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?
I have replaced cow's milk with oat, as it is the creamiest I can find in a carton and I did not have the time to make my own nut mylk from scratch. However, feel free to play around with any unsweetened milk you like (or sweetened if that's your bag), and see which one is your favourite.
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?
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...
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.
Once upon a time, gluten free food was only available in health food stores. Now, it seems to be cropping up here, there
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.
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.
The sugar-less trend seems like it might have long running implications on the way we sell, shop and eat. Things that were once put onto our health barometer, we're now advised to stay clear of. Yogurt, fruit, cereal and so forth are most certainly off the menu. Advised that cereals were the healthy option to start of our day, the healthiest at present, has to be cartoned egg whites.
The key symptoms of a gluten allergy may be a combination of migraines, mood swings, deep fatigue and a gamut of gastro-intestinal