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irish daveyboy

Member Since 10 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 02 2014 08:56 PM
Hi Dave . . . Your bio is very interesting . . . especially the part about smoking cessation. I suspect that could have been what triggered mine although it took many years to f... Updated 25 Aug · 0 comments

About Me

Born in Scotland in 1948, I moved to Dublin Ireland in 1952 where I've lived since.
In May 2005 I decided to stop smoking and believe this was the trigger for my Coeliac Disease.

Smoking Protects against the developement of Adult Coeliac Disease
After formal diagnosis by Blood tests, Biopsy and stool tests, I met with the dietitian.
They informed me I needed to avoid, Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oats and derivatives and I need to eat only Gluten Free items.


I thought 'How bad could that be' ?
Boy was I in for a rude awakening,
The bread tasted like re-constituted sawdust!
The cakes were dry and loaded with sugar to hide the 'gritty aftertaste'
The Pizza Bases, We'll I'm being kind by saying the cardboard packaging had more palatability.
That did it, 'This was a fate worse than death' No more decent bread or 'goodies'.
That drove me to do something about it, I looked at cookbooks , regular and Gluten Free and started watching
the Food Channels on TV.
I eventually managed to teach myself to bake.


My Websites are a place of reference for all things Celiac/Diabetic.


The Irish Coeliac


The Diabetic Coeliac

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  • Member Title The Irish Coeliac
  • Age 67 years old
  • Birthday March 4, 1948
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  • Interests
    Cooking and devising gluten-free Recipes.
  • Location
    Dublin Ireland

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