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Tag: Gluten

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Choosing Gluten Free Drinks

During the holiday season, opportunities for drinking one (or a few) drinks increase. These occasions can be a source of concern for people who follow a gluten-free diet because gluten can be hidden in alcoholic drinks! So, if you or any of your loved ones are suffering from celiac disease and should avoid gluten, it […]

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TOP 10: Yummy Quinoa Recipes (That Aren’t Just Salads)

18 October, 2016 No Comments

Quinoa has become a popular alternative “grain” but did you know that it’s not a grain at all? It’s technically the seed of a flat-leafed plant, not a grass. However, the seeds are versatile and can be used in many different preparations as a replacement for traditional flour and grains like rice. It’s great news […]

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Should​ ​you​ ​Worry​ ​About​ ​Gluten​ ​in​ ​Ground​ ​Spices​ ​and​ ​Dried Herbs?

This is a frequently asked question, especially after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published its report on gluten in ground spices in 2011. According to this report, it is prohibited to add gluten in pre-packaged ground spices and these shouldn’t include any other ingredients (according to the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR)). If gluten […]

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Five Reasons to Disregard Food Sensitivity Tests

For the past four years, I have wanted to request CBC Marketplace do an expose on the increasingly popular, “food sensitivity tests”.  These blood tests cost around $500-$700 and screen over 250 different foods to determine which foods you are “sensitive” to.  Awareness needs to be raised as millions of well-intentioned consumers are being swindled by […]

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Sourdough Bread: A Solution for Gluten Sensitivity?

Over the last 10 years, many scientists have delved into the question of whether patients affected by celiac disease can consume sourdough bread. Recently, the author and activist Michael Pollan spoke of it in an episode of Netflix’s “Cooked” series. Following that, many newspapers have addressed the topic. In this article, I review this subject […]

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TOP 10: Gluten-Free Recipes

Gluten-free diets have been gaining popularity over the past few years due to the fact that they often help alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms. Those with Celiac Disease must avoid not only wheat, but also other grains, which can make it especially difficult to find easy, delicious recipes. A gluten-free diet can also help those with IBS, […]

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May – Celiac Awareness Month

The prevalence of gluten-related disorders has quadrupled in North America. Nearly 10% of the population is at risk of being affected by a gluten-related disorder, which is a serious public health issue according to Dr. Idris Saïah, immunologist and researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine.

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Gluten-Free Casein-free Diet and Autism

26 April, 2016 No Comments

There are many examples of families who have tried removing gluten and casein from their autistic child’s diet. However, results are mixed, as much from a scientific point of view as in practice. In this article, I’ll give a brief overview of autism and then I’ll tell you about the gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet and […]

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Is low-FODMAP the new gluten-free?

9 February, 2016 No Comments

We’ve all come across people who have banned gluten from their diet, and felt all the better for doing so. You’ve perhaps already done so yourself and you are not the only one!  According to a recent survey in Australia, nearly 10% of the population follows a gluten-free diet, while only 1% of the population […]

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An allergic guest? Don’t panic!

19 December, 2015 No Comments

The prospects of entertaining friends and family increase during the holiday season. But when food allergies pop up, it’s not always easy to know how to react. How can you customise meals to satisfy the special requirements of allergic people? Here are some tips to help you entertain your an allergic guest in a hassle-free […]

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Certified gluten-free oats, great news for celiac disease sufferers

Since last May, Health Canada allows gluten-free claims labelling for specially produced “pure oats” with gluten content under 20 ppm.

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May 29th is World Digestive Health Day

29 April, 2015 No Comments

From time to time, everyone suffers from some form of digestive discomfort. For some of us, these events are not occurring often, but for others, cramps, bloating, heartburn, constipation, etc. are symptoms with which they must deal almost every day. In Canada, it is estimated that over 20 million people suffer from digestive disorders every […]