Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for a healthy gut environment or microbiome. The simplest explanation is that probiotics are the microbes (we are usually talking about bacteria here) that colonize the large intestine, while prebiotics are the food, or fuel, which feeds those microbes.
May is Celiac Awareness Month This year, one of my children was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. To put it lightly, it’s been a steep learning curve. Between figuring out how to determine what products are safe, what restaurants are safe, and how best to manage a kitchen for our family, we’ve learned a lot. Gluten-free […]
Our Favourite Things – Red Lentil Pasta Food in our home has had quite a few shake ups in the last few years. Not only do we have a couple of family with members who have type 1 diabetes, celiac disease has moved in. This creates some challenges, as many of the gluten free options […]
Our Favorite Things: Gluten Free The Definitive Resource Guide by Shelley Case, Dietitian In our Calgary nutrition counselling practice, we often see people with celiac disease who require a gluten free diet for life to manage their medical health. One of our go-to reference books we suggest to our clients is written by Saskatchewan-based […]
Food sensitivity testing, gluten-free diet & low FODMAP diet Thousands of people struggle with digestive health issues every day including diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal cramping and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Since these symptoms can seriously influence day-to-day quality of life and overall well-being I’ve noticed people will try just about anything in order to […]