Celiac Disease Awareness Month: Should You Avoid Gluten?

Tuesday May 31, 2011

Have you been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Depression or Infertility?

Confused about the most accurate way to test for Celiac Disease & Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

Wondering if Gluten could be at the root of your health challenges?

If you’ve answered YES to one or more of the questions above then this event is for YOU!


A Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Update

Celiac Disease is the most underdiagnosed disease in North America today, with an incredibly low 3% diagnosis rate. This has led to the metaphor that diagnosed celiacs represent only the visible tip of a much larger undiagnosed “iceberg”. In fact, the average length of time it takes for a symptomatic person to be diagnosed with celiac disease in North America is 11 years, compared to only 3 weeks in Italy! (continue reading…)


The Art Of Gluten-Free Baking

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Would you like more confidence in the kitchen so you can make safe, healthy, gluten-free baked goods? People often feel that in order to have something healthy, they have to sacrifice quality and/or taste. This workshop will disprove this in bringing forth, Celiac and Gluten Sensitive friendly treats that are completely unique, made with whole foods and organic ingredients.

Mike Robinson, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Holistic Artisan Baker, will guide us through an evening of gluten-free baking. Along the way, we will explore the differences between a sensitivity, intolerance and full blown Celiac Disease, what this means to people and how to approach it.

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Gluten-Free Winter Soups Cooking Class

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Commercially prepared soups commonly contain wheat, gluten, corn, soy, MSG, dairy and other common allergens – not to mention too much sodium!

Soups made from scratch are ideal for those with digestive challenges and allergies because:

• You control what goes into them – ensuring that only wholesome foods and quality ingredients go into the pot!
• They are easy to digest, therefore enabling you to assimilate more of the nutrients and strengthen your digestive system.
• They suit a busy lifestyle! They are quick and easy to make in big batches to freeze for lunch and dinner.

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Gluten-Free RAW Desserts Class

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Would you like to learn how to make brownies that you can proudly eat for breakfast? If you have a sweet tooth but you are struggling to make tasty gluten-free treats, this workshop is for you!

Aside from their many health benefits, raw desserts are delicious, EASY and fast!

Cara Roth, Certified Pastry Chef and Raw Food Chef will be teaching us how to make amazing, crowd pleasing raw desserts in less than 10 minutes with no baking or burning… and there’s only one dish to clean! Doesn’t that sound heavenly? You’ll also learn the basics of raw food and how a diet based on whole foods can benefit every aspect of your life.

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All You Need To Know About Celiac Disease

Friday June 25th 2010, 7-9pm

The Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association is excited to present Dr. Mohsin Rashid, a fantastic speaker on Celiac Disease! Dr. Rashid is a Professor of Gastroenterology at Dalhousie University in Halifax and a member of the professional advisory board for the Canadian Celiac Association. He is in town for a conference, and they were able to arrange for him to speak at this event.

The Celiac Association will have an engaging talk titled “All You Need to Know about Celiac Disease”, including information on paediatrics, the 2008 Members Survey, and when Celiac Disease is diagnosed later in life. They will be allowing time for general questions and answers too; however personal medical issues cannot be addressed during the event.

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