Grandma Bev's Upcoming Events
The North Las Vegas location of NATURAL GROCERS (6305 Simmons Street) will be having a wonderful and FREE event on Saturday, May 6th, from 12pm - 7pm. There will be classes, guest presenters, as well as many gluten-free products to sample!!
Here are some links where you can find out more information:
Sample fabulous gluten-free products—foods, vitamins, body care and so much more:
GUEST PRESENTERS INCLUDE:
Stacey Hall - Easy Tips For Going Gluten-Free Getting Out Of Your Own Way To Wellness
Cheri Petroni - Exploring Gluten-Free Skincare Myths, Tips and the Truth
Ina Mohan and Chef Myra - Cooking Demo,"Food that cures - RX Smoothie" to ease heartburn and digestion issues related to gluten intolerance
Call 702-395-0642 for more information. We'll definitely be there that day...hope to see you there too! :-)
FREE online program for people newly diagnosed and/or struggling with celiac disease!
For ANYONE struggling with celiac disease, particularly those who might be newly diagnosed, a University of Calgary researcher, and diagnosed Celiac, is offering a free evidence-based online program designed to help you cope with the disease. Anyone with Celiac (diagnosed by biopsy OR blood test) who is at least 18 years of age, and lives in North America, is eligible. For more information or to sign up – please email email@example.com and indicate that you are interested in the POWER-C study.
Here is a link to the researcher's info page on the University of Calgary website:
And here is a link to the actual PDF I took the attached screenshot from:
The online program is entirely free...they just want to get feedback as part of their research study. Participants will also be entered into a drawing to win one of eight $25 Amazon gift cards.
Again, if you re interested or want more info, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone! This NEXT SUNDAY, January 8th, 2017 @ 11:30am will be our New Year's Gluten-Free Potluck! For those who have never been to one of our get-togethers, this will be a GREAT chance to meet & connect with others in our Las Vegas Celiac Support Group!! We'll also be planning some activities for the coming year, so be thinking about some of the things you'd like to do as a group! Bring along your favorite homemade GF dish to share, or even something store-bought...as long as it's gluten-free, anything goes! ;-) Please email your RSVP to email@example.com to get the address (FYI, centrally located, near Rancho & Oakey).
This Sunday, May 15th, at 2:30pm, we will be kicking-off our brand new Las Vegas Celiac Support Group Monthly Meetings. Kenny from GREAT GRUBBING Cafe (100% Gluten-Free Cafe/Bakery in Henderson) has graciously agreed to host!!!! They have incredible smoothies, organic coffee, gluten-free pizzas & sandwiches, salads, teriyaki bowls, etc, etc...so be sure to bring your wallet and your appetite!! LOL We will be giving you a recap of our experience at the 2016 CDF National Conference and Gluten-Free Expo a couple of weeks ago (complete with a tasting of some yummy GF samples we brought back from the expo!!).
We will also have Michelle DeBerge of "GlutenSugarDairyFree.com" as a special guest. She has a bunch of new cooking classes coming up, right here in Las Vegas, and she'll be there that afternoon to give us a special preview and tell us all about it...very, very cool!
Mostly, this will be a wonderful opportunity to CONNECT with others here in Las Vegas who, like you or your loved one, are faced with navigating this crazy gluten-free life. :-) We look forward to seeing you all there!!!
Lisa Smith & Janet Rogers
GLUTEN FREE IN LAS VEGAS
GREAT GRUBBING CAFE/BAKERY
Sunday, May 15th, 2:30-4:00pm
2530 St Rose Pkwy, Suite #130
Henderson, NV 89074
Last weekend, mom and I attended the 2016 CDF (Celiac Disease Foundation) National Conference and Gluten-Free Expo in Pasadena, CA...what an incredible experience! I honestly don't even know where to begin? The conference itself featured dozens of speakers throughout the morning and afternoon (I swear, just about every single one of them had either an MD or PhD at the end of their names!!), and the topics addressed by these experts included everything from “The Science Behind the HYPE” of Celiac Disease and the possible links between Celiac and “Depression, Anxiety and ADHD,” to the current “Trends in Gluten-Free Nutrition” and whether “Strict Adherence to a Gluten-Free Diet is Enough.” My head was literally spinning (and my brain was completely exhausted) by the end of the day! It was a lot of information to process, but it also made me realize how much we truly DON'T know yet. One of the biggest, and most recurring messages of the day was that there is still a huge need for much more research to be done. We are only beginning to understand this disease and everything that it means for us.
Which is precisely the reason that CDF is launching iCureCeliac, “a patient-powered research network dedicated to enhancing and accelerating research efforts to better understand and ultimately cure celiac disease.” If you have Celiac Disease, I HIGHLY recommend you take a moment to read about this incredible study, and make the decision to participate in the online survey. It takes a bit of time to answer all the questions, but it is SO worth it.
As for the Gluten-Free Expo that accompanied the conference, all I can say is, WOW!!! So much gluten-free goodness in one place! More than 100 GF products were featured at the expo (many of which are brand new and haven't even hit the shelves yet), and I think we brought home samples of just about ALL of them...plus, I'm pretty sure I gained at least 5 pounds just from all the free tastings we got during the expo!
One company that really stood out is a gluten-free bread company called “Bread Srsly” out of San Fancisco, CA. I seriously wanted to CRY when I tasted their sourdough dinner rolls. Honestly, they tasted just like the dinner rolls I LOVED as a kid...before I was diagnosed. So, so good!! And could these ladies be any cuter?!?!? I know, right? ;-) Oh, yeah, I almost forgot the best part...ALL of their products are free of not only gluten, but also dairy, egg, soy, nut, potato, tapioca, and garbanzo. HOW do they do it? I have no idea. But I don't really care, just as long as they keep doing it. ;-) As of right now, they don't have a location here in Las Vegas that carries their bread, but you can order online with just a $5 flat-rate shipping fee. Woohoo!! Seriously (SRSLY...get it???), you just GOTTA check out this company!! http://www.breadsrsly.com
Oh, there was one more super-awesome-totally-cool thing that happened this weekend...mom and I were invited to attend the Bloggers' Dinner hosted by Enjoy Life Foods at Real Food Daily. We arrived on Saturday evening, shortly after the conference ended, and knew immediately we were in for a great night. First of all, the restaurant was incredible. Real Food Daily features an amazing organic, plant-based menu that you would never know is also healthy, because everything tastes so dang yummy! LOL There are tons of gluten-free options to choose from. Mom and I enjoyed the Not-Chos, Seaside Fries, and Mexico City Tacos...all completely vegan, gluten-free and super delish. We even got to have a big 'ol slice of GF chocolate fudge cake for dessert! But the best part is that we got to spend the evening with Scott Mandell, the CEO/founder of Enjoy Life Foods! I have LONG been a fan of Enjoy Life Foods, with their huge array of delicious GF products, and it was truly an honor to meet the man behind it all and hear his story. A big thank you to Scott, Jamie Siegel & Kathleen Shannon of Enjoy Life Foods, and to Gillian Entin from CDF, for organizing such a fantastic event!!!!
Hi everyone! So I happened to notice today on Facebook that they have announced the dates for the Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference & Gluten-Free Expo...the Conference will be Saturday, April 30th and the 2-Day Expo will be held both Saturday and Sunday (May 1) in Pasadena, CA. My mom and I went to a gluten-free conference & expo in CA a few years back and had such a GREAT time. I am totally thinking we need to plan a road trip again this year!!! Hey, maybe we can even organize a whole group to go down from Las Vegas together...who's up for it?!?!? ;-)
If you've never been before, it really is worth the trip. This annual event attracts nearly 3,000 people each year and comes complete with educational seminars, gluten-free cooking demonstrations, book signings, food tastings, lectures with top researchers, and a HUGE EXPO featuring more than 100 gluten-free companies with tons of FREE, yummy samples (including a bunch of NEW gluten-free products that haven't even hit the shelves yet)!!! Plus you get breakfast and lunch provided on the day of the conference...imagine, eating 2 meals away from home and not even having to THINK about whether it's safe to eat or not? That's worth the price of admission right there!! LOL
CLICK THE BUTTON below to find out more about the 2016 CDF National Conference & Gluten-Free Expo, and to REGISTER for this incredible event...we hope to see you there!
May is Celiac Awareness Month!
It is estimated that 83% of Americans with Celiac disease don’t even know they have it! Find out the facts…someone you love may be suffering from undiagnosed Celiac disease, which left undiagnosed and untreated can lead to any number of other Celiac related issues (infertility, depression, intestinal cancer, thyroid problems, chronic anxiety, delayed growth, osteoporosis, dermatitis herpetiformis, neurological disorders, chronic migraines, etc.). The good news is Celiac disease is 100% treatable with a strict gluten-free diet. Learn the facts. You can find out more information about Celiac disease at The Foundation for Celiac Awareness @ http://www.CeliacCentral.org
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It's less than a week till the Las Vegas "Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event" here in Las Vegas!! Did you get your tickets yet??? If not, here's a chance to WIN 2 FREE Tickets to the event!!
It's easy...simply LIKE, FOLLOW and/or SUBSCRIBE for a chance to win. Each one you do gets you EXTRA chances to win (do ALL of them and earn up to 5 chances to win!)!
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 16th at 4pm...just send us your name and let us know how many chances you earned (please be honest). It's really that easy!!
But remember you only have until Thursday the 16th at 4:00pm (PST)...we will do the drawing immediately following the end of the contest, and all winners will be notified by email that same evening. GOOD LUCK!!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
"The Las Vegas Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event" is coming to VEGAS!
DATE: Saturday, April 18th, 2015
PLACE: Suncoast Hotel & Casino
9090 Alta Dr. Las Vegas, NV 8914
Admission available ONLINE or at door, $10 Adult, FREE for Children under 13, $8 Military and Seniors with ID (only at door).
*FREE Product sampling and sales from many gluten & allergen free vendors
*FREE lectures from well known members of the gluten-free community about gluten and allergen-free living (check out the line-up of amazing speakers HERE!!)
*FREE cooking demonstrations that invite you to explore the world of gluten-free cooking
*FREE gift bag to tote around samples and purchases
BONUS: Every attendee who pre-registers ONLINE will receive one year FREE subscription to "Delight Gluten Free Magazine" (*Each registrant will receive an email after event to set up subscription*)
REMEMBER, SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH, 10am-3pm....SEE YOU THERE!