Tuesday, May 3, 2016

FREE St Louis GFAF Event Webcast - Teenager's Perspective of Gluten-Free, FDA Food Labeling, The Emotional Side of Dietary Restrictions & More

The newest webcast in the series of Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Events for 2016 will again visit the heartland of America in St. Louis, Missouri. The event is taking place on May 21 at the Holiday Inn SW Route 66, 1709 Watson Rd from 10 am - 3 pm and will be the third one held in the city of the Gateway Arch (The land of Gooey Butter Cake and Fried Ravioli, and yes, you can make them gluten-free)

We have a wonderfully informative panel of speakers lined up for the event and as always, we want to share them here with the global internet allergen-free community on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 pm CST. We offer them free of charge to remain as a resource.

This webcast, we will hear from:

Bruce Homstead MS, RDN, LDN, AFMCP - President, Board of Directors, Celiac Support Association - Graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, minor in Food Facility Engineering. Chef, baker, manager of several large and small restaurants, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for hospitals and nursing homes.

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.

Julia Dotson has been helping families in the St. Louis region with meal planning for the past four years. Due to her own children's health issues she has a passion for working with families that have food allergies and dietary restrictions. Julia's partnership with Wildtree, a Certified Organic and Certified Gluten-Free company, is aimed at reducing stress at dinnertime and getting people out of the "What's for dinner?" rut. Wildtree is debunking the myth that good for you food has to taste bad or be expensive. Wildtree's Grapeseed Oil is our signature product. It is heart healthy and helps lower cholesterol. It also has a flashpoint of 445 degrees making it ideal for grilling! www.mywildtree.com/tn www.facebook.com/wildtreetn

Sema Dibooglu - Only 17, articulate, artistic, and passionate about raising awareness. She lives in St. Louis and is a National Foundation of Celiac Awareness featured Gluten Free blogger. ‘Eat Without Gluten’ is featured on the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ webpage, and her gluten free cartoon movie ‘Draw my life’ on YouTube has been featured in many countries, from Ireland to Australia. The blog is written to provide positive, practical, educational and insightful information on the gluten-free diet. Sema is one of the first gluten-free teen bloggers both in the United States and worldwide.

Dr Seth Gerlach - The Institute of Natural Health is an integrative health and wellness clinic in St Louis, MO. They practice functional medicine and see a wide array of conditions, from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune and thyroid conditions, food sensitivities, and many more.
They utilize cutting-edge testing to find the root of the problem and science-based therapies to regain and maintain health.

Nikki Everett is your host and Director of Event Coordination GF/AF Wellness Events & Chapter Leader of R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids). Nikki uses her vast knowledge as an advocate for the gluten/allergen free community on behalf of her daughter who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2008.
Nikki's mother became a regional leader for Compassionate Friends, a national support group for bereaved families, when Nikki was only 11 years old. She went on to become a youth peer support group leader by 14 years of age. Her presentation to the NC State Board of Education helped open the door for peer support groups throughout Middle and High Schools across the state. Nikki carried on this legacy as an adult by chartering R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids) for Charlotte, NC in 2009 subsequently moved to the Highlands of NC, near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Appalachia.


Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 pm CST.