Coeliac Disease is on the rise due to better diagnosis and greater understanding of this sometimes difficult to detect illness. This disease is an illness that shows the bodies inability to absorb gluten – the protein from wheat. It can develop at any age from 6 months to 90 years, and it affects one in 70 people in Australia. However, it is believed that up to 80% of this population have yet to be diagnosed! Coeliac Disease has detrimental long-term effects to our health, and a gluten-free diet is the only recognised treatment.
Although Coeliac Disease is relatively uncommon, there are many more in Australia that face less severe gluten related illnesses.
For more information and support we recomend the Coeliac Australia website.
For Individual consultations relaiting to Coeliac Disease, Fructose Malabsorption, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose Intolerance, Crohn’s Disease and more information on a low FODMAP diet visit Sheperd Works
Fructose is a sugar not only contained in honey, fruits and vegetables, but also wheat. Some people are unable to efficiently absorb fructose which can lead to symptoms including: abdominal pain, bloating, wind, reflux, diarrhoea and constipation. Many of our products are fructose friendly.
Sue Sheperd is internationally recognised as a leading expert dietitian in this area and has developed the Low FODMAP diet, which has revolutionised the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Well and Good products are also suitable for people suffering from the following common allergens: gluten, milk, peanuts, sesame seeds, soybeans, tree nuts, crustaceans, fish.