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Rosemary Cottage Clinic Blog



I created this blog to support my patients with their new diets, however, it has proved popular with a much wider audience, with some articles being viewed over 80,000 times. – Afifah Hamilton

Explore my site to find:

  • 100+ scientifically-backed nutrition articles
  • 60+ recipes for specific diets
  • 100+ interesting posts on Paleo, Keto, Carnivore and Gluten-Free diets


In my clinical experience, the adverse health effects of grain proteins (glutens) and other anti-nutrients found in grains, are frequently at the root of my patient’s chronic health conditions. Most doctors think of Coeliac disease purely as a gut disorder, unaware that it may manifest as disorders of the skin, nervous system or fertility problems.

Less appreciated still is the fact that a gluten-free diet can be essential for people without Coeliac disease, but who are suffering with chronic or intractable skin, autoimmune, neurological and endocrine disorders. I have many hundreds of patients whose health has been transformed through the clinical application of such diets. Yet most doctors know nothing about the benefits of a gluten-free diet outside of Coeliac disease, which they all too often fail to diagnose in the first place.

Understanding “Coeliac Spectrum”

“Coeliac Spectrum” is the term I give to the entire range of gluten-related disorders. I use this catch-all term, because from the patient’s perspective, regardless of whether they are diagnosed Coeliac or Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitive, they will need to follow a gluten-free diet — possibly for the remainder of their lives — to remain healthy.

Below are several in-depth articles covering the science behind Gluten Related Disorders which can help you appreciate the relevance of a gluten-free diet for your health condition. Understanding what the research says can help you get your diet right and take charge of your health.

Coeliac Disease

Read time: 12 min

A look at the research around coeliac disease which will help you understand why eating gluten is playing Russian roulette with your health.

Gluten Sensitivity

Read time: 19 min

A detailed examination of the current science on this recently recognised gluten pathology. Includes new videos from world class researchers. 

Ten more reasons

Read time: 22 min

Beyond coeliac disease and NCGS, we look at the many ways that wheat can affect everyone. Includes recent groundbreaking research.

Are Whole Grains Healthy?

Read time: 11 min

The problem with grains is more than just gluten. Find out why whole grains — including oats — do not live up to the ‘heart-healthy’ hype. 


My recipes are designed to help people who are on a restricted diet for health reasons.

I have included plenty of recipes for breakfasts, lunches and dinners, along with ideas for snacks, deserts and cakes: all without the use of grains in any form. Many include options for goat or sheep dairy, or dairy-free.

Options for Christmas and other celebrations will help you stay on track.

✓ Gluten-free and Grain-free
✓ Dairy-free versions
✓ Paleo and Carnivore
✓ True Ketogenic recipes
✓ Low-Carb, Low-Sugar, Zero-Carb

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