Do’s and Don’ts of Going Gluten-Free

Ali Walsh explains how going gluten-free can be a lot simpler by following a few easy steps… If you’re new to a gluten-free diet, it can feel like there’s a lot to take in. Eating out can be frustrating. Reading the backs of food packets seems to take forever. Packaged gluten-free products may taste inferior […]

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 […]

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 […]

Been ‘Glutened’? Here’s what to do next…

It can be a real challenge to completely avoid gluten, so here are eight simple action steps to take in the event of accidentally consuming gluten or if cross-contamination occurs. The side effects of being ‘glutened’, ie. accidental gluten contamination, vary from person to person in symptoms and severity. If you are a coeliac your […]

The complete beginners guide to being gluten-free

Looking for a complete beginners guide to being gluten-free? Look no further, as Charlotte Willis guides you through the science, supermarket aisles and social occasions in one fell swoop. Dear my fellow gluten-adverse friends. Whether you’ve been diagnosed as coeliac, found yourself bloated and constipated after inhaling the entire bread basket at dinner, or you […]

What to watch out for when going gluten-free

When shopping for food or reading through a list of menu items at a café or restaurant, you’ll want to be sure to look out for the following culprits when going gluten-free… Going gluten-free can be a tough transition. Here’s a simple checklist of items to watch out for.  You can find out more about […]

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 […]

Top tips for adapting to a gluten-free lifestyle

It’s not easy being gluten-free at the best of times, but the toughest period undoubtedly falls in those early days. Being diagnosed with a gluten allergy or intolerance may seem like the end of the world, but you’re not alone in it! Here are some of our top tips for surviving that initial stage after […]