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New England Celiac Conference

Posted Oct 23 2011 7:16pm

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All diseases begins in the gut- Hippocrates

At approximately 8:00am this morning I walked into the Norwood Sheraton to find hundreds upon hundreds of people like me- gluten free!

I started at the registration table and grabbed my badge and bag from the wonderful volunteers from Healthy Villi.

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Melinda Dennis of the BIDMC Celiac Center had shown me the menu for breakfast and lunch prior -so I was excited to get over to the line with my fellow conference go-ers to grab some grub!

I grabbed an egg sandwich on a Udi’s roll & a pumpkin muffin.  I was carb-loading for a day of listening  apparently Winking smile

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The morning sessions included Dr. Peter Green & Dr. Allesio Fasano who spoke on new research  in the world of celiac disease  and non- celiac gluten sensitivity(NCGS).

Some take-away messages included:

  • Diagnosis Rate of Celiac Disease is on the rise & has doubled every 15 years since the 70s.
  • NCGS is still unknown and researchers don’t know why more and more cases are appearing.
  • Mortality Rate increases with NCGS and Celiac Disease usually in the form of lymphoma!!!

During our break and then right before lunch I walked around the Gluten Free Mall. I met some wonderful people & companies I wanted to share with you all…

Christina & Sandy from Something Sweet with Wheat with their delicious pumpkin whoopie pies, macaroons and more!

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The ladies from Bakery on Main who had a new bar- Truebars ! I  am excited to try one out this week!

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Ari from Mini Pops which is popped sorghum grain! Cool right!?!

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On the left is the unpopped sorghum grain while on the right is the POPPED version- crazy!?! It tastes great and has 3grams of fiber per serving!

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Jules from Jules Gluten free with her gf flour and great tasting treats!

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Lauren from Unlawfully Good with her unbelievable pumpkin cupcakes- yummy!

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Rudi’s bakery with their breads made into small peanut butter honey sandwiches!

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JD’s pizza & doughnut holes!

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BiAglut pasta from Pittsburgh- I chatted with their specialists for awhile about gluten free places in Pittsburgh & Ligonier Smile

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The wonderful team from Rosa’s Food Shoppe with Guy’s bbq sauce salad!

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Udi’s had their new chia-millet bread to try- it was really good! A tweet from Udi’s this week promised me the product on the shelves by November in Boston!

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Namaste Foods from Idaho

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Phew… then it was off to one more session and lunch with the ladies from BIDMC !

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