This week is Coeliac Awareness Week, 11th- 17th May, and everyone is blogging about it. Just visit twitter and search for #CoeliacUKAwarenessWeek. Now since I don’t have coeliac disease I thought I’d share the best blogs that I’ve seen from my favourite coeliac bloggers. If I’ve missed your blog off the list please email me or add a comment – it means I’m not following your blog yet so don’t be shy. Share the coeliac loving.
We do have a lot in common, they and I. Whilst I have lots of allergies, one of them is an allergy to wheat which gives me reactions very similar to those that many people with coeliac disease get to gluten. I won’t go into details but let’s just say I am just coming back out of a particularly nasty ‘wheating’ caused probably by rather tasty but ill-advised-and-not-checked-for-wheat-chips. So don’t feel sorry for me, I should know better!
So for all you gluten free eaters and coeliacs out there, read these:
- Gluten Free B with a twist on gluten free, discussing the link between gluten free and health and lifestyle choices – Coeliac Awareness Week: Top 4 Myths About Gluten. She dispels some commonly held myths about going gluten free such as ‘gluten free is bad for you’ – sorry folks, that isn’t always the case. Read this to find out more…
- The FreeFromFairy blogs this week about Bringing up a coeliac child. She shares some wise words of her own and some from her little one who already has a very positive outlook on dealing with her condition. She is one of the lucky ones to have had an early diagnosis but many suffer for years before finding out they are a coeliac.
Coeliac UK believes that about 500,000 people in the UK are living with undiagnosed coeliac disease without realising it. There are a range of symptoms including constant mouth ulcers, crippling fatigue, stomach pain, regular bouts of diarrhoea, anaemia and weight loss. If you suffer from these or other unexplained symptoms, take the assessment and see if you are at risk of coeliac disease. Before you visit the ‘Is it coeliac disease’ website be warned – there is a horrible photo of a lady with quite shocking mouth ulcers… urgh! www.isitcoeliacdisease.org
So are you going gluten free? Do you believe it’s a healthier choice? or are you a coeliac? How long did it take you to get a diagnosis?