If wheat is colour highlighted in “RED” on your test result, you must avoid all wheat for three months minimum. If wheat is colour highlighted in “YELLOW” on your test result, you must avoid all wheat for eight weeks minimum. The bran and gluten components are the most problematic parts of the wheat.

Wheat bran is a very coarse fibre and will further irritate your already inflamed intestinal tract. Intestinal inflammation is the basis of food intolerance. Consequently, high fibre breakfast cereals such as All Bran, Bran Flakes, Weetabix etc, are the greatest problem. High fibre breads such as Soda Bread – McCambridge Soda Bread – should also be avoided. White bread is just as much a problem.

Note

Please note that many gluten-free breads are NOT wheat-free. Many of these gluten-free breads are wheat breads with the gluten-fraction removed. They are still wheat based breads and will not suit someone with a wheat intolerance.

Gluten

If gluten shows elevated (positive) on your test report, you must avoid all gluten cereals – spelt, wheat, rye, barley – for the appropriate 8 or 12 week period. The breads listed on this page are both wheat and gluten free.

A gluten positive result on your test report does not necessarily mean that you are suffering with coeliac disease (an extreme sensitivity to gluten which causes chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal wall). Coeliac disease is a lifelong condition. Gluten intolerance may ease after a period of avoidance.

Note

1. Gluten is the elastic protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It is a “gluelike” substance that holds together baked goods and pasta. Try baking a cake with rice flour (rice is gluten free), it crumbles because there is no gluten to hold it all together.

2. Due to the design of this test, gluten is tested separately to the gluten grains. If your test shows an ELEVATED response to gluten, it is advisable to avoid all gluten grains (spelt, wheat, barley and rye), even if these grains are listed as NORMAL in your test report.

Wheat Alternatives

Spelt Bread

Spelt bread is another great alternative for some wheat sensitive people. It is lighter and easier to digest. Spelt is tested on the 93 and 200 Food Test so check your results. However, spelt bread does contain some gluten and as a result, it is not suitable for people who are gluten intolerant.

Rye Bread

Rye bread is another good alternative for people suffering with wheat intolerance (check your test result score for Rye). However, rye bread also contains gluten and is not suitable for people who are gluten intolerant.

This excellent Staffords Spelt bread is mostly available from Dunnes Stores[

This excellent Ballymore Spelt bread is mostly available from Aldi

Rye bread is another good alternative for people suffering with wheat intolerance (check your test result score for Rye). However, rye bread also contains gluten and is not suitable for people who are gluten intolerant.