Health & Wellness

How is Celiac Disease Diagnosed?
Author of Complete Gluten-Free Diet and Nutrition Guide and celiac expert, Alexandra Anca, says there are several ways to test for celiac disease including: EndoscopyTo take a biopsy of the small intestine, a gastroenterologist will perform an endoscopy, using intravenous sedation. These... More »
Can Celiacs Eat Whole Grains?
 Gluten-intolerant people can eat whole grains. A large number of gluten-free (GF) whole-grain choices are available. The following, when eaten in a form that includes the bran, germ and endosperm, are examples of generally accepted GF whole-grain foods, say Donna Washburn and Heather Butt... More »
What is Gluten and Why Does it Matter?
 What is Gluten and Why Does it Matter?   Gluten is a kind of protein found in wheat (and its relatives spelt, farro, emmer, Kamut, barley, rye and triticale). It also appears in a surprising number of prepared foods, ranging from salad dressings to dairy products. More and more people... More »
Kids and Celiac Disease
Just for Kids • It is important that young people who suffer from celiac disease feel part of the group and not different. All decisions should be made keeping this in mind, while ensuring the diet is strictly followed.• Teach! Teach! Teach! Don’t make decisions for even the youngest child. Every... More »
Salmon Pizza Pinwheels
Salmon Pizza Pinwheels Add these healthy pinwheels to lunchbags or serve them as easy after-school snacks.  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C)• Baking sheet, lined with parchment paper 1     can (71⁄2 oz/213 g) salmon, drained,  deboned and broken into chunks ... More »
Dietary strategies & delicious recipes to help manage inflammatory bowel disease
Good nutrition is a top priority for people living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and also for their families and friends, say Dr. A Hillary Steinhart, author of Crohn's & Colitis Diet Guide, 2nd Edition.Living with inflammitory bowel (IBD) disease may not be easy, but if you... More »
Kale and Quinoa Minestrone (gluten-free, vegetarian)
Everyone needs a few recipes that meet the trifecta of busy weeknight meal requirements: easy, fast and fabulous. Add this soup, which is gluten-free and super-healthy to boot, to your pile this Fall. More »
Everyday is Better with Breakfast
 It’s Better with Breakfast... Recently, two friends questioned the assumption that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although there may be snippets of conflicting evidence, in general terms, eating a good breakfast is beneficial. For starters, your body has not been fed for a... More »
Gluten-Free Essential Coconut Pancakes
Few things top homemade pancakes and this coconut variation is a winner with kids and adults alike. You’ll stay satisfied for hours, too, thanks to the high protein content of the chickpea flour (10 grams in 1 cup/250 mL, compared to 8 grams in wheat flour) and the high fiber content of the coconut... More »
10 Best Strategies for Managing Your Weight
 10 best strategies for managing your weight 1. Eat breakfast every day! Reduce the amount of fat by using skim or 1% milk or low-fat yogurt. Include high-fiber foods such as wholewheat bread or bagels, bran or oat cereals, and dried or fresh fruit. 2. Eat 3 to 5 meals or snacks, spaced... More »
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