Below is a full day’s menu to illustrate that you don’t have Malvern Springs to starve yourself and still avoid eating wheat! Holistic Clinic 66 Graham Road, Malvern, Worcs Breakfast WR14 2HU with nuts and seeds Wheat free muesli lk Rice/Soya/Cows mi Tea or coffee Mid-morning banana Apple, pear or small Sue Webster Herbal or fruit tea Colon Hydrotherapy Lunch Vegetable soup Allergy Therapy ’ Ryvita ham ‘sandwich ce Water with lemon sli Mid-afternoon 07817408297 or 01531 630215 ts and raisins Small handful of nu www.colontherapyonline.co.uk Tea Dinner Large salad (using rice pasta) & Spaghetti Bolognese Fruit yogurt Wheat sensitivity Herbal or fruit tea What does this mean? Evening Why is it ‘bad’ for you? d/or herbal tea One piece of fruit an What can we do about it? This leaflet aims to answer these questions so that Recipe books that will also help you plan sumptuous meals include: you can continue to enjoy a healthy, interesting but The Food Doctor Everyday Diet by Ian Marber wheat-free diet. Cooking Without by Barbara Cousins Wheat is found in many foods and disguised in many ways. Why is it ‘bad’ for you? The following is a list of places where wheat can be found – or The exact mechanism for food intolerances is not fully understood hidden! at present. Part of the cause may simply be over eating wheat Some alcoholic drinks like German wheat beer foods for many years which in the end, wears down the digestive Batter tract and causes inflammation. Sometimes it is caused by an attack Biscuits of food poisoning where the ‘good’ bacteria that help to digest our Bread food get washed out of the system and are not easily replaced. Breadcrumbs Repeated doses of antibiotics can also deplete friendly bacteria. Bulgur wheat Long-term food intolerances can also deplete our immune systems Cake making us more prone to infections. Coffee substitutes Couscous Durum wheat (used to make most pastas) What can we do about wheat intolerance? Flours: ordinary self-raising & plain, Gluten, Gram, Semolina, Wheat If you have been used to eating the above foods regularly it can Gluten seems daunting to consider eliminating them from your diet. Hydrolyzed vegetable protein What is there left to eat you may be thinking? Modified food starch There are alternatives to wheat which are becoming more widely MSG (monosodium glutamate) available. Some (*) you will now find in the bigger supermarkets. Pasta Others can be obtained from good health food shops. Pastry and Crumble mixes Soy sauce Corn flour* Potato flour Vegetable starch Buckwheat* (not a true wheat) Ground rolled oats* Vitamin E Soybean flour Rye flour* White grain vinegar Amaranth Quinoa* Corn meal Potato starch This list is not exhaustive. You need to check food labels very Rice flour* Oat flour carefully to make sure that wheat is not in the ingredients. Barley flour Millet flour What does it mean to have an intolerance to wheat? Ground nuts Pea flour An intolerance or sensitivity to any food means any reaction that Tapioca flour Chickpea flour the body might make in response to you eating that food. Wheat is a common cause of food reaction and we have identified that this food is a potential problem for you.