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

~ Hippocrates 400 BC
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."

~ Jim Rohn
"Don't eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."

~ Michael Pollan

Our Hours

Sun: 10am - 2:30pm
Tues - Sat: 10am - 9pm

Lunch Menu 10am - 4:00pm
Dinner Menu 4pm - 9pm

Reservations: (306) 244-0707

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Dr. Dee Dee Maltman

Dr. Dee Dee Maltman

Some people have asked me, "Why a whole food, gluten and nut free cafe?" Well, as a physician since 1985 in Saskatoon, I have witnessed a steady increase in the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease where people lose the ability to break down gluten in wheat, rye, barley, and potentially in oats (if cross contaminated). In fact, we believe celiac disease is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases in medicine. As far as nuts go, who doesn't know someone that is allergic to nuts? Leyda's is a place where people with gluten intolerance or nut allergies can dine in peace. There will not be any gluten or nuts on the premises, so there will be no concerns with cross contamination. But Leyda's is so much more than this.

Our restaurant will serve patrons delicious home cooked meals using as much organic, local & seasonal produce as possible. Our meats & seafood will be carefully sourced and there will be vegan & vegetarian options as well.

We are planning to host educational evenings at the restaurant to promote the philosophies behind the menu (which will be based on eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods) and cooking classes as well. We will be posting updates with times and dates of these upcoming events, so stay tuned! We will also post recipes & educational blogs about how you can promote an anti-inflammatory lifestyle in your personal life.

We look forward to sharing so much wonderful information with you around health & healing. And for those of you that are able to join us at the restaurant, we look forward to "breaking bread" with you (gluten free of course!) at Leyda's.

Dee Dee Maltman

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Dr. DeeDee (Shirley) Maltman is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, 1985. Prior to entering medical school she completed a degree in Biology at the U of S. After 25 years of working as a Family Physician in Saskatoon, Dr. Maltman returned to school and received a fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the College of Medicine, University of Arizona in 2012. Integrative Medicine is whole-person medicine emphasizing the therapeutic relationship between the physician and patient. It combines conventional and alternative/complementary practices that are evidence based and makes use of all appropriate therapies. With 77% of our health care budget being consumed by chronic disease management and with underlying chronic inflammation now cited as a major cause of most chronic disease, new treatments are needed in this area. Dr. Maltman is working to promote new approaches to chronic disease through all she has learned in her fellowship training. She looks forward to sharing some of the initiatives she has created to facilitate health and healing through an Integrative Medical approach.