Label reading gluten Australia

May contain traces of gluten

Food-label warnings such as ‘May contain traces of gluten’ and ‘Processed on the same line as gluten-containing cereals’ can be tricky to interpret. If you have coeliac disease or are highly sensitive to gluten, chances are you’ll be a little confused about this grey area of labelling. Here, I’ll give you the information you need … Read more

Nutritionist Mount Maunganui

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… even the most clued-up and vigilant of us can sometimes accidentally get ‘glutened’. But although regularly doing so increases a person with coeliac disease’s risk of nutrient deficiencies, … Read more

Coeliac disease symptoms NZ

Coeliac disease symptoms

Coeliac disease without gut symptoms 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 … 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