Charlotte GFAFEvent Free Webcast 2017 - 10th Anniversary Special

It is so hard to believe that we have been planning and executing the Charlotte Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event for almost a decade now! Hard as it is to believe, we are right around the corner from the big date. This means that it will have been 10 years since our daughter Erin's (aka Doodle) diagnosis of celiac disease.We started the events right after as a way for her to feel normal and get to try all of the goodies she had been missing. Luckily, we also got to share the experience with thousands of people through the years.

We hope you will join us March 18th at Oasis Shriner Auditorium from 10 am - 4 pm for the Charlotte Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event. We will have a free webcast before the event to give you a preview of speakers that will be presenting. As usual it is a star studded cast of who is who in the gluten and allergen free world local to Charlotte.


 Beth Mincher - Certified Holistic Health Coach, board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and received her training through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She focuses on helping people achieve optimal wellness through a whole body approach; emphasizing the importance of not only diet, but other factors such as: physical activity, personal relationships, career, emotional wellness, positive lifestyle and mindset and the use of natural therapies.

Dr. Akiba Green is widely recognized as a leader in the non-drug treatment of chronic and autoimmune conditions in the Charlotte region.  His clinic, Lake Norman Health and Wellness, is the only health clinic in the Charlotte region that combines Functional Medicine, Brain Based Neurological Therapy or Functional Neurology and Advanced Metabolic Testing for Chronic Conditions under one roof.  Lake Norman Health & Wellness takes the physical medicine of chiropractic care and couples it with the most cutting edge knowledge of functional neurology, clinical nutrition and integrative medicine.

Jennifer Cuevas - The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet supports delicious eating that is gluten, grain, soy, and poultry free. Jen Cuevas experienced her own journey to wellness by eating this way, and desires to share the message that life can still be delicious!
Just a few short years ago, Jen was ill with a multitude of issues (although not typical “Celiac” symptoms), including high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, sudden weight gain [over 60 pounds], Hashimoto’s, and arthritis (read more of her story here). After more than seven frustrating visits with various doctors, she finally learned about her gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease. In becoming well, she found that life without gluten was really great from a health perspective, but affected everything else that had a social factor.

In the time since her diagnosis, Jen has spent a lot of time learning. She was treated by Dr. Glen Aukerman (author: Better Health in 120 days) and attended all of his classes to understand the medical aspect of how various foods affect gluten sensitivity. After further health issues inspired her to do more research, Jen went completely grain and soy free in 2012, and became a certified coach under the direction of Gluten Free Society. She uses her own health journey to coach and inspire others to consider dietary changes as a way to achieve optimum health.

Pam Jordan - Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2011 after struggling for fifteen years with symptoms.  She is a working wife and mom to three young kids.  With two of the three kids living Gluten Free, she shares the tips and tricks to survive school, parties, and holidays with Gluten Free kids. Her blog, provides simple Gluten Free recipes, product reviews, and giveaways.  Pam features their family weekly menu as a way to keep her family organized, on budget, and Gluten Free.
Pam has written 5 cookbooks and lifestyle guides about living Gluten Free.  Her last two books made Amazon Best Sellers list.  Pam travels the US to speak to groups about living Gluten Free, menu planning, and how to cook simple Gluten Free recipes.

Marie Rubbinaccio - Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She holds a certification in Naturopathic Nutrition and Eating Psychology Coaching and is a member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists and International Association of NLP Coaching. Marie is currently writing her next cookbook creating “Deliciously For You” Desserts!
 Facebook: Health Coach Marie Rubbinaccio
 Instagram @healthcoachmarie

Tiffany Brown-Bush MS, LPC, FDN - Committed to the Integration of Mental Health, Natural health and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition & Interventions. Tiffany treats Eating Disorders, Food Addiction, Mood Disorders, Adult ADD and Resistant Weight Loss, using Food as Medicine in the Charlotte region. This integrated interest in food as medicine is how she became the Co-Creator of the F4L Diva Protein bar line.

Tiffany Brown-Bush MS, LPC, FDN is a NC Licensed Professional Counselor, NC Dietetic Board Approved Nutrition Counselor, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist,Certified Brain Health Coach, Fitness Trainer, and completing training as a Naturopathic Doctor (Traditional). Currently, she devotes her practice to treating Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders, Digestive health and Weight Loss.

Kansas City GFAF Event Webcast - Featuring Celiac Support Association Mary Shucklebier, Dr. Anthony Colatrella, and Dr. Francisco Leon

We are only a couple weeks from the first Kansas City Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event and we have had the added privilege of working in conjunction with the Celiac Support Association as they hold their annual meeting in this new event. Therefore, our next webcast will feature some of their most esteemed board members. I am just so excited to talk with all of them and pick their brains for the wealth of information they have to share with you!

Dr Anthony Colatrella - Celiac-specializing gastroenterologist and a Founding Partner of Pittsburgh Gastroenterology Associates. He diagnosed his first celiac patient in 1979. He has participated as Chief Site Investigator in multiple celiac research studies including studies with both Alba Therapeutics and Alvine Pharmaceuticals.

Dr Francisco Leon - Celimmune’s CEO and Chief Medical Officer.
He communicates characteristics and expectations of the non-dietary treatments for celiac disease and gluten-related conditions on the market and in clinical trials.

Mary Shucklebier - Executive Director of the Celiac Support Association (CSA), (formerly the Celiac Sprue Association/USA) serving those with celiac disease and other gluten related disorders. CSA is the largest member-based non-profit organization in America serving the entire gluten-free community. CSA’s emphasis is on education, research, and support for the self management of a healthy gluten-free lifestyle.

As you can see, you definitely don't want to miss this webcast! So, we will meet you right here September 17 at 7:30 pm CST for an incredibly informative episode.

Raleigh NC GFAF Wellness Event Webcast - Traveling Allergy-free, Allergy-free Italian Pastas and Sauces, & How to Bridge the Gap Between Gluten-Free to Grain-Free

Can you believe it's been a whole year since we were back in Raleigh, the Capital city of North Carolina? I can't believe it, but then after 4 years on the road, time seems to slip by faster than I realize. The way I remember is because every year we change up the event a little bit to reflect what is happening in the world of specialized diets for medical necessity. Every year, Raleigh gets some new faces and the best of information,

You can come join us on August 15 at the McKimmon Training and Conference Center at NCSU campus from 10 am - 4 pm. A day full of over 50 vendors, 11 presentations from experts, and a whole lot of communing with fellow people who are seeking better health through dietary change.

It's also time to continue with our fabulous Speaker Webcasts - YAY!
This informative 2 part webcast will feature speakers you can see at the Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event in Raleigh.

You can join us right here on August 4 and August 11 from 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm EST
Special guests on August 4 will include interviews with Tarah Jakubiak of Allergic Traveler, Amy Fothergill of The Warm Kitchen, Jennifer Cuevas of The Gluten and Grain Free Gourmet, & more. We are going to talk about traveling allergy-free, Italian pastas and sauces that are deliciously allergy-free, and how to bridge the gap between gluten-free and grain-free. So you don't want to miss this one...
Mark your calendars and we'll meet back here on August 4!