It’s four days before Canada Day 2012 here in Ottawa, and after being at a few networking clubs that I am part of I have come to the conclusions that Canada is on a leap forward with Gluten-Free products. Every day I am being asked question about what are the symptoms of Celiac or Gluten Intolerance, how do you know if you are allergic to gluten. But this post isn’t about how we find out or what prevents this disease or allergy, it’s about how Canada is heading into a gluten-free society.
There are as many as 1 in every 100 - 200 Canadian poeple that have Celiac disease and as many as 300,000 Canadians could have this but remain undiagnosed. Researchers are saying that gluten intolerance or people who suffer from a gluten sensitivity is becoming a hidden epidemic, and includes anywhere between 5% and 10% of the population. Doctors and researchers haven’t yet come up with a current score or amount to suggest how many exact people have a gluten sensitivity but are not aware of it, since only one in four thousand-ish who suffer from celiac disease have actually been diagnosed, you can just imagine the grand scale of things, and how worse it really is when you include the undiagnosed cases of non-celiac, gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity. The problem here is Canadians are still being misdiagnosed and the main source of the problem could be Gluten. Here are a few of my older post that can help you decide whether or not you should be check for Celiac or Gluten Sensitivity; Gluten… What You Don’t Know Might Kill You! or Gluten Intolerance Symptoms.
Here are a few key points:
- Celiac Disease is a Common Genetic Condition With Serious Symptoms Triggered by the Consumption of Gluten
- The Only Treatment for Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerant is a Gluten-Free Diet
- Other Consumers May Also Follow a Gluten-Free Diet For Medical Reasons
- The Majority of Celiac Individuals Can Safely Consume Uncontaminated Oats
- Uncontaminated Oats are Available in Canada
- Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations Limit Options for Celiac Consumers
- Health Canada Has Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Enhance the Labelling of Food Allergen and Gluten Sources in Canada
- Gluten-Free Labelling is Evolving Internationally
I know I have posted this before, when it comes to potato chips, but since Canada Day is right around the corner and most people have chips at there parties here is a safe list of Lays Gluten free Chips.
The newest news on gluten free products.
LAY’S Cheddar & Sour Cream Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S Classic Potato Chips
LAY’S Dill Pickle Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
Lay’s Fries & Gravy Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S Lightly Salted Potato Chips
LAY’S Ketchup Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S Old Fashioned Bar•B•Q Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
Lay’s Roast Chicken Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S Salt & Vinegar Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S Sea Salt & Pepper Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S Smokey Bacon Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S Sour Cream & Onion Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S STAX Bar•B•Q Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S STAX Cheddar Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S STAX Original Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S STAX Salt & Vinegar Simulated Flavour Potato Chips
LAY’S STAX Sour Cream & Onion Flavour Potato Chips
Wavy LAY’S Smoky Bar•B•Q Flavour Potato Chips
Wavy LAY’S Original Potato Chips
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DONT FORGET IF YOU LOVE ROASTING HOT DOGS ON AN OPEN FIRE WHILE YOU MIGHT BE CAMPING ON THIS LONG WEEKEND, WALMART CARRIES GLUTEN FREE HOT DOGS. THE MANOTICK GIANT TIGER CARRIES GLUTEN FREE GIANT ROASTER MARSHMALLOWS, ANOTHER PERFECT CAMP FIRE ROASTING TREAT.
Here are a few other lists that might interest you while being out and about on Canada Day long weekend. All the essentials of a Gluten Free Long weekend Party.
Myself Darren Potvn the owner/creator of Gluten Free Ottawa and FUK Flour wish you a safe and fun Canada Day.