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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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!”

Gluten-Free Grains, Grain-Free, Oats

New regulations for claims/labeling of oats in Canada

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If you have celiac disease and you live in Canada, you are probably already aware that new regulations for labeling and making claims about products that contain pure oats went into effect about 6 weeks ago, on May 19, 2015. Health Canada brought this change about. For more information about these new regulations and how they apply to those of us who have celiac disease, click here to read my article, “Gluten-Free labeling for products containing oats in Canada.”  Continue reading “New regulations for claims/labeling of oats in Canada”

Kidney Stone Prevention

How can I prevent kidney stones?

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It’s estimated that 1 in 10 people will have a kidney stone in their lifetime. I had kidney stone surgery (percutaneous nephrolithotomy) about a year ago to remove 3 calcium oxalate stones that were causing me terrible agony—if you’ve had stones before (hopefully you haven’t and never will) you’ll know what I mean! I hadn’t been able to find out the cause of the stones from doctors and was instead informed of risk factors, such as celiac disease in general and calcium supplementation. I took the calcium supplementation for about 9 years under the advice of my naturopath at that time due to bone mineral density (BMD) loss (also linked to celiac disease unfortunately) which is another story! Continue reading “How can I prevent kidney stones?”

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”