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The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution

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The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solutionpublished by Robert Rose Inc. was released 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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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!”

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Paleo Diet and Blood Sugar Management

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You are probably aware that diabetes is a growing epidemic in the western world. In Canada alone, there are nearly 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes and every three minutes another Canadian is diagnosed with the disease.
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Gluten-Free Salmon Fish Cakes

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Don’t know what to make for dinner? Try this 3-step, omega-3 rich heart-healthy meal your whole family will love! These fried fish cakes are gluten-free and have a Paleo option. They are delicious, topped with fresh tartar sauce and pair well with sweet potato fries and sliced avocado. Continue reading “Gluten-Free Salmon Fish Cakes”

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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”

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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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Paleo Coconut Chocolate

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Oh chocolate, how I love thee!  But unfortunately, all store-bought chocolate in Canada contains sugar or artificial sweeteners. That’s why I’m always trying to come up with an alternative. Continue reading “Paleo Coconut Chocolate”

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Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Recipe

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I recently shared my chocolate hazelnut truffle recipe with one of my favourite organic supermarkets in Vaughan, Ontario, Organic Garage. If you’re close by, visit their annual Gluten-Free Fair on May 24th! Continue reading “Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Recipe”

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Easy Paleo Chocolate Recipe

Where is your sugar intake coming from?

If you crave chocolate, you might want to consider getting your magnesium levels checked. I have read that up to 80% of North Americans are deficient (Mercola.com). Magnesium, present in cacao/cocoa, supports heart health, blood pressure, hypertensive blood vessels and constricted muscles. Magnesium also triggers the release of neurotransmitters that make you feel happy (which explains our cravings in a big way) and even assists with muscular and nerve pain management. Continue reading “Easy Paleo Chocolate Recipe”