Author Archives: Adam McIntyre

Adam McIntyre
Hi, I'm Adam. I've been a diagnosed Coeliac for over a decade. I love to travel, eat out and party with friends, and I never let gluten get in the way!
Lifestyle

4 Tips to Survive a Gluten Free Date

Survive a Gluten Free Date

Alright, I’m going to be straight with you: I haven’t been on a typical “date” in over 5 years. I’m in a happy relationship and obviously haven’t needed to date since meeting my partner.

But this article, and my advice, is useful in more situations than just your typical “date”.

I travel a lot, which means eating out in foreign countries with language barriers. I also take my partner on 1 or 2 date nights each week, and I also meet business contacts for food 2 or 3 times per week.

I do a lot of eating out with people I don’t know but who I need to impress. And who wants to be a burden for their partner?

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Lifestyle

Why All Coeliacs Need To Listen To Their Bodies

Why Coealics Should Listen To Their Bodies

Diagnosing the cause of any ill-symptom takes a great deal of wisdom; often validated with a medical degree.

But once you’re diagnosed with Coeliac disease, gluten sensitivity or any other food induced illness, you can sleep easy knowing the cause of your symptoms.

Whether your symptoms are stomach pain, brain fog, hives or something else; they’re often caused by the food you’ve put into your own mouth.

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Lifestyle

Long Haul Flights: 8 Tips for Gluten Free Travellers

Gluten Free on Long Haul Flights

Day to day eating is already tough enough when you’re unable to consume gluten. But travelling long haul to far flung and unfamiliar places? Well that’s a whole other ball game.

In your home town or city, you can rest comfortably knowing where all the good stuff is at. You know where to get your favourite gluten free energy bars and you know which restaurants cater for coeliacs. But all that goes out of the window when you travel to long haul destinations.

We’ll save general travel advice for another post; in this article we’re going to pin down ways you can stay safe (and healthy) as a gluten-free traveller on long haul flights.

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Basics

What is Xanthan Gum and Why is it in Gluten Free Food?

What is Xanthan Gum?

For the best part of the last five years I have lived in Thailand. In Thailand, gluten free rice-based dishes are commonplace and ingredients are mostly purchased fresh everyday at ‘wet markets’.

Outside of big cities, western dishes are not so popular, and equally-so gluten-free alternatives simply don’t exist.

Whilst living in Thailand, I would rarely eat any gluten free breads or biscuits because my local supermarket didn’t stock them. I made do without.

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Lifestyle

Why are Gluten-Free Products so Expensive?

Why are Gluten Free Products So Expensive?

As a coeliac or someone suffering from gluten sensitivity, it’s easy to think that the gluten-free product manufacturers are out to get you.

A popular complaint in the gluten-free community is that when compared to regular products, gluten-free options are regularly twice the price, if not much more.

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