Today is a short blog post, but it's full of interesting coeliac stuff I've been reading over the last three months.
Jackie has had coeliac symptoms since birth but was only diagnosed as an adult. Here's her story ..."I was incredibly sick from birth with doctors taking me off different foods to try and find out what was wrong. My mother used to boil bones twice and sieve them for me to drink, or find goats … Continue reading Glutey Tales: Jackie’s story
We all remember what it's like to be a teenager. The stresses of trying to fit in while also trying to find your own place in the world ...If you were given a choice of timing, I don't think many people would choose to be a teenager when they were diagnosed with coeliac disease. But … Continue reading Glutey tales: Lila’s story
Coeliac disease has been around a looooong time, it's not a new disease. There are even reports of coeliac disease dating back to Roman times. Yup, 2000 years ago.Even so, we're still I believe very much at the beginnings of our understanding of coeliac disease, and it's lesser medically-accepted buddy gluten intolerance.I've been on a … Continue reading Glutey tales: Barbara’s story
I'm going to be real here. A lot of coeliacs I know, still have stomach problems despite being on a strictly gluten-free diet. There seems to be this story out there that once you cut out gluten, everything will be okay. You'll suddenly be healthy, happy and have more energy than you can shake a stick at. For … Continue reading Why does my tummy still hurt?
My friend Caro is a coeliac. Recently while out shopping at Pak'nSave she noticed something really bloody annoying (and actually illegal) going on in store and posted it to Facebook. It's something I've witnessed myself in many other places too, and frankly it's just not good enough!What am I on about? Dodgy gluten free food … Continue reading This is NOT gluten free
My friend's husband is really supportive of her glutey needs. I love his special attention to ordering pizza online today: This is how you keep your coeliac family safe!