Celiac Disease, Colon Health, Food Allergies, Food Intolerances, Grain-Free, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutritious Foods, Paleo, Paleo Recipes, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free, Uncategorized

The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution

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The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solutionpublished by Robert Rose Inc. was released this month in support of Diabetes Awareness Month. I coauthored this three-in-one guide, cookbook and meal plan with functional nutrition specialist and best-selling cookbook author Jill Hillhouse, and we are very excited about it! Continue reading “The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution”

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Benefits of Plant Based Foods, Celiac Disease, Colon Health, Events, Food Allergies, Food Intolerances, Gluten-Free Events, Grain-Free, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition 101, Nutritious Foods, Paleo, Paleo Recipes, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free

Paleo Scrumptious Snacking Cooking Class!

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I will be teaching a Paleo cooking class with wellness expert Erin Toole Budd at Ambrosia Natural Foods in Vaughan, Ontario (just north of Toronto) on June 15, 2016. I have been shopping at and loving Ambrosia since its first flagship store opened many years ago! Back then, it was very hard to find foods that were suitable for celiac disease and they were among the first stores to carry such foods. I’d walk in and feel as though I’d hit the jackpot! Continue reading “Paleo Scrumptious Snacking Cooking Class!”

Colon Health, Healthy Living, Mental Health

The Mind-Immune System Connection

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Since I have an autoimmune disease (celiac disease), I find new research and information about how our immune system operates to be fascinating. The health and function of our immune system is imperative with respect to our overall health, including not only our physical health, but also our mental health. This field of science is called “psychoneuroimmunology.” This week is mental health awareness week so it’s a good time to consider this connection.
Continue reading “The Mind-Immune System Connection”

Benefits of Plant Based Foods, Cleansing, Colon Health, Healthy Eating, Nutrition 101, Nutritious Foods, Organic Foods

Should you consider doing a juice cleanse?

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The gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the stomach and intestine is extremely complex, and is now thought by scientists to be our body’s second brain. The surface lining of the GI tract includes numerous bacteria, immune and nerve cells that largely function to protect us against toxins and foreign invaders. In fact, many researchers argue that the gastrointestinal tract makes up between 80 and 90 percent of our body’s entire immune system. Continue reading “Should you consider doing a juice cleanse?”

Benefits of Plant Based Foods, Colon Health, Organic Foods

Organics Live: local organic produce delivered across Canada and beyond!

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I love organic food for many reasons, which I explain here. I recently learned about the company Organics Live and I was impressed by what they offer, so I decided to try their services. The company delivers certified organic, sustainably produced and locally grown produce to homes for considerably less than shopping retail. There are locations across Canada so you can connect with your closest one, and they also have expansion plans in the U.S. Continue reading “Organics Live: local organic produce delivered across Canada and beyond!”

Celiac Disease, Colon Health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Specific Carbohydrate Diet

How My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms Vanished

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There are medical doctors who are forward-thinking and believe in the power of food.

I recently had an endoscopy and colonoscopy (I hadn’t had these tests since I was under the age of 5) due to a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It is estimated that one in six Americans have IBS—that number is crazy! I had painful, persistent and chronic symptoms for about 4 months which quickly led to an IBS diagnosis after other health issues were ruled out. This was the first time I had ever been diagnosed with IBS. Continue reading “How My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms Vanished”

Celiac Disease, Colon Health

Celiac Disease Little Known Facts & Our Colon


“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Dr. Ann Wigmore

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Canada, next to lung and breast cancer. I decided to do some research on different websites that offer useful facts and information about celiac disease and other gastroenterological diseases. In my search, I came across the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation or CDHF (the Foundation of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology) and was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading “Celiac Disease Little Known Facts & Our Colon”