Things I learned at the Coeliac New Zealand AGM and conference

Coeliac New Zealand are a not for profit organisation. They do a lot of good work to ensure the health and well-being of the coeliac and gluten-free community. I've quoted their mission and vision below to give you an idea of what they're all about:"OUR VISION: People with coeliac disease are diagnosed quickly, live healthy lives … Continue reading Things I learned at the Coeliac New Zealand AGM and conference

Guest post: Gluten and depression

Justine Laidlaw is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and colon cancer thriver. She coaches to fulfill her passion of working with cancer patients and those wanting to improve their health and build healthy lifestyles. Recently I had the privilege of talking to Justine aka The Natural Bird via Skype about diet. She's an awesome woman … Continue reading Guest post: Gluten and depression

Guest post: Travelling with food allergies

A good friend of mine just returned from an amazing trip to Chile for Habit for Humanity - so awesome! Shan is on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet to help alleviate the symptoms of Hashimoto's disease (an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid). Many people with autoimmune diseases have reported improved healthy by adjusting their diet … Continue reading Guest post: Travelling with food allergies

An open letter to supermarkets about allergy-free food

It's fantastic to see so many allergy-free foods making their way into supermarkets. #WeLOVEtheNoms #ThankYou.However, with the increase in allergy-free foods, there's a need for supermarket owners and staff to quickly get up to speed on the dangers of cross-contamination.What is cross-contamination?When allergy-free food comes into contact with allergic contaminants during preparation, storage or serving … Continue reading An open letter to supermarkets about allergy-free food

The stupid things people say about food allergies

Next week my workmates are going to be celebrating the Melbourne Cup with awesome food and beer. I can't eat any of the food at the venue, and I don't drink (because it messes with my blood sugar level). My workmates are LOVELY! Like, seriously super inclusive and kind, and were really encouraging of me … Continue reading The stupid things people say about food allergies

How to support someone with food allergies

There are so many awesome supporters of us allergy-affected folk. And to you I say - thank you so much! Your ongoing kindness, support, consideration and inclusiveness helps us to have a normal, healthy life.However, there are some people who could really do with a splash of consideration towards the allergy-afflicted. And to these people I have … Continue reading How to support someone with food allergies

Thanks to the supporters – especially the hippy ones!

Hopefully Sam doesn't kill me for stealing this pic fromher Facebook page haha!Once upon a time I used to tell everyone at the lunch table ‘food is fuel’ as I choked back yet another meal of dried gluten-free toast covered in tinned salmon.After work I’d come home and heat my 3 gluten-free sausages in the … Continue reading Thanks to the supporters – especially the hippy ones!