According to Food Allergy Canada, over 2.6 million Canadians self-report having at least one food allergy! It is important to note that people can be allergic to any food, but some allergies are more common than others. Eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, seafood, sesame, soy, sulphites, tree nuts, wheat and gluten are all listed as priority allergens by Health Canada, and actually have specific labeling requirements attached to them.Read More
Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder with symptoms that include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea...just think the alphabet of symptoms A, B, C &/or D! Unfortunately, as many as 13-20% of Canadians at any given time are affected by IBS and the lifetime risk for a Canadian to develop IBS is 30%! That’s a lot of people!