Celiac Health Services
"Celiac disease (CD) is a common disorder that is estimated to affect about one percent of the population. It is a condition in which the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged by a substance called gluten. Gluten is a group of proteins present in wheat, rye and barley and their cross bred grains. The damage to the intestine can lead to a variety of symptoms and result in an inability of the body to absorb nutrients such as protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for good health."
Transition for Newly Diagnosed
- Understanding your diagnosis
- Label reading - it's not as easy as it sounds!
- Cross contamination
- Setting up a gluten free kitchen or zone
- Emotional support
- and much more
Mindful Nutritional Healing
Mindful nutrition invites awareness into the eating and digestion process. By observing how the foods we eat affect the body we can begin to heal both body and mind. We will discuss:
- macro and micro nutrient balance
- deficiencies, gut flora, pH balance
- food intolerance, allergies
- meal planning
- likes and aversions
- emotional eating
Gluten Free Cooking Lessons
While many aspects of gluten free cooking come down to label reading there are parts that require a bit of science.
Cooking lessons can be one-on-one or in small groups. All sessions will be targeted to your taste preferences. In some cases additional individuals (local chefs) may be brought in to aid the session.
Gluten free living Doesn't have to be hard...
Often diagnosis comes with the advice "Maintain a completely gluten free diet"... and that's pretty much it. We are left to figure it out ourselves.
I was lucky that I had a degree in Natural Medicine with an emphasis on nutrition when this diagnosis came. Even with that the transition was hard. Now I am here to help you heal and support you in every way needed.
A look at the health benefits of a traditional British style Vegetarian curry complete with recipe.
A trip to the market and a basket full of peppers inspired this quick and easy to make roasted vegetable soup. Roasting the vegetables adds a depth of flavour that can’t be ignored.
Happy, sad, content, sick…these and many reasons why i find comfort is a good cup of tea! Not everything has to have a reason, enjoyment is enough. So curl up with your cup and find out what I love about tea!
You take every precaution, those of us with celiac disease and our family members understand the importance of clean; clean
Healing after any health crisis has to be begin with food. I invite you to take this journey with me.
Thirsty? If so you are already dehydrated! “But I drink all day long! How can I be lacking in liquids?”