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Windsor 226.773.7881       Lakeshore 519.735.0090      London 519.472.0111

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Bakery Background

Healthy Creations Inc. began as a made-to-order bakery in 1998, but was moved to a commercial building in Windsor, Ontario, and officially opened in 2009. Now there are three locations: the original store in South Windsor (SW corner of Dougall and Cabana), the second store 502 Springbank Drive, Unit 2 in London, Ontario, and the third store at 33 Amy Croft Dr. in Lakeshore, Ontario.  

We guarantee you will find something to love at Healthy Creations.

About Our Owner

Chris Brecka opened Healthy Creations Inc. to the public in 2009, but she started gluten-free baking in 1994, when her three-year-old son was diagnosed with Celiac disease. The gluten-free diet positively saved his life. In 1996, her youngest daughter was also diagnosed with the disorder at the age of three. Chris became determined to create products that would rival their gluten counterparts, helping those who have food allergies feel more included.


What Is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an intestinal disorder that is distinguished by an allergic reaction to the ingestion of gluten. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, oats, barley, rye, and any derivative of those grains. Common food products like bread, pasta, bagels, crackers, cakes and cookies, all contain gluten.

Through the process of digestion, our food makes its way to the intestine, where it is further digested and then absorbed into the body. The intestine is lined with tiny, finger-like appendages called villi. The villi are the points where our food is directly absorbed into our body. They remove the valuable parts of our food, like vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, and sugar, and pass it into our blood stream.

If a person with Celiac disease eats anything with gluten, it will destroy the villi in the intestine, and the body will not be able to adequately absorb essential nutrients. The intestine will eventually cease to function properly, and undiagnosed Celiac disease could lead to further complications. This disease is also difficult to diagnose, because it mimics symptoms of several other common illnesses.

Associations

Canadian Celiac Association
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)