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I have had to become resourceful and over time I have learned how to manage the restrictions in such a way that my kids can always find something to eat. If I can offer up advice or ideas that other moms or dads who are doing all of the preparation can find helpful I'm totally into that.
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"Do I REALLY need to eat gluten free?" The answer is no. If you are not an individual who has celiac disease or has been diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, then no, you do not need to eat gluten free. However, for many of us, our lives and health depend on it.
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When you see the Gluten Free Certification Logo on your favourite products you should know that much work goes into getting this stamp of approval. Even though the people who buy these gluten-free products that are more accessible and easy to find than ever have their own reasons for consuming them, they still need to be certifiably 100 per cent safe for celiacs.
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I gather fall ingredients and pack up the freezer just like the squirrels that can be seen gathering and burying nuts and seeds for the winter months. This time of year is dedicated to squirreling away containers and freezer baggies of all our fall family favourites.
Dr. William Davis writes, "Modern grains are silently destroying your brain." That's right, a credible doctor told the public that wheat is killing us. Stephen Yafa argues that Davis' Wheat Belly misinformed the public about wheat: it is not the grain itself that is bad for us, but rather how the grain is processed.
The rapidly growing popularity of wheat-free and gluten-free food products over the past few years is not necessarily an indication that an ever-larger part of the population is actually suffering from food sensitivities like celiac disease, wheat allergies, or irritable bowel syndrome.
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#GlutenFreeProblems? I have them too. For seven years, I have been on a gluten-free diet thanks to years of health issues and finally, a diagnosis of celiac disease. Though there are a lot of people who now require a gluten-free diet, there are still many people who just won't understand the weird things we go through.
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The term 'gluten-free' may lead some consumers to think they are getting an overall healthier option, according to new research conducted by nutrition experts at the University of Florida. Study autho...
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If your doctor turned to you one day and diagnosed you with a dietary condition that research suggests doesn't exist, for which there was no objective laboratory test, and for which treatment would cost your household thousands of dollars per year, while raising your fat and calorie intake with no measurable health benefits, would you say yes? I wouldn't.
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As you can imagine, I hear and speak about nutrition day in and day out. It's a great job and I love it, but some trends just drive me nuts, and here they are.
If you're not celiac, you're probably not gluten intolerant. That's according to an academic study that effectively overturned the results of a previous one in 2011, which had served as evidence that...
With the new eyes on the gluten-free diet and the many other reasons people give it a try, there are a lot of negative ways that can affect those already on the diet for documented medical reasons. I have heard some pretty naive statements about gluten-free food that can be harmful.
The term ‘organic’ has seen a decline on restaurant menus, while the term ‘gluten-free’ has posted a 200 per cent increase, says a new report on the status of dining in the US. According to a new repo...
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The G word is almost as bad as the F word these days. In recent years, gluten has been getting a bad rap due to the mass media, celebrities who are so-called gluten experts and books such as Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. For those who don't know, gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye.
Diets involving gulping air rather than food, avoiding gluten like the plague, and replacing sensible meals with booze rank as some of the worst celebrity diets to avoid. With the approach of January,...
Gluten-free awareness is great as are the increasing number of "free from" products and restaurant menu choices. But gluten-free diets for those not diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are mostly hype -- until proven not.
I have tried several times to make gluten-free bagels that satisfy me the way the regular wheat ones used to -- my favourite order at Tim Hortons. I finally am happy with this recipe. I like the plain bagels with poppy seed tops, toasted and spread with cream cheese but you can change up the recipe by adding your favourite flavours and toppings.
Somehow, a superfood that only health advocates like me have known about for years is now common fare for a wave of twentysomethings eating at trendy coffee shops and delis. Although there is no accounting for taste or trends, quinoa does have some powerful health benefits. It tastes great, it is high protein, and it is part of another major food trend of today: gluten free eating.
Nothing will make you realize how many foods have gluten in them like being told you are not allowed to eat any of them ever again. That's what April Peveteaux heard a couple years ago when she was di...
TORONTO - When cookbook author Judith Finlayson began shopping for gluten-free food, she discovered that many items people buy in a bid to improve their health contain highly refined starches such as...
It's the protein that makes your bread stretchy and chewy. Gluten is found in wheat and other grains, in processed foods as a thickener, and in meat substitutes like veggie burgers. Even though it's...
TORONTO - An increase in gluten-free cuisine that has fabulous flavour is going to be a big trend in 2013. Quince and cauliflower should be on your radar, along with finger limes and such delicacies a...
I don't really have much of a sweet tooth myself these days, but when I teach my food workshops, I like to welcome my guests with a sweet introduction to class by offering up a decadent treat to kick things off. The best part? These cupcakes are totally raw, vegan, and gluten free!
"Do we really need yeast?" I ask. "YES!" exclaims Tony, to whom pizza is a very, very important part of life. I run to the corner store, buy yeast, return, and mix it into the recipe. But something is wrong. Very wrong. "The dough is really crumbly," Tony points out. "I noticed," I say, through gritted teeth.
It's been very tough to watch my nephew's body reject tastes, smells and textures on its most basic level. But after watching Barefoot Contessa, Leo began to taste things here and there. Handling and smelling food opened up a whole new world to him.