Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition caused by a reaction of the immune system to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Some people are also sensitive to oats.
When people with coeliac disease eat gluten, the lining of the gut where food and nutrients are absorbed becomes damaged.
Symptoms differ between individuals in terms of type and severity. Diagnosis can take some time as some symptoms may be confused with IBS or a wheat allergy. Some people never seek help as they think their symptoms are stress related. In certain cases, people are asymptomatic - therefore it is advised that if coeliac disease runs in your family, that screening is undertaken.
Adhering to a strict gluten free diet is currently the only treatment for coeliac disease.
Have you been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and not too sure where to start?
Having been diagnosed with coeliac disease myself ten years ago, I can relate to this. The good news is that with the right knowledge and support, the gluten free diet can become second nature and most importantly it can make you feel better and help to heal any damage that gluten may have caused to your small intestine.
A one hour consultation includes information such as:
I now also offer group education sessions which allow clients to share tips and ideas with each other.