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13May

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.Is it Coeliac disease? Coeliac awareness week

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:

  1. From Wuthering BitesSponge: Gluten free review – I promise you pictures of cake, this blog post will make you feel hungry.
  2. 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…
  3. 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.
  4. Deliciously Ella writes in the Daily Telegraph about How to go gluten free.
  5. KNORR gluten free gravy is also calling for chefs to join Thunderclap campaign – knorr gluten free gravy coeliac disease and raise funds for Coeliac UK Awareness Week.

Coeliac disease facts at a glance

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

And finally, not about Coeliac Awareness Week but a great read for any coeliacs out there, Sue’s Coeliac Diary on the Foods Matter website is packed full of funny observations, experiences and learnings of living gluten free, traveling and being a foodie.

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?

  

Ruth

An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website http://whatallergy.com/ and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

2 Responses to My Coeliac Awareness Week 2015 top 5 roundup

  1. Mr Ekram

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  2. Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy

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