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Tuesday Talks with Jodi Larry

Jodi Larry, ND, TKTKTK

Dr. Jodi Larry discusses how gluten can affect your physical and mental health.

 

The Gluten Free Garage was thrilled to bring an exciting lineup of gluten-free experts and topics to the inaugural speaker series on Sunday April 28th (free with admission to the event!). Our fantastic five speakers covered a variety of topics related to healthy gluten-free living. If you missed the opportunity to see these speakers in person or if you want to hear them again, you are in luck!

Welcome to our final Tuesday Talks with the Gluten Free Garage! Each Tuesday for the past four weeks, we’ve brought you one of the audio presentations from our Spring 2013 GFG speaker series. (If you missed last week’s talk on raising happy, healthy, awesome gluten-free kids by Maggie Savage, click here.)

In this week’s finale, naturopathic doctor Jodi Larry explains how gluten might be affecting how you feel on a daily basis in her talk, DEMYSTIFYING GLUTEN. No longer is going gluten free just for people with celiac disease—there is a growing community of those who are gluten sensitive or gluten intolerant and they often suffer from such conditions as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), depression, inflammatory conditions, fatigue, skin ailments and more. Tune in to get the facts about gluten and learn about how changing your diet might just be the answer to your health problems.

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Curious about how changing your diet can help you feel better? After a busy few months planning last spring’s GFG, we were too! Check out our 10 days of cleansing and learn more about Dr. Jodi Larry’s Cleanse for Life program here!

Dr. Jodi Larry, ND, has a resilient passion for health and healing. After being struck with a rare virus at the age of 10, her life was transformed by a naturopathic doctor and she has been utilizing naturopathic principles ever since. Dr. Larry graduation from the doctor of naturopathic medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and is registered with the BDDT-N. With a strong dedication and years of experience with naturopathic treatments paired with an ambitious energy and calming attitude, Dr. Larry creates an environment that allows her patients to take charge of their health and transform their life. She practices family medicine, with a strong focus on mental health, women’s health and digestive health. All naturopathic treatments are used in her practice, with an emphasis on nutrition, herbal remedies, counseling and acupuncture. Dr. Larry is also the creator of Cleanse for Life: a unique guided group cleanse program that has been inspiring vital health for seven years.

Tuesday Talks with Maggie Savage

Maggie Savage TKTKTK

Mom’s the word: Maggie Savage knows all about raising happy, healthy, awesome gluten-free kids.

 

The Gluten Free Garage was thrilled to bring an exciting lineup of gluten-free experts and topics to the inaugural speaker series on Sunday April 28th (free with admission to the event!). Our fantastic five speakers covered a variety of topics related to healthy gluten-free living. If you missed the opportunity to see these speakers in person or if you want to hear them again, you are in luck!

Welcome to Tuesday Talks with the Gluten Free Garage! Each Tuesday for the next two weeks, we’ll be releasing one of the audio presentations from our Spring 2013 GFG speaker series. (If you didn’t catch last week’s talk on cooking with multiple food sensitivities or allergies by Ricki Heller, click here.)

For this week’s Tuesday Talk, GROWING UP GLUTEN FREE, She Let Them Eat Cake‘s Maggie Savage dishes out tips for raising happy, healthy, awesome GF kids. A topic that’s close to my heart! With birthday parties, play dates and school lunches to plan for, raising healthy gluten-free kids can be a challenge. Add to the mix picky eaters and all the processed gluten-free products (with mile-long ingredient lists) hitting supermarket shelves daily.

Tune in for all you need to know about preparing gluten-free snacks and school lunches and discover healthier “kid-approved” gluten-free products you can find in most grocery stores. With a dash of creativity and a scoop of knowledge, you’ll have all you need to start raising happy, healthy, totally awesome gluten-free kids! And don’t worry, there’s no need to take notes! Just click here for Maggie’s tip sheet that she created for her talk (with a bonus recipe for her Superstar Chocolate Cupcakes!).

(Please note that due to technical difficulties, this presentation has been edited and the introduction is not included.)

 

 

Do you love a PB and chocolate combination as much as we do?

Do you love a PB and chocolate combo as much as we do? If so, it’s your lucky (Tues)day! Once you taste Maggie’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies, you’ll be making them “for the kids” on a regular basis.

 

Maggie Savage writes the popular gluten-free blog She Let Them Eat Cake about her gluten-free family life. Pushed in this direction when her husband was diagnosed with celiac disease nine years ago and more recently with the shift to raise her children gluten free, Maggie debunks the myths of a gluten-free lifestyle and shows us that living gluten free is not only healthy but also yummy! 

Tuesday Talks with Ricki Heller

Ricki Heller TKTK

Ricki Heller dishes on cooking with multiple food sensitivities and allergies.

 

The Gluten Free Garage was thrilled to bring an exciting lineup of gluten-free experts and topics to the inaugural speaker series on Sunday April 28th (free with admission to the event!). Our fantastic five speakers covered a variety of topics related to healthy gluten-free living. If you missed the opportunity to see these speakers in person or if you want to hear them again, you are in luck!

Welcome to Tuesday Talks with the Gluten Free Garage! Each Tuesday over the next three weeks, we’ll be releasing one of the audio presentations from our Spring 2013 GFG speaker series. (If you didn’t catch last week’s talk by registered dietitian Alexandra Anca, click here.)

Tuesday Talks continues this week with WHAT THE *#&%$@* CAN I EAT? For many people diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, coming to terms with that dietary restriction alone can feel like an insurmountable adjustment. To make matters more challenging, oftentimes a gluten intolerance exists hand in hand with other issues as well, such as intolerance to dairy, eggs or refined sugars.

Over the next 30 minutes, Gluten Free Garage guest speaker RICKI HELLER addresses some of the most important points related to cooking with multiple food sensitivities or allergies and how to compensate for them in your recipes. Replacing gluten, eggs, dairy and refined sugars really can become second nature once you’ve got a clear formula and list of possible substitutions. Ricki’s got all this and more up her apron sleeves, so pull up a seat and get ready to take some notes!

We know you’ll want it, so here is the link for Ricki’s all-purpose gluten-free flour mix.

 

 

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If you want to experiment with allergy-friendly and vegan desserts, you’ll find 100 recipes without gluten, dairy, eggs or refined sugars in Ricki’s newest book. You can pre-order it today here.

 

Using only whole foods ingredients, a generous pinch of humour and input from her two chatty canines, Ricki Heller shares gluten-free, allergy-friendly and sugar-free recipes on her blog, Diet, Dessert and Dogs. She is also the author of the bestselling cookbook Sweet Freedom, one of only three cookbooks recommended by Ellen DeGeneres on her website. Her second cookbook, Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free, will be published this coming September. Ricki is also an associate editor at Simply Gluten-Free magazine and has written for Clean Eating, Allergic Living, Living Without, VegNews and many other publications. Ricki lives near Toronto with her husband and two dogs.

Wonder who’s up next Tuesday? Moms of GF kids, take note: We’ve got She Let Them Eat Cake‘s Maggie Savage on GROWING UP GLUTEN FREE!

Tuesday Talks with Alexandra Anca

GFG speaker Alexandra Anca, RD / Photo: Meagan Madill

Registered dietitian Alexandra Anca arms you with nutritional know-how.

 

The Gluten Free Garage was thrilled to bring an exciting lineup of gluten-free experts and topics to the inaugural speaker series on Sunday April 28th (free with admission to the event!). Our fantastic five speakers covered a variety of topics related to healthy gluten-free living. If you missed the opportunity to see these speakers in person or if you want to hear them again, you are in luck!

Welcome to Tuesday Talks with the Gluten Free Garage! Each Tuesday over the next four weeks, we’ll be releasing one of the audio presentations from our Spring 2013 GFG speaker series. (If you didn’t catch last week’s talk by Kathy Smart, click here.)

In this week’s Tuesday Talks, Gluten Free Garage guest speaker ALEXANDRA ANCA, RD, arms you with the NUTRITIONAL KNOW-HOW FOR STAYING HEALTHY ON THE GLUTEN-FREE DIET. Did you know that more than 70% of people who eat gluten free do not get their recommended daily nutritional intakes? And we’re not just talking about fibre! In this 30-minute session, Alexandra provides an overview of the nutrients typically missing from the gluten-free diet and gives you the scoop on the best food sources of these nutrients and which supplements can be used to fill in the nutritional gap when food isn’t an option.

 

 

Still craving more on this topic? Alexandra’s Complete Gluten-Free Diet & Nutrition Guide provides a wealth of information on dietary and nutritional guidelines, not to mention over 100 tantalizing recipes!

 

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Alexandra Anca, RD, specializes in gastrointestinal conditions, with a special focus on celiac disease and food allergies. She is on the Professional Advisory Board of the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) and is the lead researcher of the Pocket Dictionary (the 4th edition is available through the CCA website) or by calling 1.800.363.7296. Alexandra is also the author of the Complete Gluten-Free Diet & Nutrition Guide (2010) and the Total Food Allergy Health and Diet Guide (2012).

Tune in next week to hear Ricki Heller handle the question “WHAT THE *#&%$@* CAN I EAT” when it comes to dealing with multiple food sensitivities or allergies!

Tuesday Talks with Kathy Smart

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Gluten-free rock star Kathy Smart tells it like it is: “Scales are for fish!”

 

The Gluten Free Garage was thrilled to bring an exciting lineup of gluten-free experts and topics to the inaugural speaker series on Sunday April 28th (free with admission to the event!). Our fantastic five speakers covered a variety of topics related to healthy gluten-free living. If you missed the opportunity to see these speakers in person or if you want to hear them again, you are in luck!

Welcome to Tuesday Talks with the Gluten Free Garage! Each Tuesday over the next five weeks, we’ll be releasing one of the five audio presentations from our Spring 2013 GFG speaker series.

KATHY SMART kicks off Tuesday Talks with HOW TO FEEL LIKE A GLUTEN-FREE ROCK STAR. As someone who’s been living with celiac disease since the age of 12, Kathy can certainly relate to how it can zap your energy, create blood sugar imbalance and cause that mid-afternoon slump. If having an increased metabolism and supercharged energy and basically feeling like a rock star sounds good to you, pull up a seat and turn up the volume. In this energy-packed, entertaining 45-minute presentation, Kathy introduces you to the top 5 foods that will give you energy all day long and tells you how to use them. She is living proof that these superfoods give you super high energy!

You’ll also get the chance to listen to Kathy make her famous fudge (which was recently summoned to Oprah’s green room) and to hear some great questions from the audience. Click here for her recipe for ooey-gooey gluten-free fudge so you can make it at home! (To watch Kathy make her fudge, click here.)

 

This fudge can be yours...

Find out how many superfoods Kathy Smart packs into her fudge.

 

 

Chef and nutritionist Kathy Smart is a leading gluten-free expert in North America, as well as a television host (of Live the Smart Way, the world’s first gluten-free TV show), bestselling author, Chatelaine columnist and guest on The Dr. Oz Show—basically, she’s a gluten-free rock star! Not only has Kathy’s bestselling cookbook, Live the Smart Way, won several awards, she also received the National Canadian Health Activist award for 2012 and was named one of the 50 Best Healthy Living and Fitness Tweeters in Canada by The Huffington Post. Kathy is a gluten-free advocate and cheerleader who motivates, invigorates and inspires people to live the healthiest gluten-free life through her tips, recipes and passion.