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Hey--I'm Canadian! (although I do have American citizenship too . . . but was born and raised in Canada). I'm living in Toronto right now.

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Hi Helena :).... welcome!

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Hi!

Another Canadian here...from Ottawa!

Other than the expense, I never really have difficulty finding food that I can eat. I usually go to the Natural Food Pantry, either in the market, or in Billings Bridge. They usually have good stuff there. Loblaws natural food section also carries good stuff that is gluten-free/CF, etc. Oh, while on the topic, I found some imitation cheese slices that are: gluten free/lactose free/soy free/caesin free at the Natural Food Pantry in Billings. Anyone else found/tried them? I ate a slice yesterday and nearly gagged. boo :(

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welcome to the site everyone. so gald to see we are not alone. :D

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Another newbie and another Canadian (Guelph, ON). Glad to see there are quite a few of us here - helps esp. with finding info about stores, product brands that are different from our American friends'.

I have already found a wealth of information and support offered within this forum, and see it as a valuable tool to helping me start the path to wellness. :)

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Hi!

Another Canadian here...from Ottawa!

Other than the expense, I never really have difficulty finding food that I can eat. I usually go to the Natural Food Pantry, either in the market, or in Billings Bridge. They usually have good stuff there. Loblaws natural food section also carries good stuff that is gluten-free/CF, etc. Oh, while on the topic, I found some imitation cheese slices that are: gluten free/lactose free/soy free/caesin free at the Natural Food Pantry in Billings. Anyone else found/tried them? I ate a slice yesterday and nearly gagged. boo :(

Here in the Maritimes we have Superstore and they carry a great gluten free rice cheese. I buy the mozarella flavoured one. The company brand name is Galaxy Nutritional Foods. It comes in 227 g. block. and is found in the organic dairy cooler. Great in grilled cheese sandwiches using Kinnikinnick Sunflower and Flax seed Rice bread. I use olive oil in the pan and grill the bread on med to low so that the cheese melts and the bread turns out a nice golden colour. Also a good pizza cheese.

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Two of my favourite places! Brooklin and Bowmanville... :)

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I noticed this thread hasn't actually been posted for a while but I thought I would say hi anyways. I'm from Saskatchewan, Canada and I was just diagnosed this morning with Celiac Disease. I was online doing a bit of research (I won't be seeing a nutritionist for at least three months unless I admit myself into the hospital, and that just ain't gonna happen) to see what I can do for myself, what to avoid and so on, when I came across this site. It's been very informative and has helped with how incredibly overwhelmed I feel at the moment. I was out shopping with my mom this afternoon trying to find some food that I can eat, and it just become so clear to me how different my life has to be from now on. I'm an admitted Diet Coke junkie and I've read a few posts about how Diet Coke has gluten in the caramel coloring..yikes! Such a lifestyle adjustment. Anyways, good to say hi. Talk to you all later!

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[Welcome, I am Canadian also (Toronto). Double check the caramel issue. I believe diet coke is o.k because caramel in Canada/U.S is gluten free or must be labelled with gluten if it is in the product. Let us know how it goes.

quote name='Rachiebaby' date='Dec 4 2006, 08:22 PM' post='242493']

I noticed this thread hasn't actually been posted for a while but I thought I would say hi anyways. I'm from Saskatchewan, Canada and I was just diagnosed this morning with Celiac Disease. I was online doing a bit of research (I won't be seeing a nutritionist for at least three months unless I admit myself into the hospital, and that just ain't gonna happen) to see what I can do for myself, what to avoid and so on, when I came across this site. It's been very informative and has helped with how incredibly overwhelmed I feel at the moment. I was out shopping with my mom this afternoon trying to find some food that I can eat, and it just become so clear to me how different my life has to be from now on. I'm an admitted Diet Coke junkie and I've read a few posts about how Diet Coke has gluten in the caramel coloring..yikes! Such a lifestyle adjustment. Anyways, good to say hi. Talk to you all later!

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I noticed this thread hasn't actually been posted for a while but I thought I would say hi anyways. I'm from Saskatchewan, Canada and I was just diagnosed this morning with Celiac Disease. I was online doing a bit of research (I won't be seeing a nutritionist for at least three months unless I admit myself into the hospital, and that just ain't gonna happen) to see what I can do for myself, what to avoid and so on, when I came across this site. It's been very informative and has helped with how incredibly overwhelmed I feel at the moment. I was out shopping with my mom this afternoon trying to find some food that I can eat, and it just become so clear to me how different my life has to be from now on. I'm an admitted Diet Coke junkie and I've read a few posts about how Diet Coke has gluten in the caramel coloring..yikes! Such a lifestyle adjustment. Anyways, good to say hi. Talk to you all later!

From what I have read on this site. You'll probably find more information here than from a nutritionist, unless they specialize in celiac disease.

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Canadian too--Brooklin, Ontario--I think there is a bakery in Lakefield that sells gluten-free products :) Email me if I can be of any help. L.A.

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I'm not too far - Bowmanville here......

Karen

Hey: We need to grab Lorka and head out to Wendy's for Chilli and a frosty :)

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I feel so loved!

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As long as I have 24 hours notice so I can fast!

Also, we have to try to get Ursula in on this!

Hugs.

Karen

OMG--a girls night out at Wendy's! :P Where's Ursula from?

L.A.

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I am a Canadian currently in Thunder Bay - the Land of the Sleeping Giant. I was diagnosed approx. 2 months ago from a suggested colonoscopy by my oncologist. Since then I have been experimenting and have come up with some neat alternatives to my old recipes. In order for me to cope I had to gain control over the disease and not the other way around. Sometimes it is a struggle with whose controlling who....but I think I am winning so far.....I have only been at it 2 months but it feels good.

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Hi, I am living in Brantford, Ontario. (We've tried moving to Alberta and New Brunswick but both didn't work out due to job issues. Too bad. I don't like Ontario.)

Just found out that there is a Whole Foods in Oakville which is about 45 minutes from here. Yeah!! I can't wait to go and check it out. Meanwhile, I am finding more and more places that sell gluten free. One of the Zehrs here in Brantford just added a whole section. I made sure I personally thanked the manager.

And if you are ever in Brantford and need a restaurant to go to on a Friday or Saturday night, my daughter (who is in University so only works part time -- Friday and Saturdays) works at Moose Winooskis so anytime anyone comes in with gluten intolerance/celiac, the other staff call my daughter over and say "There's someone here who has what your Mom has." My daughter is very knowledgeable about the gluten free diet (also casein free) and she will make sure you get taken care of. :)

Marlene

Gluten free since July 1, 2006

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