagnosis after 13 years of horrible health issues. What I learned from my Naturopathic Doctor that was the most shocking is that gluten molecules~flour, can stay in the air for up to 48 hours, contaminating any foods you prepare and cook in that same space. This can make you terribly sick regardless of the utensils and towels, of which you should definitely have separate. I live with my husband and son and I can't take gluten away from them, they still get their bread and cookies~store bought, but any baking I do is with gluten free flours. If they want fresh baked gluten filled treats there are oodles of options in cafes and bakeries. They are aware of what needs to be done to keep from cross contaminating things in our kitchen but it is hard to remember all the details sometimes. It is much easier and safer, to have your own condiments (or anything that is dipped into) and toaster and pans and utensils and probably towels too. It is more expensive to start but it sure isn't any fun to suffer from someones accidental exposure....best wishes to you on your healing journey.