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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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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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What about celiac disease?

Celiac disease is not mediated by IgE antibodies and so it is considered a food intolerance by mainstream medicine. Celiac disease results in dysfunction of the immune system, especially of the gut, because of a reaction to gluten, a protein found in many grains. Patients with celiac disease can also suffer from a variety of other autoimmune conditions (where the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues, because it has lost some of its ability to tell the difference between self and non-self). For celiacs, the intestine can heal with removal of gluten from the diet. However, the damage returns if gluten is put …

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Digestive health at valley naturopath

At Valley Naturopath we have access to a number of unique therapeutic tools that can be really helpful for patients with digestive health issues. In addition, we can offer a fresh perspective and unique insights into your case. Our holistic approach, our focus on supporting the body’s natural ability to heal, and our drive to get to the root cause of your health concerns set us apart. Here are just a few of the digestive health issues we can help with: -Crohn’s, colitis or inflammatory bowel disease -IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) -Constipation -Loose stools -Acid reflux -Gas or bloatting -Indigestion …

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Celiac Disease

Important Information you need to know about Celiac Disease Celiac Disease is much more common than previously thought – and it can affect people of all ages from children to the elderly. Thank you so much to the Gluten Free Support Group of Renfrew County for having Katrina as their Guest Speaker recently! Celiac disease results in dysfunction of the immune system of the gut due to an immune-reaction to Gluten, a protein found in many grains. Celiac disease is also associated with a variety of autoimmune conditions. The intestine can heal with removal of gluten from the diet. However, …

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