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Celiac Disease Symptoms

You feel a little odd lately. You think that there is something that sets you off your usual pace. You decide to visit the doctor just to see what’s up. There you are examined along with a holistic assessment of your entire being. Minutes later, you come out of the doctors room with a newly diagnosed condition called Celiac Disease. You feel like you have just been bombarded with lots of things. You are dumbfounded about what to do and where to start. So here are some basic tips in order to survive a life where you have to live with Celiac Disease.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - May 6, 2014 at 8:31 am

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Learning About Celiac Disease

Diseases are difficult to break. They are stone hard and can thrive in extreme conditions of the climate. It would take a lot of effort to smash it into tiny little pieces. What the previous sentences are trying to say is that understanding a disease in not some walk in the park. Curing it would also take a wild chase. Celiac Disease is actually one where the treatment is not rocket science.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm

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Celiac Disease in 5 minutes

More and more people right now turn out to be allergic to gluten. That condition is coined as Celiac Disease or a person could have a mere gluten intolerance. A doctor or specialist would suggest a form of treatment and as expected, it would definitely include the modification of the day to day food intake of a person. It is considered as the sole effective cure for Celiac Disease.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

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Gluten Free Diet Causes Weight Loss and Prevents Disease

One common error committed by people going for a gluten diet in an attempt to lose some weight is expecting to shed pounds almost instantaneously. What they do is switch from devouring a regular sugar-laden treat to devouring a gluten-free alternative, and then they get all too frustrated when the pounds just won’t budge!

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - December 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm

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Celiac Disease ~ Symptoms & Treatment ~ Health & Wellness Tip

Celiac Disease ~ Symptoms & Treatment ~ Health & Wellness Tip

Information and awareness about Celiac Disease might be spreading by the second but there are still tons of people who don’t know jack.

Spare a few minutes of your precious time and watch this video and maybe get some idea what it’s all about. Go over the blog articles for more detailed information.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - July 29, 2013 at 8:56 am

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What are my chances of passing Celiac Disease down to my children?

Question by Mable: What are my chances of passing Celiac Disease down to my children?
My Mother has it and so do I. My brother does not.

What are the chances of me passing it down to my children?

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Answer by Shauna

About 1/3 of ALL people have genes that can make it possible for them to develop Celiac Disease. So the chances of your children getting these genes is even higher, with you as a parent. The chances that your brother has these genes is also pretty good, actually. Doctors don’t know why the disease triggers, so that makes it difficult to determine how likely it is that your children may develop the disease. But, here’s the risks as they are known.

1. Celiac Disease is triggering more frequently in the population and is on the rise. A recent study done with modern tests, but on thousands of frozen, 50 year old blood samples, has shown that in the last 50 years, the number of people with the disease active has quadrupled. So, that increases the odds that your children may have this disease trigger. We just don’t know WHY the increase is happening. Perhaps by the time you have little ones, they will have figured it out and can combat the issue.

2. Of people who are 1 degree separated from a diagnosed celiac (parent, sibling, or child), 1 in 22 develop Celiac Disease at some point in their life.

So…good odds on passing it down and having it trigger, I’m afraid.

What is usually recommended by experts is to be tested for CD every few years – and that includes your brother, not just your children. The test only looks at damage caused by the active disease, and as it can trigger at any time, without symptoms but causing damage, anyone who has a close relative with the disease should be tested every 5 years, at least. Every 2 years, if they are young or going through puberty, as it can seriously impact growth. And before getting pregnant, if they are female (it can cause miscarriage when the baby gets big enough to suffer from not getting enough nutrients, so really important).

And sadly, even specialists who diagnose celiac disease are not usually experts in it. They don’t often recommend the family testing like they should. :-(

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Posted by GlutenFree - May 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm

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My girlfriend just got diagnosed with Celiacs disease. I need a list of some Gluten-Free foods?

Question by Youth in Asia: My girlfriend just got diagnosed with Celiacs disease. I need a list of some Gluten-Free foods?
Anybody actually have a gluten free diet? I know the stuff you can pull off Google, like arrowhead root and stuff but I’d like some practical stuff. Like McD’s Fries I hear are acceptable. Anybody got great meal ideas or anything?

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Answer by tiggsy
Nope. Macdonalds fries are not edible for celiacs. They are reconstituted with flour.

So far as fast food goes, most of it will be off the menu for your gf. Even the odd bits, like salad without dressing, may well be contaminated by being handled with implements that were previously used for other things.

There are places you can get gluten free food to go, but they are not your regular places, mostly. Though I believe that Wendy’s salad bar has a fairly good selection – but since it’s serve it yourself, it’s very likely somebody will have used the same spoon to pick up croutons and then salad… cross contamination.

Even a hint of gluten will damage your gf’s health. The life exptectancy of celiacs has been shown to be directly related to how well they adhere to a 100% gluten free diet.

Gluten is the protein in wheat, rye, barley, spelt and a few other closely related grains. It’s not in corn, rice, or oats, although oats are mostly contaminated during processing, so you would need to buy ones that are certified gluten free (meaning they were processed in a gluten free environment).

Your girlfriend is going to get a crash course in label reading – unless she wants to go entirely the natural route. Processed food almost always contains gluten for one reason or another, often just as a flavoring (malt), or to thicken, bind, stop stuff sticking together (grated cheese), as a carrier (in blue cheese), and so on. And if you buy a pack of something one time that you checked, and it was gluten free, it doesn’t mean that another pack bought on the same day or on a different day will also be gluten free.

Manufacturers change ingredients without any warning or mention on the front of the pack, depending on price and availability. So the only way to be safe, if you’re buying processed food not specificatlly labeled “gluten free” (and sometimes even if it is), you have to Check the Ingredients Label of Every Pack Every Time You Buy.

Having said that, there are lots of foods that are gluten free. Meat (not meat products), fish, non-blue cheese bought in a block or sliced (not necessarily processed cheese), eggs, fruit, vegetables and nuts are all gluten free, so long as there is no coating or sauce.

There is a set of cereals called Chex, in lots of different varieties that is changing over to a gluten free recipe. Check every pack before you buy as there are still some “normal” ones out there. The gluten free ones have a flash on the front that says “gluten free”.

Many pizza places and other restaurants like PF Changs do gluten free menus. It’s impossible to know how thorough they are about avoiding cross-contamination, though. There’s a lways a risk if you have a kitchen that prepares gluten free food alongside the normal stuff that some gluten will get transferred accidentally.

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Posted by GlutenFree - May 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm

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Can I cure costochondritis caused by celiac disease by fasting?

Question by Dora: Can I cure costochondritis caused by celiac disease by fasting?
I know I should have just stuck to my diet but I didn’t. I’ve been in pain for so long and it’s just ruining my life for the past year. If I don’t eat for a few days anything but raw canned pumpkin and green tea will it go away?

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Answer by Elizabeth
Look up juice fasting on google, as a way to get back to health. You are probably not ready for a water fast. A water fast can be detrimental to a persons health if one goes on it too soon.

Green juices for fasting. Green smoothies if you want to work your digestive system, but help it digest your foods better by breaking down the foods in a blender instead of your mouth.

When you juice fast, your body will put hardly any work towards digestion and will put all its energy toward healing your body.

The body can get very skinny during this process, and it is recommended to see a doctor to have a blood test before going on any fast.

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Posted by GlutenFree - April 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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Pain relief? Gluten free for 1 year, not helping with Celiac Disease?

Question by Julie B: Pain relief? Gluten free for 1 year, not helping with Celiac Disease?
I am having stomach pain, upper abdomal pain and stomach stabbing pain, almost 85% of the time. I have Celiac Disease and have benn gluten-free for 1 year and lactose free for 2 months. Help! Any ideas other than cross-contaimination?

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Answer by sailor
If it is celiac disease related, then check the foods you are eating for hidden gluten. Is there soy sauce listed in the ingredients- some labels list soy sauce but don’t break out that there is wheat or gluten in it. Try eating things with only a few ingredients in them so that you are only dealing with as few variables as possible. Keep a food and drink log for a month with a section for symptoms and see if you have worse problems after consuming particular things.
It is possible that you are having a problem with some other food or that you have another condition on top of the celiac.
Sorry I can’t be of more help and I suppose your doctors haven’t got any suggestions either.
Good luck and I wish I could be of more assistance.

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I just read a little more in a book called Celiac Disease – A Hidden Epidemic by Dr Green and discovered something I hadn’t seen before. He says that in some patients, the inflammation in the intestines may be so great that steroids may be required to reduce the inflammation and give the new gluten free diet a chance to work. So you may want to discuss the possibility of taking prednisone or medrol for a month or two with your doctor and see if that helps.

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Posted by GlutenFree - March 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm

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I have Celiac disease and CAN’T LOSE ANY WEIGHT?

Question by waitingmissy: I have Celiac disease and CAN’T LOSE ANY WEIGHT?
I was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and since going on a gluten free diet I can’t seem to lose an ounce of weight!! Does anyone have any suggestions/diet plans that worked for them??

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A little known fact – which manufacturers of diet foods rely on for their continued existence – is that reducing food intake always results in weight gain in the longer term. This is because it causes a drop in your metabolic rate (the rate at which food is used up), as the body fights what it sees as the threat of starvation.

To raise your metabolic rate (so that you burn food faster), you need to do 45 minutes exercise which raises the heart rate every 72 hours. Once your metabolic rate is back to normal, you will most likely see a resulting loss of weight – or at least fat (though you may gain muscle, which also weighs something),

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Posted by GlutenFree - March 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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