350,000 Canadians have celiac disease. But more than ten million Canadians purchase gluten-free products. Are gluten-free foods actually healthy? Or, are they contributing to other illnesses? Canada’s gluten-free market has been growing by nearly 30% per year since 2008. (1) In fact, the gluten-free movement is the most popular food allergy the marketplace has ever seen. If […]
Did you know: One of the most common symptoms of a gluten allergy is fatigue.
You don’t have to be celiac to experience the negative effects of the gluten protein. Celiac disease affects 2-3% of the population.
Gluten sensitivity is thought to affect nearly 30% of the population.
The majority of symptoms associated with a reaction to gluten are not located in your gut. Conditions that seem completely unrelated could actually be caused by a hidden gluten allergy. This includes conditions like:
- Chronic pain
- Brain fog
Do you need to go gluten-free? Start with the below articles to learn whether gluten is making you tired.
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Have you followed the recommendation of a healthcare practitioner and completely changed your diet to be gluten-free? Only to realize it made no change in your symptoms. You’re not alone. Many people jump on the gluten-free bandwagon with hopes that it will be a cure-all. Why do some people seem to improve on a gluten-free diet […]
Have you noticed fatigue or brain fog shortly after eating? An intolerance to certain carbohydrates may be contributing to your symptoms! The typical North American gets nearly 50% of his/her calories from carbohydrates. (1) I believe it can be safely argued that for the majority of people, these are refined carbohydrates. Contrast that with our […]
By age forty, 50% of the Canadian population will have or have had a mental health disorder. (1) Could gluten be part of the problem? It likely won’t surprise you to learn that depression is more common among those living with chronic illness. But is the depression a separate illness? Or, is it a symptom […]
What if there was one measurable personality trait that could help you stop being so tired? Well, according to recent research, there is. Dr. Angela Duckworth is an expert on grit. And grit is likely what will determine your success or failure in a given endeavor. Including beating chronic illness and feeling tired all the time. […]
Have you been diagnosed with eczema, infected mosquito bites, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, or hives? Believe it or not, gluten could be what’s causing your symptoms! Dermatitis herpetiformis, also known as DH and Duhring’s disease, is a skin manifestation of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Of the 300,000 Canadians diagnosed with celiac disease, upwards of 10% […]
Those with untreated celiac disease are at a nearly 50% increased risk of developing osteoporosis. (1) The solution: simply adhering to a gluten-free diet. Osteoporosis is a Greek word for “porous bone”. It is a disease where there is a loss of bone mass which then increases the risk of a fracture. Osteoporosis is commonly associated […]
For every gluten sensitive patient with the symptoms of classic celiac disease, there are 8 cases with no GI symptoms.(1, 2) Celiac disease is a multi-system disorder. Believing that it involves solely the small intestine is a common misconception. (3) While the gluten protein may start by damaging the small bowel, the effects do not stop there. […]
Have you jumped on the gluten-free bandwagon, only to give up after a few days? Why is it so hard to avoid that one little piece of birthday cake? Take heart. If you have had trouble giving up gluten, it’s not because you’re low on willpower. It’s because going gluten-free is not as simple as […]
In Canada, 40% of adults are overweight. And 20% of Canadian adults are obese. (1) The main contributor to this: the food we eat. The food you eat, or, your diet is one of the main contributors to your health and well-being. Altering it can be one of the more challenging endeavors. Especially when it’s a complete […]