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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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ForTrent9    0

ok.....i recently went gluten free, before that i was very gassy after a meal, and it was a horrible smell and . so far since gluten free it is better! today, i consumed tuna from the can pickle relish,mayo,salt & pepper. the horrible gas is back?????

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psawyer    687

I don't understand what you mean by hidden ingredients. The ingredient list will cover everything, although some vague terms are allowed. Wheat can not be hidden--it must be explicitly declared on the label as "wheat."

You say you are newly gluten-free. If you have celiac disease, then your digestive tract will have been damaged. Going gluten-free starts the process of healing. How long it takes varies from individual, and is affected by age and the degree of damage present. During the healing process you may continue to have digestive issues that have nothing to do with what you eat.

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bartfull    565

If the relish and mayo were used before you went gluten-free, they could be contaminated. If you or someone in your home spread either on some bread or a bun and then dipped the knife back in, they now contain gluten. You need new jars and need to make sure no one else in the house uses them.

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If the relish and mayo were used before you went gluten-free, they could be contaminated. If you or someone in your home spread either on some bread or a bun and then dipped the knife back in, they now contain gluten. You need new jars and need to make sure no one else in the house uses them.

Yeah. Threaten to cut them.

Maybe putting a red mark on the lid would be nicer?

Hi Bart!!

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bartfull    565

Hi Prickly! When I've been glutened I would be more than happy to cut anyone who messed with my food. But I'm feeling pretty good right now so I would probably go with your idea of marking them. Or maybe keeping them in a locked box inside the fridge...and booby trapping it. msn.gif

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ForTrent9    0

I don't understand what you mean by hidden ingredients. The ingredient list will cover everything, although some vague terms are allowed. Wheat can not be hidden--it must be explicitly declared on the label as "wheat."

You say you are newly gluten-free. If you have celiac disease, then your digestive tract will have been damaged. Going gluten-free starts the process of healing. How long it takes varies from individual, and is affected by age and the degree of damage present. During the healing process you may continue to have digestive issues that have nothing to do with what you eat.

Thank you, i guess i meant, the tuna that I ate was prepared with vegetable broth...didn't realize this was in the can of tuna until after I consumed and noticed some symptoms.

I am new to the ingredient list, sorry!

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psawyer    687

Thank you, i guess i meant, the tuna that I ate was prepared with vegetable broth...didn't realize this was in the can of tuna until after I consumed and noticed some symptoms.

I am new to the ingredient list, sorry!

Learning to read and understand ingredient lists and labels is a big part of the learning curve. Read and ask questions here in the ingredients and labels forum.

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