NUTRITIONAL CONNECTIONS

Tara Dowd, MSACN, CNC 

Gluten Free and Special Diet Information

Gluten and Gluten Sensitivity Screening


The new Gut Health Profile (GHP) from Cell Science Systems is the most comprehensive Celiac & Gluten Sensitivity screening tool available as it combines genetic, antibody and cellular analysis into one convenient test.

 

Genetic Testing - HLA Typing for Celiac Disease –HLA -DQ2.5 and HLA-DQ8 

Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody (tTG) - IgA & IgG

Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) Antibody - IgA & IgG

Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody (ASCA)

April 12-13, 2014
9:00-3:00pm


The Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, IL 60173

 

The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo is dedicated to meeting the needs of the celiac community, those with gluten and food sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases, and autism. The public is helped through vendor expositions, educational sessions, and online resources. The manufacturers are serviced through vendor expositions, marketing programs, and consultative services.










Celiac Disease and Gluten-free Diet Information Since 1995








Through her struggles and challenges with dietary restrictions, Tara has simplified eating for those on special or restricted diets. Tara's passion is saving time and money, this time in the kitchen! She provides over 230 simple, delicious recipes that are gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, casein-free, soy-free, preservative-free and additive-free. Many recipes are also peanut-free, tree-nut free, egg-free, sulfite-free and low in sugar. Tara is a mother of a child who is reversing from autism by using dietary intervention and supplementation. Tara is a Certified Nutritional Consultant has a Masters Degree candidate in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College. She has a degree in business from Iowa State University. Tara resides with her husband and three children in Southeast Iowa.



"Special Eats Simple, Delicious Solutions for Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cooking" provides great-tasting recipes and product substitutions for many common food allergens. Whether you are a looking for creative meals for busy families or elegant entertaining solutions, this cookbook has solutions.



Finally! Picky eating solutions that really work! Betsy Hicks brings a unique, holistic perspective to the subject of picky eating, and to the broader challenge of teaching children to eat well for a lifetime. Betsy’s own personal story with her autistic son Joey is testimony to the transformational
power of healthy eating. Picky Eating Solutions gives parents what they need the most: solid education, practical advice and encouragement, and easy, creative solutions they can use everyday to bring the joy of real food back to the table.

Over 8 hours of gluten free cooking and baking demonstrations and tips from the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo Cooking Classes. You will receive 3 DVDs of cooking videos and 1 DVD with the printable recipes.

The cooking demonstrations include the Q&A sessions with each demonstration. There is invaluable information in the Q&A sessions that you won’t get anywhere else. Tips and tricks from the pros. All of the recipes are gluten and dairy free.


Since 1999, this website, www.GFCFDiet.com has been assisting parents & individuals with information about The "GFCF Diet". We are a free resource for any parent who needs support implementing a gluten free - casein free diet ( GFCF Diet ). This website provides a central location for parents to find other parents who are also using Dietary Therapy.  It is the largest free resource of its kind on the Internet, not only providing lists of products to help guide you through the Grocery Stores (ALWAYS READ LABELS!!) but other relevant information which will help every parent learn about Dietary Intervention.

This is the perfect book for those who must put together a gluten-free meal at the of the long working day. From the author of The Gluten-free Gourmet, 2nd edition, here are more than 275 recipes for gluten-free pasta, baking, and soup mixes that are as easy to use as anything from the grocery store. With new bean flours to add to the other gluten- free flours, there are also fantastic recipes for breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and pastries.

A MAGIC DIET. . .

               in a CHOCOLATE CAKE WORLD?

Gordy and the Magic Diet is a triumphant story of one boy’s journey initiating a restrictive diet so that he can be like other children—happy and healthy. In the story, Gordy thinks he has a monster living inside him. His “monster” symbolizes the negative behavioral, physical, and emotional reactions the he experiences in response to certain foods. With the encouragement of his doctor, Gordy starts a special diet—a “Magic” Diet--in hopes of quieting his monster. Gordy learns how to have courage and willpower as he chooses to eat foods that help him feel great. Will the magic be enough?  Will Gordy prove victorious?  Read Gordy and the Magic Diet to find out

From quick, tasty family favorites that will help to make life more simple, to more sophisticated, elegant “to die for” dishes that seem like they couldn't possibly be “legal”. Delightfully Free includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks & desserts that you won't believe are GF, DF & SF - completely clean & healthy to eat.

If you have been missing soft, moist breads, tender muffins, fabulous cookies, cakes, crumbles, pies...wait no longer! If you have been craving rich, creamy sauces like Creamy Garlic Wine Sauce or Creamy Pesto With Artichokes & Toasted Pine Nuts, you've come to the right place! Here is a book full of what will soon be your favorite, go-to recipes.

Enjoy 176 glossy pages of beautiful, full color photos, thoughtfully laid-out recipes complete with helpful notes about the nutritional values of ingredients, suggestions, & interesting tips. A section in the front of the book called “Stocking Your GF, DF, SF Pantry” is included with explanations of what any unfamiliar ingredients are, their healthy benefits & where you can find them. All of this, in a quality, hardbound book with a nice, white-wire spiral so that it lays open flat on the counter as you cook & bake.