From The Urban Lifestyle Journal:  

Embracing a Gluten-Free Lifestyle - Gut Health & Vitality

By Christina Jeffrey

Published on February 11th, 2024

Urban Lifestyle Journal





Gut Health & Vitality

story by:  Christina Jeffrey 

photography by:  Jen NG

A story from

Urban Lifestyle Journal

Winter 2024

If you KNOW me, you know that food FOR ME is more than just sustenance—it's a passion. As a devoted cook and baker with a love for the culinary arts (I mean, I'm half Italian!), crafting recipes is not just a job but a joy. However, amidst my culinary adventures, I've come to understand a crucial truth: there's no universal diet that fits everyone. While I firmly believe in the mantra of balance and moderation, I also recognize the importance of nourishing our bodies in a way that fosters vitality and well-being.

Through years of delving into nutritional research, I've discovered that the impact of food goes beyond mere taste—it profoundly influences how we feel. Let me be clear: grains like pizza and sourdough bread aren't inherently "bad." However, for some, myself included, certain foods can trigger discomfort, especially as we navigate midlife changes. Gluten, in particular, can be taxing on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, often leading to hidden intolerances. Adopting a "gluten-free" lifestyle involves embracing whole foods that naturally lack gluten, such as fruits, vegetables, cheese, olive oil, avocados, meat, and fish.

Our gut health plays a pivotal role in shaping our mood and energy levels. Therefore, it's essential to invest time in understanding what works best for our bodies. Personally, adhering to a gluten-free diet has yielded remarkable results. Not only do I indulge in delicious and satisfying meals, but I also experience a surge in energy, restful sleep, a normalized appetite, and bid farewell to bloating.

I have been on this health-conscious journey for many years now, and as a result I faced the challenge of finding a sweet treat that aligned with my dietary preferences while delivering satisfying and delicious flavours. Frustrated with the limited options available, I took matters into my own hands, experimenting in the kitchen to create what is now the Urban Baker Co. Healthy Line—my signature products born out of a passion for a lifestyle that I wanted.



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In essence, prioritizing gut health through mindful dietary choices whether it be a nourishing meal or a sweet treat, it is a worthwhile endeavour. By listening to our bodies and nourishing them with foods that promote well-being, we pave the way for a vibrant and fulfilling life. So, let's savour the journey of discovering what truly fuels our bodies and souls.


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