Sunday, May 22, 2011

ourGFfamily at NYNJ R.O.C.K. Meeting in Nyack, NY on May, 25

This Wednesday, I am speaking at the NYNJ Raising our Celiac Kids meeting about how going gluten free has changed my life. Below is a description...

NYNJ R.O.C.K. Meeting
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
7:00-9:00 pm
NYACK Hospital
160 North Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY

Gluten-Free Living: It’s Not Just a “Gastro” Thing

A Celiac diagnosis is not the only reason people choose to eliminate gluten from their diet. Many in the gluten-free community have turned to dietary intervention as a treatment for symptoms not steeped in the gastrointestinal realm, including (but not limited to): developmental delays, behavior disorders, neurological, psychological and (non-gastro) physical maladies, and personal philosophies.

Our three guests for the May 25 meeting--gluten-free advocates Jill Brack of Glow Gluten Free (, Tinsley Meloy of Celiebo ( and Kirstin Boncher of What to Feed Your Kids ( will share their experiences and personal perspectives (see biographies below) and we will talk about the GF and GF/CF (gluten-free/casein-free) diet as a treatment for symptoms that are not gastro related.

Jill, Tinsley and Kirstin found their way to GF and GF/CF life via very different journeys but their stories share a common thread: they now enjoy a more fulfilling life because of the gluten-free diet.

Pediatrician and Celiac mom, Jan Montague, MD, ( will also join us, as will registered dietitian Rachel Begun, MS, RD, ( to answer your medical and dietary questions, respectively. As always, I will also share recent Celiac news and information on upcoming events.

Gluten-free refreshments will be provided by Glow Gluten Free ( and The Gluten Free Bar (; Nyack Hospital will supply coffee, tea and cold beverages.

BONUS GIVEAWAY: Gluten-free blogger and author Elana Amsterdam ( has graciously donated one copy each of her books, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and Gluten-Free Cupcakes for giveaway at the meeting. Winners will be chosen blindly; all you have to do to enter the giveaway is show up and keep your fingers crossed!

Please join us for what promises to be a great discussion. Kindly RSVP by email to by Friday, May 20, if you plan to attend.