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info needed on Ceoliacs Disease plz . . .

All!

Can you help me plz?

I have been told that I am quite likely to have got Ceoliacs Disease too now. I have been trying to find (online) info about the diets that I should eat now. As I apparently need to avoid certain foods/ingrediants that ‘irritate’ the condition.

However, I can’t seem to find a simple 7day meal plan sheet. I would find this much easier as it is hard to get to grips with the whole ‘I can eat this but not that’ business. I am sure that when I get used to it all, it will be a ‘breeze’ but for now I really need a ‘how too sheet to keep handy really’.

So do any of you lovely ppl know of any website that might be of use to me. Preferably with a diet / 7day meal plan and recipes that I could print out plz?

Thnx in advance for all replies given,

God Bless

Anna x

Hi

I don’t know about 7 day meal plans as such, but I just Googled ‘gluten free receipes’ and some really nice ideas came up. You might be able to find a good cheap book online. Also most supermarkets have a gluten free section. I think that you can get gluten free bread and things on prescription too.

Hope this helps

Hello,

Not sure if this will help but:

Someone at work had to follow the same plan and i found this website that they used.

Darren

Coeliac disease is another auto-immune disease as is MS. And can be linked to vitamin d3 deficiency. l have all the ‘symptoms’ of coeliac - but after extensive tests [camera up the b**] etc - lt was decided that it was linked to my ms. l have been much better since l stopped eating all carbs/grain/bread/biscuits cake etc. lts not easy - but l know l pay for it if l succumb to a ‘doughnut’. l have my vitd3 tested about every 9months - l do this by sending for a test kit from the CityAssays nhs lab in B/ham. lt cost £25. l have been taking 10.000ius vitd3 daily - still have not got up to the optimum level - but slowly rising. l would like to get to 125nmols. l use the private test as l find my GP does not really understand the importance of vitd3 to us. Thats not saying yours is the same. l have been supplementing my d3 for about 5yrs. Now awareness of vitd3 is featured on the tele adverts and in mags/newspapers - its even in the dogfood l buy. lt seems its only our gp’/nhs who will be the last to find out. The test l do is just a pin prick test - so not an armfull.

For gluten free cooking - gram flour is brilliant for making barghis/fritters and cornflour for thickening sauces/gravies and for batter.

F

thnx all for the help x

Hi Anna,

Not sure where you are based but have you been referred to a Dietitian? If not, try asking for a referral as they can give you a lot of helpful advice and support.

You’ve hopefully already been told this, but as well as avoiding all sources of gluten, you need to be aware of cross-contamination as well, so avoid using knives/bread boards/toasters etc that have already been used by someone else (obviously fine if they’ve been washed ) A separate toaster is an extra expense and takes up more space but you could use toaster bags that you can buy for toasted sandwiches that would keep your bread separate. Also remember jam/spreads etc where someone else has used their bread knife. I know this seems petty but for long term control of the disease you really need to be as compliant to gluten free as you can - easier said than done though!

A great source of information is ‘www.coeliac.org.uk’ and they will send you a Food and Drink directory which lists thousands of products which are fine to eat.

As coeliac disease affects your ability to absorb nutrients it is important to maintain as varied a diet as possible. Calcium is particularly important - the normal recommended daily intake is 700mg (which is about 2-3 portions of calcium containing foods such as a glass of milk/standard size yoghurt/matchbox size piece of cheese) but for someone with Coeliac disease the recommended intake would be at least 1000mg possibly more.

In Scotland you get a certain amount of gluten free foods on prescription, I’m not sure how this works elsewhere but is something you should look into.

Btw just in case you’re wondering I’m a Dietitian - although I don’t specialise in Coeliac Disease!

I hope this helps!

Lynn