Thursday, July 14, 2016

Raleigh GFAF Event FREE Web Cast: Time for Elimination Diets and Laboratory Testing, Feeding Your Gluten Free Family, Itchy Pig and Traveling

We are headed back to the Capitol city of North Carolina in just a month's time! This is the 5th year for our Raleigh Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event and we can't believe how fast it comes around after a long hot summer is in full swing. I graduated from Jesse O Sanderson High School many moons ago and love visiting Raleigh any chance we get. You just can't beat a city with such a hip vibe and great eats among its many virtues.

Raleigh was placed on the top 10 of places to eat gluten-free on Huffpost if you didn't know. You can get gluten free dumplings, raviolis, pizza, local and sustainable, pitas.....the list just goes on and on of diverse options available. Not to mention how intellectually hipster the place can be with the most PhD holders of any city in America thanks to Duke, Chapel Hill, Meredith, NC State and other colleges that claim their home here.

This month's free web cast will feature some of the speakers that will be at the event on August 13 at Kerr Scott Bldg NC State Fairgrounds from 10 am - 3 pm. We have a plethora of vendors and even a kid's story time planned as well as the incredible giveaway for pre-registered attendees.

To hear the speakers in an incredibly informative web cast before the event:
May 4
7:30 pm - 9 pm EST
Just click below for how you want to connect for the web cast on May 4th


Pam Jordan
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.

Dr. Nicole DiNezza, DC, NTP
Dr. DiNezza is now the owner and physician at Infinity Holistic Healthcare in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In addition to her DC degree, she has gone on to pursue many hours of study in functional and integrative medicine, as well as earn her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) certification. At her office in Chapel Hill, Dr. DiNezza frequently helps those with autoimmune diseases and digestive complaints, among other complex cases.

Beth Mincher
Beth is a 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.

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.

Tarah Jakubiak
After working for 20 years in the corporate world, Tarah Jakubiak founded Allergic Traveler. Jakubiak, president of Allergic Traveler has traveled the world since the age of two. She has been to 22 countries and 25 states. Jakubiak has been to all inclusives, gone on cruises, gone camping; backpacking through Europe, gone to the big cities, and little hidden gems. She has multiple food allergies but it does not stop her from seeing the world. Jakubiak is allergic to eggs, nuts, mushroom, soy, garlic, corn, sesame, potatoes, celery, shellfish, chicken, pork, peanuts, and many fruits. She is originally from Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband.
To get in touch with Tarah:

Nicole Cox & Itchy Pig
About the Book:
Itchy Pig is a unique tale of a mischievous piglet who overcomes seasonal allergies. Itchy Pig learns the nature of his sensitivities through outdoor play in ragweed, pollen, and poison ivy. He learns to respect Mother Nature and the importance of preparedness--but his curiosity leaves him with some very itchy consequences.
About the Author:
I am a native Californian. I am married and live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I value the art of writing and poetry. I am an avid animal lover and advocate for animal welfare. I adopted an abused and neglected pit bull puppy named Gunner. This sick little pup was always itchy and scratchy, and we came to find out that Gunner was a very allergenic dog and suffered from many allergies. With his short tattered ears and large snout, Gunner received the nickname Itchy Pig. As I became more confident in writing, I decided to combine my passion for writing and animals; from this, Itchy Pig was born, teaching young children the importance of seasonal allergies. I strive to inspire and entertain those of all ages by making education fun.
***Inspired by my rescue pit bull, Gunner, who suffers from seasonal and food allergies.

Donald Snowden
Donald Snowden is a Maryland native but has called North Carolina home since 2004. He was an professional athlete who had a serious of family and personal health challenges that would end his career and change his life for the better. He became enamored in holistic and naturopathic health many years ago, when he realized he had been lied to by the system and there was a better way. He formed and alliance with Youngevity Life Science International where he has studied under the world re-known Dr. Joel Wallach DVM, ND as well as many other physicians in the world of Natural Healing. Donald's wealth of knowledge in this field is impeccable as he studies all the time and stays on top of current events in the health industry. His passion has become connecting with people and sharing this message of natural and holistic health through his vast research, most complete product line on the market and life saving testimonials.