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Holy Crap Plus Gluten Free Oats Is The First Product With Oats In Canada To Carry The Gluten-Free Certification Program Trademark

On May 29, 2015, Health Canada announced that they had registered a Marketing Authorization which is effective immediately and permits the use of gluten-free claims for gluten free oats and foods that contain them as ingredients.

?We are very excited about the prospect of expanding the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) to include gluten-free oat products in Canada,? says Frank Massong, VP of Regulatory and Technical Services at the Allergen Control Group, owners of the GFCP. ?The GFCP and its management system approach are complementary to this change in regulation in Canada as it needs to ensure that the necessary level of protection for persons with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity is consistently attained?.

?The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) who exclusively endorses the GFCP in Canada supports this long awaited decision to allow gluten-free claims for specially produced gluten-free oats and products containing such oats,? says Sue Newell Operations Manager at the CCA. ?Sticking to a gluten free diet can be a challenge because of limited food choices. Oats provide a nutritious source of proteins, carbohydrates and especially fibre. Eating foods made with gluten free oats provides a wider choice of grain and cereal-type foods for people with celiac disease and could help people better cope with this challenge.?

Corin Mullins and Brian Mullins the husband and wife team behind HapiFoods Group, makers of Holy Crap cereal, are the first in the GFCP to introduce a gluten-free oats product. ?Holy Crap Plus Gluten Free Oats will be the first product with oats in Canada to carry the Gluten-Free Certification Program trademark and we could not be more excited,? says Paul Valder, President of the Allergen Control Group. ?Holy Crap produces this product in their dedicated gluten-free facility where they have strict supplier requirements on all ingredients and especially oat ingredients. It is with this in mind that we feel fully confident allowing Holy Crap to carry our trademark.?

Holy Crap PLUS Gluten Free Oats contains original Holy Crap cereal plus organic, non-GMO, GLUTEN FREE oats. This high fiber cereal is a vegan source of protein, and a source of omega-3 to give you energy and fuel your brain all day long. Visit the store locator to find a retailer near you.

?We understand first-hand the importance of food labeling,? explains Corin, ?I developed Holy Crap cereal to address my husband?s food sensitivities. HapiFoods Group participates in several certification programs to help consumers make more informed decisions in the grocery aisle. GFCP certified products help celiacs and gluten-sensitive consumers quickly and reliably identify foods safe for them to eat. We?re thrilled our complete line of healthy breakfast cereals, including Holy Crap Plus Gluten Free Oats, now display the GFCP certification seal in Canada and the USA.?

The Gluten-Free Certification Program is a voluntary certification program designed to help brand owners differentiate their gluten-free products from the increasing clutter of gluten-free claims, by displaying the GFCP trademark. The Program is based on a robust third-party audit certification process at the manufacturing facility, which verifies their ability to regularly meet the stringent GFCP requirements, when managing gluten as part of their internal food safety programs.

For more information see http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/allerg/cel-coe/avoine-gluten-oats-eng.php

About Holy Crap

Corin Mullins and Brian Mullins are a husband and wife team that started Holy Crap cereal in 2009. They’ve grown the artisan cereal business in a few short years to an award-winning business success story. The gluten-free, vegan, certified organic breakfast cereals are made in Gibsons, British Columbia, a rural community outside of Vancouver, BC. http://www.holycrap.ca

About the Allergen Control Group Inc. (ACG)

The Allergen Control Group Inc. is a privately held corporation which owns and operates the Gluten-Free Certification Program and is endorsed exclusively by the CCA in Canada and the NFCA in the USA. http://www.glutenfreecert.com

About the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA)

The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life. Based in Mississauga, Ontario with 28 Chapters across the country, its mission includes advocacy, education, research and community support. http://www.celiac.ca


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First Annual Gluten-Free Author Awards Hosted by Carla’s Gluten-Free Recipe Box

Fresno, California (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

People are going gluten-free in large numbers. The things they all need are gluten-free recipes and guidance. Carla Spacher, gluten-free consultant, recipe developer, freelance writer, and author of the popular gluten-free blog, Carla?s Gluten-Free Recipe Box (http://glutenfreerecipebox.com), provides both. She is sponsoring the first annual Gluten-Free Author Awards. Voting is open through January 5, 2014, and the top authors in the categories of best author, book, cookbook, and ebook will be announced shortly thereafter.

Nominees were chosen by the public during the entire year of 2013 and voting began on December 1, 2013. Authors in the Best Gluten-Free Author category include Dr. Alessio Fasano, Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment of MassGeneral Hospital; Beth Hillson, President of the American Celiac Disease Alliance; multi-title author Carol Fenster, Amy Green “Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free,” Shauna James Ahern “Gluten-Free Girl,” and others.

Best Gluten-Free Books nominated include “The Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide” by Shelley Case, RD, “The Gluten Effect” by Drs. Richard and Vikki Petersen, “Live the Smart Way” by Kathy Smart, RSNA, HTC, RNC, PTS, and many more.

Best Gluten-Free Cookbooks include “Gluten-Free on a Shoestring” by Nicole Hunn, “How I Found the Food that Loves Me Back…And How You Can Too” by Shauna James Ahern, “100 Gluten-Free Recipes” and “1000 Gluten-Free Recipes” by Carol Fenster, “The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free” by Anne Byrn, and more.

Nominees in the Best Gluten-Free eBook category include “Gluten-Free Beginnings Easy Starter Guide” by Kathy Smart & Lisa Cantkier, Benjamin Andrasik?s “Gluten-Free in Afghanistan,” and the not so surprising, Carla Spacher?s “Gluten-Free Bread Baking Defined.” Also included are three ebooks by Miranda Jade Turbin, “Just For Your Celiac Child,” “Gluten and Your Pet,” and “What is all this talk about Celiac Disease.”

Vote in the Gluten-Free Author Awards through January 5, 2014 at Carla?s Gluten-Free Recipe Box. While you are there, download her ebook, “Gluten-Free Bread Baking Defined.” She has developed some amazing gluten-free bread recipes as well as other gluten-free recipes, and her new cookbook will be for sale in 2014.







Wines from Ontario and from Italy meet for the first time in the presence of Canada?s top Master Sommeliers

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 02, 2015

The ?first time? for Vinitaly in Canada as Vinitaly International Academy (VIA), featured a day of Executive Wine Seminars presented, in partnership with Wine Country Ontario, to a full house of Canadian wine journalists, professional sommeliers, wine buyers and educators.

Stevie Kim, Vinitaly International?s Managing Director, was initially sceptical about going into this new way of parallel tasting of Ontarian and Italian Wines, but thought it was also a good idea to address the crowd and illustrate what Vinitaly and Vinitaly International are all about, as well as Vinitaly?s lead role in organizing the wine pavilion ?A taste of Italy? at this year?s Expo in Milan. In the end, Kim seemed quite satisfied, ? I was most impressed by the highly professional group of sommeliers and journalists that attended the five different sessions of guided tastings led by Ian D?Agata and three of Canada?s most respected sommeliers, two of them Master Sommeliers: John Szabo MS was joined by Will Predhomme and Bruce Wallner MS (the latter also owner of the Sommelier Factory, the site of the event). The tasting featured, for the very first time, both Italian and Ontario wines made with the same grape varieties. Many of the attendees were also interested in enrolling in our Italian Wine Ambassador program for next year. ?

?To have internationally admired wine authority Ian D?Agata, peerlessly knowledgeable about Italian wines and also well-versed in Ontario wines, join us in Toronto for a friendly Italian-Canadian wine summit was a tremendous learning opportunity for local media and sommeliers. We explored in depth the similarities and differences in wines from the cool climates of Ontario and Northern Italy, and everyone came out richer for the experience. Kudos to Vinitaly for the initiative, showing how collaborative education benefits all involved,? said John Szabo, who was the first Canadian to add the ?MS? title to his name back in 2004.

Magdalena Kaiser, Director of PR for Wine Country Ontario, also expressed her enthusiasm for the outcome of the event: ??It was an intensive tasting and long day but we were able to gather together an excellent group of both media and top sommeliers from Toronto and have them share their time with us. Without a doubt, Ian was a big draw along with the other panellists. Ian?s passion for both Ontario and Italy is contagious but it was a compliment to us all that they stayed for 5 hours for this tasting.

?I think that many were perplexed at how we might present Ontario and Italian wines together,? she went on to explain, ?yet since the tasting, we continue to receive many compliments on the session. The wines were tasted blind and it was not always obvious as to which wine was Ontario and which Italian, allowing us to challenge ourselves and learn more about these cool climate wines. It?s always exciting to have our wines tasted.?

From 10AM to 4PM on Thursday, January 29, Italian Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero wines were tasted in comparison with similar Ontario wines. Another couple of sessions featured mixed white and red grapes giving space also to more regional and specific wines: Italian Pecorino, Pinot Bianco and ?appassimento? wines, as well as Ontario Lemberger, Gamay, and Gew

The Calories In and Calories Out Blog Celebrates Its First Year

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 29, 2014

Many highly successful cookbooks are launched after a blog or website with a zillion followers has established a market for the product. One recent example would be the 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook. The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook did things a little backwards. The companion website and blog, [The Calories In and Calories Out Blog were established while the book was still being written.

Keeping in line with the mission of the book, author and blogger,Catherine Jones, posts two stories a week. Her goal is to increase calorie awareness while giving readers practical and sustainable tools to make a healthy lifestyle a reality. She showcases her decades of expertise in the Cooking Tips and recipes. Some examples of the Cooking Tips include things like how to roast the perfect chicken, whip cream, and grow an herb garden. Shopping Tips guide you on how to choose a juicy watermelon or lemon and how to make the salad bar your best friend. Super foods give in depth information on blueberries, oranges, and yes, even dark chocolate. The Nutrition Tidbits, researched by co-author Elaine Trujillo, MS RDN, include 20 low-calorie hunger busters, high-calcium low-fat dairy products, and the amazing benefits of green tea. The new Diabetes Corner helps diabetics choose the best foods and resources. Guest bloggers are invited.

The recipes are a highlight. They feature scrumptious oat-flour waffles and hearty mixed-grain pancakes, pasta salad with sun-dried tomato pesto, gently cooked gazpacho, homemade salad dressings, salmon patties, chicken tenders, flank steak with honey glazed onion, and strawberry short cakes. Catherine’s directions are clear and the outcome is always amazing.

Other books by Catherine Jones are also featured: Eating for Pregnancy: An Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today’s Mothers-to-Be and Eating for Lower Cholesterol: A Balanced Approach to Heart Health with Recipes Everyone Will Love.







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Acclaimed Primary Care Practice, Doctors First, Announces New Weight Loss Services

(PRWEB) August 20, 2014

Unhealthy weight issues are, unfortunately, a concern that a great many Americans struggle with every day. While there are many plans and programs commercially available that claim rightly or wrongly, to address these issues, most experts agree seeking professional and well trained help is usually the best and safest course of action. Fortunately, now in the Germantown and Gaithersburg areas, there is a solution that can be counted on and trusted. The community’s very well regarded Doctors First primary care and internal medicine practice has announced they are now offering complete weight loss services, providing a proven and trusted way to safely lose weight and potentially regain vibrant health. Patients of Doctors First have been very positive about the news.

“We’re very proud to be trustworthy, caring and thorough,” commented a spokesperson from Doctors First. “All of our patients only deserve the best, and that’s exactly what we are delivering with our new weight loss services. It’s our passion to help our patients become more healthy and look and feel better.”

According to the practice, Doctors First offers three different weight loss programs suited to different patients needs. These are the HCG Diet, a weight loss plan that has received a great deal of media attention for its effectiveness. The HCH Diet combines a very low calorie plan, along with infections or medication which breaks down the body’s fat stores. Secondly, a long term Therapeutic Lifestyle Program geared towards establishing healthy eating, exercise and stress release practices all leading to steady weight loss. The third choice, involves taking FDA approved prescription medications, like Phentermine or Phendimetrazine.

Each of the weight loss programs includes personal care from a physician, visits with a nutritionist/nutritional counselor, check ups and physicals, customized meal plans and much more.

The Doctors First team of highly regarded physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners is now happy to also include their latest staff member Physician Zorina Thomas.

Other services offered at the practice’s two offices include: annual physicals, well woman exams, immunizations, psychological services, and chronic disease management.

The reviews from patients of Doctors First have been consistently overwhelmingly positive over the years.

Jessethra B., recently said about Doctors First in a five star review, “I felt so much better, he took his time to explain everything to me: the this and that as well as what I should expect. Dr. Malik is a great doctors he knows his business. I just wish I had known about him ten years ago.”

Both of the offices are open Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm for appointments, with a doctor always on call for after hour needs and emergencies.

For more information about Doctors First be sure to visit http://www.drsfirst.com.







21-Year Old Creates All-Natural Acne Treatment that is First of its Kind

Tuscon, AZ (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Tuscon based company, Plexylabs, launches their new all-natural acne treatment, Nothing to Hide.

The idea behind the all-natural treatment came in 2012 when 21-year old nursing student, Jordan Austin, was searching for a way to treat his own acne. After conducting extensive research, he created a way to create a cream out of Beta-Sitosterol, a completely natural compound that is made from an organic plant based, sterol.

Amazed by his results, Jordan and his family decided to put everything they had into bringing this product to the consumer market.

According to Plexylabs, Nothing to Hide is the only acne cream that is made with Beta-Sitosterol and targets not only acne but sebaceous gland disorders.

Their ingredients work with skins natural process to slow down oil production and reduce blemishes.

Beta-Sitosterol is a completely natural compound that is made from an organic plant based sterol. Nothing to Hide has 3% of high-grade liquid Beta-Sitosterol, that nourishes skin and calms sebaceous glands. Beta-Sitosterol can be found in everyday food choices like fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Sebaceous glands are the microscopic glands that produce oil; both adults and teenagers can suffer from gland disorders like Acne Vulgaris, Sebaceous Hyperplasia, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Milia and Steatoma.

The first step to clear skin is to calm the glands, which visibly reduces red spots and blemishes.

Nothing to Hide offers a natural soothing option as an alternative to using harsh products that can over dry.

The core ingredients in Nothing to Hide, Beta-Sitosterol, Niaciminid (Vitamin B3), Zinc Oxide, and Allantoin, are unique when compared to those harsh acme treatments that they kill both bad and good bacteria on the face.

Nothing to hide retails for $ 15.







Unique Natural Sleep Aid Gets First National Attention

Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

Berry Sleepy ? The 100% Fruit Sleep Aid has come a long way in a short time. After the product was launched out of the creators? home just 15 months ago, Berry Sleepy ? The 100% Fruit Sleep Aid received its first national publicity by getting plugged in the May issue of Runner?s World Magazine.

?We work hard every day and we?ve had steady successes, but getting in Runner?s World is very exciting and a huge help in getting the word out about our healthy sleep aid,? said co-founder Greg Doring.

One of the prominent magazine?s feature articles discusses how quality sleep can improve running performance. Berry Sleepy is one of several products highlighted to help induce sleep.

With a circulation of around 700,000, Runner?s World Magazine is by far the largest exposure the Kansas City-based health product has seen. To date, it has mostly gained customers grassroots-style from social media and word-of-mouth.

?People are desperate for good sleep, but most are freaked out by the dangers and side effects of typical sleep aids,? said co-founder Adrienne Doring. ?There can be skepticism that fruit can do the job, so getting attention from such a respected publication is a big validation.?

Berry Sleepy is a unique natural sleep remedy made entirely from three fruits that have been proven to help induce sleep: passion fruit, tart cherries and goji berries. In addition to helping improve sleep, the fruits contain vitamins and antioxidants.

Berry Sleepy ? The 100% Fruit Sleep Aid was first sold in January of 2013. The product website BerrySleepy.com sells 60 capsules for $ 49.95. Add coupon code “run” for $ 10 off at checkout. Accompanying the product is a 100% money-back guarantee.

Berry Sleepy is also available on Amazon.com. To learn more about Berry Sleepy or to view retail locations, visit the website.







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