Celiac & Gluten Intolerance

5 Natural Relief Strategies for IBS Symptoms

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Irritable bowel syndrome can have an enormous impact on your quality of life but you do have options to help you alleviate common symptoms. Unraveling the root causes of IBS is challenging, as they may be different for everyone. So natural approaches to help you find relief need to integrate strategies for improving digestion, soothing […]

Bacterial Overgrowth in IBS

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Understanding the Role of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in IBS – By Desiree Nielsen BSc RD Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) continues to frustrate many a sufferer and health professional alike: as research is leading multiple therapeutic directions, it can be very challenging to accurately target therapies and nutritional interventions for the patient. One very promising direction […]

The Challenges of Conventional Allergy Testing

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When I was in my twenties, I experienced what I can only imagine is a very common scenario at the doctors office. I had an extremely reactive nose, that would get stuffed up after most of my meals and some mornings I woke up with eyelids so puffy and swollen, I could barely see through […]

Learn More about FODMAPS

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By Desiree Nielsen, RD Before You Blame Gluten For Your Tummy Troubles…You Might Want to Learn More about the FODMAPS As a dietitian in private practice, I have noticed something interesting happening with my clients. Many will come to me having already eliminated gluten from their diets and yet, they are frustrated because their digestive symptoms […]

5 Strategies for Living Gluten-Free

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Dr. Justine Dowd, PhD shares her research and own experience with Celiac disease. Justine is currently a CIHR funded post-doctoral fellow working in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Her research is in the area of health behaviour change and she is specifically using evidence-based strategies, such as self-compassion and self-regulation, to improve quality […]

6 Unexpected Sources of Gluten


Avoiding gluten can be tough and although consuming trace amounts of gluten is rarely a problem for gluten intolerant individuals, even the most miniscule gluten exposure from hidden sources can cause problems for those with celiac disease. We at myWholeLife want to help, so we have compiled a list of 6 products that may be […]

Celiac Disease: What You Don’t Know, Can Hurt You

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Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disorder that causes the immune system to attack the small intestines every time gluten is consumed. Symptoms can vary greatly and many people don’t experience any digestive symptoms at all, which makes diagnosing celiac disease difficult. In fact, it’s estimated that 83 percent of celiac sufferers in America are […]