Celiac Disease, Celiac Disease Tax Credits, Children

Have Celiac Disease? Get those tax credits!

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It’s tax season and if you reside in Canada and have celiac disease or have a dependent with celiac disease, be sure to file accordingly to benefit from the government’s tax credits! After all, you’re entitled to it! Continue reading “Have Celiac Disease? Get those tax credits!”

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Children, Healthy Living

Disability Tax Credits include ADHD

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With disabilities (I prefer the term “different abilities” but go fight city hall for that change!) like ADHD on the rise, families need as much help as they can get. As a nutritionist, I see many families with children with disabilities and recently found out those with ADHD now qualify for tax credits. I wanted to share the information. Continue reading “Disability Tax Credits include ADHD”

Children, Cookie Recipes, Desserts, Grain-Free, Recipes

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies

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My Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookie recipe was just featured on GustoTV.com. A favourite of mine, I want to share the recipe with you.
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Benefits of Plant Based Foods, Children, Grain-Free, Organic Foods, Paleo, Paleo Recipes, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Paleo Portobello Burger

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Who says you need bread, buns, bagels or wraps made of refined grains and simple carbohydrates to enjoy a good sandwich? You really don’t. There are many ways to enjoy the comforts of a hoagie. Try replacing bread with lettuce wraps nori paper, Paleo wraps (usually made of coconut meal) and a variety of veggies, like red pepper, grilled eggplant and sweet potato. Continue reading “Paleo Portobello Burger”

Children, Paleo

How to help your Paleo child

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For those who are unfamiliar with the Paleo diet, it is a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans (often referred to as the Caveman or Primal diet), consisting mostly of protein (meat, fish, nuts and seeds), complex carbohydrates (vegetables, and fruit) and healthy fats. It excludes foods known to cause inflammation in the bowel (among other problems), such as legumes, simple carbohydrates (refined sugar, dairy and grain products) and processed food. The diet was recommended to me by my gastroenterologist to treat my diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and to “better” treat celiac disease.

Does your child follow a Paleo diet? If so, here are some tips to help you advocate for your Paleo child at school, camp, parties and other social gatherings. These tips are also applicable to children following other special diets. Check with your child’s doctor or health professional to find out whether the following tips are appropriate, as each child’s individual needs differ.
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