It’s fabulous that so many places are now able to cater safely for coeliacs. Here are a couple of my current favourite places in Cheshire that just hit the ‘gluten free spot’!!
Updated 14th July 2021
Although NICE guidelines (The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) advise that gluten free oats can be introduced by a coeliac into their gf diet at any stage – it should still be done via the guidance of a dietician or healthcare specialist. As a small number of coeliacs are unable to tolerate oats (1 in 20), as they contain avenin; a protein which is similar to gluten.
With any medical condition, there is always a common interest as to when and how it was first discovered and in particular the symptoms that may accompany the condition. Coeliac disease is no exception, so thought it would be good to share with you my diagnosis story!
In 2003 I went to see my GP as I had this annoying crack on the side of my mouth that wouldn’t heal. On bad days my lips also shed their skin (attractive!!) and no amount of lip balm/Vaseline solved the problem.