Articles from Lisa Cantkier

Lisa Cantkier is a holistic nutritionist, writer and editor committed to helping others live well with food allergies/intolerances and special diets.

  • The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution

    The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution

    The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution published by Robert Rose Inc. was released this month in support of Diabetes Awareness Month. I coauthored this three-in-one guide, cookbook and meal plan with...

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  • The Ketogenic Diet’s Impact on Cancer

    The Ketogenic Diet’s Impact on Cancer

    Too many lives have been impacted by and lost to cancer. In my case, it took away the most important man in my life—my father. I lost him fifteen years ago to pancreatic cancer and I can’t express...

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  • Holistic Nutrition: Insurance Coverage!

    Holistic Nutrition: Insurance Coverage!

    Did you know that insurance coverage is now available to (Canadian) residents of Ontario and Alberta for nutrition services when you see a nutritionist that is a professional member of the...

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  • Paleo Scrumptious Snacking Cooking Class!

    Paleo Scrumptious Snacking Cooking Class!

    I will be teaching a Paleo cooking class with wellness expert Erin Toole Budd at Ambrosia Natural Foods in Vaughan, Ontario (just north of Toronto) on June 15, 2016. I have been shopping at and...

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  • The Mind-Immune System Connection

    The Mind-Immune System Connection

    Since I have an autoimmune disease (celiac disease), I find new research and information about how our immune system operates to be fascinating. The health and function of our immune system is...

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  • Have Celiac Disease? Get those tax credits!

    Have Celiac Disease? Get those tax credits!

    It’s tax season and if you reside in Canada and have celiac disease or have a dependent with celiac disease, be sure to file accordingly to benefit from the government’s tax credits! After all,...

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  • Live the Smart Way Expo Mississauga

    Live the Smart Way Expo Mississauga

    I’m excited to be a keynote speaker at Kathy Smart’s Live the Smart Way Expo in Mississauga on April 10, 2016! This event is Canada’s largest FREE health and wellness expo! With a fabulous variety...

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  • Paleo Diet and Blood Sugar Management

    Paleo Diet and Blood Sugar Management

    You are probably aware that diabetes is a growing epidemic in the western world. In Canada alone, there are nearly 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes and every three minutes...

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  • Disability Tax Credits include ADHD

    Disability Tax Credits include ADHD

    With disabilities (I prefer the term “different abilities” but go fight city hall for that change!) like ADHD on the rise, families need as much help as they can get. As a nutritionist, I see many...

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  • The Eat Real Food Health Summit

    The Eat Real Food Health Summit

    Join me plus dozens of experts in health and wellness for the FREE, online “Eat Real Food Summit!” I will be discussing how you can prevent osteoporosis naturally and foods that are good for them...

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  • I Won the CoreChair Dragon’s Den Contest!

    I Won the CoreChair Dragon’s Den Contest!

    I rarely enter contests and it’s almost never that I win a prize—for anything! In fact, I still get excited when I get that “congratulations, you won!” phone call—you know the one—they blare...

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  • Gluten-Free Nut Butter Cookie Recipe (No-Bake)

    Gluten-Free Nut Butter Cookie Recipe (No-Bake)

    I was very excited to find out Holy Crap Cereal made a video for the no-bake nut butter cookie recipe I created for them (click above to watch)! Apparently, it’s their 2nd most popular recipe on...

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  • Who should consider doing a cleanse?

    Who should consider doing a cleanse?

    The gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the stomach and intestine is extremely complex, and is now thought by scientists to be our body’s second brain. The surface lining of the GI tract...

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  • Do I have a MTHFR Genetic Mutation?

    Do I have a MTHFR Genetic Mutation?

    Nutritional Genomics: the field blows me away! This year, on new year’s day, I decided to write about a topic I’ve become very interested in. If this post helps one person, then my first new...

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  • Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies

    Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies

    My Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookie recipe was just featured on GustoTV.com. A favourite of mine, I want to share the recipe with you. For me, less is always more. My kinda treat for the holiday season...

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  • What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?

    What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?

    I am often asked, “What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?” The answer can sound confusing, especially when it comes to celiac disease (CD) which doesn’t truly fit...

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  • Breaking Bread

    Breaking Bread

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  • Nine Sandwich Alternatives

    Nine Sandwich Alternatives

    Try these allergy-friendly options and reduce your carb intake!

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  • Gluten Free in Québec City: my search for gluten-free food

    Gluten Free in Québec City: my search for gluten-free food

    Je me souviens. My family and I decided to go on adventure and take the train from Toronto to Québec City the first week of September. I love French culture — the language, the fashion, the...

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  • 12 Easy, Healthy Food Swaps

    12 Easy, Healthy Food Swaps

    Small changes over time can make a big impact on our health. Today’s diet is so dependent on packaged, processed and modified foods, we’ve forgotten what real food is! Tips: Choose organic when...

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