March 12, 2010

Living Gluten Free Expo


Restorative Remedies, Sponsored by the National University System Center for Integrative Health, is hosting an event to celebrate the gluten-free lifestyle on March 20, 2010 from 9am to 3:30pm at National University's Spectrum campus.


The event will feature a combination of informative lectures and a product and services expo where the public can connect with organizations and companies that support gluten-free living. The Expo will provide information, products, and networking opportunities to people who are either living gluten free, facing the need to adjust to a gluten-free lifestyle, or choosing to eliminate gluten from their household for other reasons.


Presentations throughout the day will include:

“The Science Behind Gluten Intolerance”

Including a follow-up discussion with Dr. Alex Shikhman and Jacqueline Konstanturos, co-authors of Gluten Nation

“Label Reading for Your Health”

With Mary Lyons Collard, RD, contributing author to Gluten Nation

“The Gluten Chronicles”

Personal stories from people on the front lines of battling gluten in everyday living.

“Personalized Medicine: A demonstration of new technologies for better diagnosis and treatment”

With Dr. Alex Shikhman

“The Best Gluten-Free Recipes Contest”

Featuring celebrity judges who will award prizes for the best recipes in several categories: appetizers, breads, entrées, desserts and overall


National University, Spectrum Business Park campus

9388 Lightwave Avenue

San Diego, CA 92123-1426



March 20, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Buy tickets at:

or call 858.605.5880.


$10 General Admission

 includes admission to all booths and presentations

$25 VIP Admission

includes special seating, a reusable grocery tote and gifts worth over $40

$30 General Admission at the event


Gluten-free recipe contest entry: $25 and includes admission to event


Gluten-free lunch prepared by Star of India Restaurant $10

In addition to the lectures, the Expo will include displays by organizations that support the gluten-free community, as well as companies that offer products and services designed for gluten-sensitive individuals. Non-profit organizations who provide announcements through their databases will have the opportunity to host an information table at the expo free of charge.


Click here for more information, as well as online registration.

March 8, 2010

PF Changs 5 New Gluten-Free Beef Dishes *****


Someone is smiling on me, or I guess, us anti-glutites! OH! Its PF Changs! DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS??? PF Changs has five (5) NEW Gluten Free Beef dishes...
  • Gluten Free Mongolian Beef
  • Gluten Free Hong Kong Beef with Snow Peas
  • Gluten Free Beef a la Sichuan
  • Gluten Free Pepper Steak
  • Gluten Free Beef with Broccoli
I can't explain my excitement! PF Changs has a gluten free version of Mongolian Beef? Can you hear the disbelief in my voice **voice of disbelief**

Back when I was a wee anti-glutite, I couldnt hold my own and fell victim to eating such yummy glutenous PF Changs Mongolian Beef (Might I add a horendous aching came of it and I didnt feel well for a couple days). Now that there is a gluten free version of this wonderous beef dish, I say to all anti-glutites, ENJOY, without the aching, rash or whatever comes of eating gluten!

Happy eating, learning and living! Gluten Free...

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.