On A Gluten-Free Diet, But Symptoms Are Persisting. Perhaps, You Have A Microbiota Imbalance In Your Bowel
On a Gluten-Free Diet, But Symptoms Are Persisting? A microbiota imbalance is one possible cause. Many other possibilities are discussed in my Book “Gluten Toxicity” as well.
Ted Talk Highlighting The Importance Of Our Microbes:
“How Our Microbes Make Us Who We Are” https://www.ted.com/talks/rob_knight_how_our_microbes_make_us_who_we_are
This Sunday (January 13th, 2013), there is a Gluten-Free Expo in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Expo will be a great place to check out new gluten-free products and to meet many vendors that support our lifestyle. There will also be sessions about living gluten-free throughout the day.
You can click on the following link for more information about the Expo and how to buy tickets.
Recently, I had the pleasure of having lunch with Dr. Jean Layton in Bellingham, Washington. Jean is a naturopathic doctor who has a special interest in gluten intolerance and in gluten-free culinary arts. We had a wonderful time discussing our practice, some of the challenges with raising awareness, and how elusive gluten intolerance can be.
We also discussed the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle and how Jean co-authored a book, “Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies” to help people with this adjustment in diet. It is a lovely book and it has some particularly helpful topics to help succeed with baking such as “Understanding The Rules of Baking”, “Unique Issues of Gluten-Free Baking”, “Building Structure and Flavor Without Wheat” and “Understanding Dough”. Also, there is a chapter that discusses “Converting Favorite Recipes To Gluten-Free”.
Once you have learned the basics of Gluten-Free Baking, Jean (and her co-author Linda Larsen) share many recipes (entrees, desserts, breads, biscuits, pizza, gluten-free baking mixes, etc) to help their readers make an easy adjustment to a gluten-free lifestyle. Overall, the layout is simple to read, the ingredients all appear to be easily accessible and the instructions are laid out in an easy step by step approach. I can see this book being a valuable addition for anyone who is making this lifestyle adjustment.
It was a pleasure to meet Jean. I would like to extend a thank you to her for co-authoring this book and making a wonderful contribution to the gluten-free community. I appreciate her genuine personality and sincere compassionate approach to helping others navigate the gluten intolerance maze.
I just received Tammy Credicott’s new cookbook, “Paleo Indulgences“. It is a wonderful book with many healthy recipes that look delicious and very nutritious as well. The accompanying photographs, all taken by Tammy, are a gorgeous complement to the recipes.
Robb Wolf, author of “The Paleo Solution” wrote a lovely forward for Tammy’s book and when talking about her recipes said that “They are all delicious”!
This is a great book for people who want to eat a gluten-free, grain-free, or a more natural diet, but who also want flavorful meals to enjoy every day. Paleo Indulgences definitely helps to ease the transition to a more natural way of eating.
Thank you Tammy for all of your hard work, dedication, and for contributing this great resource!
Tammy’s other book, The Healthy Gluten-Free Life:
Great news! There will be a Gluten-free Expo in Toronto (Ontario) this weekend. As well, in the new year, there will be an Expo in Vancouver (British Columbia) and Calgary (Alberta). The Expo will be a great place to check out new gluten-free products and to meet the vendors that support our lifestyle. Click on the following links for more information.
Currently, I am working as a “Clinical Nurse Educator” at a local hospital and I’m also a “Celiac Nurse and Gluten Intolerance Consultant” in British Columbia, Canada. I am thrilled to use my book as a resource to help increase awareness in the healthcare system and amongst the public. Also, it is an honor to be able to share everything I have learned to help ease patient’s transition to a new healthier gluten-free lifestyle.
As well as an e-book, Gluten Toxicity can also be purchased as a paperback in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.
Recently, I received a new cookbook, “The Healthy Gluten-Free Life” in the mail from author, Tammy Credicott. Upon opening the package, I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful cover and lovely colorful pictures of her family and many appealing foods.
As I read through the book, I was very pleased to see that Tammy has focused on healthy recipes to help promote healing in individuals with a gluten intolerance. Since many people with related intestinal damage can have nutritional deficiencies, it is important to include healthy flours and other nutritious ingredients in any gluten-free diet. Tammy has definitely included healthy options in her recipes.
As well as great recipes, Tammy also includes flour substitutions, discusses dairy and egg substitutes, cross contamination issues, tips for a happier kitchen, and has also included many other tips to help with a healthy gluten-free lifestyle adjustment. Thank you Tammy for this lovely contribution to the gluten-free community!
If you would like to check out Tammy’s new book, please follow the links below:
Link to Book in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Healthy-Gluten-free-Life-Credicott/dp/1936608715/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329972670&sr=8-1
Link to Book in US: http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Gluten-Free-Life-Delicious-Dairy-Free/dp/1936608715/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Lack Of Healthcare Coverage For Celiac Blood Tests In Ontario Could Potentially Lead To Complications For Undiagnosed Celiacs
The Canadian Celiac Association has started a blog. The latest post, "Ontario Blood Testing and the Election". This blog post discusses issues around the lack of healthcare coverage for celiac blood tests in Ontario, Canada. It further discusses how an upcoming election may lead to change and increased diagnosis.
I live in B.C., but most of my relatives live in Ontario. It certainly was a challenge getting my relatives tested, due to this lack of coverage. This roadblock could easily lead to delayed diagnosis for many people who live there. As we know, delayed diagnosis can lead to many complications. As a preventative measure, hopefully, the government of Ontario will follow the other provinces and provide coverage for celiac testing.
I would like to see it taken a step further with coverage for all the tests used to diagnose the various types of gluten intolerance:)
Tina Turbin at the “Gluten-Free Help” blog has posted a “Gluten Toxicity” book review and is doing a giveaway contest. Please see her informative blog for more details.
Gluten-Free Help Blog: http://www.glutenfreehelp.info/give-away