Do you know what Coeliac Disease is?
Have you ever heard of it? Do you know anyone who suffers from it?
millions of people all over the world suffer from it and have no idea they have it, they know something is wrong but not what it is.
Gluten free food and drink
Do you know what Coeliac disease is?
Coeliac Disease is an immune disorder which affects the Body when it eats
gluten. Basically your body is being poisoned.
It is not an intolerance or a choice.
It means you cannot eat gluten, gluten is contained in wheat, oats and barley.
Rye can also be an issue for some.
People have been going Gluten Free as a fad diet and if they eat a little gluten it is
not a major issue for them. People who are gluten intolerant can still eat a certain
amount of gluten without getting ill.
If you have Coeliac Disease you cannot eat gluten, no bread, no porridge, no gravy
no beer and many other things that you would not think of such as Malt Vinegar.
There are different degrees to which the person is affected, a severe case would be seriously
ill for 5-7 days from just one single bread crumb.
That is how sensitive my husband is.
there are 10 different symptoms associated with this disease, not every body gets all of them, most
people get 3 or 4 after ingesting gluten.
1. Projectile vomiting.
2. Severe diarrhea
4. Severe wind/gas
8. Mouth Ulcers
10. Sudden weight loss.
it is extremely simple to be diagnosed, a simple blood test is Carried out and the
results will tell you if you are gluten intolerant.
To find out if you have Coeliac disease you will have to have a biopsy taken.
Cross contamination is a major issue with this disease
I get quite annoyed when I see people at buffets, they only think about themselves
They pick up food with the same tongs for all the dishes, when there are separate
tongs for each dish. They don’t give any thought to why that is the case.
We have been on quite a few cruises and many times I have wanted to get
on the stage before the show starts in the theatre and educate people on
how serious this issue is for people who have it.
Gluten-free food and drink
There are much more food and drinks available now that is Gluten Free than there was
10 years ago, luckily meat and vegetables are naturally Free of it.
when I went shopping for the first time after the diagnosis instead of taking 40 minutes, it took me 3 hours to read all of the labels.
Gluten free bread has come on leaps and bounds, you can make a sandwich with it now
where as before it had to be toasted so as to not fall apart.
There are a great deals of delicious desserts.
With all of the new labeling around today it is so much easier to see Sin Gluten or Gluten Free,
this is a god send.
The Gluten free beer range has expanded a great deal as well.
Gluten free beer has become quite popular, a few years ago you could only buy one variety
now you have a choice of 5 or 6.
I hope you have found this informative. If you enjoyed reading it then leave me a comment or a question below. I love hearing from you and I will reply.
if you know anyone else who would benefit from reading it, then please feel free to share it.
Sharing it will help to educate people and make it more widely known about.
Until my ,husband got diagnosed with it I had never heard of it.
please take care of yourself because you are worth it.