A 7-page PDF document that provides information for newly diagnosed Coeliac patients.
Often, clients who have just recieved this diagnosis don't recieve much information or guidance on how to follow a strict gluten-free diet. The handout aims to cover the basics plus provide helpful lists and resources to make this transition easier.
This handout includes:
- A brief explanation of what Coeliac disease is and how it is mangaed by a life-long gluten free diet
- It offers guidance on what foods contain gluten
- It explains that nutritional deficiencies, as a result of Coeliac disease, can be behind some of the symptoms experienced before diagnosis or if gluten is consumed
- Provides a diagram and simple explaination of how gluten causes structural changes to the small intestine
- A list of diagnostic tests that should be checked after Coeliac diagnosis
- A note on why diary and corn removal following diagnosis can be helpful in aiding the repair of damaged intestines
- Three steps to changing diet to repair and recover after diagnosis - i.e. removing all gluten, removing other inflammatory substances, adding in gut healing foods/nutrients
- Provides some healthy gluten-free alternatives i.e. buckwheat, quinoa, brown rice, legumes, amaranth and nut meals
- A comprehensice food list of gluten containing foods to avoid and those foods that should be gluten-free
- A page on where you might find 'hidden gluten' i.e. toasters, lipsticks, toothpaste
- Some gluten-free swaps - alternatives for pasta, flours and breadcrumbs
- A quick guide to eating out
- Info about a couple of Australian Coeliac Disease phone apps