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Coeliac Disease is a condition that affects a large number of people, and the percentage seems to rise all the time! Whilst early figures were about one in a thousand, it's now (2003/12) increased to at least one in a hundred! If you've got it, it's not a problem at all if you don't eat wheat, barley, rye or oats. That's easy if you have a choice. But some makers of food include it and aren't as open as they should be about it.
One of the coeliac contacts in the UK is the UK Coeliac society. They produce a book with a long list of items which are GLUTEN-FREE. One of the good things about the Coeliac Society UK is that anyone who has been diagnosed with coeliac disease in the UK is eligible to be a member of the club, regardless of whether they pay the membership fee, although they are generally pestered and cajoled into paying.
The UK Coeliac Society has problems, however. These are detailed on the page about The UK Coeliac Society. However, the problem of ActiveX stuff on their website is no longer a problem on Linux systems as had been stated here earlier. Also, whilst I might feel it's a software equivalent to hiding WHEAT in your food without checking if it's going to make you ill, this may have only been true in the early days. There are other problems, though.
UK COELIAC SOCIETY - (www.coeliac.co.uk)
CoeliacDisease.org.uk (I hope the domain comes back) - personal experiences and book by Heather Stott [Book Available]
www.coeliac.info (Coeliacs 4 Coeliacs) - gone?
www.celiac.com - global resource
Fundación de Celiacos de Panamá - gluten-free in Panama
Coeliac Awareness.org.uk - Coeliac and DH awareness day May 20th every year. - was http://www.coeliacawareness.org.uk/ - please say when this returns
A Lot of Organics.co.uk - the UK Organics search engine.
Abel and Cole - gluten free food.
1-800 Bakery - Internet bakery which includes gluten-free delights.
Home In On Health - Find out if you have Coeliac Disease.
RiteDiet - still looking for their website, but it could be associated with www.glutenfreefoods.co.uk ?
Me and Gogi - custom design your own breakfast cereal
www.glutenfreefoods.co.uk - Tel 020 8953 4444 / Fax 020 8953 8285
Millions Club - previously a Coeliac community in the making, chat, forum, etc, but has now become an affiliate marketing company.
Dermatitis Herpetiformis.org.uk the Dermatitis Herpetiformis community online.
www.juvela.co.uk - SHS INTERNATIONAL (makers of JUVELA gluten-free bread)
Gluten-Free Fish & Chips : Gluten-free FISH & CHIPS can be obtained from specific places such as these fish & chip shops and restaurants. - "!But I live the other side of the world!" Yes, but you may be able to persuade your local fish & chip shop to follow their good example. See story of this.
Bycrofts Butchers : Gluten-free SAUSAGES and SAUSAGE MEAT can be made to order. Delivery within the UK and other places by arrangement.
TRUFREE - gluten free diet food 01225 711801
Hehlis Holistics - "We run an internet based small business supplying grain mills and flakers for household use. All our products are chosen for their superb quality and reliability. We are trying to encourage people to make their own fresh food and breakfast cereals with gluten free grains, such as amaranth, quinoa, millet etc."
Toastabags are heat-conductive wallets that toast sandwiches to perfection.The beauty is, though, that the bags are ideal for anyone with coeliac disease or on a special diet as you don't have to worry about cross contamination. Using Toastabags you can have the freedom to use gluten-free bread in family toasters, at hotels and when staying with friends safe in the knowledge that the bread will remain uncontaminated.
The Black Farmer - "we produce the best gluten free sausages".
- Delicious organic chocolate treats handmade in Sussex to recipes which carefully take allergies and food intolerances into account. The range includes Cocoa Loco hand made gluten free chocolate brownies, organic white chocolate truffles, organic chocolate buttons, hot naga jolokia chili chocolate discs, and the extraordinary chocolate covered mango slices. Well approved of by all at Zyra's website!
BC's Gluten Free Beer -
- gluten free pilsner lager! ... Update: Those friendly people at BC's Gluten Free Beer have kindly sent us some beer, and I can tell you as a matter of personal experience that it tastes like beer and has other beer-like qualities, and I think it would be true to say that, if I was to drink much more of it, I could tell you a lot more things, about a variety of subjects, unaccustomed as I am to public speaking from under a table.
- is the producer of Australia's first gluten-free beer. O'Brien Premium Lager is a traditional, yet gluten-free, Australian lager. It is defined by a smooth malty flavour, delicate fruity aromas and a clean bitterness. A crisp refreshing beer, and gluten-free.
You can make your own gluten free bread using a Panasonic Bread Making Machine, available online from Panasonic
Tesco - Genius bread
Glutafin (Nutricia) - Extensive range of Gluten free and Wheat free Foods including breads, biscuits, flour mixes and pasta available on prescription. Phone UK 01225 711801
Trufree - Trufree supplies a superb range of Gluten free foods to treat people suffering from Coeliac Disease.
MR MASH / VICO instant mash
NutritionPoint (was www.nutritionpoint.co.uk) Dietary Specials products are now (2004) available from Boots
Silly Yak Cafe! - was www.sillyyak.co.uk
Genius Gluten Free - with TV ads involving Albert Einstein
Glutano - Chocolate O's (delicious) (was http://www.bsnet.co.uk/glutenfree-foods/)
Iceland Supermarket - also see customer testimonial regarding the gluten-free friendly business.
Welfed Gluten-Free Message Board
G Free tel 01404 47904 - as mentioned in YOU Magazine 2005/11/20
Doves Farm - suppliers of gluten free flour
American Muffin Co Ltd - choc chip gluten-free muffins
Bread in Cans - a revival of tinned bread!
Gluten Free Beer Festival
Stagg Dynamite Hot Chili
- was http://www.staggchili.co.uk/range/dynamite.htm
For those of us who like life to be a little spicy!
Chex Party Mix - gluten-free cereal with Gluten Free on the front of the box!
Sarah Vee - was http://www.sarahvee.com - lost to cybersquatters
Gluten Free Low
Gluten Free Low Glycemic Cookbook for Diabetics & Allergy Sufferers In demand by food sensitive people. This Cookbook is gluten-free, low-glycemic, allergy-aware with meat, vegetarian and vegan options throughout. There isn't another product like it on or offline! Yes, it's unique! - was http://glutenfreefun.com/gffcb.html?hop=zyra1 - another link lost because of the Clickbank Problem
See the selection of Gluten Free foods at Bon Appetit Deli.co.uk (was http://www.thebonappetitdeli.co.uk/Onlineshop/gluten_free_selection.htm)
There's a notably good gluten-free cookbook by Phil Vickery, "Seriously Good Gluten Free Cooking". Available by going to Amazon and looking up that title.
Bakers Delight - delicious fruit cake
Natco Online Gluten Free Indian Spices - Over 2000 authentic Indian foods, spices and cooking ingredients including gluten free spices and gluten alternative flours.
You can now get an inexpensive portable Travel Toaster which enables travelling coeliacs to toast their bread without the fear of cross-contamination. For more information about this see www.traveltoasters.com
A company making considerable progress towards a wheat-free friendly status is Quorn 0800 174 966 UK.
And I've now heard that Sainsburys now make their own gluten-free food.
Different definitions of "gluten-free"
The story of gluten-free fish and chips
In boxes of chocolates, how about having choc-specific information included, rather than assuming it's OK to say legally "this box contains some chocs that have gluten in".
Panasonic bread making machine
Coeliac Pets are coped with by Pets at Home
(If you write in, we'll try to get around to adding extra links)
There is a more general philosophical problem to do with the coeliac business. It's about consideration or lack of consideration, catering for people who are a bit different in one way or another. The assumption that everyone has to put up with what's ordinary and that this some of thinking can be got away with. A while ago, it was assumed that everyone would put up with the normal world with its normal ways and the eating of dreaded wheat, but now there's a new idea of diversity-friendliness!