Nathan's Story

Nathan was diagnosed with coeliac disease as a child. He shares his favourite gluten free recipes and explains how his gluten free prescription helps him.

 Polaroid photo of Nathan, a young man wearing a black jacket with the Batman logo on it

When did you get diagnosed with coeliac disease?

2003

 

How did you feel about the diagnosis?

I was only 6!

 

What was your relationship with food like before you were diagnosed with coeliac disease?

I loved toast, bread and biscuits

 

Have you ever felt like you have missed out because of coeliac disease?

Yes, I miss doughnuts!

 

Did you notice a difference in mood and health after sticking to your gluten free diet?

Yes, I’ve grown loads and I’ve only been glutened twice in my life.

 

How does your gluten free prescription help you manage your gluten free diet?

It is a big help! I am on 18 units and I use it to get the Juvela White Mix, pasta and macaroni.

 

What does eating “well” mean to you?

Fresh products, good food.

 

What’s your favourite Juvela product and what do you make with it?

Macaroni – we make it with cheese sauce, or fusilli! We have it in a pasta bake with peppers and chorizo. Yum! I like to use the Juvela White Mix in the bread maker with cheese, garlic and Italian herbs. Best bread ever!

 

And finally, what’s your top tip for staying positive?

Make sure that my mum does loads of baking!