September 8, 2009

San Diego Wellness Fair


A friend of mine ( is speaking at this Wellness Fair. If you are interested in being on the panel please message me.


11am - 12am
September 12, 2009

Mission Valley Scottish Rite Center
Karen Fine
Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free 101
Location: Heald Suite
Learn why so many people are discovering the healthy benefits of wheat-free, gluten-free living and enthusiastically embracing a new lifestyle.

What is gluten?
What are the benefits of eating gluten-free?
How do I tell which foods are gluten-free?

Karen is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Gluten-Free Foundation. To help her celiac child, she has devoted years to the art of gluten-free living. Gluten-free, herself, she authors children's books and writes about her "simple solutions for busy families living gluten-free" on her blog.

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a disease of the small intestine. The small intestine is a 22 foot long tube that begins at the stomach and ends at the large intestine (colon). The first 1-1/2 feet of the small intestine (the part that is attached to the stomach) is called the duodenum, the middle part is called the jejunum, and the last part (the part that is attached to the colon) is called the ileum. Food empties from the stomach into the small intestine where it is digested and absorbed into the body. While food is being digested and absorbed, it is transported by the small intestine to the colon. What enters the colon is primarily undigested food. In celiac disease, there is an immunological (allergic) reaction within the inner lining of the small intestine to (gluten) that are present in wheat, rye, barley and, to a lesser extent, in oats. The immunological reaction causes inflammation that destroys the lining of the small intestine. This reduces the absorption of dietary nutrients and can lead to symptoms and signs of nutritional, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies.

I found this information at the link below.

BTW I dont claim to be an expert or doctor. This is information I have found or what has worked for me.