All posts tagged: coeliac symptoms

Coeliac on TV: My interview with ARTE

They say do something every day that scares you…WELL. I was recently invited to take part in a TV feature for European arts and culture broadcaster ARTE about the rising popularity of the gluten free diet…and I did it! I talked on telly! —————————————————————————————————————— My job was to give a coeliac perspective on the the changing world of gluten free food and show the reporters around a few of my favourite coeliac-friendly places in central London. We did an interview + some pretend blogging in Beyond Bread, another bit of interview and gluteny-food throwing in Cavendish Square, and a gluten free meal with my boyfriend David in Honest Burger. (All places featured in my 8 Places to grab a Gluten Free lunch near Oxford Circus post!) As a fairly reserved person, this was a hop skip and a jump out of my comfort zone. I had a great time filming with ARTE though, and I’d love to do more stuff like this in the future.  Here it is! This clip also features the blogger / cookbook maestro Deliciously Ella and Food …

10 Symptoms That Let Me Know I’ve Been Royally ‘Glutened’ #CoeliacUKAwarenessWeek

It’s Coeliac Awareness Week this week (11th-17th May 2015, #CoeliacUKAwarenessWeek) and this year Coeliac UK is focusing on improving diagnosis of Coeliac Disease. It still takes an average of 13 years (13 YEARS!) to be diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, and even though approximately 1% of the UK population has it, only 24% of people with the disease are medically diagnosed.*  Part of the reason that it takes so long to diagnose, is that the isolated symptoms can be attributed to many different conditions (e.g. IBS, Crohn’s) and it can take a long time to join the dots. In my own small way, I want to help spread awareness of the sort of symptoms that can occur when “glutened”, and the impact they can have on day to day life. There are still far too many people who believe Coeliac Disease is about being fussy or faddy!  So, let’s go. 1. Thinking starts to feel like wading through treacle. I become forgetful, have difficulty focusing on tasks, can’t remember words (I am in my twenties – far from senile!). …