October 2009


Our lecture handouts didn’t make it into the CSA handout that was distributed for attendees at the conference.

We promised to make the handouts available for everyone and I have included both my lecture and my husband’s lecture below.

Gluten Free and Still Symptomatic
Legal Aspects Celiac Disease

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In just a few days I leave for Erie, PA for the Celiac Sprue Assocation’s national convention. My husband, Bill, and I were honored with an invitation to speak at the gathering. We are included amongst some of the most influential in the celiac community such as Dr. Peter Greene out of Columbia University Hospital in New York City. Dr. Greene is responsible for a large amount of research and books on the subject of Celiac Disease. It is very humbling for us to be sharing the same stage. Bill and I are looking forwad to mingling with other people living with celiac disease  from around the country. Once I return, I will update everyone on what I saw, the people I met and the things that I learned.

 Hope everyone has a happy, healthy, gluten-free Halloween!

I want to thank everyone who came to visit our open house this past Saturday. It was a great success. I met many interesting people and shared a wonderful array of gluten free foods with both gluten intolerant as well as gluten tolerant individuals. Amy, from Be Well 365, worked her fingers to the bone giving massages, almost continuously, for 5 hours. Those whom Amy worked on agreed whole-heartedly that she is very good at what she does.

I want to take this opportunity to thank DaLuciano’s, Health Nutz in Mokena, and Natural Choices in New Lenox for their food donations. Amy and I truly appreciated your generosity.

We are planning to have another gluten-free open house in a few months. Here’s hoping that more of you reading this will come and stop by for a visit!

I recently mentioned about the new addition to my office. Be Well 365 is up and running.  Amy Novotny is a certified massage therapist who looks forward to helping the masses with all that ails them. Having said that, I would like to invite everyone to an open house we are having at our office. The date is Saturday, October 10th. The time is from 11-3. The place is 9475 Bormet Drive in Mokena, Illinois. Amy will be present giving free, 5-minute sample massages to anyone interested. I will be present with a load of gluten-free food to taste and comment on. Places such as DaLuciano’s, Free From Market, Health Nutz, Natural Choices, Guardi’s Pizza  and my kitchen will be represented.

 I really hope everyone will take a minute and stop by.