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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Gluten-Free at PIX11 Health & Wellness Expo
For my readers in the Tri-State area, here is an upcoming event. Leave me a comment if you plan on going. Maybe we can meet up, I will definitely be there.

This September PIX11 is bringing together the top experts in the health and wellness fields for an all-day, all-ages expo. The PIX11 Health & Wellness Expo will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan on September 25th from 11am to 5pm and will be hosted by Dr. Steve Salvatore, of the nationally syndicated program ―Dr. Steve.

PIX11 has created a special offer for exclusive use by NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group members. Members will receive a $5.00 discount off the $15.00 advanced sale Expo ticket price. Please visit our website for details and the "secret" code.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Through the use of classes, demonstrations, seminars and hands-on experience, PIX11 will provide a day of information and entertainment that the whole family will enjoy.

The event will bring a variety of doctors, nutritionists, sports and fitness specialists, wellness celebrities, authors and a diverse group of experts in the areas of: Food Allergies, Breast Cancer Awareness, Diabetes Prevention and Treatment, Thyroid Disease - Detection and Care, Pregnancy Health, Men’s Fitness, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Sinus/Snoring/Sleep Apnea and GERD treatment options, Naturopathic Medicine, Vitamins as Natural Medicine, Figuring Out Fiber, Gluten-free Eating, Taking Charge of Your Health and How to Get Healthcare if You Lose Your Health Insurance.

The Gluten Free exhibit area is anchored by Gluten Freely, LLC, and the participating advocacy group is The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.

Gluten Freely is a community and e-commerce website with many different resources for gluten-free and celiac awareness, which provides a wealth of information on living a gluten free lifestyle. A wide variety of products are offered in their online store and the site also provides a growing list of easy to make, gluten free recipes. In the Gluten Freely Community Section, users can read blogs, comment on them, join a conversation, ask a question and even share their own stories. Gluten Freely, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of BrandJourney Venturing, LLC which works closely with General Mills, Inc., in the development and operation of the website and e-commerce business.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) was formed as a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to raise awareness of celiac disease among the general public and the healthcare community, and to facilitate research to better understand the causes, mechanisms, and treatment of celiac disease. NFCA is affiliated with the leading researchers internationally and supports collaboration and partnership among scientists and institutions to optimize research potential with the goal of improving the quality of life for those who have celiac disease.

At the Expo, there are two speaking presentations for the Gluten-Free community scheduled thus far:

  • Food Allergies 101 will be presented by Dr. Scott H. Scherer, Professor of Pediatrics, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and member of the Medical Advisory Board for FAAN / the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. He will discuss prevalence, symptoms, current diagnosis/treatment and prospects for a cure. Founded in 1991, FAAN is the world leader in information, resources, and programs for food allergy, a potentially life-threatening medical condition that afflicts approximately 12 million Americans, or one out of every 25. It is dedicated to increasing public awareness of food allergy and its consequences, educating people about the condition, and to advancing research on behalf of all those affected by it.
  • Gluten-Free Eating: 10 Worries to Forget Forever will be presented by Nicole Hunn, the author of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, a cookbook and guide to making gluten-free eating enjoyable and affordable. Nicole has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the New York Daily News and has appeared on television and radio programs such as ABC News New York and the nationally syndicated Michael Smerconish Show. She has also written feature articles for Living Without Magazine and Gluten-Free Living, and her next cookbook is due out in late 2012. Nicole is a former practicing lawyer and a mother of three young children. She provides new gluten-free recipes and tips every week on her blog:

Also note that PIX 11’s healthy lifestyle show Dr. Steve (Sunday’s 6:30-7PM) will be a must-see in October (airdate TBA) for sufferers of food allergies, and celiac disease, and for those that must live on a gluten free diet! A special gluten free informational segment featuring Nicloe Hunn and an expert representative from Gluten Freely will help to alleviate many of the common concerns of gluten-free cooking and eating. In addition to airing on PIX 11 in New York, The Dr. Steve Show will soon be televised in 17 major markets* providing national exposure for this special gluten free awareness segment! (* New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington DC, Houston, Seattle, Miami, Sacramento, Portland, Indianapolis, San Diego, Hartford, Harrisburg, Grand Rapids, and New Orleans)

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