• Lifestyle Tips

    Will Gluten-Free help Acne?

    Yes, yes and yes! Gluten can indeed be causing your acne. The most complex thing about gluten is that its symptoms vary extensively from person to person. From something as mild as mild as a skin rash, to something as severe as a miscarriage. Other skin problems include: eczema, hives, dermatitis herpetiformis, skin rashes, dark circles etc. Because of this degree of variability in symptoms among celiac victims, some doctors even have a hard time accepting that celiac disease and gluten sensitivity exists. It is not the way they were trained. When a disease manifests in person A, the same symptoms are supposed to be prevalent in person B and…

  • Recipes

    Green Beans Ginger Potato Salad

    This salad has a very nice crunch to it, but also comes with a rich ginger-lemon flavour to ignite your taste buds. I love the combination of the colours. 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil 2 big garlic cloves (12-14 g) Inch fresh ginger (8g) 200 g russet potatoes 250 g green beans 1 medium gold beet 1/2 lemon juice 100 ml hot water 1/2 tsp province herbs Salt Pepper Start by peeling and chopping your ingredients. Garlic: crushed and very finely chopped. Ginger: peel and very finely chopped. Potatoes: peel and chop into small cubes. Green beans: cut off ends and chop into half inch bits. Beet: peel and chop finely…

  • Gluten Research

    15 Signs You Are Gluten Sensitive

    Many of the symptoms related to gluten vary widely. What’s prevalent in patient A might be less prevalent in patient B. So it’s usually difficult to point a finger and say, “I’m sensitive to gluten“. Sometimes the symptoms are so little that they are brushed aside until it accumulates and the damage is done. Sometimes, you think the symptoms are even not worth going to the doctor for, so you ignore them. But it’s better to pay attention to your body now rather than later. And you know yourself better than anyone else. So here’s some signs* to help you get started. 1. Immediate family If someone in your immediate…

  • Gluten Research

    Can Gluten Free Eat Rice?

    Yes! People on a gluten-free diet can eat rice. All kinds — black, wild, white, brown  or jasmine. Wholeheartedly! And thankfully too. Because dang do I love rice! I am half-Asian so I grew up eating rice. My mother used to make rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My siblings and I would get so fed up at some point by complaining: “rice, again?!”. And she would say “you should be thankful that there is food on the table.” She was right. So we would eat the rice. And a week later, we would have the same conversation. Childhood days are very important — and I’m always so thankful to my parents for those beautiful years. So anyway, rice is a…

  • Lifestyle Tips

    5 Things You Must Know When Going Gluten-Free

    The speed at which the gluten free lifestyle is evolving blows my mind! On one hand it is of course a wonderful thing. Especially because it means more awareness for a lot of people around the world. It also means that food manufacturers are becoming more conscious of what they put into our foods. And that Celiacs don’t always have to explain what ‘gluten’ means. But on the other hand, the do’s and don’ts can become very easily misinterpreted. A lot of food manufacturers and brand labels are taking advantage of consumers’ spending habits. Plus let’s not talk about the unending jokes made around gluten because that’s a blog post…

  • Gluten Research

    The Gluten Free Diet Explained

    If you’ve read my first blog post about gluten, then by now you already know what gluten is. It’s a naturally occurring complex protein found in some grains such as barley, wheat and rye. So what is the ”Gluten-Free Diet?” The gluten-free diet is a food plan that eliminates all traces of gluten. Absolutely all traces — from grains and gravies to candies and beverages. The reason that all traces of gluten must be eliminated is because it is a very delicate substance — especially among people who have been diagnosed with celiac disease. An amount as little as 10mg of a gluten-containing flour (1/4 of a teaspoon) can trigger severe allergic…

  • Recipes

    Gluten Free Ginger Mint Pumpkin Curry

    Autumn is a beautiful time of the year —  just look at all the colors. The pumpkin. The wind. The boots. My boyfriend’s birthday marks the beginning of Autumn so it’s a special time for him. Still, he’s surprised that I can’t get enough pumpkin. As he teases after we’ve eaten pumpkin 2 days in a row. Him: I can guess what you made for dinner tonight Me: what? *smiling* because I know what he’s gonna say. It’s not pumpkin. Him: Pumpkin! Me: But it’s pumpkin season I say! They’re only here for a limited time so we have to enjoy them. Plus hey! they’re delicious. Him: So it’s pumpkin? Me: 🙂 of…

  • Gluten Research

    Will Gluten Free Help Me Lose Weight?

    Let’s talk about something very important. Weight. And even more importantly 一 how it’s connected to the gluten-free lifestyle. I hear it all the time: “Will the gluten-free diet help me lose weight?” “I went on the gluten-free diet and lost 20 pounds” “I started the gluten-free diet and gained 30 pounds” “I’m going on the gluten-free diet to lose some weight” First and foremost, the gluten-free diet, is not a “diet” in the traditional sense of the word. There is the Atkin’s diet, the Zone diet, the Ketogenic Diet, the Weight Watchers diet, etc. there are all kinds. What these popular fad diets have in common is that they are usually…

  • Lifestyle Tips

    How To Go Gluten Free

    Let’s assume you’ve just been diagnosed with Celiac. And now you’re lost because you don’t know how to go about it. Even though your doctor said “it’s a do-or-die affair”. Or let’s say you simply — out of the blue — decide that you and your body are much better off without gluten because your friend managed to convince you. Then you definitely need some tips from someone who has been there. My story falls more on the health related side. While there’s loads of information on the internet on how you can adopt a gluten-free lifestyle, it is always much easier said than done right? I know! Nevertheless, I want to…

  • Gluten Research

    So What Is Gluten?

    Ask 10 random people on the street what gluten is and I bet you that 5 will have absolutely no clue whatsoever, 4 would have heard of it, and only 1 will be able to give you a full blown explanation. Yes, I know that it is 2018! But a lot of people just don’t have the necessity of adopting a gluten-free lifestyle until they do. That was certainly the case for me. So if you are lost, let me be your guide. Put very simply, gluten is a protein. A very complex, naturally occurring protein found in some cereals and grains. Wheat, Barley and Rye have the highest content…