Sunday, February 26, 2017

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. Below is 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.

We had a tiny bit of technical difficulty, so please fast forward when playing the audio to 1:18 into the recording. Our apologies for the inconvenience

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. Beth’s goal is to educate and empower people to make positive lifestyle choices that will lead to more energy, less stress and a stronger, happier body, mind and spirit.

Dr. Akiba Green 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. Dr. Green is board certified in Integrative Medicine, fellowship trained in Integrative Cancer Therapy, board eligible as a Clinical Nutritionist and ensures that his clinics have always been on the cutting edge of the health care industry. Currently, he devotes his practice to treating chronic pain and metabolic disorders. Blog:

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. In 2013 she established a support group, and found that food availability continued to be the biggest barrier to success. She began developing food products that support a grain-free, soy-free and even dairy-free lifestyle; many items are allergy-friendly and are free of refined sugars. She also offers allergen-free Communion to churches, raising awareness about the effects of gluten exposure.

Pam Jordan was 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 Marie was raised in Queens, New York and developed her cooking skills in her mother/grandmother's kitchens, learning recipes passed down from the generations. But like so many people suffering from food allergies and sensitivities, good taste and family recipes became a challenge. Taking her own health issues seriously, she dedicated her career, as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, to helping people live a healthy life, and launched a mission to create deliciously indulgent recipes, free from ingredients like wheat-gluten-dairy-eggs-nuts-soy-corn, yet tasting so delicious, you will be in utter shock! Best of all, because the recipes are so delicious, you will be able to serve them to your families. Imagine, one meal, one great taste! Thus after long hours of substituting, changing and taste testing dishes, “Deliciously For You” was created. Marie is an 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 Tiffany is 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.