Look who’s coming to Gluten Free Garage!

Details about #GFG2018 guest speakers coming soon!

All speaker sessions take place in The Stop at Artscape Wychwood Barns.
Space is limited so please arrive a few minutes early and form a line.

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11:30 am – 12:30 pm

“The 5 Gluten-Free Foods You Haven’t Heard About—
and Why You Need to Eat Them”

More energy, improved digestion and decreased anxiety are all benefits you can expect to experience from eating these 5 gluten-free foods you haven’t heard about! Kale, quinoa and chia seeds are so 2016. Find out what to fill your fridge and cupboards with for 2017! In this 1-hour session, North America’s gluten-free expert Kathy Smart will reveal these life-changing foods and share tasty ways to prepare and eat them.

Registered holistic nutritionist and chef Kathy Smart is the author of the bestselling cookbook Live The Smart Way. Best known as North America’s gluten-free expert, she is a popular speaker and health and fitness presenter. She was recently awarded the Leading Women Award by the Canadian government for raising health awareness across the country and was Canadian Holistic Nutritionist of the year in 2016. A Chatelaine recipe developer, Kathy has been a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, CTV News, Breakfast Television, The Social and countless other shows. The Huffington Post recently named her one of the Top 50 Most Influential Social Media Tweeters. She is currently a faculty member at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.


1 – 2 pm

“Love Your Microbiome:
The Importance of Digestion in Optimizing Your Health”

As people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance know well, the gut is at the crux of our immune, digestive and even mental/emotional health. That’s why we need to ensure that we are doing everything we can to take care of it! In this 45-minute session with Dr. Katherine Kremblewski, ND, you will learn tips and tricks to maneuver your way through the somewhat-confusing field of digestion, including what to look for in pre and probiotics.

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Dr. Katherine Kremblewski, ND, is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a private practice in Toronto. Her practice generally focuses on family health, and she has recently introduced a Women’s Wellness Program to optimize and simplify women’s health in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Dr. Katherine is passionate about all stages of women’s health. She also has a keen interest in digestive health and educates intensively on this subject. Dr. Katherine utilizes many therapies in her practice, including botanical medicine, nutrition, Bowen Therapy, Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, she routinely writes for Alive magazine, speaks annually at the Whole Life Expo and conducts general public health lectures around the country. She also contributes to articles and research for Genuine Health. For more on Dr. Katherine’s practice, go to Yorkville Health Clinic.

2:30 – 3:30 pm

“The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned from having Celiac Disease”
followed by a Cupcake Decorating Extravaganza
with Almond Butterfly Bake Shop!

For as long as she can remember, Lily Eklove has been gluten free. Diagnosed with celiac disease at age 3, she has grown up with this autoimmune disease and has learned to be her own advocate when it comes to the foods she can and cannot eat. In this 1-hour session, Lily will let you in on the top 10 things she’s learned from being gluten free. And then, the icing on the (cup)cake: Decorate delicious gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate and vanilla cupcakes from Almond Butterfly Bake Shop! Colourful frosting, organic all-natural sprinkles, organic gummy bears, dairy-free chocolate chips, cookie crumbs, brownie bites, and more! Almond Butterfly does not use any artificial colours or sweeteners in any of its baking. Enjoy a DIY treat made with real ingredients! (Kids may bring their grownups with them.)

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Lily Eklove is the Gluten Free Garage muse and taste tester. A fifth-grader in French immersion, Lily dreams of going to Paris one day to eat gluten-free croissants. Until then, she’s pretty happy with the GF cupcakes from Almond Butterfly.



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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.

Ricki Heller

Joy McCarthy

Maggie Savage