Tag Archives: Celiac disease

The most important thing you should do before you go gluten-free

  For some people to Take the Fight out of Food, the theme of this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month,  means solving digestive woes.  As I mentioned in my last post, there are steps to take when it comes to ending food battles. These include: 1.  Spot the problem. Define what’s causing your fight […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Does gluten disrupt hormones?

“Have you heard of  this: “Here’s a fact: Gluten has been shown to disrupt the endocrine system affecting the production of hormones in both men and women. Do you have a hormonal imbalance due to gluten?” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Jennifer Burnham. Jennifer, I’m always amazed at the confidence of health professionals who believe […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Is modern wheat toxic?

“Recently a dietitian friend of mine posted The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten by Moises Velasquez-Manoff on Facebook. One comment that came back to her was: “This article did not address the genetically modified wheat of today. That is why our bodies are recognizing wheat as a toxin/foreign substance, because it is not as natural […]

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4 scientific facts you want to know about gluten

  In my last post, I  provided some fact and fiction about gluten-free diets from  the recent Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference sponsored by Boston based think tank Oldways  and the Whole Grains Council.   World-renowned experts such as celiac disease authority,  Alessio Fasano, M.D., author of the recently published  book, Gluten Freedom (Wiley Health),  offered […]

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Gluten-free diets: separating fact from fiction

How did gluten suddenly become dietary enemy number one?  It is now a substance to avoid, even for those who have never adhered to any previous suggested dietary advice.  Gluten-free diets have become the cure for all that ails North Americans.  Along with the flood of gluten-free products in the supermarket, there has been a […]

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Don’t jump on the gluten-free bandwagon before doing this

Are you contemplating banishing  gluten from your menu?  If so, you’re not alone. Gluten-free diets are definitely hot. Much of the buzz about ridding menus of gluten began when celebrities raved about how avoiding gluten helped them maintain their svelte shape.   But then many also started questioning whether their various ills such as  fatigue,  depression […]

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