Ending Up in Hospital With Avoidable Malnutrition Shouldn't Be the First Step Towards Diagnosis

Sarah Sleet | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Sleet

Coeliac disease isn't an allergy or intolerance to wheat. It's a lifelong autoimmune disease, caused by the body reacting to even a tiny crumb of gluten, found in wheat, barley or rye. The symptoms include, but aren't limited to; unexplained anaemia, diarrhoea, stomach pains and lethargy.

Got IBS? Six Things You NEED to Know

Jenna Downes | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

I hope this post has given you a better idea of the other gut health issues that exist outside and alongside IBS. It is great that more people are speaking out and raising awareness of IBS; let's make sure together that IBS isn't just a label doled out doctors but a recognized condition that is diagnosed by properly excluding other causes.

Coeliacs Aren't Fraudsters - So Let's Stop Treating Them Like They Are

Jenna Downes | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

We need to acknowledge that coeliac disease is a serious illness; not an intolerance or something that brings you out in a rash. We spend billions of pounds each year funding research, treating and finding ways to support patients for the many illnesses that affect the UK population. Why should coeliacs be any different?

Ten Times You Hate Being Gluten Free

Jenna Downes | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

Living gluten free can be difficult. Although there's more gluten free food available and awareness is higher than ever, we still have those FML moments when we curse gluten to all eternity. Here's 10 times when being gluten free makes life that little bit more stressful...

How to Make Amazing Raw Toffee Caramel Bars

Victoria Leith | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Leith

if you are coeliac, gluten-intolerant and want to treat your family, I really recommend these bars which are sticky, delicious and will go down well with any age!

Five Reasons Coeliac Travel is a Pleasure Not a Burden

Jasmine Irving | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

Gluten isn't the easiest thing to avoid when travelling but no one needs to let that put them off. It's not as restricting as it sounds, and it's actually led me to some pretty cool places. So, here are five reasons why coeliac travel is awesome.

Following My Letter to Jamie Oliver

Claire Campbell-Adams | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Campbell-Adams

My husband or I will phone ahead, tell them the kids have Coeliac Disease and ask if they have gluten free choices on the menu, they say yes, we tell the kids, then off we go. Inevitably we arrive to find that whilst they do gluten free for adults they don't for children.

Tips for Navigating the Holiday Party Season Gluten Free

Caz Roberts | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caz Roberts

The holiday season and the parties in the run up to Christmas can be a total minefield for coeliacs and those with gluten intolerance. Whether it is a cocktail party or an office Christmas lunch, there are lots potential hurdles. But if you plan ahead, you can still have as much fun as everybody else.

The Rise of the Gluten-Free Diet Coeliac Disease

Antony Bennett | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Bennett

Many people in this world watch their diet. Some have to watch what they eat due to a variety of food allergies, but 1 in every 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease and have to steer clear of foods that contain gluten for life.

Ten Most Annoying Things About Eating Out Gluten Free

Caz Roberts | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caz Roberts

I thought the sauce looked suspiciously glutenous so I asked him to check again with the chef. He returned and asked, "How allergic ARE you?" I looked at him and declared, a little poker faced white lie, "I will start vomiting profusely in the middle of your restaurant" at which point he admitted, "Yes, it's got flour in it". Sometimes you have to push to get the answers you need.

It's Pancake Time

Jordan Bourke | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Bourke

It's that time of year again, Shrove Tuesday has arrived and it is time to honour good old Pancake Day, by baking up a culinary storm!

Coeliac Disease: Spot The Symptoms And How To Go Gluten-Free

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Coeliac disease is a life-long autoimmune disease caused by an intolerance to gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The Nation...

Gluten-Free Diet Recipes (Including Flourless Cake, Bread Alternatives And Pasta)

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the uninitiated a gluten-free diet is the only treatment for coeliac disease - a life-long autoimmune disease caused by an intolerance to gluten, ...

Gluten Allergies Don't Exist, Says Specialist Doctor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The key symptoms of a gluten allergy may be a combination of migraines, mood swings, deep fatigue and a gamut of gastro-intestinal problems from const...

Please Sir, Can I Have Some More

Sian Breslin | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

There's a nip in the (Belfast) air and it's time to pop on the radiator. Most importantly it's time to rethink the breakfast menu. Instead of reaching...

Demystifying Gluten-Free Cooking

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

Cooking gluten-free food for the whole family isn't rocket science, it just requires a bit of thought and learning some basic skills, like how to substitute ingredients.

Coeliac Prescription Restrictions.

Angharad Cloney | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Angharad Cloney

As you can imagine, having staple foods such as bread, pasta and flour mixes on prescription is a vital lifeline for the majority of those who have to follow a gluten free diet, especially those where such carbohydrate rich food sources are important in their nutritional regime, such as diabetics.

Identifying Your Children's Allergies and Intolerances

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

I am privileged to be the mother of three lovely boys, all of whom are in great health. This has only been the case since my eldest son Angus was diagnosed with a severe allergy to dairy products and my middle son, Robin with an intolerance to gluten.

Gluten-Free Eating in Amercia

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

I was fortunate recently to have the opportunity to visit the US to see how the gluten-free food market differs from that in the UK.

The Government's Mixed Messages on Healthy Eating

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

Making the right food choices is never easy. And a month after Christmas, I am sure a fair number of us are still regretting eating quite as much as we did over the festive period.

Let Me Eat Cake! What It's Like to Be Suddenly Diagnosed as Coeliac

Kate Harrad | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Harrad

I will do a lot of things to avoid dying of bowel cancer, and if one of those things is going to have to be sounding like a fussy eater in public, then so be it. Picky wins over dead. But the thing I hadn't quite realised is how wheat gets into everything. Like chips.

What is a Fad Diet?

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

What is a fad diet? I only asked because a few commentators have suggested that gluten-free is the latest in a long line of fad diets - similar to the low carb Atkins Diet craze of a few years back, or the hunter-gatherer diet.

Are you There, Mind? It's me, Body

Kate Harrad | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Harrad

The word "just" bridges a multitude of gaps. As in "just lose weight!", "just be confident in yourself!" and "just stop taking heroin!". It has that handy ability to make something difficult sound as if it should be easy, with the bonus implication that anyone who doesn't find it easy should be a bit ashamed of themselves.

Coeliac Disease is a Global Problem

Peter Byass | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK
Peter Byass

Historically, many diseases were first recognised in a particular place and later found on a wider basis. For coeliac disease and gluten intolerance, it's only fairly recently that the problem has been recognised globally