We’ve been wanting to do this for ages but health problems, work and more health problems got in the way! Finally we have some time and our Guerrillas Nutritionist Robyn from Flourish Health will be joining in to help answer questions.
So for Coeliac Awareness Week we’d like to end on a high by sparking debate on Coeliac Disease and busting some myths. Not all Coeliacs have bloating or bowel problems. It’s actually generally acknowledged as only 1 in 7 that do. And as we know not all Coeliacs feel better on a GF diet…
However, a lot of people are diagnosed with IBS or Endometriosis or Thyroid problems when they also hav Coeliac Disease which isn’t detected for ages. The average length of time for Coeliac Disease diagnose per person is 13 yrs. We’d like to change that and help people become more aware of the symptoms which don’t always present as stomach pain but can be pelvic pain, skin problems, mood swings, extreme fatigue, joint and muscle pains, depression etc.
So how does it work?
This Saturday from 4-5ish we’ll be running a live Tweet chat on ‘Beyond the gut’ from our twitter account T: gfguerrillas
What’s it about?
We’ll be answering your key questions about Coeliac disease beyond the small bowel & villi damage. After all we all know that not every Coeliac has bowel problems. Only 1 in 7 do. Many of us have skin issues, fatigue, bone problems, infertility and other auto-immune diseases. There’s also the social problems and mental health issues surrounding being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. So for our twitter chat we’ll be focusing on issues beyond the small bowel problems.
We’d love your input
We know that many of you are fed up feeling ill even on a strict Gluten Free diet. Some of you have lots of questions that health professionals don’t answer for you. Many of you find sites like ours the best for sharing tips and experiences.
Comment below & tell us what questions you’d like ‘Beyond the gut’
i.e. when will I feel better, why do I have skin problems, what can I do to improve my bone health, are there any key vitamins and minerals I should take for my immune system etc etc. Or tweet us your comments @gfguerrillas
We look forward to your questions…
Feel free to spread the word. Or if you’re a shy type just search #CoeliacChat on twitter on Saturday and follow the discussion as it happens! Follow it here.