Gluten Intolerance

Gluten Free Intolerance: The Struggle Is Real

Jenna Downes | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

We all know someone who can't eat something. Whether it's that the food 'doesn't agree with them', 'can't stomach it' or 'gives them a headache'; the majority of people know their body. What do we do when someone shares this with us? Do we tell them there is no such thing and ask if they've been tested for an allergy at the doctors?

Six Ways to Make Being Gluten-Free Easier

Natalie Roberts | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

Whether you're new to being gluten-free or you've been avoiding gluten for years, I'm sure there are times when you feel unsure whether something is safe to eat. I do it too. There are some things I've been doing for a while to make being gluten-free easier though, and it's really helped. I haven't been glutened for months! I'm guessing I've just jinxed myself now though. ;)

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...

Eight Things No Gluten-Free Person Ever Wants to Hear

Natalie Roberts | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

If anyone with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance eats gluten it's typically a very uncomfortable and often painful experience. It is NOT a diet. It's a lifestyle change because their bodies can't tolerate gluten.

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.

How to Improve Your Life TODAY

Andrew Beatty | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Beatty

Here's what I've done to help get my energy back on track, boost my mood and get my attitude right. You can have all the ideas in the world, but if your attitude isn't right you may as well be smacking your head against a brick wall.

Gluten Free Food - Simply Spicy!

Bini Ludlow | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bini Ludlow

It's true to say that we are all are increasingly conscious of the existence of allergies and food intolerances. One of the most common is sensitivity to gluten, which can range in severity from mild intolerance through to full-blown coeliac disease.

Gut Instincts...

Lucy Horobin | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Horobin

Here's a personal question. Have you ever been constipated for a week? How about for up to 4 days on a regular (oh the irony) basis? I have. And it's horrible. Admittedly, this isn't the nicest or most popular of discussions, but it's something that has recently led to me making a lifestyle change. To put it bluntly, I had no choice...

The Gluten Free 'Fad' Exposed

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

Recently there has been a lot of backlash against the Gluten Free 'Fad'. Some journalists and researchers say that the gluten protein is needed in our diet for nutrition and that removing it is harmful to our health.

NHS Paid £17 For Prescription Gluten-Free Pizza

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The National Health Service has come under fire after it was revealed that it spent £17 on one prescription gluten-free pizza – and that doesn’t ...

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.

Pancake Day: Free From Everything but Pancakes

Diane Taylor | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Diane Taylor

Unlike the modern day, rich foods in a traditional household would have consisted of sugar, fat, flour and eggs. Now I can't imagine in the 15th century (first records of pancake day and pancake tossing) they cared about intolerances or that a need for gluten and dairy free existed but, fast forward a few hundred years, or a wee bit more, and there is most definitely a need.

Gluten and Almost Fat Free Christmas Pudding

Fi Bird | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

I spend time in primary schools encouraging children to cook and, increasingly, I seem to come across more and more food allergies and intolerances including coeliacs. As a direct result, I am very aware of the difficulties that families have at festive time -- most shop-bought Christmas cakes and puddings will contain gluten.