About Us

 

Gluten Free Goodness an online super store was developed in 2014 after my eldest daughter Charlotte, was diagnosed with Coeliacs Disease. At the tender age of 6 food is everything! So I went on the hunt to find wholesome, delicious gluten free food from across Australia and Overseas.

 

Our on-line shop is 100% Gluten Free, all the products have been listed into catergories making it easier for you to find all your delicious and loved products! Our on-line gluten free store also stocks products that are wheat free, dairy free, egg free, fructose friendly, vegan & vegetarian options, FODMAP, paleo & nut free products. We sell a range of products made right here in Australia like Orgran, Leda, Naturally Good, Melinda's Gluten Free Goodies & a range of imported products such as Bob's Red Mill, Schar and Nature's Path. 

 

We have a large list of suppliers, so if there is a product you would like to see please let us know via our contact page & we will endeavour to get it on board. 

 

At Gluten Free Goodness we’re all about growth, so help us grow with your suggestions, your feedback and check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/glutenfreegoodnessaustralia/ for regular giveaways, samples, recipe ideas and the odd competition!

 

Throughout our Webpage you will find ♥ Charlotte Approved This is our way of letting you know that our head taste tester at Gluten Free Goodness have approved and passed the quality of this product. Kids can be fussy eaters at the best of times, Charlotte just wants to share the best products with everyone!

 

 

Our Mission for 2016...

 

Our focus for this year is to get our name out there! We offer alot of support to our customers & I really do enjoy hearing your stories! I am human too, sometimes we all need to have a chat to that someone who knows how you feel and understands what you are going through..especially during the early stages of diagnosis. Being tested for coeliac disease is an exhausting process, especially if you have had to complete the 'gluten challenge' and by the time the biopsy is done and dusted the big change in eating patterns can be overwhelming. I am here to help, I'm here to offer advice & zero judgement! Please feel free to contact me at anytime about anything!

 

We've also managed to donate to a few charities in the last year which has really humbled me. To be able to give back to the community is very important to us, it teaches my children that it's not always about the dollar value, if people need support and you are able than you should offer it. We've so far donated over $200 worth of goods to Maneki Neko Cat Rescue & more recently The Little Juddies QLD Farmers Food Run. We hope that the recipients enjoy the products!

 

 

 

Coeliac Disease...What you need to know

 

Coeliac disease affects people of all ages, both male and female.

 

You must be born with the genetic predisposition to develop coeliac disease. The most important genes associated with susceptibility to coeliac disease are HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8. Either one or both of these genes are present in the majority of people with coeliac disease. While 30% of the population carry one or both of these genes, only 1 in 30 of these people (approximately) will get coeliac disease.

 

A first degree relative (parent, sibling, child) of someone with coeliac disease has about a 10% chance of also having the disease. If one identical twin has coeliac disease there is an approximate 70% chance that the other twin will also have coeliac disease (but may not necessarily be diagnosed at the same time).

Environmental factors play an important role in triggering coeliac disease in infancy, childhood or later in life.

 

People with coeliac disease remain sensitive to gluten throughout their life, so in this sense they are never cured. However, a strict gluten free diet does allow the condition to be managed effectively.

 

A strict, lifelong Gluten Free Diet is currently the only recognised medical treatment for coeliac disease. By removing the cause of the disease, a gluten free diet allows the small bowel lining to heal and symptoms to resolve. As long as the gluten free diet is strictly adhered to, problems arising from coeliac disease should not return. Relapse occurs if gluten is reintroduced into the diet.

 

The long term consequences of untreated coeliac disease are related to chronic systemic inflammation, poor nutrition and malabsorption of nutrients.

Fortunately, timely diagnosis of coeliac disease and treatment with a gluten free diet can prevent or reverse many of the associated health conditions.