James Miller - Coeliac Diary


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Coeliac Symptoms


I have a list of 31 symptoms that people have suffered from.

Abdominal Distension in Children - *
Amenorrhea – Absence of menstrual periods in a woman
Bone and Joint Pain, and Arthritis - *
Constipation - *
Dandruff - *
Depression – Generally mild, but not always - *
Dermatitis Herpetiformis – A serious skin disorder
Dry Skin - *
Failure to Thrive in Children - *
Feelings of Inadequacy - *
Gait Ataxia/Apraxia
Gallstones - *
Gum Disease - *
Gut Problems – Abdominal pain, bloat, diarrhoea and wind - *
Inability to Lose and Gain Weight - *
Infertility and Recurrent Miscarriage
Itchy Scalp - *
Lactose Intolerance - *
Lightheadness and Fainting - *
Low B12 and Folate Levels – Leading to anaemia - *
Migraine or Persistent Headaches - *
Mood Swings - *
Mouth Ulcers
Muscle Weakness
Sinus Problems - *
Sleep Disturbance
Small Stature - *
Thyroid Problems

The ones with asterisks I used to suffer from to a certain extent. Mostly gone now.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Haddock and Crushed Peas


This recipe was from The Times today.

It looks like even my cooking skills could manage this one.

They did and it was good.


Sunday, July 13, 2008



I’ve just had a few days away in western Germany, where I visited Xanten, Altenberg, Wuppertal, Cologne, the Moselle Valley, Trier, Montschau and Aachen. It was great fun despite the rain. The interesting thing though, is that I didn’t really have any problems with gluten. Most places knew exactly what to do and the standard German breakfast of cold meats and cheese is naturally gluten-free.

One of the highlights was the Flying Metro in Wuppertal.