This Website has been created to provide some legitimate medical information about the Gluten Syndrome and to raise awareness amongst health professionals. The aim is that all conditions caused by an immune response to gluten be considered when symptoms are present, tested for appropriately and treated with a gluten free diet. This includes all the controversial Gluten Syndromes and the mainstream; condition Coeliac Disease.
At this time, the Website is run by myself with help and support from friends, in particular Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand for Infants and Children Charitable Trust (GRSNNZ). I'm a Registered Nurse and have to avoid gluten myself. My blood screening was entirely negative but my migraines went away with a gluten free diet as did most of my gut issues. I underwent a double blind capsule challenge with an immunologist which showed that gluten was indeed a major problem and was advised to avoid it. I have other food allergies, and my three gorgeous girls also have multiple food allergies including gluten.
I hope that the information on this Website is of use to you.
Written by Roslyn (Roz) Ballantyne (RN) for © Gluten Awareness NZ December 2010. www.glutenwareness.org.nz This page may be printed for the personal use, as long as the copyright and source (i.e. Gluten Awareness's URL) is also printed. It may not be copied to other websites or publications without permission.