Friday, August 9, 2013

"Solving the Gluten Mystery" with Dr. Julie Harden and Book Signing by Yours Truly

Every where you go it seems, more people are talking about needing to be gluten free and in many cases, choosing to be gluten free. In the last 5 years, the words "gluten free" have become a familiar marking on packages of crackers, pasta, cookies...Whole sections of traditional markets are devoted to "gluten free". We can now go out to eat and in a growing number of eateries, we can choose from gluten free selections on the menu to entire gluten free restaurants!! It is a huge advance from the days 11 years ago, when I and my family began our gluten free adventure!

So often I am asked "Why is gluten so bad for us?" "Is it bad for everyone?" "What changed? People have been eating wheat and gluten for centuries. Why has it become such a problem in recent years?

A few months ago I was privileged to hear Dr. Julie Kahn Harden give her lecture on "Solving the Gluten Mystery". I was so impressed that I told her I must come back with pen and paper when you share this talk again! Dr. Julie covered so much enlightening, helpful information that has been scientifically documented by studies focused on the transition of gluten over recent years and the effects of it on our bodies. She did so in a clear, easy to follow style and with warmth and a desire to help people achieve better health.

So I want to share that she will be presenting her talk again at Mother's Market in Costa Mesa, California on Tuesday, August 13th, at 6:30 P.M. I will be there also from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM signing copies of my cookbook. You can reserve a seat by calling 800-595-6667.

Dr. Hardin is a board certified naturopath and a licensed acupuncturist. In addition, to being a Certified Gluten Practitioner, she has advanced training in menopause, thyroid disorders, nutrition, weight loss, herbal medicine, natural fertility management, detoxification, environmental medicine, women's health, bioidentical hormone therapies and functional endocrinology. She practices at the Institute for Progressive Medicine in Irvine, California.

Dr. Hardin received her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington.

Bastyr's 51 acre campus in Kenmore, Washington
Because I visited Bastyr's beautiful campus just last month, I can tell you that Kenmore is just North East of Seattle. I can also proudly say that my book, Delightfully Free, is now being carried in Bastyr's  bookstore.

And speaking just briefly about where Delightfully Free is being carried, I'm pleased to mention that Dr. Harden completed her residency in family medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where you can also find my cookbook sold in their bookstore.

NCNM's campus in downtown Portland
I also should mention that you can find Delightfully Free at any of the Mother's Markets in Southern California. If you are local to Southern California and haven't been to the Mother's Market in Costa Mesa, on Tuesday, August 13th, you can enjoy a great talk and see a fantastic store as well. It even has a cafe & deli if you wanted to beat the traffic and come early to have dinner and shop or browse.

Mother's Market on a rare day with light traffic!

Maybe I'll see you there!


About Delightfully Free: Delightfully Free is a gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free cookbook of 141 recipes. It includes delicious resources for autism, Celiac disease, diabetes, lactose intolerance, obesity and just plain healthy living. It contains 114 color photographs, 114 vegetarian or vegetarian compatible recipes, and 103 vegan or vegan compatible recipes.

You can buy Delightfully Free and Even More Delightfully Free on my website, or directly at this link:
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