Biopsies unnecessary for majority of childhood coeliac diagnoses

Biopsies unnecessary for the majority of childhood coeliac diagnoses The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) has issued new guidance to physicians on the diagnosis of coeliac disease in children, recommending the no-biopsy approach at diagnosis for the majority of children suspected of having the disease. The new guidelines recommend that testing […]

New NHS consultation on gluten-free prescriptions in Staffordshire

NHS are asking for your views on prescriptions in their Gluten-Free Survey. If you’re from the Staffordshire, then they want to hear from you! The NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit are asking for feedback about gluten-free prescriptions. Go straight to survey More than 16,00 prescriptions for gluten-free foods were written between June ’18 […]

Busting the myths about gluten-free diets

Ali Walsh gets to the bottom of some of the myths and truths from living on a gluten-free diet… Ali Walsh explains the 15 myths about gluten-free diets and where the truth lies… Recently I went to a reflexologist who said she could rid me of my coeliac disease. Then she casually mentioned she could […]

How to support someone with coeliac disease

Beth gives us some advice on how to support someone with coeliac disease and explains what NCGS is… Beth from Positive Plate Nutrition discusses how to support someone with coeliac disease and explains what Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity is… Having a friend or family member that can you support you as a coeliac is a great […]

Why removing gluten might not be enough for coeliac disease

removing gluten

Beth from Positive Plate Nutrition explains why removing gluten from your diet may not be enough to combat coeliac disease symptoms Today, I’m talking about something called coeliac cross reactivity. There are certain proteins in other foods (usually grains or pseudo-grains) which are structurally or molecularly similar to gliadin, the protein which causes a reaction in […]

Do I have coeliac disease?

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder which affects a person’s ability to digest the main protein found in gluten called gliadin. This protein is mistaken as an invader and the body starts to attack the lining of the small intestine in a bid to rid the body of the foreign object. This sets off an […]

Living with an invisible disease

invisible disease

Ali Walsh finds out the things you can’t see are the ones that matter the most… Have you ever played a game of, “Which would you rather?” Generally, it’s a pub-style game where you’re given two ridiculous options to choose between. “Would you rather be set upon by a tiger or swallowed whole by a […]

The links between coeliac disease and other conditions…

link between coeliac disease and other conditions

Ali Walsh finds the links between coeliac disease and other conditions is not as bad as you may think… You might think years of undiagnosed coeliac disease as the worst thing anyone could go through. It’s a pattern coeliacs experience time and time again: stomach cramps, chronic diarrhoea, depression and the constant fear of the […]

Why you’re not really missing out on gluten

Ali Walsh goes on a mission to find out if our memories of gluten really are as wonderful as we may imagine… There’s only one time we coeliacs are meant to eat gluten. Steady, now! Don’t get too excited. It’s pre-diagnosis – when the doctor requests you eat gluten for 6 weeks prior to an […]

Coeliac Disease : The myths and facts you need to know

With so much conflicting information and advice available about gluten, coeliac disease and gluten intolerance, we have enlisted the help of gastroenterologist professor David Sanders and Schär dietitian Melissa Wilson to help readers differentiate between fact and fiction! Myth #1: Eating gluten every now and again won’t hurt Fact: Dietitian Melissa Wilson says: “Coeliac disease is […]