Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Get Healthy America's Customer Appreciation Weekend!

Get Healthy America is holding another Customer Appreciation Weekend!
September 25th & 26th
Free Samples!


Get Healthy America is located at:
148 Manetto Hill Rd, Plainview, NY 11803
Hours SAT. 9:30-5, Sunday. 9;30-5


Saturday, September 25th
-PIZZA BISTRO - GF mozzarella sticks, garlic bread, baked ziti
-WHEAT DON'T NEED YOU - GF Triple Treat Desserts

Sunday, September 26th
-OUTRAGOUS PIZZA -GF pizza's, mac & cheese
-KIDS TABLE - GF table filled with snacks & goodies

Visit Get Healthy America’s website at:

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Colin Leslie Walk for Celiac Disease- October 3, 2010

The Colin Leslie Walk for Celiac Disease is just two weeks away on
October 3, 2010 at Rye High School in Rye, NY!

I have been going to this event since it's first year- and I am so bummed that this is the first year that I will have to miss it due to another event I have that day :(

Last year I even volunteered at the event for one of the vendors who couldn't make it- and I had a wonderful time with my friend Barbara! We got to meet so many wonderful people and it was so much fun to interact with others who were also gluten-free, while swapping "war" stories on how it is to be on a gluten-free diet! Too bad I have a "work" commitment that day that I have to be at instead- so if you go, make sure to post comments below and let me know how it was! I know you will have a fabulous time!

The walk, which is either a 2 mile or 4 mile, in the beautiful town of Rye, NY, must be amazing... although I have to admit (Colin, stop reading), I have not walked in the walk once.. oops. When I get there, there is so much to do, see, sample and eat, that it's like taking a kid into a toy store and saying "ok, see all these toys, now lets go do some sit-ups prior to you getting to play with any of them!" OK, so I get excited about new gluten-free foods... can you blame me?!

This year, the vendors are going to be set up 1 hour prior to the fair- which is awesome (go into the toy store, play, THEN you can walk!), and during and after the walk too! Dr. Green from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is again speaking at the event, and for those of you who have never heard Dr. Green speak, you don't want to miss it! And by registering early, you can save money- although all money raised goes to the Celiac Disease Center, still, you can use that extra money to buy GF goodies from wonderful vendors! For lunch, you don't want to miss Soul Dog- who has wonderful items for lunch- even my husband who is a non-celiac, enjoyed his lunch very much! (that's always my benchmark for "goodness")

So read below, register early, and make it to the walk if not for yourself, for me!

Don't miss the registration deadline of September 30th to take advantage of pre-registration rates.

There is an exciting day of events -

* 2 mile or 4 mile Walk begins at 10 am *
* Gluten free vendor fair with food for sample and sale *
* Dr. Peter Green of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is this year's guest speaker. Hear the latest on celiac disease and ask him your questions *
* Gluten free morning snacks and lunch for sale by Soul Dog of Poughkeepsie, NY

For registration information or to donate, go to...

There is a great line-up of 34 vendors who will be sampling and selling their products!

They are:
Against the Grain, Andy's Pure Foods, Aunt Gussie's, Bakery on Main, Better Batter, BMT Weiser, Conte's Pasta, Everybody Eats, Food Tek, Generation Gluten Free, GFL Foods (Gluten Free Pitas), Glow Gluten Free, Gluten Free Gateway, Gluten Free Living Magazine, Gluten Out, Grassroots Granookies, Homestead Gluten Free, Ian's Natural Foods, Joan's GF Great Bakes, Jo-Sef Gluten Free, Juice Plus, Katz Gluten Free, Kettle Cuisine, Kitchen Table Bakers, Laura & Company Snacks - Just Crumb Cake Crumbs, Lynn's Arbonne Celiac Initiative, Maia Yogurt, Nugo Nutrition, Pamela's Products, Quattrobimbi, Shabtai/Cinderella Sweet's, Sweetie Jo's, The Grainless Baker, and Three Dogs Gluten Free Bakery.

You don't want to miss this WONDERFUL event!!

See my posts from 2009 and 2008-

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy National Celiac Disease Awareness Day!

September 13, 2010 has been declared National Celiac Disease Awareness Day by Senators Benjamin E. Nelson [NE] and James M. Inhofe [OK] on August 3rd.

September 13th has been chosen in honor of Dr. Samuel Gee (13 September 1839 – 3 August 1911) , who is the Dr. who has been said to be the first person to realize the link between Celiac Disease and diet. From the website "Should I be Gtluen Free" it says:

"In 1888, Dr. Samuel Gee, of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in the United Kingdom, presented a set of clinical studies of both children and adults with the disease. One of his prophetic statements is, "To regulate the food is the main part of treatment. The allowance of farinaceous foods must be small, but if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet." He also described a sick child that was fed the best Dutch mussels daily, who thrived but relapsed when the mussel season was over. The child was not around for the next mussel season, he had died. Dr. Gee documented improvement in the boy when introduced to a gluten-free diet and relapse when gluten was reintroduced."

So with Thanks to Dr. Gee in honor of his birthday, we can celebrate National Celiac Disease Awareness Day with a big Gluten-Free Cake- symptom free!

Below is a copy of the resolution:

Designating September 13, 2010, as `National Celiac Disease Awareness Day'.

Whereas celiac disease affects approximately 1 in every 130 people in the United States, for a total of 3,000,000 people;

Whereas the majority of people with celiac disease have yet to be diagnosed;

Whereas celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder that is classified as both an autoimmune condition and a genetic condition;

Whereas celiac disease causes damage to the lining of the small intestine, which results in overall malnutrition;

Whereas when a person with celiac disease consumes foods that contain certain protein fractions, that person suffers a cell-mediated immune response that damages the villi of the small intestine, interfering with the absorption of nutrients in food and the effectiveness of medications;

Whereas such problematic protein fractions are found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats, which are used to produce many foods, medications, and vitamins;

Whereas because celiac disease is a genetic disease, there is an increased incidence of celiac disease in families with a known history of celiac disease;

Whereas celiac disease is underdiagnosed because the symptoms can be attributed to other conditions and are easily overlooked by doctors and patients;

Whereas as recently as 2000, the average person with celiacdisease waited 11 years for a correct diagnosis;

Whereas 1/2 of all people with celiac disease do not show symptoms of the disease;

Whereas celiac disease is diagnosed by tests that measure the blood for abnormally high levels of the antibodies of immunoglobulin A, anti-tissue transglutaminase, and IgA anti-endomysium antibodies;

Whereas celiac disease can be treated only by implementing a diet free of wheat, barley, rye, and oats, often called a `gluten-free diet';

Whereas a delay in the diagnosis of celiac disease can result in damage to the small intestine, which leads to an increased risk for malnutrition, anemia, lymphoma, adenocarcinoma, osteoporosis, miscarriage, congenital malformation, short stature, and disorders of skin and other organs;

Whereas celiac disease is linked to many autoimmune disorders, including thyroid disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, type 1 diabetes, liver disease, collagen vascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren's syndrome;

Whereas the connection between celiac disease and diet was first established by Dr. Samuel Gee, who wrote, `if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet';

Whereas Dr. Samuel Gee was born on September 13, 1839; and

Whereas the Senate is an institution that can raise awareness in the general public and the medical community of celiac disease: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate--

(1) designates September 13, 2010, as `National Celiac Disease Awareness Day';

(2) recognizes that all people of the United States should become more informed and aware of celiac disease;

(3) calls upon the people of the United States to observe National Celiac Disease Awareness Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities; and

(4) respectfully requests the Secretary of the Senate to transmit a copy of this resolution to the Celiac Sprue Association, the American Celiac Society, and the Celiac Disease Foundation.