In people with coeliac disease the immune system reacts abnormally to gluten, causing small bowel inflammation and damage. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats.
Coeliac disease is treated by a lifelong gluten free diet.
The Coeliac Society
My daughter and I had been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. We had never heard of Coeliac Disease and didn't know anyone who had it. I was still in shock at my own diagnosis but getting Abbey well was our primary concern so gluten free it was to be.
|A sense of humour helps|
Oh and a common misconception...
Waking up to find yourself transformed into a supermodel once embracing the gluten free lifestyle... sorry people, sadly not to be. Bummer..
Gluten Free doesn't have to be tasteless, new age hippy hippy shake. It's primarily about getting back to basics - embracing fresh, wholesome food without all the added extras and getting creative.
Fresh fruit and vegetables, unprocessed meat, poultry and fish, eggs nuts and legumes just to name a few. There's a myriad of ingredients out there waiting to be mixed, baked, slow cooked, stewed and nuked.
It's an exciting time to experiment.. just ask my husband and eldest son.. my non-coeliac guinea pigs..
Need some inspiration? Just go to the Recipes tab underneath the header at the top of the blog.