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[Note: Answers from a Dietitian® is intended for general questions about celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and/or the gluten-free diet. The information below is not intended nor suited to be a replacement or substitute for professional medical treatment or for professional medical advice relative to a specific medical question or condition. The information is not intended to establish a patient/provider relationship. Consult your doctor or nutritionist regarding specific individual health needs.]

Questions from the Community:

Silent Celiac Disease and Certified Gluten-Free Oats

I have the "silent" version of celiac disease. How do I know if uncontaminated oats are OK for me to eat?

Brie Cheese: Gluten-Free or Not?

Is brie gluten-free?

Mounds Candy Bars

My mom has celiac disease and she loves Mounds candy bars. Is that okay for her?

Is Cheez Whiz Gluten-Free?

Is Kraft's Cheez Whiz gluten-free or celiac friendly?

Which Gluten-Free Labels Can I Trust?

I have sometimes gotten sick after eating products that say they have tested to < 20 ppm. Can I believe any gluten-free labels?

Hypothyroidism and the Gluten-Free Diet

Can a gluten-free diet help hypothyroidism?

Pregnant and Worried about Gluten-Free Nutrition

Are there any resources for pregnant celiacs to ensure all dietary needs are met?

EGD, Colonoscopy and Leaky Gut

Last January, my EGD & colonoscopy showed villi damage. Wouldn't my doctor have been able to see if I had a leaky gut?

Should I Take Probiotics?

I've been gluten-free for 2 years and have no digestive issues. Would I benefit from taking probiotics other than what's in yogurt?

Gluten-Free for 3 Weeks and Still Not Feeling Well

My daughter has been gluten-free for 3 weeks, but her tummy still hurts. Can cross-contamination, even a crumb, trigger a reaction?

Blood Test Numbers After Celiac Diagnosis

How long on average does it take the celiac numbers to start to drop after starting a gluten-free diet?

How to Make Gluten-Free Cakes Fluffy

Is there anything that can be done to make [gluten-free] cakes and breads fluffy as opposed to thick and sticky?

De-glutenized Wheat

I just noticed for the first time yesterday on a label it said, "de-glutenized wheat." What does this mean?

"May Contain" Warnings on Gluten-Free Products

Why do so many products say "may contain traces of wheat"?

Celiac and Diverticulitis

I have just been diagnosed with diverticulitis and also have celiac. Any suggestions for a healthy meal plan?

Gluten-Free and Low-Glycemic Diet

My physician has advised me to go on a gluten-free diet and also switch to a low-glycemic diet. Are you aware of sugar causing problems for celiacs?

Modified Food Starch

When modified food starch is listed in the ingredients and the “contains” statement does not list wheat, is it okay to eat?

Carb Lover with Celiac

Can someone who has loved carbs and gluten all their life have celiac disease or gluten intolerance?

Rehydrating After Diarrhea

What's the best way to rehydrate after a bout of diarrhea?

Gluten-Free Restaurants and Small Appetite

Could you share a good source for restaurants that cater to celiacs? Also, is it common for celiacs to have a limited appetite?

How Long Until I Feel Better?

I am in the process of going gluten-free. How long will it take me to feel better?

Gluten and Acne

Does gluten cause acne?

Is Maltodextrin Safe for Celiacs?

Are products with maltodextrin okay for patients with celiac disease?

Looking for a Dietitian

Where can I find a doctor or dietitian in the Branson, MO area?

Whey: Gluten-Free?

Is whey gluten-free?

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