Petition No 10 for Coeliac Awareness

The Black Farmer®
Backs Petition to Number 10
For GP Targets on Coeliac Disease

Gluten free champion, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones aka The Black Farmer, would like you to petition the Government http://www.theblackfarmer.com/petition_no_10 to make the diagnosis of coeliac disease a priority target for GPs.  Wilfred will be attending the House of Commons next week with Coeliac UK in a further bid to drum up support to raise awareness of Coeliac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

“There are hundreds of thousands of people in this country suffering in silence.  They are not aware they have a wheat intolerance or coeliac disease and are being fobbed off with incorrect diagnoses.  As a result their health and quality of life is being greatly compromised.

According to Coeliac UK it takes on average 13 years for a person to be correctly diagnosed with this disease.  Susan told us “I first noticed something was wrong with Esme as a toddler. She often had diarrhoea and tummy ache. As this became more frequent I began to note it on the calendar and when I realised it was a couple of times a week I booked an appointment to see the doctor. Not much to go on at this point and she sent me home again. Gradually the episodes began to increase until Esme was having tummy ache then diarrhoea after every meal. I brought her back to the doctor, I think twice and eventually was referred to a paediatric consultant who diagnosed  ‘toddler diarrhoea’ needing no treatment…”  Rodney told us “I was diagnosed with coeliac disease nearly a year ago after suffering several years of upset stomachs caused by what I thought were tropical bugs from my overseas development work.”

Wilfred, the founder of The Black Farmer® range of gluten free meat products is a passionate supporter of gluten free food.  His brand promise is only ever to produce gluten free products.  He has first hand experience of having to live with a wheat intolerance and understands the difficulty in getting the correct diagnosis and also in finding the right food products to eat.
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The Black Farmer® produces an award-winning range of British premium pork gluten free sausages, bacon, chicken and chicken bbq products which can be enjoyed by the whole family.

For further information:
michaela@theblackfarmer.com
020 7978 4132

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~ by theblackfarmer on May 8, 2009.

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