gf-gluten.com aims to try and help people understand what Celiac Disease is, and how to live with it on a day to day basis. Life for most people is very busy and having to add a special diet to the family routine would be something most of us could do without. Hopefully after reading the articles on this site, you will have gained confidence and have a better understanding in knowing how to live with Celiac Disease.
Just because you have celiac disease doesn't mean you have to eat and stay at home for the rest of your life. If you would like to find out more information on a gluten free lifestyle please feel free to browse the various articles I have written. I hope this will help you on your road to understanding and conquering celiac disease.
"Gluten Free" Weet Bix!! Is that even possible? If you were a lover of Weet-Bix in the past well you are in luck once again.
Sanitarium Weet-Bix is now avaialble in "Gluten Free". The product is clearly labelled "Gluten Free", so dont selelct the original Weet-Bix as these are not gluten free.
The "Gluten Free" Weet-Bix is made from a naturally gluten free grain - sorghum. The product has added sunflower seeds and puffed rice.
This product gets the thumbs up and is well worth trying!!!
Being a celiac, we would love the answer to the above question to be - yes; but sadly this is not the case. Like everything that is taken orally (i.e. digested) by a celiac, we have to make sure that it does not contain any gluten. This includes any medications that are prescribed or bought over the counter.
When a celiac is prescribed a medication, it is wise to mention (remind!!) the GP/doctor that any medication needs to be gluten free. The doctor should then research the ingredients of the drug being prescribed. As a second security measure – prior to the Pharmacist dispensing the medication it is recommended to ask the Pharmacist to confirm that the medication does not contain gluten.
The Doctor and Pharmacist will be able to access current literature by computer giving them all the ingredients of the drugs they administer.All over-the-counter drugs and natural remedies need to be checked item or on the information sheet provided with the product, then further investigation is required. Check with the pharmacist as they may be able to determine whether the product contains gluten. If however, the information is not forthcoming, then it may be necessary to ring the drug company direct and request the information. If it is discovered that the drug does contain gluten, then ask the pharmacist/drug company which excipient has been used in the medication and what they consider the source of the gluten contamination to be. (An excipient is an inactive substance used as a carrier for the active ingredients of the medication.)
After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, it certainly makes an impact on the diet that is required to be followed. Suddenly a great interest is now shown on what is actually being eaten and what ingredients go into these foods. This can quickly be turned into a positive; as the more we are aware of "what" our food contains it is actually better for our health and well being.
Initially eating out at restaurants can appear to be too hard or a little daunting for some. this does not have to be the case if a little preparation is done prior to visiting the restaurant.
Oh dear!! It is that time of year again. How does Christmas come around so quickly!!
Christmas can be a time of over eating, drinking and attending many different festive functions. You ask - how can this happen while still being committed to a strict gluten free diet? I can hear you say "Just a little bit doesn't worry me!!" Actually, any products containing gluten as small as a bread crumb can cause damage to the small bowel of a person who suffers from celiac disease. It doen't matter if your symptoms are mild or severe, the damage is being done to your small intestine everytime you consume gluten. At this time of year we all eat too much. Sometimes you have to say “No thank you” (because it is a gluten product) - also, it is an easy and polite way of not having to eat everything you are offered!!