Hey, Canada!

Hey, Canada!

My Island Bistro Kitchen A native of Charlottetown, PEI, Barbara Mayhew launched her My Island Bistro Kitchen blog, in 2012 to combine her passions for cooking, photography, and writing. Believing that being gluten-free shouldn’t mean sacrificing tasty baked goods, Barbara creates her delicious recipes to share with the community. www.myislandbistrokitchen.com Baking Backwards Danielle Dewar is[…]


Important Questions to Ask After Diagnosis

Important Questions to Ask After Diagnosis

AS THE SAYING GOES, KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE Being diagnosed with Celiac Disease can feel a little scary, but it can also be an excellent opportunity to better understand what is happening with your body, and what it needs to cross the victory line of health and wellness. Here are some important questions to[…]


The Oat Conundrum: Are Oats Gluten-Free?

The Oat Conundrum: Are Oats Gluten-Free?

The topic of Oats and the gluten-free diet can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know; so here’s the big question: Are oats truly gluten-free? The Canadian Celiac Associations Professional Advisory Councils’ Position Statement on Consumption of Oats by Individuals with Celiac Disease is as follows: “The safety of oats in individuals with celiac[…]


Can airborne flour our make you sick?

Can airborne flour our make you sick?

In 1997, the New England Journal of Medicine published a medical report regarding farmers who had been diagnosed with nonresponsive celiac disease. This report demonstrates the idea that it is possible to experience celiac disease symptoms by inhaling gluten rather than only by eating it. There is also a considerable amount of anecdotal evidence showing[…]


There’s Gluten in what?!

There’s Gluten in what?!

12 SURPRISING PLACES GLUTEN LIKES TO HIDE So you’ve emptied your home of the obvious gluten culprits like bread, pasta, cereal, pizza, and bagels, right? You’re ready, right?! You’ve got this, right?! Well … almost. There are a few sneaky sources still holding onto a gluten risk for you to be aware of. Here are[…]


Should You Be Scared Spiceless

Should You Be Scared Spiceless

One area of uncertainty for many has been the safety of spices and seasonings. The primary concern revolves around risks and rumours of cross- contamination, gluten containing savouring, and even the potential use of flour as a filler which might be hiding gluten within some products. Gluten may be able to hide on your spice[…]


What Exactly are Prebiotics & Probiotics

What Exactly are Prebiotics & Probiotics

(and why you should care) Probiotics, a type of “good” bacteria, are fabulous microorganisms that may help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria. Thank- you probiotics! Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that act as food for probiotics. Prebiotics help probiotics flourish. Due to a number of factors, including diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, antibiotics, and[…]