Introducing highly allergenic foods to infants: 2019 Canadian guidelines

Introducing highly allergenic foods to infants: 2019 Canadian guidelines

If you’re a new parent, there is a high probability that you’re suffering from information overload on every and any topic related to babies and parenting, but most certainly on how to feed your baby! From breastfeeding to formula feeding, baby-led weaning to purees, organic to conventional foods, omnivore to vegan diets, there’s a position or choice to make about everything!

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What's the harm in removing gluten?

What's the harm in removing gluten?

I get asked this question (or some version of it) often when it comes to removing certain foods from children’s diets. More specifically, the question I often get asked is, “my child has stomach pain (or constipation, or bloating or difficulties concentrating, etc) so what’s the harm if I just take gluten out of his or her diet?”

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Stop blaming all your digestive woes on gluten … PLEASE!

Stop blaming all your digestive woes on gluten … PLEASE!

The people closest to me know that I can sometimes get on my soapbox and go on a rant. We all have our moments that get us fired up, and for me, it can be some of the hottest or latest issues and topics in the nutrition world that just “rot my socks” so to speak. The topics that get me most fired up, you wonder? Well, you may be surprised to hear that many common perceptions about gas/bloating, gluten and food sensitivities are often times misinformed and these are some of the hardest areas for me to just shut up and be quiet. 

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