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Diet weight loss

7 Weight Loss Tips

(that have nothing to do with counting calories or weighing your food) Weight loss can be a touchy subject. As women (and men) we’re bombarded with messages in the media about how we’re supposed to look, and what beauty is, however unrealistic they might be. Sometimes, when we shift our focus, we can achieve our goals in a healthier way. It’s my hope that this article can help you learn something new, and may help you look at weight loss in a different way. These tips are in no particular order. 1) Uncover Food sensitivities A food sensitivity is different from …

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Gluten

11 Sneaky sources of Gluten and what to do instead

(Or, how to host someone with gluten sensitivity) If your friend tells you they’re gluten-free you might wonder – what’s gluten? What do I cook for them? What’s OK for them to eat? I hope this article is helpful to you. You may also want to ask them directly. If you’re gluten-free, I hope this list of sneaky sources of gluten can help speed your learning curve. In order for something to be labeled as gluten-free in Canada it must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. Also, in Canada, food products will typically be labelled with “gluten-free”, “contains wheat” or …

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How to go gluten-free without breaking the bank 

Note: Most of these strategies can apply to eating healthier for cheaper in general. However, just because something’s gluten-free doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Going gluten-free can be an opportunity to re-evaluate your idea of food. 1) Imagine a world without bread The standard North-American diet can be very bread-centred. (eg. wraps, sandwiches, bread and butter). And, many gluten-free products like breads and pastas are expensive, and are just as processed as products containing gluten. What would you enjoy eating if you couldn’t eat bread? Soups, stews, smoothies, bacon and eggs, stirfrys with rice, homemade seasonings or sauces, using leaf lettuce as a “bun” for …

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gluten-free diet

You’re Gluten-Free – Now what?

If you’ve been diagnosed with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity You may find yourself wondering – what can I eat? Or thinking – that sounds complicated. . . You may also wonder if you’ll turn in to one of those “health nuts”, or if your dietary restriction will leave you lacking or deficient in something. You might think – shopping is going to take forever, and what if I forget my glasses? Am I going to spend all my time reading ingredient lists or wondering if I can safely eat something? Am I going to be stuck breaking the bank for bricks …

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Celiac

Celiac disease 

Health Canada recognizes Celiac disease as one of the most common chronic diseases world-wide Celiac disease is much more common that we previously thought. It affects 1 in 133 Canadians. But, up to 90% of those with Celiac disease don’t know they have it. That’s a problem because there are long term health consequences when someone who’s celiac continues to eat gluten. Celiac disease can affect people at any age – not just kids. It’s more common in relatives of those with Celiac disease, and, it occurs twice as frequently in women than men. Unlike an anaphylactic food allergy, the immune reaction Celiacs experience when they eat …

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Gluten

What’s Gluten and How Can it Affect Me?

Gluten is a protein in wheat and other grains that your immune system can react to.  It can affect people in three ways: celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy. Many people are not affected by gluten at all. Celiac disease is much more common that we thought. It’s estimated that 1 in 133 Canadians have celiac disease. Symptoms of celiac disease vary by age and don’t always involve the digestive system. Gluten sensitivity affects five to six per cent of Canadians. Symptoms of gluten sensitivity can include bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, or diarrhea. They can also include joint pain, headaches, fatigue, brain fog, or other symptoms. …

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Food Sensitivity Testing

By Katrina Traikov ND Naturopathic Doctor What’s the difference between a food intolerance, a food allergy and a food sensitivity? Food Intolerance A food intolerance is typically any adverse reaction or perceived adverse reaction to a food that is not a true food allergy (i.e. not mediated by IgE antibodies). Food Allergy Food allergies involve IgE antibodies and histamine. The skin prick test in an allergist’s office tests for this type of antibody (IgE). Allergic reactions typically come on suddenly. Common symptoms of food allergies include itching and hives, and in severe cases, swelling of the lips, face, tongue and …

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