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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
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If you had a celiac blood test done that showed high at diagnosis then I believe you are supposed to test at the 3 month then 1 year mark to verify that those numbers went to normal levels on a gluten free diet. If they are still high you might not be as gluten free as you thought or just going gluten free isn't enough.
Some people need to do a more restrictive diet until their insides heal.
You can always just sub regular milk for the powdered and liquid. Powdered milk is nice if you are using a bread maker and setting up the night before or storing a dry mix to save time.
It is nice to have powdered milk on hand for earthquakes. I had to drink it as a kid. It was cheap and when money was tight or we were snowed in, my Mom had it in her pantry. I recall her crawling, yes crawling, to the corner store for fresh milk after an ice storm in Chicago while my brother and I were made to stand in the parlor window so that she could see us. After that, she always kept powdered milk in the house. 😊
I think for a positive test you need to be eating gluten for a certain period of time otherwise the test can produce erronous results.
1 If you have been on a gluten free diet the test can produce a false negative
2 After a period of time of being gluten free your gut can heal itself (in many cases...although this might take time) and so any test taken (blood test or biopsy) will potentially produce a false negative.
3 It is possibe to test whether or not you have the genes for celiac. If you have a family history, your symptoms are alleviated by removing gluten and you have the right genes for celiac, to my mind its very likely even if you dont test postive officially (science can get it wrong sometimes for various reasons).