Celiac Canada Spring Edition Magazine Highlight

We’re so excited to be a part of Celiac Canada’s latest magazine! As we look back on the month of May- a month in which brings awareness to Celiac Disease, we are inspired to equip the gluten free community even more!

We thought we’d post a copy of the article so you can first read about CUT Cooking and then we’ll circle back to Celiac Disease.~

There is so much we don’t know about Celiac Disease and need to learn. It is estimated that 1 in 100 adults in Canada have Celiac Disease. However, it is difficult to diagnosis due to the wide range of symptoms. If you’re suffering with any of the below issues or have concerns, we encourage you to go and book an appointment with your doctor. The diagnosis may be as simple as blood work or a biopsy screening.

Classic SymptomsNon-classic Symptoms and Signs
Abdominal distension
Abdominal pain
Chronic diarrhea
Weight loss (or failure to thrive in children)
Muscle wasting
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH)
Unexplained iron or folate deficiency anemia
Aphthous stomatitis (oral canker sores)
Dental enamel defects
Persistent/recurrent vomiting
Irritable bowel syndrome
Chronic constipation
Abnormal liver enzymes (ALT/AST)
Arthritis, arthralgia
Short stature
Delayed puberty
Associated Conditions (% affected)Neurological presentations
Relative of individual with CD (8-15%)
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (4-8%)
Autoimmune thyroiditis (2-5%)
Trisomy-21 (Down syndrome) (2-5%)
Turner syndrome (2-5%)
IgA deficiency (2-5%, up to 30% in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms)
Unexplained ataxia
Peripheral neuropathy
Epilepsy with occipital calcifications
Depression, anxiety

You can do it! We’re here to help in the kitchen if you’re diagnosis is positive for Celiac Disease or a gluten intolerance. Living a full and healthy gluten free lifestyle is possible 🙂 Head to celiac.ca for more information and to read more from the spring 2023 issue of Celiac Canada Magazine.