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Coeliac Disease..... a bit of a rant

I find myself sending emails to random websites who make silly statements about Coeliac Disease!! I can't seem to help myself.

So was reading a lovely review about a wonderful place that does High Teas and also provides Gluten Free options.

And then.... I read a silly statement... "has a gluten intolerance verging on Coeliac Disease". OMG!!! Maybe its just me, yes I know its probably just me!! But ..........

Mmmm so, here is my rant.

Coeliac disease and a Gluten intolerance are not the "same same", they are "similar but different".

1. Coeliac Disease - if someone with CD ingests, comes into contact with or suffers from cross contamination during food preparation

a) they can show symptoms of being 'glutened' i.e. diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain (mild to extreme), bloating, reflux.. you get the idea - any or all of this and more

b) they may be asymptomatic - meaning NO symptom at all

c) regardless of whether they have symptoms or not - …

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