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Coeliac Disease & A Gluten Free Life

Coeliac Disease & A Gluten Free Life

Coeliac Disease

If you suffer from coeliac disease you will have to follow a gluten-free diet. Read on for advice and information about how you can manage this life-long autoimmune condition.

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Coeliac Disease & A Gluten Free Life

The Importance Of Vitamin B12 And The Problems Caused By Its Deficiency

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Pernicious Anaemia – Understanding the Condition

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Feeling Exhausted And Irritable? You Could Be Deficient In Vitamin B12

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Is a Gluten-Free Diet Good For Your Health?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale, which helps certain foods to hold their shape. It can be found in many different foods – most commonly bread, baked goods, pasta, beer and cereal. For those with coeliac disease – a digestive condition which causes an adverse reaction to gluten – it must be avoided.

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Let’s Take A Look At Coeliac Disease During Its Awareness Week

The charity Coeliac UK have earmarked the 9th to the 15th of May as Coeliac Awareness Week to reach out to the half a million people in the UK who remain undiagnosed and offer advice and support to the many sufferers of coeliac disease.

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Farmers are Trying to Breed Gluten-Free Wheat

As ever more people are choosing to cut down on or cut out gluten from their diets, and society, in general, is becoming more aware of the needs of those with coeliac disease or other gluten intolerances, the Kansas Wheat Commission are funding research which will try to develop a strain of wheat which is itself free from gluten.

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How to Prepare a Gluten-Free Dinner for a Friend with Coeliac Disease

Things to Check When Avoiding Gluten

Using natural ingredients like those given above means you can be sure there is no gluten in them. But in cooking most meals you’ll be adding small amounts of other ingredients. This is where you have to be more careful and check the labels. The following products may contain gluten. But all of them can be bought in a gluten-free version.

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5 Tasty Dinners to Cook for Gluten-Free Friends

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Gluten-Free Foods to Get You Through the Day

Being diagnosed as coeliac or gluten intolerant can at first be like having the gastronomic rug pulled from beneath your feet. It’s a strange experience to suddenly be confronted with the dilemma of what to eat on your new gluten free diet or what buy in your weekly shop and to realise that your options may sometimes be reduced to just a couple of items.

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What is Coeliac Disease? How is it Diagnosed?

Coeliac is an autoimmune disease that affects the chemistry in the gut and small intestine; this means it reacts to the consumption of gluten. It’s most common in people aged 40 upwards, with higher rates of diagnosis in over 50’s.

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