Check out this stellar lineup of guest speakers coming to the spring 2016 Gluten Free Garage! (scroll down for speakers’ bios)
11 – 11:45 am
POWER UP YOUR SMOOTHIE WITH SUPERFOODS
Joy McCarthy, Joyous Health
Join bestselling author and holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health as she shares her top 10 detox-friendly and energy-boosting superfoods. Though there is no official definition of a superfood, they are generally regarded as foods that have therapeutic benefits due to their nutrient status. Not only are all of Joy’s favourite superfoods naturally gluten free, they also contain a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients that can help prevent cancer, boost your immune system and support digestive health. Many are also high in good fats and protein. In this informative 45-minute seminar, Joy will demonstrate ways incorporate these superfoods into your smoothies to inject a megawatt dose of nutrients into your body.
12 – 12:45 pm
A HEALTHY AND AWESOME GLUTEN-FREE LIFE
Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis
For the first time live, husband and wife team Josh Gitalis & Meghan Telpner will present in their usual humorous and engaging way as they inspire you to live a healthy and awesome gluten-free life. Meghan was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2006 and is now celebrating 10 years symptom free. Gluten was the first to go on her path to healing. With her contagious passion and grounded in culinary nutrition science, Meghan will empower you with key strategies and everyday habits—including the fundamentals of hydration, movement, food and happiness—that can change the way you live your life. Josh is Canada’s first and only nutritionist to be certified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner. With an evidence-based approach, he will explain the effects that gluten has on our bodies and share tips on how to heal the gut from the damaging effects of gluten. Offering guidance on how to live optimally and with vibrancy, this 45-minute motivational lecture asks: How are you fueling your life?
1 – 1:45 pm
CELIAC DISEASE IS NOT A BUZZKILL!
Jordan Middlebrook, King Gluten Free
Living with celiac disease doesn’t mean you have to put your life on hold. Join Jordan Middlebrook (aka King Gluten Free) in this 45-minute session as he talks about living with his celiac diagnosis and how it has helped shape him and set him on a path he was destined for, which includes gluten-free blogging, pancakes and television. More than a life story, his talk is an inspiration to other diagnosed celiacs that your disease does not define you as a person or dictate where you’ll end up. Jordan will help you kick-start the celiac conversation to create more awareness for the disease, King Gluten Free–style.
2 – 2:45 pm
BUNNER’S DOES IT SAVOURY STYLE
Ashley Wittig, Bunner’s Bakeshop
While sweet treats like cinnamon buns and cupcakes are the star of Bunner’s, Toronto’s much-loved gluten-free vegan bakeshop increasingly gets requests for savoury baked goods. Sometimes there is nothing better than curling up with a comforting mac and cheese, savoury pie or pizza! In this 45-minute workshop, Bunner’s co-owner Ashley Wittig will show you how to whip up savoury gluten-free vegan delights to squirrel away for your own enjoyment or show off at potlucks and gatherings!
3 – 3:45 pm
CLEAN UP YOUR GLUTEN-FREE ACT
Marni Wasserman, Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop
Healthy gluten-free eating doesn’t have to be about dieting or restricting, it’s about learning to enjoy wholesome, natural and clean foods. At the end of the day, we want to maximize our digestion, de-bloat our bellies and increase our energy. We also want to have simple, no-fuss recipes we can make at home! Join culinary nutritionist Marni Wasserman as she goes into detail on how to put together clean and balanced gluten-free meals—from breakfast to dinner to snacks. This inspiring 45-minute session will serve as a foundation for new gluten-free and plant-based discoveries in your kitchen and on your plate that just happen to be clean and wholesome!
OUR GUEST SPEAKERS DELIVERED THE GOODS ON GLUTEN-FREE LIVING
Gluten Free Garage: Part III (November 2013) was pleased to bring you 3 fantastic speakers and topics for our guest speaker series! Our speakers covered a variety of topics related to healthy gluten-free living. There was something for everyone!
Click on the links below to view the guest speaker sessions.
FROM GLUTEN-FREE JUNKIE TO GLUTEN-FREE GODDESS
GLUTEN FREE IS IN THE HOUSE!