Tailoring your diet to an enjoyable balance of gluten free foods.
There are no cures to coeliac disease. Gluten abstinence is essential in preventing further damage to your intestinal tract. Our Dietitians are trained in tailoring your diet ensuring you’re able to reframe from consuming gluten containing foods, whilst allowing you to enjoy fruitful delicatessens and maintain a thriving social life. Our reports will ensure you’re provided correct prescriptions for gluten free products if request and guide your transition to a gluten free diet.
Gluten is a naturally occurring structure found in wheat and barley rye, and a cross between wheat and rye called triticale. It can also be found in foods as a result of the manufacturing process. This is why the majority of oats are like to be contaminated with it also.
An ever emerging percentage of the population have a hypersensitivity to consuming gluten, which only shows symptoms once damage has already likely occurred. Coeliac disease is a life long autoimmune disease. It is caused by the immune system reacting to gluten. It often can remain undiagnosed for many years, without the patient showing any real signs of the disease.
As a result, parts of digestive system become inflamed, which over a period of years can manifest itself through symptoms of vitamin and mineral deficiency.
Once diagnosed the only treatment and prevention of future health risk that have been associated to coeliac disease is complete gluten abstinence.
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is the skin manifestation of coeliac disease which occurs as a rash that commonly occurs on the elbows, knees, shoulders, buttocks and face, with red, raised patches often with blisters. It affects around one in 3,300 people. However not all people will who have coeliac disease will due to the severity of the consequences of not following a complete gluten free diet our dietitians will assist you in sifting through your commonly consumed foods and provide you with alternatives you can adopt. Even the smallest amount of gluten can cause your symptoms to return as well as cause damage to the surface of the absorptive layer of the digestive tract..
Through a series of intense one to one consultations we endeavor to guide and steer you lifelong change as well as ensure your questions are answered. We understand such a large change can take time to take control, with our expert dietitians understanding the journey ahead, we’re here to guide steer and console you with the challenges faced.. With our great understanding of food and its ingredients you’ll be sure to be given all the information you require to make the lifelong adaptation.