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The Celiac Scene E-News | October 2018

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Gluten-Free Lunch Box Ideas for Kids by Selena De Vries, RD

Gluten-Free Lunch Box Ideas for Kids by Selena De Vries, RD

Young kids like variety in their lunches. Little bit of this, little bit of that, bite here, nibble there … you get the picture.  A little creativity with simple, whole foods can sometimes be all that is needed to jazz up the old lunchbox routine and encourage little ones to eat a little bit more.

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Celiac Counsellor Sherry Scheideman Responds to Heart Wrenching Letter from a Mom

“My two children were recently diagnosed with celiac disease quite unexpectedly. We are struggling to cope.”

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Top 10 Gluten-Free Convenience Foods for Quick & Healthy Meals by Selena De Vries, RD

If anyone is a fast cook in the kitchen, it’s me.  And, of course, I like to make healthy, tasty, and always gluten free food! I do love to spend time cooking and baking as I find it relaxing.  But nowadays with a new baby, fast, healthy and delicious is the goal for our meals.  So, here are some of my favorite, gluten free convenience foods that I use all the time to make dinner appear on the table in no time flat.

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Celiac Counsellor Sherry Scheideman Talks Romance

Starting up a new romance is nerve-wracking – our insecurities (Do they like me?) and neediness (Am I attractive enough?) flare up, and we try hard to make a good impression.

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What Not to Say to a Celiac!

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Introducing Gfreewiki.com

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Celiac Counsellor Sherry Scheideman Speaks About Self-Care

Having celiac disease puts us under extra strain as we deal with severe dietary restrictions and the physical, emotional, and social challenges that go along with that. That’s why it’s essential that we celiacs take self-care seriously.

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10 Communication Strategies to Decline Gluten-Free Food by Selena De Vries, RD

Having to turn down well-intentioned family member’s gluten free food or interrogate family members or friends on the ingredients used to make a gluten free dish, is by far, the most dreaded conversation a celiac will encounter.  Am I right?  I know this topic tops the list for me, hands down, for sure.

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Celiac Counsellor Sherry Scheideman Takes A Day Off From Celiac Disease

Do you ever get bored with having celiac disease, and wish you could have a day off from it?

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30 Ways to Make Your Celiac Friend Feel Normal by Selena De Vries, Celiac Dietitian

A diagnosis of celiac disease can be overwhelming. Often times, those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity will deny food-related invitations due to the fact that they “don’t even want to deal with it.” Replacing food with fun takes the pressure off while your friend or family member adjusts to the gluten-free diet. Selena has some great ideas!

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The Celiac Counsellor Talks About Mourning and Celiac Disease

Six months ago, my mom died after a lengthy illness. In mourning her since then, I have noticed familiar feelings I associate with celiac disease.

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Lack of OHIP Coverage for Celiac Test Causing Costly Increases in Treatment Delays and Health Risks for Ontario Patients

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Celiac Counsellor Corner – How Meditation Helps Me Deal with Celiac Disease

Did you suffer on the Easter weekend, visiting relatives in gluten-filled environments? I did … but it definitely would have been harder without meditation. Let me explain! Maybe meditation can help you, too.

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Selena De Vries, Celiac Dietitian, Unlocks the Potential of Dried Plums

For those suffering from celiac disease, dried plums can help close the nutritional gap in many ways by improving bone and digestive health and managing blood sugar levels. Delicious too, in Selena’s Gluten Free Dark Chocolate and Dried Plum Energy Bars!

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Selena De Vries, RD Talks Gluten Free on a Budget: Healthy Breakfast Swaps

I hear it from clients all the time, “the gluten free diet is expensive.”  And, while, there is certainly some truth to that for a minority of products, there are a multitude of ways to stay on budget, while still eating safely and I am excited to share them with you!

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Celiac Counsellor Corner – How to Be Mindful When Things Are Tough

When life is challenging – financial woes, illness such as celiac disease, unemployment, divorce, or whatever – it seems hard to live in the present moment.

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GFCO Study Provides Industry Guidance in the Use of Visual Examination to Determine the Safety of Oats and other Grains

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Selena De Vries, RD Shares 10 Gluten-Free Foods That Always Fill Her Grocery Basket

Ever wonder what is in a celiac dietitian’s grocery cart?  Well, now is your chance!  These foods are always stocked in our house, making meals easy to throw together with the pantry staples I keep in our cupboard, too (a post for another time).

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Let Celiac Disease Motivate You to Be Your Own Ideal Marriage Partner

If you had the ideal marriage partner, how would they support you emotionally? What would it feel like to be married to them?

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Selena De Vries, RD Shares Three Simple Strategies to Improve Digestion on the Gluten-Free Diet

On a gluten free diet, but still feel unwell? Tip the scales in favor of better digestion and vitality!

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Experimental Blood Test for Celiac Disease May Replace Gluten Challenge & Biopsy

“An experimental blood test accurately identifies people who do, or don’t, have celiac disease, even if they are following gluten-free diets, researchers say.” Will Boggs, MD, Reuters1
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What Are Your Celiac New Year's Resolutions?

What Are Your Celiac New Year’s Resolutions?

Living with celiac disease is a challenge. It helps to take the time to identify our most painful difficulties and to come up with ways of dealing with them. Now is the perfect time to go through this process, and make Celiac New Year’s Resolutions!

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