This weekend, sees an awesome gathering of gluten free food suppliers and manufacturers at the Auckland Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show. Since the mid 1970′s when my mum was forced to read gazillions of books to make her own diagnosis of my sister’s Coeliac Disesase, due to a lack of understanding by doctors at the time . . . awareness of the gluten-free phenomenon has come a long way!
I will delight in taking my sister along this weekend to the show, so she can sample the vast array of sweet and savoury treats now on the market. Choosing from a restaurant menu, cafe or bakery for a person who’s gluten-free can be a bit like forcing a diabetic to choose something safe from the dessert menu. So what’s on offer this weekend, will be like manna from heaven for Coeliac ‘sufferers’.
It is thought that 1 in 100 of us has Coeliac Disease (pronounced SEE-Lee-Ack’), but 4 out of 5 don’t know it.
Tip-offs are: unexplained bloating, tummy troubles down below, tiredness & abdominal discomfort.
If you think you might be 1 in 100, ask your GP about it. The first step is a simply blood screening test.
For more info, see www.coeliac.co.nz