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NS gets trendy, goes gluten-free

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I’m really disappointed in the CBC’s reporting with this recent story on gluten-free foods in Nova Scotia. When I clicked on the link to read the story I was thinking “Isn’t it nice that N.S. is getting some positive recognition.” Then I started reading the brief article. It starts off fine, mentioning increasing diagnoses of celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Sadly, it then goes on to quote a naturopath on his 75% diagnosis rate of gluten intolerance in his patients. Why, CBC, would you only quote a naturopath? Their diagnosis methods are not even remotely scientifically sound. Could you not get someone from the Celiac Association or a medical doctor to at least lend some credibility balance to your story? The quoting of a naturopath doesn’t negate the fact that Nova Scotia is seeing great advances in the availability of gluten-free foods. It also doesn’t negate the fact that access to such foods can greatly improve the lives of individuals suffering from celiac disease or a gluten allergy. However, for me at least, it automatically gets my back up.

Author: diana chard

I'm a registered dietitian living in Nova Scotia, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

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