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"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"

~ Hippocrates 400 BC
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~ Jim Rohn
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~ Michael Pollan

Latest News & Events

The Anti-Inflammatory Challenge…."It's just 30 days!"

posted by Leyda's Cafe Saskatoon    |   April 28, 2015 11:20

Dr. Dee Dee Maltman will be hosting the 27th Anti-Inflammatory Challenge on Monday, May 30th.

This event consists of a two hour informational session on how to reduce inflammation in your life from a mind, body, and spirit perspective.  With 77% of our health care budget going to the management of chronic disease, and with chronic inflammation being a major underlining factor to chronic disease, this program will help you understand how you can effectively change your life to prevent chronic disease.  

The Anti-Inflammatory Challenge includes: 

  • 30 days of inspirational messages
  • 30 days of recipes from Leyda's Chefs 
  • 30 days of inflammation-reducing goals focused on refreshing your mind, body, and spirit 
Cost: $25/Person, or $15/Student
Doors open at 6:50pm, event begins at 7:00pm
To reserve your spot, or to receive more information about the Anti-Inflammatory Challenge, please contact us at: itsjust30days@leydas.com

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Leyda's is proud to present Dr. Bill Code's Brain Recovery presentation!

posted by Leyda's Cafe Saskatoon    |   September 21, 2014 20:51

When : Sunday October 5th at 7:00pm

Investment : $20.00

e-mail itsjust30days@leydas.com to reserve your spot today! 



Dr. Bill Code received his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan and was in family practice prior to training in anesthesia. He became a Board-Certified anesthesiologist and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996. He was wheelchair-bound for a period of time when he and his wife, Denise, began to investigate lifestyle and dietary approaches to control his multiple sclerosis. This led to an interest in Integrative Medicine and he did a two-year Fellowship in this area at the College of Medicine Arizona University. 


A Whole Person Approach To the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Illness with Dr. Joe Schnurr

posted by Leyda's Cafe Saskatoon    |   September 18, 2014 23:16

Meet Dr. Joe Schnurr as he joins us to present his lecture; 

A Whole Person Approach To the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Illness. Dr. Schnurr is the co-founder of the Centre for Integrative Medicine in the College of Medicine at the U of S. He focuses on an integrative approach to health and healing, one that encompasses the whole person - body, mind, and spirit - and addresses the underlying causes of illness and not just the symptoms. He recently returned to Saskatoon from Kelowna where he was a lead physician at InspireHealth, an integrative cancer clinic. We are thrilled to have Dr. Joe Schnurr with us on Monday September 29th at 7:00pm presenting this lecture. 

You won't want to miss spending an evening with an expert on disease prevention! 

e-mail itsjust30days@leydas.com to reserve your spot today. 


investment : $20.00



Leyda's Cafe Movie Night! Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

posted by Leyda's Cafe Saskatoon    |   February 28, 2014 09:33

This Monday March 3rd Leyda’s Café will be hosting a movie night. The movie Escape Fire will be shown starting at 7:00pm. Dr. Maltman and Dr. Epstein (from the Centre for Integrative Medicine University of Saskatchewan) will facilitate a discussion with the audience following the 99 minute movie.

Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to the INmed group to support their upcoming weekend workshop. (suggested donation $10.00)

Please e-mail itsjust30days@leydas.com to reserve your spot today!  

ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. ESCAPE FIRE follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. The film is about a way out, about saving the health of a nation..)



Carbohydrates: love'm or leave'm? The glycemic index explored!

posted by Leyda's Cafe Saskatoon    |   February 1, 2014 10:25

This important, interesting lecture will be delivered by Dr.Louise Gagne a Saskatoon Integrative Medicine Physician. The lecture will be followed by a question period with Dr. Gagne and facilitated by Dr.DeeDee Maltman. This lecture will be held at Leyda's Cafe, 112 20th Street West at 7:00pm on Monday February 10th. 

Cost of the lecture is $40.00 with a promotional price of $20.00 to the first 30 registrations. 

(sliding scale available) 

Seats are limited! E-mail itsjust30days@leydas.com to reserve your spot today. 

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The Brent Loucks Show - Going Gluten Free

posted by Leyda's Cafe Saskatoon    |   September 16, 2013 10:09

The "gluten-free" craze has swept over North America. Not only people with dietary restrictions, but also people who are looking to live healthier lives are following a gluten-free diet. Does not eating gluten really make a difference in your health? Dr. Dee Dee Maltman, family physician, owner of Leyda's restaurant joins Brent to talk about the issue. 

Click here to listen to the conversation!


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Leyda's Cafe featured on CKOM Saskatoon

posted by Leyda's Cafe Saskatoon    |   July 18, 2013 11:37

View original article on ckom website here! 

Reported by Karin Yeske

Gluten, nut free café to open in Saskatoon. Leyda's will offer fresh local, seasonal, organic food in Riversdale!

One of Saskatoon’s family doctors is trading syringes for spatulas. Dr. Dee Dee Maltman is opening Leyda’s, the city’s first gluten and nut free café in Riversdale Friday. With 28 years experience as a family physician in Saskatoon, Dr. Maltman went back to school a few years ago to become a specialist in integrative medicine—a concept that brings traditional doctors together with alternative and complementary practices.

The idea of a gluten and nut free restaurant started as a tongue-in-cheek joke until Dr. Maltman started to seriously consider it. "I really started to think about how could I get the information that I was learning, which was so profound, out to the community?” said Dr. Maltman, a celiac with a nut allergy. "It's so much more than eating less and moving more. It's so much more about the quality of the food we are eating," said Dr. Maltman, who teaches at the University of Saskatchewan and runs a practice in Saskatoon.

The team at Leyda’s has created a signature bread. The four-season menu will feature items like local trout, black cod, grass-fed beef and bison, free range organic chicken and eggs, organic milk and butter, Saskatchewan organic seabuckthorn berries, gluten-free pizza made in a woodstone oven. "Who with celiac hasn't craved a good pizza?"

"I've seen a lot of bad gluten-free food out there. I also have watched the industry. It's all gluten-free everything, everywhere. A lot of people are just on the bandwagon for all the wrong reasons,” she said. Gluten-free commercially-produced food tries to replicate the regular industry, which has a lot of artificial, manufactured and chemically-preserved ingredients.

“To eat gluten-free and to have certain dietery restrictions doesn't mean you have to give up eating delicious, incredible food. In fact, in our early soft opening tests, we've had people that have nothing to do with eating gluten-or-nut free (sayong), 'This is absolutely delicious,'" she said. The restaurant has some unique features, including not owning a deep fryer. The kitchen doesn’t use nonstick chemical-lined pans, high fructose corn syrup, MSG or artificial sweeteners. All the water is run through Leyda’s reverse osmosis filtration system.

Leyda’s is the first restaurant in Saskatchewan to own a commercial urban cultivator. The double-sided fridge which was featured on CBC's Dragon's Den grows fresh herbs.

The restaurant has a heavy emphasis on education. Leyda’s will hold educational nutrition classes, cooking classes and Dr. Maltman hopes to work with local schools. "There's really a lot going on in this restaurant, all based on what I've learned and what my passion is, and what I do in my own home for my own family." An important area of health, said Dr. Maltman, is chronic disease, which makes up 77 per cent of our healthcare budget. Chronic inflammation is known to be a factor in chronic disease, so Leyda’s serves up anti-inflammatory food like veggies, fruits, whole and cracked grains, beans and legumes, al dente pasta and healthy fats, fish and soy foods. The café will never turn away a customer with dietary restrictions, said Dr. Maltman. "We will never say no to them. We will create something right now for them. We're really looking to have a place for people that have all those concerns but can sit down for a meal with family and friends and not feel singled out."

A lunch menu will be in place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a dinner menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a "small things at all times" menu available all day. By next Friday, Leyda's will have a takeout menu.

"I wanted a place for peaceful dining, a place (where) people who have celiac or gluten intolerances or nut allergies, can come truly dine in peace."

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Leyda's Gluten and Nut Free Cafe opens! CTV Video

posted by Leyda's Cafe Saskatoon    |   July 18, 2013 11:32

We were thrilled to be showcased on CTV! View the video by clicking here. 

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Leyda's Feature in Saskatoon Express - July 8th, 2013

posted by Leyda's Cafe Saskatoon    |   July 18, 2013 11:26

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