A friend saw some of my pictures from a previous Camino and is interested in attempting the trip. She is allergic to wheat. Any thoughts on how challenging it would be for someone with a wheat allergy to walk or bike the camino?
sillydoll said:Spanish Bishop Opts for Almost Gluten-Free Host
HUESCA, Spain, MARCH 19, 2008: A Spanish bishop joined his voice to that of others in the Church who have clarified how to pastorally care for those who cannot consume wheat products, but still want to receive the Eucharist.
Read the article here http://www.Zenit.org
Hi Therese, I have sent you a PM, just click on the new message link near the top of the page to read it.trueheart said:Hi I'm Therese from Sydney, Australia; Im going to walk the camino francais in early July, and have Gluten and dairy intolerances, ............... I dont want to have to carry too much food with me. I'm also a bit scared as Ive never been on a forum before and this is all new to me.
sillydoll said:Church denies gluten-free communion wafer option to coeliac sufferer
The parents of a young coeliac sufferer are appealing against church leaders in Huesca for not allowing their son to celebrate his first communion with a gluten-free wafer using a type of maize corn approved by the Coeliac Association.
In their defence, the parish priest of Santiago Church and the deacon of the Diocesis of Huesca refer to a text written in 1995 by Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, who decreed that communion wafers without gluten are "invalid for the sacrament."
The boy's parents also requested that their son be allowed to drink grape juice instead of communion wine on the premise that minors are not allowed to drink alcohol, only to be told that it had to be wine.
Coeliac disease is an auto-immune disease of the small bowel that is caused by a reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat. Symptoms include chronic diarrhoea and fatigue and the only effective treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet.
You need carbohydrates to walk for weeks so carry and cook lentils, rice and potatoes in the albergues. Eat tortillas, sausage, fish and lots of fruit and nuts.
Eroski supermarkets stock gluten-free products. http://www.eroski.es
If you need a gluten-free meal in a restaurant, print out a few of sheets of these gluten-free cards to give to waiters and store keepers.
http://www.celiactravel.com/gluten-free ... anish.html