Can a gluten free diet help treat your Crohn’s disease or colitis?

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Celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) all affect your digestive system. But how are these three conditions related? If you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, does that mean your odds of also having inflammatory bowel disease are higher? And, can the gluten-free diet help your IBD symptoms even if […]

5 tips for storing bread and making it last longer

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For all the joy bread brings to a table, it has a considerable weakness: A short shelf life. If you’re not worrying about your favourite loaf growing mould, you’re concerned about it getting stale. Regardless if it’s store-bought, bakery-fresh or homemade, bread stays fresh longer when it’s in a relatively air-tight environment since circulation speeds […]

Newly diagnosed celiac or gluten sensitivity

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When you have newly diagnosed celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and must adopt the gluten-free diet, the simplest and healthiest approach is to start with fresh, naturally gluten-free foods. If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, this will help your body replenish the vitamins and minerals you may not have been absorbing before your […]

The differences between sourdough and white bread

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Bread has been baked for at least 10,000 years, and for 9850 of those years, it was made the same way. Flour was mixed with water, then left to stand until various wild yeasts and lactobacillus bacteria began fermentation. True sourdough still starts this way and produces firm, crusty loaves with a complex tang, owing […]

Why follow a gluten-free diet?

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There are many reasons why someone would follow a gluten-free diet. People who have a gluten-related disorder such as the autoimmune condition celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy have no option but to completely exclude gluten in their diet. Avoiding gluten is vital to manage symptoms, which can include gastrointestinal distress, and to […]

Living with coeliac disease

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Upon diagnosis of coeliac disease, there is an array of emotional reactions that are quite normal and experienced by many. For some, the diagnosis may come as a great relief as you were concerned that it was something more serious. Others may feel shock, despair, grief, disbelief or guilt and you may feel overwhelmed or […]