May 16, 2018 6:50 am Leave your thoughts
According to Coeliac UK, there are nearly half a million people in the UK who have coeliac disease but who haven’t yet been diagnosed. The charity is aiming to reach these people, many of whom will be suffering some very unpleasant symptoms, through its ‘diagnosis campaign’ in this year’s Coeliac Disease Awareness Week. If you’re one of the people they reach, and you get the diagnosis you need – well, what happens next?
New diagnosis – we’ve got what you need
Awareness of coeliac disease amongst healthcare professionals is steadily growing. Once diagnosed, full information will be given to you as to how to treat your symptoms. Adjusting your diet will, of course, be the key to treatment: it’s gluten that causes the problems sufferers experience, as their immune systems react to this substance by damaging the lining of the small intestine. Once gluten is removed from the diet, the problems caused by this autoimmune response (which range from vomiting to skin rashes) should clear up.
You may be permitted certain gluten-free foods on prescription – at Naturally Good Food we deal with many UK pharmacies, fulfilling their patients’ prescription orders. In addition, you’ll no doubt want to supplement your prescription with other gluten-free products (some people may not qualify for a prescription at all).
Naturally Good Food is a great one-stop shop for gluten-free food. We’ve got perhaps the most extensive online range in the UK, which you can see here. We don’t stock gluten-free rubbish: we make sure that the food we supply is rich in vitamins, minerals and protein (the latter is especially important in a gluten-free diet). From icing sugar to fish-and-chip batter, from gravy to pizza flour, we can help you continue eating just what you want – without gluten! Click here to see everything we offer.
Our wholefoods section
As well as dedicated, labelled, ‘gluten-free food’, coeliac sufferers need an awareness of which foods are naturally gluten-free. If you’re a keen cook, you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t actually need to eat food from a packet to be safe from gluten. Just as potatoes are naturally gluten-free, so are numerous grains, flakes and flours, to say nothing of rice, beans, chickpeas and lentils. Our Wholefoods section contains all the basic building blocks of a good diet. To see those that are specifically gluten-free, use the menus and check-boxes to narrow down the selection.
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This post was written by Yzanne