The only treatment for coeliac disease is to follow a gluten free diet for life. A gluten free diet requires avoidance of all sources of gluten in the diet. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley and is often present in a lot of foods such as bread, pasta and flour.
When a gluten free diet is strictly followed by a person who has coeliac disease, the damage to the gut is repaired and for many, the symptoms disappear completely.
Lots of foods are already naturally gluten free, and when following a gluten free diet, these should be combined with specially designed gluten free foods, such as the Juvela Range.
When to go gluten free?
We advise that a gluten free diet should only be followed under medical supervision and when advised by a healthcare professional, as avoiding gluten prior to undergoing any diagnosis process for the coeliac condition can affect the accuracy of test results.
Advice on Oats
Most people with coeliac disease following a strict gluten free diet can eat ‘pure’ uncontaminated oats, however please discuss with your healthcare professional before including oats in your diet.