coeliac disease

Gut & digestion
October 31, 2017

What is Coeliac disease, and how is it treated?

Gluten-free diets have become very popular, and now it’s easier than ever to find gluten-free food. Is it necessary though? Probably not. Unless you actually have coeliac disease – a severe gluten allergy. What Is Coeliac Disease? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and other grains. And for people who have coeliac disease, gluten damages their small intestine, which makes it difficult to absorb nutrients from food and drink. Coeliac disease often goes undiagnosed, which is where the danger comes in, as it can damage organs. However, with the right treatment, it can be managed completely. What…
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Food & nutrition
September 7, 2016

“Don’t eat that – it has gluten!”

Giving up gluten appears to be quite a trend, and those swearing by it, can be somewhat evangelical in their approach. Before you simply run after the trend, let's take a step back, and first look at the facts. Who really does need to give up gluten altogether? What is gluten? Gluten is a group of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley. It plays a key role in baking, allowing bread-dough to rise when yeast is added, and giving confectionary its lightness. Where is it found? Gluten is found in any product that contains wheat and similar cereals, but…
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Gut & digestion
June 2, 2014

10 Symptoms of gluten intolerance

Does eating a pizza leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable? Do you often struggle with headaches, migraines and other symptoms like heartburn? The answer, it turns out, could be sitting on your plate. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, and around 1 in 10 people have an intolerance to it. Could you be one of them? If you battle with any combination of these symptoms, then you could be gluten intolerant. To be sure though, speak to your doctor about getting tested. The main symptoms are: Feeling bloated and uncomfortable, especially when you eat bread, pasta…
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