146.Coeliac and wheat intollerance Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes

Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2004-06-21

How common is it for someone with coeliac to have a wheat intollerance on top of that?
Elmarie de Beer
Senior dietitian

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2004-06-26

The coeliac condition is usually defined as a reaction to wheat gluten that results in loss of the villi in the small intestine. If the reaction to what gluten doesn't cause this loss of villi then it is classed as a wheat intolerance.

The terms are a matter of definition - the treatment is the same - avoid all wheat gluten in the diet.

Peter

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2004-08-07

Greetings friends, could you please help me find recipes for cookies that are free of gluten, wheat and sugar but still taste good?

Thanks.

Nancy

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2004-08-07

Look at the cakes buns and biscuits on the web site:
http://www.peter-thomson.com/glutenfree/Gluten_free_Cakes_and_buns.html

click next at the bottom of each page to see the next recipe.

Peter

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2004-08-09

im currently undergoing tests for coeliac disease. can any one enlighten me on the symptons, for my own diagnosis and some piece of mind

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2004-08-09

Greetings friends: what is coeliac ?
thanks.
Nancy

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2004-12-08

wonder if you've been diagnosed yet. I haven't but 5 more days to D day. I put myself on a gluten free diet 10 days ago and the difference was instant. really not looking forward to eating it again ready for the gastroscopy. apparently the only positive way to diagnose is having a look with a camera. The blood tests can show pointing to the possibility and can sometimes eliminate the possibility but the only sure way is the gastroscopy. providing you haven't stopped the glute already, it will show up.
I actually went to the docs 3 months ago after a shoulder injury. he asked for a routine blood test, then the roller coaster started. found severe iron deficiency anaemia. and an antibody that pointed towards coeliac. no bowel, bloated stomach symptoms then at all. then B12 level was way down so pernicious anaemia diagnosed and b12 injections started. then he said another blood test showed inconclusive for coeliac so started on tablets for my shoulder (he seemed to have forgotten about that) and ordered gastroscopy. as soon as i started the anti inflammatories for my shoulder, I got the bloated stomach, very painful stomach cramps, wind-not something I've ever suffered with and didn't realise just how embarrassing that could be!!! So we had a weeks experiment of gluten free. Brilliant. My only consolation is that I'm going to start my gluten eating habits on Thursday with a few halves of Guinness.
so, if you're LUCKY, you could have some symptoms. If not, it is quite common for it to be picked up on when going to the docs for something totally unrelated- I feel like he's talked me into it. I reckon, whatever the camera shows, I'm going to try and eliminate obvious gluten anyway, maybe with the odd bit sneaking in without me knowing

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2005-01-01

Have been on gluten free diet for past year znd it has helped a great deal, would like to know if buckwheat contains gluten. thanks for any info you can give me

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2005-01-05

Buckwheat is the seed of a rhubarb like plant and is gluten-free. It is used to make dishes like Kasha.
In can be a little indigestible in more than small quantities.

Peter

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2005-01-14

My understanding is that there is a difference between wheat intolerance and coeliac disease. You can become intolerant to all kinds of foods, including wheat but the mechanism is different to coeliac disease. So you can have both. I am not an expert but have recently been diagnosed with coeliac (blood test only so far). Having been diagnosed with IBS for many years, I finally got some food intolerance blood tests done (privately) and found I was intolerant to most of what I ate. It was that which put me onto coeliac because apparently it can cause permeability of the intestine and that in turn leads to food intolerances. Going gluten free has not had a magic effect for me and I think it's because I'm still intolerant to a wide range of foods, including wheat. So I won't eat anything with wheat in it even if it's gluten free. This whole area seems a bit uncertain though and my GP doesn't seem to know much about it. A good book for food intolerances (with a very small section on coeliac) is The Complete Guide to Food Allergy and Intolerance ~Jonathan Brostoff, Linda Gamlin