Q: I have celiac disease, and am trying to follow a strict gluten-free diet. However, breakfast is a real challenge. Can you give me some ideas? A: It has been said many times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It not only helps improve mental and physical performance but provides many key… Read more »
Q: Can you give me tips on how I can eat safely at barbecues? A: Summer is a great time for eating and socializing outdoors, and there are plenty of menu options for those with celiac disease. Here are some tips for a stress- and gluten-free barbecue season: Planning – Call ahead to find out… Read more »
I’m confused about the use of oats in the gluten-free diet. I thought oats were not safe but now I hear they are allowed. What’s the truth?
Q: I love to bake, but since my celiac diagnosis, I’m still learning about substitutes for wheat flour. What are the best alternatives for different types of baking? A: Learning how to bake with alternatives to wheat flour is both an art and a science. A variety of gluten-free flours and starches can be substituted,… Read more »
Q: Despite my efforts to avoid gluten, I occasionally still have symptoms. What are some of the less obvious sources of gluten, and what should I be looking for when checking labels? A: Gluten is the general name for specific proteins in the grains wheat, rye and barley. Although their presence is evident in baked… Read more »
Q: After years of battling anemia, I’ve finally been diagnosed with celiac disease. How are the two related, and what can I do to reverse the anemia? A: Anemia is one of the most common symptoms of undiagnosed celiac disease. In the Canadian Celiac Association Health Survey*, published in 2007, 66 per cent of adults… Read more »