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Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

Gluten-Free Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

Fellow coeliacs will be fully aware of the problems when eating Chinese food – eating out in a Chinese restaurant or having a Chinese takeaway is a big no-no. The culprit of this block on Chinese food is the humble Soy Sauce. As all you fellow coeliacs know gluten can hide in the most seemingly innocuous of places (gravy granules anyone) and Soy Sauce is one of those places. The annoying thing to me is that there are plenty of gluten-free Soy Sauce brands and types on the market, including Tamari, Kikkoman, Yutaka and Shoyu. However, as with many gluten-free […]

The Gluten Free Purchasing Experience

The Gluten-Free Purchasing Experience – Old Crone Or Bright Young Thing?

Before I was diagnosed as a coeliac I took very little notice of the labelling on foods and meals. If I fancied the item then I bought and ate it. Things are really different now (in only the last eight years), as I have come to be an inveterate label reader. Now I can hear you shouting “Just what a shopping bore”, in fact, the reverse is true. Buying food is an experience; my aim is to find brand-new things I can safely eat on a gluten-free diet. It is all a matter of perception. Some people will look at […]

Fighting Coeliac Disease

Fighting Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is a long-lasting digestive condition. Coeliac disease is triggered by the ingestion of gluten and may cause vitamin, mineral, and dietary deficiencies. People inflicted with this illness should comply with a stiff and long-lasting diet. Dealing with coeliac disease is a quite difficult task to do and is not only the fight of the patient. Gluten is a protein present in all forms of wheat, rye and barley. Individuals with coeliac disease need to remove all gluten from their diet. There is no remedy for this condition yet; however, it can be handled by following a gluten-free diet. […]

A Families Approach to Coeliac Disease

A Families Approach to Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is an intestinal disorder that jumps from one generation to the next. The condition induces extreme harm to the small intestines as a reaction to the gluten protein and results in inflammation and flattening of the cellular lining of the small bowels. The person with coeliac disease is not able to soak up gluten, which is a group of healthy protein common in wheat, rye, cereals and barley. Recognizing that the individual and his or her family members are vulnerable to the condition can give a heads up on just how to relieve the problems. The home is […]

Coeliac Disease Treatment: Banning Gluten from Your Diet

Coeliac Disease Treatment: Banning Gluten from Your Diet

Coeliac disease is one of the health issues that occur to individuals who suffer gluten intolerance. Gluten is a protein present in wheat and other similar substances like barley. This health problem is similar to allergies that can cause inflammation. However, the inflammation caused by gluten intolerance can damage the villi and small intestine. As of now, the only treatment prescribed for this disease is to go on a gluten-free diet. This disease involves various manifestations and implications. It is important to consult a doctor as soon as possible. Early detection of coeliac is necessary in order to address the […]

Coeliac Symptoms

Coeliac Disease Symptoms in Children and Adults

Coeliac disease is a medical condition where the intestine reacts negatively to a type of protein contained in gluten. Gluten is a substance found in bread, barley, wheat, cereals, and even oats. If you have this condition, eating foods containing gluten triggers the immune system in your gut. Over time, the reaction creates inflammation that destroys the lining of your small intestine and blocks the absorption of other nutrients. The malabsorption and inflammation in the intestine can lead to weight loss, bloating, and diarrhoea. Gradually, the nervous system, brain, and other body organs will be affected greatly and negatively. In […]

Knowledge-is-Power

Knowledge and Understanding in the World of Gluten

This blog brings to the forefront of the mind a matter which many Coeliac’s must think about every time they eat out. How much do chef’s and waiters/waitresses actually know about cross-contamination of gluten and other allergens? The answer is probably – not much! You can’t blame the staff in situations like this, you have the blame the management for failing to understand the implications to the customers who have an allergy. In my recent blog, “No Cookie For You,” I briefly mention how the practice of consciously considering gluten is different than passively knowing facts about gluten consumption and […]

What You Need to Know about Coeliac Disease

Have We Been Wrong About Gluten Free Diets?

So you think you’re gluten intolerant? It might go against the grain, but a growing body of research suggests that gluten might not be the cause of your gut problems at all.Researchers at King’s College London, working with leaders in the field at Melbourne’s Monash University, now believe that types of carbohydrates known as Fodmaps are the likely cause of chronic gut pain and other symptoms often attributed to gluten intolerance.Standing for Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols, Fodmaps are types of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and researchers now believe are responsible for the stomach pains, bloating, […]