Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It is not a food intolerance or allergy, but a serious condition that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissues if you eat gluten. The result is damage to the…Read more
As part of your New Year promise to yourself to get fit and healthy, maybe you have made a pledge to avoid eating gluten in the belief that this will make you healthier. If so, it might be time to think again.
Avoiding exposure to gluten is essential for people with coeliac disease. The condition is a lifelong autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to react to gluten.
To mark Coeliac Awareness Week from 14th to 20th May, we are looking at some of the common myths and misconceptions about the disease and hoping to set the records straight about what it is (and isn’t), who is affected and what to do if you have the disease.
Only 24% of people with Coeliac Disease have received a diagnosis, according to Coeliac UK. That means there are currently more than half a million people walking around with the disease who are, as yet, unaware.