Hey everyone, guess what?! It's Coeliac Awareness week! 🎉 We're kicking the week off by telling you some interesting facts that you may or may not already know about! 🎉 😃
🔍It’s an autoimmune disease, not an
allergy, and the only treatment is a gluten free diet. Children and young people with coeliac disease are often branded as fussy eaters 😔
🔍1 in 100 people have coeliac disease 🤯
🔍Damages the gut lining when someone with coeliac disease eats gluten.
🔍If a gluten free diet is not followed, the disease can lead to nutritional deficiencies and other complications such as osteoporosis, cancer of the small bowel and unexplained infertility problems. 🏥
🔍1 in 4 people with coeliac disease have previously been treated for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) prior to diagnosis of coeliac disease, so people with IBS should be tested for coeliac disease. 🤒
Why not tell us about your experience with being freefrom? 🤔 We would love to #ShineALight on your experiences and hopefully we can all come together as a community and provide some or of support. ☀
Lot of freefrom goodies available on our website, foodsake.co.uk
Have a good week ahead everyone.