Food allergies

#1
Whats the Army's view if you are currently serving then all of a sudden developed a food allergy to wheat/yeast? More or less have to move onto a gluten free diet. Do they medically discharge you or do you get a gluten free diet and can stay in? I hope it is the latter! Would hate to get punted out due to beer and bread not agreeing with me anymore.


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#5
No. I am not making myself known to the powers that be. If its a risk to be punted out I'll be avoiding wheat based food as best as I can. Im due to get deployed very soon on another tour.

well thats half the problem solved as you won't be getting much beer in a FOB :)

also its probably an intolerance not an allergy. Food Allergies tend to kill folk where as intolerance just make you feel miserable.

You could always try narrowing it down further. I wont touch anything white flour based nor drink larger or cheep bitter (made from strangled yorkshire budgies). However I'm fine with brown/whole meal and proper mans beer and German Biers. I think its something to do with the additives and not the wheat/gluten.
 
#6
Armed Forces: Coeliac Disease

Mr. Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many people with coeliac disease were discharged from the (a) Royal Air Force, (b) Army and (c) Royal Navy in each of the last five years; [184732]

(2) what policies are in place to assist those who are serving in the (a) Royal Air Force and (b) Royal Navy who have been diagnosed with coeliac disease. [184733]

Derek Twigg: The Defence Analytical Services Agency is currently validating its 2006 and 2007 discharge data and as such no figures are available for this time period. In 2003-05, there was one medical discharge where the principal disability leading to discharge was coeliac disease.

The armed forces as far as possible aim to meet the needs of those personnel who, during their service, develop medical conditions such as coeliac disease which require careful dietary management. Should an individual develop a medical condition which may require special dietary management during service, their condition would be catered for wherever practicable and the necessary foodstuffs and/or medication provided. Specific advice is also provided to personnel with special dietary requirements by dieticians, via their medical officer.
House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 18 Feb 2008 (pt 0016)
 
#7
Dunno about gluten but I know a guy who developed a nut allergy at 25 and more or less had to resign because the army couldn't guarantee a nut free diet. I suppose it'll mainly depend on how seriously allergic you are and what the reaction is. Talk to your MO.
 
#8
Dunno about gluten but I know a guy who developed a nut allergy at 25 and more or less had to resign because the army couldn't guarantee a nut free diet. I suppose it'll mainly depend on how seriously allergic you are and what the reaction is. Talk to your MO.

Thanks for the feedback. This is a recent occurence as noticed by my recent visit to an ale festival. Well as a poster says above, prob is more like an intolerance. I get a hefty blocked nose when wheat/yeast is taken in the form of beer or white bread.
 
#9
Thanks for the feedback. This is a recent occurence as noticed by my recent visit to a Gay Orgy Festival. Well as a poster says above, prob is more like an intolerance. I get a hefty blocked nose when spunk is thrust in to throat, my face goes bright red and I begin to gag.
Post edited to read correctly, problem sloved.... don't suck as much cock
 
#10
Food allergies are for puffs!

Try eating an entire catering jar of pickled eggs one day, following up with an entire catering jar of pickled onions the next. Then, despite not being allergic to either, you'll not only know what your arse is for, you'll also know why it's hanging off!
 
#11
Thanks for the feedback. This is a recent occurence as noticed by my recent visit to an ale festival. Well as a poster says above, prob is more like an intolerance. I get a hefty blocked nose when wheat/yeast is taken in the form of beer or white bread.
If youre still able to do your job I wouldn't worry about it. It's not like you're going to keel over gasping for air if you eat a piece of toast.

Bloke I mentioned went for a satay one night, turned purple and couldn't breathe and had to be carted off in an ambulance. He'd been fine with nuts up to that point and now has to carry an epi pen with him at all times. Bloody scary when you think about it
 
#12
Instead of guessing and trying to hide it from the Army, I'd speak to your MO and get someone who actually knows what they're talking about to advise you.

Better to lose your job than keel over in anaphylactic shock on some FOB in Afghanistan because you've eaten something you don't know you should avoid, if it comes down to it. Or, at the better end of the spectrum you can get medical advice and probably even referred to a dietician for further advice, foods to avoid etc.
 
#13
Hi - I know this is a LOOONG time ago but did you resolve this? I am making a documentary on how much food intolerances/dislikes are catered for in the UK military. Please contact me - thanks :)
 
#16
Hi - I know this is a LOOONG time ago but did you resolve this? I am making a documentary on how much food intolerances/dislikes are catered for in the UK military. Please contact me - thanks :)
For those sort of enquires - you are best off referring to Shibusa2 - who is the resident expert on nutritional requirements for Special Forces and knows a great deal about the effects of Nutrition and combat on the Psychology of the individual.


Yes I know im a ****
 
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