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Charlotte Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
Charlotte Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
March 21, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
5700 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
America's Gluten Free Voice
Featured Speaker from SIMPLY GLUTEN FREE Magazine
"Embracing the Gluten Free Lifestyle"
Gluten Free TV Chef - Daytime TV - Nationally syndicated (NBC) in 3rd season,
Founder & Editor in Chief of SIMPLY GLUTEN FREE magazine,
Cookbook Author, GF Blogger since 2007, food writer published in over 100 newspapers in America
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.
Recognizing that healing comes in many different forms, pharmacist Dr. Nicholas Conley, created The Healing Arts Club as a type of “insurance” for better health. Dr. Nick is a North Carolina native and devoted his Doctoral studies in pharmacy learning how to unite traditional medicine with complementary and alternative healing practices. During his professional training, he noticed a growing curiosity in the healing arts amongst his patients and decided to investigate for himself. Dr. Nick was compelled to merge his background with his passion to fulfill the need for affordable, holistic healthcare. And so the Healing Arts Club (www.healingartsclub.com) was born.
As an adult with health issues, Tiffany learned she was gluten and lactose intolerant. This turned her life upside down. Not knowing where to start she found pre-made gluten free items overpriced and she still wanted to eat family favorites. Experimenting in the kitchen began with research and practice. Tiffany can now turn any desirable recipe into gluten and dairy free, without sacrificing the taste.
Tiffany started blogging in June of 2010, while going through treatments for infertility. Like many others; she struggled to talk about her experience, leading to an online journal for sharing emotions and heart. Following the birth of her first child she
began to share gluten free substitutes for her favorite family recipes on her blogGFmomcertified.com. After three children in just three years, gluten free cooking has become a necessity. Discovering she was not alone in the challenge to feed a gluten free family, opened the path to writing Gluten Free Mom Certified. She creates and shares GF recipes each week on her blog to help GF mothers meet the challenge of GF cooking.
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.
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