Interview with gluten free expert Joe Murray

In my research for Gluten-Free Living I’ve spoken with many experts, focusing particularly on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. I’ve had the privilege of several fascinating conversations with Joseph Murray, M.D., at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Most articles … Continue reading

Mushroom foraging with Edible Toronto

Check out the fall 2014 issue of Edible Toronto for my latest article, “Trumpets, hedgehogs and chanterelles: Tracking the elusive mushroom.” It relates my recent meeting with Patrick Louch, a caterer, healthy food guru and wild mushroom forager. One recent … Continue reading

A handful of herbs for tea

I know few better ways to start the day than by wandering into the garden on a misty August morning to collect herbs for breakfast tea. This is a pleasure I discovered one long summer long ago in the first … Continue reading

Following the crest of celiac disease research

Now is a fascinating time to follow research about celiac disease. With the January 2014 issue of¬†Gluten-Free Living magazine, I began contributing “Study Sessions”, a column highlighting the most recent scientific studies about celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and the gluten-free … Continue reading

A link between celiac disease and GMOs

A recent report from the Iowa-based Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) presents evidence that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) may trigger celiac disease and gluten-sensitivity. It is essential to distinguish that, although celiac disease involves an auto-immune reaction to protein in wheat, … Continue reading