There appears to be a growing number of people who suffer from Gluten Sensitivity, whilst the numbers for those who suffer from Coeliac Disease currently remains around the 1% mark of the population. The two illnesses are often confused as the symptoms may appear to be the same in many instances. Coeliac Disease is an autoimmune disease and Gluten Sensitivity is a severe intolerance to gluten or in a few cases an allergic reaction may also result. At the moment there is no cure for either and only one sensible course of action for both and that is to remove gluten from the diet.
This is a paper that may be of interest to those who have had difficulty with an overall diagnosis to confirm their illness.
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It is thought that in the majority of cases for both Coeliacs and Sensitives that a good plan is to begin a food diary. This should help to sort out those foods which are good to eat for each individual. It is a way of increasing a wide range of foods into the diet and ruling out ones where problems may occur. A diary will also help individuals to build up their own shopping lists that are tailored to them as everyone is different especially with likes and dislikes of particular foods and flavours.
Best wishes to everyone and I hope that you all have a lovely, enjoyable, safe and gluten free Christmas!