Have you followed the recommendation of a healthcare practitioner and completely changed your diet to be gluten-free? Only to realize it made no change in your symptoms. You're not alone. Many people jump on the gluten-free bandwagon with hopes that it will be a cure-all. Why do some people seem to improve on a gluten-free diet while others … [Read more...]
Eat For Energy
What should you eat to get more energy?
It's not as simple as eating so-called “healthy” foods and avoiding the “unhealthy” foods. It's different for every person.
If you want to regain your energy and overcome fatigue, the first step is identifying exactly which foods make you tired.
You need to move beyond diets and nutrition plans. I'll show you how to figure out exactly which foods give you energy and which foods make you tired.
Take a look below to see some of our most recent posts so you can start to Eat For Energy!
By age forty, 50% of the Canadian population will have or have had a mental health disorder. (1) Could gluten be part of the problem? It likely won't surprise you to learn that depression is more common among those living with chronic illness. But is the depression a separate illness? Or, is it a symptom of living with chronic illness? And what … [Read more...]
Do you suffer from itchy skin that doesn't improve no matter what you put on it? Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with eczema, infected mosquito bites, contact dermatitis, psoriasis or hives. Believe it or not, gluten could be causing your symptoms! Dermatitis herpetiformis, also known as DH and Duhring's disease, is the skin version of Celiac … [Read more...]
Those with untreated celiac disease are at a nearly 50% increased risk of developing osteoporosis. (1) The solution: simply adhering to a gluten-free diet. Osteoporosis is a Greek word for "porous bone". It is a disease where there is a loss of bone mass which then increases the risk of a fracture. Osteoporosis is commonly associated with celiac … [Read more...]
For every gluten sensitive patient with the symptoms of classic celiac disease, there are 8 cases with no GI symptoms.(1, 2) Celiac disease is a multi-system disorder. Believing that it involves solely the small intestine is a common misconception. (3) While the gluten protein may start by damaging the small bowel, the effects do not stop … [Read more...]
Have you jumped on the gluten-free bandwagon, only to give up after a few days? Why is it so hard to avoid that one little piece of birthday cake? Take heart. If you have had trouble giving up gluten, it’s not because you're low on willpower. It’s because going gluten-free is not as simple as giving up bread. In this post, I'll address 5 of the … [Read more...]
In Canada, 40% of adults are overweight. And 20% of Canadian adults are obese. (1) The main contributor to this: the food you eat. The food you eat, or, your diet is one of the main contributors to your health and well-being. Altering it can be one of the more challenging endeavors. Especially when it's a complete overhaul. The typical Canadian … [Read more...]
Neither domestic cereals nor milk from hoofed animals is "natural" food in an evolutionary or physiological sense... If there is a single complex of events responsible for the deterioration or human health and ecology, agricultural civilization is it. -Paul Shepard, Coming Home to the Pleistocene The reason why celiac disease and gluten … [Read more...]