For the past four years, I have wanted to request CBC Marketplace do an expose on the increasingly popular, “food sensitivity tests”. These blood tests cost around $500-$700 and screen over 250 different foods to determine which foods you are “sensitive” to. Awareness needs to be raised as millions of well-intentioned consumers are being swindled by […]
Over the last 10 years, many scientists have delved into the question of whether patients affected by celiac disease can consume sourdough bread. Recently, the author and activist Michael Pollan spoke of it in an episode of Netflix’s “Cooked” series. Following that, many newspapers have addressed the topic. In this article, I review this subject […]
Gluten-free diets have been gaining popularity over the past few years due to the fact that they often help alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms. Those with Celiac Disease must avoid not only wheat, but also other grains, which can make it especially difficult to find easy, delicious recipes. A gluten-free diet can also help those with IBS, […]
The prevalence of gluten-related disorders has quadrupled in North America. Nearly 10% of the population is at risk of being affected by a gluten-related disorder, which is a serious public health issue according to Dr. Idris Saïah, immunologist and researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine.
There are many examples of families who have tried removing gluten and casein from their autistic child’s diet. However, results are mixed, as much from a scientific point of view as in practice. In this article, I’ll give a brief overview of autism and then I’ll tell you about the gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet and […]
We’ve all come across people who have banned gluten from their diet, and felt all the better for doing so. You’ve perhaps already done so yourself and you are not the only one! According to a recent survey in Australia, nearly 10% of the population follows a gluten-free diet, while only 1% of the population […]
The prospects of entertaining friends and family increase during the holiday season. But when food allergies pop up, it’s not always easy to know how to react. How can you customise meals to satisfy the special requirements of allergic people? Here are some tips to help you entertain your an allergic guest in a hassle-free […]
Since last May, Health Canada allows gluten-free claims labelling for specially produced “pure oats” with gluten content under 20 ppm.
From time to time, everyone suffers from some form of digestive discomfort. For some of us, these events are not occurring often, but for others, cramps, bloating, heartburn, constipation, etc. are symptoms with which they must deal almost every day. In Canada, it is estimated that over 20 million people suffer from digestive disorders every […]
At a time when ‘gluten free’ is very much in fashion, an anonymous and hugely funny Internet user has revisited some famous works of art and iconic figures from popular culture by using Photoshop to remove all things gluten.
Although polenta may only make guest appearances in our diet, it is very versatile: Creamy or crispy, hard or soft, it can be enjoyed as an accompaniment to meat, browned with sauce or quite simply seasoned with butter and cheese. And the leftovers can be sliced and served cold or sautéd in a pan.