Archives for April 2011

Food allergy often missed

Just seen another food allergy muddle!  A child who has been misdiagnosed as a "viral illness" and "vomiting illness". However, this 9-month child has classical cow's milk allergy: with symptoms of diarrhoea, vomiting, eczema, runny nose and chesty breathing. Food allergy often missed This little boy has already seen a dermatologist, a pediatrician and many general practitioners. They have just treated him for his symptoms, but have been blind … [Read more...]

Gluten-free is not always healthy

Gluten free food does not necessarily mean healthy food. We should be concentrating on eating increased fresh fruits and vegetables, some protein (meat, fish, tofu, beans), nuts, and some grains (rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, tuff, timothy). Not too much processed stuff. A few additives as possible. The sugar-laden fat-filled GF products should be seen as occasional treat. Eat well - feel well. Was sent a message advertising the gluten-free … [Read more...]

Gluten in cow’s milk?

Heidi asks this worrying question: "If gluten passes through into human breast milk (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9867098?dopt=Abstract), couldn't it also pass into cow's milk? Any thoughts?"Yes, I have been asking this question for a decade - but too scared to get the research done! Yes, gluten does get through breast milk. As do cow's milk protein and all other food proteins. Gluten in cow's milk? First answer. When first posted in … [Read more...]

Medical Gluten Awareness takes time

I am not a conspiracy theory supporter. My belief is that most GPs do the best job that they can. They are hampered by two opposing forces: their lack of up-to-date knowledge; whilst in the middle of an information overload. The natural thing to do is to just keep on doing what you have been doing and feel safe. To make it more complex, the gluten/celiac tests have changed radically over the last 15 years - so this makes getting up-to-date all … [Read more...]