I’ve moved and other changes

I have a sparkly, new clinic space.   Over the past week I have moved my practice from Lemongrove Road Penrith to: Shop 2, Station Street Arcade 6 Station  Street Blaxland NSW 2774 My phone number is still 0408 761 000 and my email will stay at jane@lemongroveroad.com.au until I get the new website and email happening. In other changes, I will be launching my new business name and a new […]

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What to pack for hospital when having a baby

The list is completely flexible but here are some ideas.  You may want to have a smaller bag packed with essentials and other items set aside at home so your partner or family can bring it in if needed. And if you take nothing because things happen slightly differently to planned, then that is ok, the hospital will have what you need until the rest can be brought in to […]

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Coeliac disease, gluten and oats

There is no consistent answer among experts in different countries about whether you can safely eat oats if you have Coeliac disease or gluten intolerance, with some saying it is safe all the time, some saying safe for the majority and others yet saying it needs to be avoided.  Coeliac Australia has a position statement recommending that oats be avoided, so let’s have a look at oats, gluten and why […]

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Gluten-free diet

What is gluten?  Gluten is the name of protein found in some, not all, grains.  The name gluten derives from Latin glutin, for ‘glue’ and this describes that way gluten helps hold dough together so it is able to stretch and hold gas when the dough rises.  Gluten is also used in other foods to help stabilise the food, provide an even texture (e.g. in sauces) and to hold it […]

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Gluten: avoiding kitchen cross-contamination

People who have Coeliac disease have different thresholds of how much gluten they can take before experiencing symptoms.  However, even if they don’t have any symptoms, as little as 50mg gluten (equivalent to 1/100th of a slice of standard wheat bread) can cause damage to their small intestine.  This risk of damage means that it is essential that people with Coeliac Disease don’t come in contact with gluten from any […]

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