How do I start eating gluten free?
This question is hard. When I first found out I was allergic to gluten, it was difficult for me to get used to. It is a lot harder to completely avoid gluten than people think.
Did you ever think you’d have to consider toothpaste when it comes to avoiding gluten? I didn’t when I first found out I had Celiac Disease.
Luckily for you, we made this list to help you out! Here are a bunch of known gluten free toothpastes with confirmation from the company producing the products. Along with some ‘questionably’ gluten free toothpastes, and some organic specialty brands!
Is it Coeliac disease, gluten allergy, gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance? Which is the correct term and what are the differences between them?
In this article we intend to dispel the confusion and give you a clear overview of these gluten related, but different conditions. You might be surprised at what you find.
It’s important to understand that Coeliac disease is very different to a gluten intolerance or allergy, and to never to confuse the two. Likewise, gluten allergy and gluten intolerance are one of the same thing, having recently been simplified to the term ‘gluten sensitivity’.
With that said, the common denominator is of course gluten. Whether you have Coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity, the symptoms of both are caused by consuming gluten.
But what are the differences? Let’s get started by breaking this article into two distinct categories: Coeliac disease and the rest of the terms.
Baking is one of the most challenging aspects of eating gluten free for me. It always comes down to 1 of 2 issues.
- The food tastes too grainy.
- The food doesn’t stay together and falls apart.
Have you run into these problems at all?
Eating out can be a minefield when you need to avoid gluten.
Limited menus, unlisted ingredients, and uninformed staff are all hazards in our plight to avoid consuming gluten. Not to mention the fact that most restaurants forget about the dangers of cross contamination!
If you’ve been living a gluten free lifestyle for sometime, you’ve no doubt mastered the perils of eating out. If you’ve only recently been diagnosed, you may still be learning the ropes.