Gluten-free living doesn’t have to be boring—this is what Choices’ Annual Gluten-Free Fair hopes to make clear for those living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. From 9:00 am–5:00 pm, the event will kick off with lectures by the following experts:
• Gluten-Free Guides by Choices’ Chef Anionlo Cerullo and Dietitian Nicole Fetterly, RD
• Naturopathic Treatments for Celiac Disease and Wheat Sensitivity by Dr. Balow, ND
• Dr. Hugh Freeman, MD, Gastroenterologist, Researcher & Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
Those who are new to the gluten-free diet will gain a solid understanding of Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet. For Celiac veterans, this event will offer insight about the many conditions associated with Celiac Disease and how to maintain optimum health.
Choices’ Dietitian, Desiree Nielsen stresses the importance of helping people get past simply surviving without gluten: “Living Gluten Free is about more than just finding gluten-free foods. As we learn more about the nature of gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease, we have the opportunity to go beyond just gluten-free. We have the resources to help people thrive with a nutritious diet that explores new foods and cuisines and makes food fun again.”
Celiac disease affects 1 in 100 people, but 97% go undiagnosed. Some of the many symptoms of celiac disease include unexplained low iron, recurring or persistent diarrhea or constipation, stomach pain, bone and joint pain, depression, infertility, recurrent miscarriages, and migraines.
Space is limited and registration is necessary for Choices gluten-free fairs. All who register for the lectures will receive a complimentary gift bag full of coupons and delicious gluten-free goodies.
Admission fee is $18 at the door by pre-registration is strongly recommended. 250-862-4864