408.Gluten Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 39

Mars are not gluten-free: from Cath on 2007-06-21

From: theowensfamily
Date: 15.06.2007 17:12:23
To: webformcontact.uk@MASTERFOODS.COM
Subject: UK CC - inquiry - Mars - Cath

Are mars bars currently gluten free?

Dear Cath,

Thank you for contacting us regarding Mars.

I can confirm that Mars bars are not suitable for a gluten free diet.

If you need any further information or advice please contact our Consumer Careline on the telephone number below and one of our Consumer Care Advisors will be more than happy to help you.

Kind regards.

Karen Wood
Consumer Care Team
0800 952 1234

Re: gluten and dairy free: from claire Hitch on 2007-07-03

Please help me. I am a type 1 diabetic and also have told to follow a gluten and diary free diet. I am finding it very hard. I have been given a list of foods i cant eat but i am struggling . Please please help

Re: Gluten Free dining: from Laura Leadbetter on 2007-07-05


Just browsing this site, can you tell me where I can obtain dietary cards please.

Would you think they would be delivered by Monday if I ordered.

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Peter on 2007-07-06

Foods that are gluten-free and don't produce a rapid surge of sugar when digested.
Fresh meat, fish, eggs
Leafy vegetables and salads, use olive oil and wine vinegar as a dressing.
Raw carrot grated.
Brown rice
Small amounts of fresh fruit. No added sugar.

Re: Wheatfree = Gluten Free: from Cindy on 2007-07-06

Has anyone ever heard of or know of anyone with a toddler that has balance and walking problems due to a gluten intolerance? Our son is 2 years old and still unable to walk unsupervised. He is so unsteady, almost a stagger, very poor balance and very weak. He fatigues very quickly. The doctors are stumped but currently testing him for Ataxia. He also has hemophilia which is a dangerous combination. Any info would be great. We just started him on a gluten free diet about 3 weeks ago because we read some research that gluten produces antibodies that attack the cerebellum which cause balance and gait problems. Very little research and info out there about it so it is just a shot in the dark.

gluten, egg and dairy free diets for 6-12 month old baby: from anita on 2007-07-07

my little boy is 8 months old he gets a very sore face if he eats gluten,egg,wheat and dairy and it can drive him mad has ezema too no creams help do your children suffer with this?

epilepsy, seizures and gluten: from Lisa on 2007-07-09

There is more and more evidence that gluten may cause seizures in certain individuals. It is probably a good idea for anyone with seizures to get an IGE allergy test and then a IGG intolerance test fro gluten and milk. I would also do the test for celiac itself. Gluten free and Milk free has helped our little one greatly. Lisa

Re: Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Kristin on 2007-07-10


Im 15 years old and I have severe joint pain and have been through alot.

I had a ligament repair surgery a year ago, broken/fractured bones and much more. I also have had a lot of ankle problems i dont know if i could be allergic to wheat gluten i cant figure it out. My doctor originally diagnosed my wrist pain as growing pains but then 6-7 months later it ball ended up as two torn ligaments. I am still having pain all the time and i would like to figure out whats causing all of the pain!

Re: Gluten intolerance and severe joint pain: from Peter on 2007-07-10

A gluten intolerance can cause severe joint pain, and the associated malnutrition from not absorbing nutrients from food can result in weak bones and low bone density.
It is one possibility that your doctor should be investigating, but there are many other possible causes.

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Joanne Bonham on 2007-07-17

My 23 month old son has just been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. What spread (Butter) can I use on his GF bead?

Thank you