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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.

05/22/2018

Follow-Up Testing

Monitoring celiac disease

05/22/2018

Why Monitor

What’s the point of follow-up testing and monitoring?

05/22/2018

Ongoing Symptoms

How to tell if ongoing symptoms are from celiac disease

10/21/2016

Gluten-Free vs. Wheat-Free

Are gluten-free and wheat-free the same?

10/07/2016

Dietary Supplements for Teens

What dietary supplements would you recommend for teens with celiac disease?

09/21/2016

Cross-Contact and Dry Pulses

Do I have to worry about cross-contact and foods like lentils, split peas and beans?

09/21/2016

Introducing Gluten, Soy and Dairy to an Infant

I have been diagnosed with celiac disease for 20 years. I have a six month old who I have exclusively breast fed to avoid her having issues with formula. Should I avoid gluten, dairy and soy with her? Should I test her for celiac disease at a certain age?

06/21/2016

Reporting a Gluten-Free Product to the FDA

Is there someone to report falsely labeled gluten-free products to?

01/22/2016

Heart Healthy & Gluten-Free Diets

How can I manage the gluten-free diet in a way that is heart healthy since I also have heart disease?

10/06/2015

I don't have symptoms. How closely do I need to follow the gluten-free diet?

I don't have symptoms, but I do have celiac disease. How closely do I need to follow the gluten-free diet?

09/17/2015

Gluten-Free Labeling

What should I do if I suspect that a product labeled gluten-free is not truly gluten-free?

09/09/2015

Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?

I've heard people claim that gluten sensitivity isn't real. Is that true?

06/23/2015

Caramel Coloring

I've read that caramel coloring should be gluten-free in the US, but I sometimes have symptoms like I've been glutened when I drink soda. Could caramel coloring cause the same symptoms?

06/23/2015

Ongoing Accidental Gluten Exposure

I'm maintaining a strict gluten-free diet, but my follow up blood work is showing I'm somehow still being exposed. How can I figure out what the problem is?

01/27/2015

Ancient Grains & the Gluten-Free Diet

I read on the internet that ancient grains are ok for people with celiac disease, even if it's a form of wheat. Is this true?

10/21/2014

An Entirely Gluten-Free Household?

I know that cross-contact is a concern, but how careful should I be at home? I don't want to replace all of my equipment because of the cost and storage concerns. What are the absolutely necessary essentials to replace and what can I skip?

07/17/2014

What Should I Do if I've Been Glutened?

I am diagnosed with celiac disease and have been strictly following my gluten-free diet for four months, but I was accidentally “glutened.” Does the healing process start all over when something like this happens? Is there something I should be eating/not eating to stop the symptoms sooner?

04/17/2014

Coffee as a Cross-Reactor?

Is it true that the protein in coffee is a cross reactor?

04/09/2014

Looking for Gluten-Containing Ingredients on Package Labeling

If a food label only calls out milk and soy as allergens and has no cross-contamination warning, is it safe to say it is gluten-free?

06/04/2013

Webinar Q&A with Kathleen Reale of Be Free for Me

Q. Are there any recipes you recommend that do not use potato flour, potato starch, or tapioca starch? I am looking for foods with a higher nutrient content.

03/21/2013

Webinar Q&A with Stephanie M. Moleski, MD

Q. Is there gluten in other body fluids such as semen, urine, sweat, etc?

03/20/2013

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil/Protein and Wheat Germ Oil: Gluten-Free or Not?

Is it true that hydrogenated vegetable oil/protein contains gluten? Also, what about wheat germ oil?

01/28/2013

Webinar Q&A with Tricia Thompson, MS, RD

Q: When are manufacturers going to start labeling hard liquor with new gluten-free labels?

01/08/2013

Oat Straw: Gluten-Free or Not?

For people with a gluten-related disorder, should oat straw consumption be treated the same as oats?

01/04/2013

Losing Weight on the Gluten-Free Diet

I'm struggling to lose weight now that I've “mastered” the gluten-free diet after being on it for 4 years. Other than eating salads at every meal, do you have any suggestions or foods that I should totally avoid?

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