Gluten Free

Sorghum: The New Must-have Gluten-free Ancient Grain

Jane Dummer | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Why is sorghum the new must-have ancient grain for your menu? In addition to being gluten-free, sorghum is a non-GMO, nutrient-dense whole grain with a variety of culinary applications. The whole grain is small and behaves similarly to seeds such as quinoa but with less fat. It also has a neutral colour, a chewy texture, and a slightly sweet flavour, making it suitable for a range of recipes.

Do You Know How These Foods Affect Your Mood?

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

Bananas contain dopamine and a wealth of B-vitamins which help to boost mood. They are especially rich in vitamin B6 which helps to calm the nervous system. Bananas are packed with magnesium which promotes a positive mood. Blueberries and black berries contain anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that help your brain to produce dopamine.

How to Make Crispy Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies

Meghan Telpner | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

What better way to ease into this fresh new year than to settle in with some fresh baked gluten-free ginger cookies?

Companies Must Act Responsibly When Using the Power of Suggestion

Nick Cowling | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Since trust plays a big factor in listening to what we're being told, corporations have the responsibility to provide messages that are both accurate and in the best interests of their audiences. Time and time again, however, we see the power of suggestion being used in a misguided and sometimes even destructive way.

Many Gluten-Free Products Break Health Canada Rules

CBC | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Business

Going gluten-free? You’re not the only one. Celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Miley Cyrus are aglow about the benefits of a gluten-free diet...

Reduce The Symptoms Of Celiac Disease... With A Worm?!

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada Living

A small pilot study achieved big results, reducing symptoms of Celiac's disease -- the autoimmune disorder that requires a gluten-free diet -- by infe...

20 Problems Only Gluten-Free People Understand

Devan McGuinness | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Living
Devan McGuinness

#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.

A Gluten-Free Diet Can Actually Be Worse For You

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living

The term 'gluten-free' may lead some consumers to think they are getting an overall healthier option, according to new research conducted by nutrition...

The History Of Food Trends, According to Yelp

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living

Crowdsourced review site Yelp is marking its 10th anniversary by tracing the evolution of some of the biggest trends over the last decade, including t...

What 'Feels Good' Isn't Necessarily Good for You

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

The implications of this being -- if one believes that gluten is the source of one's intestinal issues, it is very likely one will feel subjectively better when that particular agent is removed, or if one believes a given detox/cleanse will make one feel more vitality, it probably will -- if for no other reason than placebo effect.

Do You Know the Zuckerbergs of the Snack Food Industry?

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada
Nancy A. Shenker

The oldest Wink team member is 27. Does that help or hurt them? According to Wolff, "Our youth is a double-edged sword. We are flexible when it comes to making decisions and make them swiftly, while being able to stay up all night working if need be. We're also the same age as the majority of our customers -- allowing us to truly tap into the pulse of their wants and needs."

The Risks of Going Gluten-Free

Steven Burton | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Living
Steven Burton

A gluten-free diet is critical for people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat allergies but when manufacturers ditch the gluten, they need to replace it with something else. What are they using instead of gluten? Could these substances be harmful?

Why I Won't Recommend Gluten-Free Diets to My Patients

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

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.

How to Save Cash on a Gluten-Free Diet

Sondi Bruner | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Living
Sondi Bruner

I frequently hear people complaining that gluten-free diets are extremely expensive. Does that mean that it's impossible to save money on a gluten-free diet? Nope. I beg to differ -- I think eating gluten-free can actually save you money. Here's how.

Dr. Oz On The Most Ridiculous 'Healthy' Trend Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Living

We may love our superfoods, but when the Huffington Post Canada had a chance to interview Dr. Oz, we wanted to know what his least favourite trendy fo...

The Eight Nutrition Trends That Drive This Dietitian Crazy

Abby Langer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

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.

Gluten Intolerance May Be Completely Fake: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living

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 pre...

Can't Eat Anything? Believe Or Not, You Can Eat This

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada Living

Don’t believe that a gluten-free, soy-free, vegan cupcake can be delicious? Then you’ve obviously never visited Bunner’s Bake Shop, a Toronto ba...

Eight Statements Gluten-Free Eaters Are Tired of Hearing

Devan McGuinness | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living
Devan McGuinness

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.

Three Must-Have Seeds for Your Menu

Jane Dummer | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Small seeds that pack big nutrition have turned out to be the latest nourishing must-haves. For years, I've advised people to "go nuts" for their health; now as an early taste from my new book, here is a look at three of my favourite seeds and ways to add these delicious, gluten-free dark horses to your menu.

Your Airline Food Might Not Look Like This Anymore

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Trends like gluten-free foods, Greek yogurt and artisan ice cream flavours are taking off in-flight. In its new menu shake-up, United...

Pack It: 5 Easy Gluten-Free Recipes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Gluten-free Whether you are gluten intolerant or avoiding it for health reasons, gluten-free foods are becoming mor...

Is Gluten Really That Bad for You?

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

Emerging science shows that gluten may be much more damaging than once thought. What was once believed to only affect those with a diagnosis Celiac disease (a debilitating illness resulting from an extreme gluten response) is now being correlated as an inflammatory trigger in almost one in four people today.

Here Are My Five Favourite Things

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Thank goodness there is more to talk about than Rob Ford and Miley this week -- I refuse to give either one of them air time (even though I just did, right there). I found a really cute Etsy video, a delicious quinoa snack (to buy, not make), some amazing gift-wrapping ideas for the holidays, a revealing video and suggestions on how to help people in the Philippines.

Why I Laugh When People Tell Me to Avoid 'Carbs'

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Let's talk vegetables. We are all adults here, so we know they are good for us. The best way to get them is raw. So why as adults looking to be healthy do we cook, steam, boil, whatever our vegetables and then add cream sauce, cheese sauce or honey glaze to them? Now, I'm not saying as a treat every once in a while you can't add to your cooked carrots, or asparagus.