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Member Since 03 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 21 2010 06:49 PM

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In Topic: South Aussie Seeking Informed Dietician

20 October 2010 - 10:20 PM

My first post to this down-under sub-forum. I'm Kiwi born, but mainly raised (and currently live) in South Australia. So I guess I'm double OK to chat here? :)

After many symptoms consistent with coeliac, and then a negative endoscopy (went gluten-free anyway), I've recently been diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance from same endoscopy a few weeks later. Thus have been refered to a dietician who (via my information gathered from the telephone-call and her commercial website) seems to specialise in gastro-bands for weight-loss and hasn't heard of Fructose Malabsorbtion...which the Eastern States of Australia/UK/USA seem to have heard about... hello?! I'm quite skinny at the moment, so I'm pretty sure, she'd send me away with her $200 30 minute consultation bill and a cup-cake! Um, cancelled that appointment... and made another with local GP to see if he can recommend a better dietician than the gastro-doc... but I somehow get the feeling that the Adelaide docs are a bit out of the loop.

I would really like to hear if anyone knows about about a South Australian medic/dietician that is good with gluten-intolerance, lactose-intolerance, frucose malabsorption. Or should I just telepone/fly to the Eastern States?

Mnay thanks, tarni (a bit frustrated <_< )

Hi Tarni,
I think you need to speak to Sue Shepherd. She has an office here in Adelaide, I think its rather new, and she has a colleague that works for her. Sue her self is based out of Melbourne I think... and she is extremely well known in the coeliac and fructose communities. http://shepherdworks...-an-appointment

Hope that helps. If you have Facebook perhaps search for some Aussie groups of coeliacs on there. I know there are a lot of groups and so more people in Adelaide will be able to give you their own personal advice.

You could also contact the SA coeliac society who would definately be the best resource to speak to.

In Topic: Hi, I'm New From Australia

31 March 2010 - 04:33 PM

It's so good to hear that you have found the cure for your problems! We are really lucky in Australia to have so many wonderful food products that look after our needs. Even cafes and restaurants are happy to provide gluten free options. My local pizza bar makes me gluten free pizza it's just great!!!

Health food shops have a great range, Coles is really into it and the taste and selections of products are just getting better and better. There really isn't too much to worry about these days. :) I even got some delicious hot cross buns www.lifestylebakery.com.au

So glad to hear that you can now live your life feeling great!!!!

In Topic: Gluten-Free In Australia Or England!?

14 March 2010 - 06:06 PM

You'll be fine in Australia!!! It's probably easier to get Gluten Free products here than it is in America. A lot of restaurants cater for us folk too so its all good! :)

In Topic: Unusual Dreams, Heavy Sleep And Day Exhaustion

14 March 2010 - 05:51 PM

I too noticed at first that I began to remember my dreams more when I went gluten free. My dreams didn't disturb me, so I just enjoyed them and went on my way, so to speak. Perhaps you will find that to be the case for you as well, as time goes on. I do take 250 mg magnesium when I go to bed, that helps me drop right off. I do wake up early, usually about 4-5 am most mornings. Then I have coffee!! Best of luck--let us know how you're doing!

Magnesium. Thats a good idea. I sometimes have problems dropping off but once im asleep im fine. I have always had weird dreams so I dont blame the diet for it... just my mind ;)

In Topic: I Found Bread! (australia)

14 March 2010 - 05:37 PM

Hi All,

I'll have to try that Choices bread. I was just diagnosed this week, and tried my first gluten free bread a few hours ago and it wasn't very appetising! The pasta on the other hand, was pretty tasty, I guess you've got to take the good with the bad :)

I live on the Gold Coast, but go to Brisbane regularly does anyone know any tips for local places that sell tasty gluten free food? I've heard Sol breads are good, but have yet to try them??

Thanks :)

HOT CROSS BUN TIME!!! :) Hurray! I love Easter and I'm so glad that being gluten free doesnt stop me from eating my favourite food ever hot cross buns. I love Lifestyle Bakery's buns and I'm really excited because I just discovered that you can buy direct from them online now! www.lifestylebakery.com I really love their bread crumbs too.

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