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The GL Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Dieting needn’t mean that you have to resort to bland food or strange food combinations! The Glycaemic Load Diet is a low-carb diet plan that makes healthy eating easier than it has ever been. [more…]

Who Should Be Screened for Celiac Disease?

Although you may not have any of the symptoms of celiac disease, you may still have the condition and be endangering your health through the consumption of gluten. Some people without symptoms of celiac [more…]

Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Do you suspect that you or someone in your family has celiac disease and maybe you or they should give up gluten? Symptoms of undiagnosed or insufficiently treated celiac disease can vary greatly in their [more…]

Gluten-Free Food Shopping Tips

If you have celiac disease, you need to maintain a gluten-free diet to stay healthy, but shopping for foods without gluten can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you avoid gluten-containing foods [more…]

Tips for Living Successfully with Celiac Disease

If you or your child has celiac disease, you can still live healthy, active, full, rich and rewarding lives. Staying gluten-free is just one part of not just surviving but thriving with celiac disease. [more…]

Celiac Disease For Dummies Cheat Sheet

For people with celiac disease, consuming gluten — a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and some other grains — leads to damage to the lining of the small intestine, resulting in the inability to properly [more…]

Food Pyramid for Young Children

Gone is the old food pyramid you grew up with, but the new pyramid the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends you use to plan meals for babies and toddlers is a fantastic resource. The following [more…]

Foods to Avoid during Baby’s First Year

When it comes to planning meals for your baby, all foods aren’t created equal. Be sure to steer clear of the common problem foods in the following list. They’re the ones that can cause serious allergic [more…]

Helpful Foods for Common Childhood Ailments

When your child is sick, follow the advice of your doctor (of course). In addition, you can plan to feed your baby or toddler nourishing meals to promote a speedy recovery. Along with any medicine the [more…]

Staple Foods for Feeding Your Baby and Toddler

Grocery shopping for the ingredients for healthful meals for your baby or toddler isn’t the easiest task. The following list contains perishable and nonperishable foods you’ll want to have on hand, so [more…]

Baby & Toddler Meals For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can tap into many resources when it comes to planning meals for your baby or toddler. Babies younger than 2 years old have some special dietary don’ts you need to know about. For recommendations on [more…]

Checklist of Foods and Ingredients to Avoid in a Gluten-Free Diet

When you’re living gluten-free (especially if you’ve just started following a gluten-free diet), it can be hard to remember which foods and ingredients you should avoid, especially when you’re grocery [more…]

Important Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Kitchen

Here’s a quick list of basic ingredients to always keep in your pantry, to help with your gluten-free cooking and baking. Check your local grocery store or online supplier of gluten-free foods for these [more…]

Gluten-Free Food and Ingredient Substitutions

If you’re tempted to experiment with making your favorite recipes gluten-free, here are some savvy substitutions for a few of your favorite ingredients. Don't hesitate to get creative! [more…]

Living Gluten-Free For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Living gluten-free means you can prepare gluten-free dishes that are delicious as well as nutritious. To create tasty gluten-free snacks and meals, you need to ensure that you’re stocking your kitchen [more…]

Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

These are just a few of the nutritious foods you can eat when you’re enjoying a gluten-free lifestyle. The list assumes these foods are fresh, because some added ingredients in processed food may contain [more…]

Gluten-Free Grains and Starches You Can Eat

There are lots of tasty grains and starchy vegetables you can eat while staying on a gluten-free diet. Here are some of the top choices. [more…]

The Main Foods to Avoid on a Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten is a protein found in some cereals. Listed here are those you need to avoid. Anything derived from these cereals (such as, flours, bread and other baked goods, pasta and so on), or products using [more…]

Ingredients to Question on a Gluten-free Diet

Gluten can be found in some of the ingredients added to processed foods. Make sure you have a complete and accurate list of gluten-containing ingredients. With some ingredients you may to find out more [more…]

Ingredients Which Are Usually Gluten-Free

It’s normally okay for coeliacs to eat the ingredients in this list, but it’s still worth reading food labels carefully. If in doubt, don’t eat it! [more…]

Gluten-Free Indulgences

If you’re in the mood for some decadent snacks, you can choose from plenty of gluten-free indulgences. You still have to check the labels, but many varieties of these foods are gluten-free: [more…]

Healthy Gluten-Free Snacks

You still need to read the labels, but here are some nutritious snacks which are usually gluten-free for when you get peckish. Now who said gluten-free diets had to be boring? [more…]

Living Gluten-Free For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Whether you’re making the transition to a gluten-free diet, or just wanting some inspiration in the kitchen, this Cheat Sheet has the answers. It’s packed with tips and detailed advice on shopping for, [more…]

Recipe and Nutrition Web Sites for Canadians with Diabetes

A number of excellent Web sites provide healthy eating tips and recipes for Canadians with diabetes. Visit the reference links below to find nutritional information and recommendations from The Canadian [more…]

Healthy Eating at Home: Tips for Canadians with Diabetes

One of the best ways to manage diabetes is by being conscious of your diet — which is a lot easier to do if you’re eating your own food at home. Here are some handy tips for keeping your healthy diet on [more…]

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