Coelic Condition

Is a comparatively easy problem to solve.

You avoid foods with wheat, oats, barley and rye (which contain gluten). A lot of coeliacs also need to avoid cows milk, and most likely all cow products (cheese, cream, butter, yoghurt etc.). However, some people only need to avoid some of these as it is only one constituent of milk to which they react. (See Section on Allergies).

I have heard recently that some coeliacs can take oats. Speaking as a celiac myself I definitely can NOT. The only person who can possibly tell is YOU. Experiment only when you have time on your hands!

Apart from the most usual symptoms, e.g. diarrhoea, coeliac condition can manifest as arthritis, aching muscles, headache, “flu like” symptoms, and also quite severe mental symptoms. A lot of “other” problems clear up, permanently, when gluten is removed from the diet.

The good news is that so many people have discovered this, it is now much easier to get gluten-free products. The major supermarkets all have excellent gluten free sections, containing all we require and even some of the popular restaurant chains are marking “gluten-free” on their menus. Progress!

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"We came across Foresight as we decided to try for our first child (we had previously had a miscarriage). We understood it as a different approach to healthy living and have kept on, despite not planning any more children, a lot of your principles and advice in our daily routine. We get our fresh produce (fruit, veg, dairy, eggs, meat) delivered from local organic farms and have not found our bills going up, as we stick to what we get! I threw aluminium cookware out and replaced it for glass or stainless steel and cut out artificially composed foods. We also did hair analysis and have been filtering our water for almost 4 years now (we have now invested in an osmosis filter) as our heavy metals were quite high.

We got pregnant immediately on both occasions and my pregnancies and births were both very straight forward (one water birth, one natural) and we now have two bright and healthy sparks challenging our existence (you didn't warn us about that!!)

I thank you for the encouragement on breastfeeding as I have a predisposition to hayfever and it seems that, so far, my children haven't got any! This, in my mind, is due to their healthy start in life thanks to your leadership and inspiration."

Eli & Duncan
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