Gluten Intolerance:

-Also known as Celiac Disease
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What is Gluten Intolerance?
Different people with gluten intolerance react in different ways. Some people cannot have even a sceric of gluten without having serious symptoms and then some people can have a bit of gluten but not much.
To be gluten Intolerant means you cannot absorb to much or even any food that contains gluten. Gluten is a protein found in many foods such as -
  • Wheat
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Oats

The disease - Gluten Intolerance is often inherited or you can be unlucky and born with it. If it's not recognised early as a child, it will only become worse as you mature.

What happens when a gluten intolerant person eats too much or any gluten?
If you are allergic to gluten and you eat it, the gluten in your food will damage the lining in your intestines, called the 'villi', and cause them to become smaller. This damage effects the absorbtion of other foods eaten as well as causing many other symptoms such as -
  • Diarrohea (probably the most common symptom)
  • Anaemia
  • Weight Loss
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomitting
  • Fatigue
  • Breathlessness

What is the cure or treatment for gluten intolerance?
Unfortunately there is no cure for gluten intolerance as of yet. So to get rid of or reduce the symptoms gluten intolerance causes you just need to cut out or find substitutes for the foods you eat containing gluten. Depending on how strong your reactions to gluten are you may be able to eat gluten in moderation though I suggest you see a Doctor or Dietition about it.

Gluten Intolerance Symptoms
Celiac Disease Symptoms | Gluten Intolerance
Celiac Disease Symptoms | Gluten Intolerance



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Bread containing gluten that I suggest you stay away from if you are gluten intolerant
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What Foods can you eat that don't contain gluten?
There are many natural foods that don't contain gluten so therefore are fine to eat whether you are gluten intolerant or not such as -
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Dairy

Then there are also many foods that do contain gluten - eg. bread, that you can get gluten free versions of. Some of these foods are -
  • Pasta
  • Breads and Biscuits
  • Cakes



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Bibliography:
Loise Ganey. 2011. Gluten Intolerance - http://www.femail.com.au/glutenintolerance.htm (accessed on 21/6/11)
Sarah. 2011. Gluten Intolerance - http://gluten-intolerance-symptoms.com/ (accessed on 21/6/11)
Google Images. 2011. Bread Picture - http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://thehungariangirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/basketofbread.jpg&imgrefurl=http://thehungariangirl.com/2010/01/27/german-bread-types/&usg=__xbtGBdtYuEgQM2pvDuxRlzfnY7A=&h=387&w=310&sz=267&hl=en&start=0&sig2=RWvFGuhFUGjgOQgDnymi7g&zoom=1&tbnid=x8kBFaFn_MKaeM:&tbnh=139&tbnw=109&ei=uzcMTtSoLMnqmAW159idDg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dbreads%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D427%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=511&page=1&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0&tx=93&ty=75 (accessed on 21/6/11)
Better Health. March 2011. Gluten Free Diet - http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Gluten-free_diet - on 21/6/11

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