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.
We were travelling through Victoria, Australia recently and we came across this photo at McDonalds advertising all their gluten free options. For a coeliac, this was absolutely exciting. Imagine having a toasted gluten free sandwich from McCafe, followed by a gluten free cake and cup of coffee. Up until now we have only been able to have the hash browns, the french fries and the burgers BUT without the buns. Thank you McDonalds. I love summer in Australia - sun, surf and flies!!
Many people think that anemia is only caused by blood loss, either through trauma or hemorrhage or excessive blood cell destruction. It occurs when the blood does not have enough hemoglobin, which is the protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin.
Iron deficiency anemia is an advanced stage of iron deficiency. When the body has sufficient iron to meets its needs, the remainder is stored for later use in the bone marrow, liver, and spleen. A person who has no 'stored' iron has no reserves to use if the body requires more iron. This can cause problems for growth and development.
Iron deficiency anemia can be the result of malabsorption of food associated with celiac disease.
You have now decided to start a family, or wish to add to your family but you seem to be having problems falling pregnant. This is obviously a very stressful time for both partners, and there are many causes of infertility.
Your first step should be to go to your General Practitioner (GP) and get a general health check-up and full blood test and discuss the matter with your doctor. Be aware that many GP's perform a variety of routine tests for infertility but not all will include a test for Celiac disease.
Scotch Whisky and Bourbon Whiskey
Many people ask: Can I drink Johnnie Walker scotch if I am a celiac? Well, luckily the answer is Yes. Whisky is made by distilling cereal grains such as corn, rye or barley. Examples of gluten free scotch whisky are Johnny Walker (Red, Blue, Black and Green Label), Chivas Regal, Glenfiddich, Black Douglas, Teachers and Ballantine. A bourbon whiskey is Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Canadian Club Whiskey and Jim Beam.
See note below in reference to Malt Whiskys.