Whether you call it coeliac or celiac, have an intolerance or are just curious. We answer the most common questions.
There are a lot of misconceptions about gluten and coeliac disease out there and our aim is to set the record straight, backed up with facts you can trust.
Allergy to gluten
Causes of coeliac disease
What is Coeliac disease?
Coeliac Disease is an autoimmune condition associated with chronic inflammation of the small intestine.
Is coffee safe to drink?
Complications of coeliac disease
Cure for coeliac disease
Unfortunately, there is no cure for coeliac disease. I’m afraid you’ll have to follow a strict gluten-free diet as your only treatment option. That is unless researchers manage develop a vaccine.
Treating Coeliac Disease
The only effective treatment is a strict, life-long, gluten-free diet. May find that some gluten-free products are available on prescription.
I’m afraid you’ll have to follow a strict gluten-free diet as your only treatment option. That is unless researchers manage develop a vaccine.
Diagnosing coeliac disease
Foods containing gluten (unsafe to eat)
Gluten-free foods (safe to eat)
Intolerance to gluten
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Malabsorption of key nutrients
Having Coeliac Diseases means you have a higher risk of malabsorption of key nutrients, mainly Vitamin D and calcium. Your doctor may advise that you take supplements if you dietary intake is insufficient.
Symptoms of coeliac disease
Do spirits contain gluten?
Are stamps safe to lick?
In the UK at least, it is perfectly safe for someone with coeliac disease to lick stamps and envelopes, as the Post Office and envelope manufacturers do not use any gluten in their gum. Lick away my friend.
Is there gluten in Soy Sauce?
Tamari is a great Gluten-Free Soy Sauce alternative. A popular brand is Kikkoman, which can be found in most supermarkets.
Does toothpaste? contain gluten?
The British Dental Association is currently unaware of any toothpastes that contain gluten. In order for gluten to be problematic to someone with coeliac disease, it needs to be eaten. Unless you were purposefully eating a whole tube of toothpaste, you would be hard pressed to consume enough to trigger a reaction.
Treating coeliac disease