Come Enjoy Every Delicious Bite...
Hartford Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
September 30, 2017
10 am - 3 pm
100 E River Dr,
East Hartford, CT 06108
$10 per adult
Children under 13 are FREE to enter
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.
Mary Herrington has been featured in Gluten Free Delights, has 2 internationally published gluten free cookbooks (with a third GF How To book being revealed at the GFAF Wellness event), won numerous awards for her gluten free baked goods, and is a keynote speaker on living well with several life threatening allergies. She works with area doctor's in Charlotte assisting their patients adjustment to their new diet through menu and recipe creation.
Mary suffers from two rare disorders: Systemic Nickel Allergy Syndrome and Mastocytosis making eating anything gluten a life threatening activity.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
CJ is constantly curious about the opportunities gained by the tumble with a disease that affects nutrition and digestion. Through her blog Tumbling Gluten Free, and freelance writing, she explores the psychological impact of food on community, loves supporting sustainable living and local farms, and offers her readers and clients inspiration, quirky and multi-cultural recipes, and a flexible approach to living that leads to whole foods fueling a whole life.
CJ Williams Tumbling Gluten Free ( http://tumblingglutenfree.blogspot.com ) @TumblingGF
Paige is a local author of GLUTEN-FREE GHOULS which is a FUN, COLORFUL children’s book that will be a DELIGHT TO ALL READERS young and old while sharing a valuable lesson on why it’s important to eat healthy! The six Gluten-Free Ghoul characters Gloppy, Bogey, Teaky, Oafie, Pops, and Bonkers live in a giant treehouse and love to play baseball and golf - and they even skateboard! But their favorite thing to do is eat! Join them as they scramble through town gobbling up leftover pizza, spaghetti, and their favorite pies. The only trouble is that their not-so-healthy eating habits begin to create some frustrating and itchy symptoms. Their doctor tells them to eat a gluten-free diet. Gluten-Free Ghouls is a great rhyming book that is sure to bring about some giggles as children enjoy the silly characters while the story builds awareness of the importance of eating well. Food sensitivities like gluten or allergies such as peanuts, dairy, etc. are so prevalent these days and children need to be aware of what can happen even if they don’t have celiac disease (a severe innate autoimmune disorder) or aren’t allergic to certain foods themselves. It also helps children without gluten sensitivities or allergies to better understand what their friends go through who do have to follow specific diets. As for friends who have celiac disease, gluten sensitivities or food allergies, Gluten-Free Ghouls will show them that others deal with the same issues even six hungry green ghouls.