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Gluten Free Me

By Pam Dillon

Heather McIlquham is a typical teen. The bubbly, active 15-yearold is a Grade 10 student at South Carleton High School and when she’s not in class she enjoys jujitsu and swimming. She also likes to sing and hang out with her friends.

What’s not typical about Heather is that she has celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune disorder that is estimated to affect about one in 133 people. Continue reading

Teens on the Loose

It’s 1 p.m. and My Teen Just Walked in the Door… “Can I have something to eat,” he said, slumping on the couch and twiddling with his i-timesucker. The dog looked at me expectantly, the ball in her mouth…. Continue reading