The Insides Guide


what to do when glutened

Surviving the crumb

Unwittingly ingested gluten? Read on for tips on beating it after eating it. Extreme tiredness, aching joints, a bloated stomach, a desperate urge to rush to the… I know the feeling. I’ve lived well with coeliac disease for 18 years – and ensure my children with gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free needs do the same – … Read more

Coeliac disease New Zealand

Gluten – beyond the gut

Extreme tiredness, aching joints, a myriad of niggly, unexplained symptoms… could gluten be to blame?  80% of the 1 in 70 New Zealanders with coeliac disease (an autoimmune condition triggered by ingested gluten) are not aware that they have it. This is an alarming statistic when you consider that undiagnosed coeliac disease is associated with … Read more

Is beer gluten free?

Beer – can I drink it?

Confused about beer and the gluten-free diet? You’re not alone! Despite what you may have heard, drinking beer brewed from gluten-containing grains isn’t a good idea if you’re on a gluten-free diet. This has a lot to do with the constraints of the test-method used to detect gluten in beer. Wondering what that means, exactly? … Read more

Are oats gluten free?

Are oats gluten free?

Why the little oat can cause a lot of confusion. Oats are a contentious issue for Kiwi coeliacs. They’re considered a ‘safe’ food in many countries around the world, but not in New Zealand or Australia – and there are two main reasons why. Reason #1: It’s very easy for oats to become contaminated with wheat, … Read more