Posted by Barb on 24/8/2017, 11:16:35
I have an elderly friend who was having tummy trouble and after much urging she went to her GP and a blood test showed CD. Naturally she asked me about my diet so I gave her an old directory from the coeliac society. |
Her doctor had told her to 'avoid' (not cut out completely) wheat, barley, rye and oats. She had no written information, no referral to a dietitian (though knowing her I suspect she may have refused this) but told her to think of all the good things she could still have, like sweets and chocolates.
So she'd been consoling herself every night before bed with a cup of tea and a Mars Bar. I told her these were 'not allowed' and she was shocked.
I googled them .... this is what it says ....
A MARSŪ Bar contains Milk Chocolate 40%, Nougat 33% and Caramel 27%.
Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose Syrup (Sources include Wheat), Milk Solids, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Barley Malt Extract, Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Salt , Egg White, Natural Flavour (Vanilla Extract).
Why do doctors still do this?