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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/07/2018

      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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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


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  1. I can no longer email messages to myself. Personally I don't like the new layout as much as the one I saw a few months ago.
  2. Pure Bred is really good, I much prefer it over Country Life. Nicer packaging and less nasty ingredients.
  3. Why I Still Eat Bread...

    This is where I would recommend a test from Cyrex Labs and Enterolab. I believe that the gluten sensitivity should be tested for before it is treated. It is especially difficult to test for gluten intolerance once gluten is no longer present. Thought I should add: If you are still eating gluten and feeling unwell (despite negative test results) I believe a trial of the gluten free diet would be a good idea, based on your symptoms. All the best.
  4. Have you asked for the FULL and complete celiac panel? When I say FULL I mean this: AGA (anti-gliadin antibodies) TTG (anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies) EMA (anti-endomysial antibodies) DGP (anti-deamidated gliadin peptide antibodies) I would recommend you do all of these blood tests (especially the DGP which is highly specific and sensitive, even though most American labs don't screen for this) before committing your 7yo to a gluten free diet.
  5. There are at least three (3) factors required for celiac disease to be present. Presence of genes Presence of decreased intestinal integrity (i.e. something that alters the bacterial balance in the intestine) Presence of gluten I believe that there is a fourth factor as well that I won't go into for now. What's important to realise is that some cases of celiac disease actually have gone into remission (possibly through the regaining of full intestinal integrity). This is very different from 'outgrowing' the disease as it is likely that as soon as 'leaky gut syndrome' strikes again there will almost certainly be a 'relapse'.
  6. Ready To Scream...

    Have you assessed your intestinal permeability by doing a "leaky gut" test? Sounds like leaky gut syndrome is most likely your issue. Are you taking any probiotics. What about 5000IU a day of Vitamin D3? How about a banana a day? You might just need some time to heal from the damage.
  7. The new country life bakery loaves are great. 'Tis a shame they had to add soy and maize as it seems lots of people do badly with these. Also to all Australians and New Zealanders who have a relative with TYPE 1 DIABETES: An opportunity awaits. The people conducting a trial for preventing type 1 diabetes are in desperate need for people to have a blood screening test to see whether they are at risk for IDDM by measuring antibody responses. I think everyone here should be screened (esp. if celiac), even if purely for peace of mind: http://www.stopdiabetes.com.au/
  8. Anything above 10 milligrams (mg) of gluten (per day) is unsafe. Cheating once a month with a piece of cake is far too often if you want to stay healthy. You will almost certainly encounter gluten sometime in the future, due to it's abundance in our food supply. Since you're new to the diet, you will need time to heal and yes you will probably consume gluten when you least expect (or even realise) it. Also, realise that if you have deliberately consumed gluten at any point in time within the last three months, you are not Gluten Free.
  9. Good question. I've heard that it's helpful with children w/ASD but not sure what would happen in your case. Any other thoughts?
  10. I've heard that many children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder have IBS. I've noticed that over the years, I've always felt queasy after eating carrots. From what I've read carrots are high in lutein type substances. Lutein sensitivity sounds like it's common in ASD. I've only just heard about this issue myself and it seems like it may just fit the bill. What are your thoughts?
  11. Auto-Immune Disease:

    Have you tried avoiding A1 milk? From what I've read and seen around the place it appears that the BCM7 protein fragment (peptide) might actually be key to a host of autoimmune diseases including celiac. Yes, gluten is the trigger for celiac, but maybe not the cause??
  12. Do You Get A Flu Shot?

    Here's an interesting video that talks about the benefits of 5000IU of vitamin d3 a day. I'm doing the protocol and never plan to have the flu shot in the future.
  13. Failed University

    I still feel like complaining and publicising what happened. Where do you think I should start. I want to let go of it, but feel it needs to be made known to the public what they did since celiac is a valid condition and needs to be taken more seriously, especially by a top university in our country! Let me know what you would do if you were to complain about something like this. Any tips on where to start would be appreciated. I saw some other interesting threads over at these links too. I was thinking about putting a statement up at complaints.com or writing to the editor of the newspaper in the university region. What are your thoughts?
  14. Have you considered casein intolerance? I started an interesting thread here: A lot of people who thought they were lactose intolerant over here in Oz found out it was bcm7 (an opiod in A1 milk) that was causing problems.
  15. I looked at the information provided in the second link, Skylark. It appears as though (at least according to Keith Woodford) there may be some industry bias here too. The professor explains here: from http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/Documents/4062_Woodford_Review_s13392.pdf from http://www.dairyexporter.co.nz/article/28313.html I'd appreciate your thoughts on this, as it seems there are problems with some of this research. What is going on?