The Celiac Scene E-News | April 2020

Your Gluten-Free Guide to Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands
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Celiac-Scene-March-2020-e-NewsNews from The Celiac Scene

•   Coronavirus! Are Celiacs at Greater Risk?
•   MyHealthyGut – the Digestive App That Keeps on Giving
•   Celiacs Show Five-Fold Increase in Heart Attacks
•   Banana Diet Prescribed to Celiacs Came at a Cost Later in Life
•   Road to 2020 Olympics Leads to a Diagnosis of Celiac Disease
•   Type 1 Diabetics Vulnerable to Additional Autoimmune Diseases
•   Myth Busted – Modern Wheat Not to Blame
•   It’s Not Just in Your Head – CD Affects the Brain
•   Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) Rebrands Logo

Selena De Vries, RD – At Your Service!

•   Free! Online Course – Better Living with Celiac Disease
•   Mark Your Calendar – Free Friday Facebook Session – April 17
•   Two Minute Gluten-Free Survey

A Canadian Celiac Podcast 250 x 300A Canadian Celiac Podcast – Listen and Learn at your Leisure!

•   Coronavirus & Food Insecurity
•   Celiac Disease & Coronavirus
•   Celiac Scene News Round Up

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Celiac Scene Restaurants


900˚ Wood-Fired PizzeriaUpdates • Big Wheel BurgerUpdatesFloating Fish StoreUpdatesJoint PizzeriaUpdatesNoodle BoxUpdatesPirate Chips NanaimoUpdatesPoke FreshUpdates • Rawthentic EateryUpdatesRock Cod CafeUpdatesRoyal Spice Indian RestaurantUpdatesSix Mile PubUpdatesTaco Revolution Food TruckUpdatesTaste – A Place For CoffeeUpdatesUnion Street GrillUpdatesWild Poppy Bakery & BistroUpdates

Gluten-Free Retailers Who Care

Abuelo’s Corn Tortilla FactoryUpdatesCountry GrocerUpdatesDeep Cove MarketUpdatesLifestyle Market & Select StoresUpdatesMother Nature’s Market & DeliUpdatesPepper’s FoodsUpdatesPomme Natural Foods NanaimoUpdatesRawthentic EateryUpdatesThe Market StoresUpdatesWild Poppy Bakery & BistroUpdates

Celiac-Scene-Retailers-April-2020-E-NewsDiscount & Sale Days

•   Every Day – 10% Student Discount – Pepper’s Foods
•   Wednesdays – The Market Stores Flyer
•   Fridays – Country Grocer Flyer
•   Monthly – Lifestyle Markets Flyer
•   Monthly – Mother Nature’s Market & Deli Flyer
•   Monthly – Pomme Natural Market’s Flyer
•   Tuesdays – Pepper’s Foods Flyer
•   Tuesdays – 7% Senior & Student Discount Days – Mother Nature’s Market & Deli
•   Tuesday-Wednesday – 10% Senior’s Discount – Pepper’s Foods

Socially-Safe Events on Vancouver Island

•   Taco Revolution Food Truck – Regular at Red Arrow Brewing
•   IXIM Market Table by Taco Revolution at Esquimalt Farm Market –  Thursdays
•   The Art of Slow Food Sourdough Bread – Moss Street Market – Saturdays

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Our Favourite Gluten-Free Products and Services

•   Bake My Day Teams Up with Cowichan Bay’s Cow-Up Market


Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas • Art of Slow FoodBake My DayBard’s Beer • Care BakeryChef Pola CulinaryCloud 9 Specialty BakeryCORN THINS by Real FoodsGlutenull (order on Amazon) • Grimm’s Fine Foods • Healthbean Nutrition • Hertel MeatsMyHealthyGut App  (7-day Free iPhone Trial) • O’DoughsPortofino Tested-to-Be-Gluten-FreeRoyal Nuts (shop via website) • Wendel’s True Foods (shop via website) • Wise Bites (shop via website)

Gluten-Free RecipesCeliac-Scene-Recipes-April-2020-E-News

•   Marvelous Muffins by Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet
•   Corn Thins Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Recipe Ideas
•   Easy Peasy Bagels by GF Keto Girl

Read Previous Editions of the e-News

March 2020February 2020January 2020December 2019November 2019October 2019September  2019August 2019July 2019June 2019May 2019 


  • Did you know that more than 60 gluten-free fast-food restaurants in Canada and a whopping 250 restaurants across the United States make an online commitment to meeting the needs of the gluten free. Note that gluten-free ingredients and offerings vary by country.

Gluten-Free Guide to Fast Food Dining – Canada
Gluten-Free Guide to Fast Food Dining – USA
Back of the Menu – Restaurant Resource

Remember – these listings are a guide, NOT a guarantee. ALWAYS Ask Gluten-Free Questions and determine for yourself whether any given location, chef or server can deliver on their gluten-free promise.