Food Sensitivities


Although there are general healthy eating guidelines, the recommended foods will not make everyone feel and look healthy. Only a small percentage of people suffer from true clinically diagnosed food allergies, however, many suffer from undiagnosed food sensitivities or intolerances. It is estimated that 5% of food allergies are immediate (severe to toxic) and 95% of these food reactions are delayed (also known as cyclic). The recurrent ingestion of the offending food such as gluten, milk or wheat can mask the symptoms, go unrecognized and are delayed with no cause and effect relationship. A good way to explore this issue is to ask your naturopath to conduct a ‘Vega Food Sensitivity Test’.

We are committed to providing alternatives for those sensitive to specific ingredients. We continue to seek the best brands that combat common food-allergies like preservatives, gluten and dairy. You’ll be happy to taste the uncompromising flavour. If you’d like us to carry a product specifically for your diet needs, please click here to fill out our on-line Special Product Request form.

This section is a work in progress. Please check back to see other food sensitive focuses. If you have just begun your journey of investigation, please refer our ‘Book Suggestions’ section.

Gluten Free

One of the steps of wellness is to read ingredients labels as a habit when grocery shopping. It is likely that someone in your circle of family & friends may have celiac disease, wheat allergy or gluten intolerance.

Gluten is an umbrella term for a mixture of protein fragmenst found in common cereal grains (including wheat, semolina, durum, spelt, triticale, and kamut). ‘Celiac disease’ is a chronic digestive disorder. Those suffering with it experience a painful immune response when gluten is ingested. Similarly, ‘Gluten intolerance’ puts a great strain on the immune system, the liver, and most other organs as well. A few of the resulting problems are fatigues, irritability, mood swings, muscle or joint pain, poor concentration, sleep disturbances, and environmental intolerances.

RALPH’S Farm Market has good news for those avoiding gluten. We provide well-known products such as Bob’s Red Mill whole grain flours, Kinnikinnick, Udi’s, Red Square, Glutino, Patsy Pie, Mountain Top Bakery, Pamela’s Gluten Free Pantry, Truly Organic Baking, Comensoli, one earth, Silver Hills and Wendel’s. We are dedicated to finding even more gluten-free foods for those who depend on it to maintain their quality of life.

Gluten-free mixes have taken the preparation time and skill in the kitchen out of baking from scratch. The wholesome taste of ‘Mountain Top’ specialties RALPH’S offers you are: RALPH’S Farm Market has good news for those avoiding gluten. We have been providing you with the well-known “Bob’s Red Mill” whole grain flours and other natural products for years. However, we are dedicated to finding even more gluten-free foods for those who depend on it to maintain their quality of life. It is our pleasure to be introducing local North Vancouver’s ‘Mountain Top’ products as well.

Gluten-free mixes have taken the preparation time and skill in the kitchen out of baking from scratch. RALPH’S offers the following prepared mixes:

  • Bread
  • Granola
  • Cookies
  • Pancake mixes
  • Brownies
  • Muffins