Victoria’s Health Secrets Exposed!

This blog is intended to inform and inspire.

I hope you enjoy reading on a variety of health topics below. Please leave a comment with your questions or observations!

{Please Note – This blog is not a substitute for medical assistance.}

The Story of “How Auntie Rhubarb Got Her Name”

Most people bring flowers to the graveside at a funeral.

When my Great Aunt left us a few years back, my 30 year old daughter adorned her graveside with a bouquet of rhubarb! This is the story of how Auntie Rhubarb got her name.

Sunshine and love filled my Great Aunt’s vibrant back yard on that warm sunny day back

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When Vegan is Unhealthy!

Some people don’t believe a vegan intake is healthy.

As a nutritionist who’s eaten vegan for over 20 years (and written a book called Real-Life Vegan) I’m definitely here to say that we have solid scientific and anecdotal evidence that it absolutely can be.

But it also – absolutely can not be.

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When Gluten-free is Unhealthy!

The grocery aisles are brimming with gluten-free packages of everything from crackers and cookies to cereal, bread, and frozen foods.

This might seem like good news for more than 1% of the Canadian population who deal with celiac disease, and the other tens of thousands who suffer from (non-celiac) gluten intolerance, however they could be doing more harm than good to their health, without even realizing it.

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Overcoming Inflammation – Victoria’s Story

When I was 22 years old, I blew out my left knee. Over the next few years, the baseball injury led to two surgeries to replace the main ligament and repair torn cartilage, leaving me with a visible limp. I endured a lot of discomfort and pain.

During the treatment of another injury when I was 34, x-rays revealed I had severe arthritis throughout my body, in my hips, knees, spine, neck, elbows and wrists. “Your body is riddled with arthritis, the doctor reported, you’ll need pain medication prescriptions.”

Yikes!!

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Hi, I'm Victoria Laine, whole-food educator, author, and health blogger.

My website is the home of all things delicious and nutritious, celebrating the pleasure of food and well-being.

You'll find recipes, menus, books, and courses, as well as private nutrition counseling for Celiac disease, inflammatory conditions, allergy eating, plant-based lifestyles, and more.

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The Story of “How Auntie Rhubarb Got Her Name”

Most people bring flowers to the graveside at a funeral.

When my Great Aunt left us a few years back, my 30 year old daughter adorned her graveside with a bouquet of rhubarb! This is the story of how Auntie Rhubarb got her name.

Sunshine and love filled my Great Aunt’s vibrant back yard on that warm sunny day back

Fruit Crisp Crumble {oil-free, vegan + gluten-free}

Seasonal fruit or frozen, this easy crisp is a go-to for a delicious breakfast or dessert after a veggie bean soup or other light meal. If you’re using a tart fruit like rhubarb, consider pairing it with a sweeter fruit like mango or even dates or other dried fruit. No need for oil – there is plenty of natural fat in the nut or seed butter.

{3 Ingredient} GF Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch

A chocolate and peanut butter combo craving led me to using an old recipe of my mom's, veganizing...

The Story of “How Auntie Rhubarb Got Her Name”

Most people bring flowers to the graveside at a funeral.

When my Great Aunt left us a few years back, my 30 year old daughter adorned her graveside with a bouquet of rhubarb! This is the story of how Auntie Rhubarb got her name.

Sunshine and love filled my Great Aunt’s vibrant back yard on that warm sunny day back

When Vegan is Unhealthy!

Some people don’t believe a vegan intake is healthy.

As a nutritionist who’s eaten vegan for over 20 years (and written a book called Real-Life Vegan) I’m definitely here to say that we have solid scientific and anecdotal evidence that it absolutely can be.

But it also – absolutely can not be.

When Gluten-free is Unhealthy!

The grocery aisles are brimming with gluten-free packages of everything from crackers and cookies to cereal, bread, and frozen foods.

This might seem like good news for more than 1% of the Canadian population who deal with celiac disease, and the other tens of thousands who suffer from (non-celiac) gluten intolerance, however they could be doing more harm than good to their health, without even realizing it.