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 […]
Understanding the facts February 2017: the written content below has been updated to reflect new research relevant to this article. Although people ask many questions about health and diet, certain topics come up time and again in nutrition counselling. The top five involve carbohydrates, wheat, processed meat, sugar and types of fat. Learning the answers […]
1. Are carbs bad? No! Your brain runs exclusively on carbs (you can think of all carbs as single, double and longer chains of sugar). The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in partnership with Health Canada suggests the average minimum amount of carbohydrate needed for the brain of children and adults is 130 […]
Consumers identify feeling better, gluten intolerance, supporting a family member and a medical condition as the reasons for dietary change. The Canadian Attitudes to Gluten-Free Study* estimates that approximately 4.3 million Canadians (12.3 per cent) have gone gluten-free, or have reduced gluten in their diets. Commissioned by Udi’s Healthy Foods, the study surveyed 2,530 randomly […]
Watch my segment on gluten-free diets and find out more about who needs to follow this (individuals with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity) and who does not need to follow this. Also understand the science of whole grains and carbohydrates overall.