Portland Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-12:15 pm – Dr. Tom O’Bryan – Fire in the Brain: From Autism to Alzheimer’s – Why a Gluten Free Diet is Not Enough
12:25-01:25 pm – Dr. Samantha Brody – Gluten-Free 101
01:35-02:35 pm – Dr. Anne Lee – Healthy Gluten-Free on a Budget
02:45-03:45 pm – Nadine Grzeskowiak – Paleo Diet & Lifestyle

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:15 am – Debbie Adler – Gluten-Free “Fig-A-Mama-Jig” Energy Bars
11:20-12:20 pm – Laura Russell – Naturally Gluten-Free Cooking
12:30-01:05 pm – Kyra Bussanich – Secrets From a 3-Time Cupcake Wars Champion
01:10-02:05 pm – Tara de Alicante – Tara’s Journey
02:10-03:10 pm – Beth Hillson – Make Friends with Your Bread Machine
03:15-04:00 pm – Jules Shepard – Kids, Holiday Parties & Foods – How to Make it Work

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-12:15 pm – Dr. Tom O’Bryan – Fire in the Brain: From Autism to Alzheimer’s – Why a Gluten Free Diet is Not Enough
12:25-01:25 pm – Dr. Samantha Brody – Maximizing Your Energy on the Gluten-Free Diet
01:40-02:40 pm – Dr. Anne Lee – Gluten-Free 101
02:50-03:50 pm – Nadine Grzeskowiak – Your Skin On Gluten

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:30 am – Debbie Adler – Gluten-Free “Fig-A-Mama-Jig” Energy Bars
11:40-12:40 pm – Jules Shepard – Homemade Toaster Pastries
12:50-01:50 pm – Beth Hillson – Make Friends with Your Bread Machine
02:00-03:00 pm – Tara de Alicante – Tara’s Journey

 

Lecture Schedule – Saturday, September 6th

 

Dr. Tom O’Bryan

Topic: Fire in the Brain: From Autism to Alzheimer’s – Why a Gluten Free Diet is Not Enough
Time: 10:30-12:15 pm
Location: Lecture Room

The notion that wheat/gluten sensitivities are solely or exclusively a gut condition is a historical misconception. Numerous systems of the body outside of the GI tract have been identified as ‘target organs’ for autoimmune response to wheat/gluten ingestion in sensitive individuals. The brain and nervous system are particularly vulnerable. We will talk about why this happens and what to do about it.

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Dr. Samantha Brody

Topic: Gluten-Free 101
Time: 12:25-01:25 pm
Location: Lecture Room

Are you gluten-free or considering going gluten-free? Dr. Samantha Brody will clear up all of your confusion and questions about the basics of gluten-spectrum disorders and gluten-free diets. There is so much information and misinformation out there about testing, what you can and can’t eat, the differences between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, the impact of gluten on our bodies, laws about gluten labeling, and more. Dr. Samantha leaves no stone unturned and you’ll head out feeling relieved to fully understand the ins and outs of gluten-free living. Attendees will also get a link for a complementary copy of her soon to be published eBook- Gluten-free Essentials: What You Need to Know About Your Gluten-Free Life.

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Dr. Anne Lee, EdD, RD, LD

Topic: Healthy Gluten Free On a Budget
Time: 01:35-02:35 pm
Location: Lecture Room

Everything from menu ideas, recipes, tips & tricks to keep your gluten-free lifestyle, flavorful, healthy and within your budget.

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Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, BSN, CEN

Topic: Paleo Diet & Lifestyle
Time: 02:45-03:45 pm
Location: Lecture Room

How to clean up your diet and deal with the root cause of continued Health problems.

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Demo Schedule – Saturday, September 6th

 

Debbie Adler

Topic: Gluten-Free “Fig-A-Mama-Jig” Energy Bars
Time: 10:30-11:15 am
Location: Demo Stage

Debbie will show us how she makes this great back to school snack! Join Debbie after her demo at the Authors Booth where she will have copies of her fabulous book for purchase.

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Laura Russell

Topic: Naturally Gluten-Free Cooking
Time: 11:20-12:20 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Gluten-free eating can be healthy and delicious when you stick to the basics, focusing on whole, natural foods such as vegetables, fruits, rice, quinoa, meat & fish. Join Laura for a discussion and demonstration of two simple side dish recipes from her new book, Brassicas: Cooking the World’s Healthiest Vegetables.

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Kyra Bussanich

Topic: Secrets from a 3–time Cupcake Wars Champion!
Time: 12:30-01:05 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Kyra shows you tips from her winning recipes from Cupcake Wars! Come and learn the recipe for Success: Secrets from a 3–time Cupcake Wars Champion!

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Tara de Alicante

Topic: Tara’s Journey
Time: 01:10-02:05 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Tara talks candidly about her journey and her platform which is Celiac disease.

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Beth Hillson

Topic: Make Friends with your Bread Machine
Time: 02:10-03:10 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Whether you have celiac disease, gluten-sensitivity or are gluten-free by choice, there’s no need to give up great yeast bread.  Just make it without gluten.  Beth Hillson, Food Editor at Gluten-Free & More, shows you how to make perfect gluten-free bread every time and why you might want to consider a bread machine to help you get the most out of each loaf.  She’ll talk about the right blend of flours, perfect texture, and the sweet spot in bread baking where the ratio of wet to dry ingredients produces the best rise.  Beth will put on her bread doctor’s hat and talk about what might be ailing your gluten free breads, how to diagnose and remedy problem breads.

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Jules Shepard

Topic: Kids, Holiday Parties & Food – How to Make it Work
Time: 03:15-04:00 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Gluten-Free & More celebrity chef Jules Shepard demonstrates an easy, versatile gluten-free and vegan cookie dough that will make any holiday party tasty and fun! Make cut-out cookies, witches’ hats, cookie trees, giant cookie pizzas, cookie cups and more, all with the same dough!

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Lecture Schedule – Sunday, September 7th

 

Dr. Tom O’Bryan

Topic: Fire in the Brain: From Autism to Alzheimer’s – Why a Gluten Free Diet is not enough
Time: 10:30-12:15 pm
Location: Lecture Stage

The notion that wheat/gluten sensitivities are solely or exclusively a gut condition is a historical misconception. Numerous systems of the body outside of the GI tract have been identified as ‘target organs’ for autoimmune response to wheat/gluten ingestion in sensitive individuals. The brain and nervous system are particularly vulnerable. We will talk about why this happens and what to do about it.

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Dr. Samantha Brody

Topic: Maximizing Your Energy on the Gluten-Free Diet
Time: 12:25-01:25 pm
Location: Lecture Stage

In this session, Dr Samantha will explore the reasons you may still feel tired even on a gluten-free diet. From medical conditions to the foods you’re choosing, there is always a reason. Dr Samantha will expertly guide you in assessing which things you do and don’t have control over that may be making you tired, and teach you how to address them so you feel the best you possibly can every single day.

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Dr. Anne Lee

Topic: Gluten Free 101
Time: 01:40-02:40 pm
Location: Lecture Stage

This lecture gives you the basics and more. Everything you need when you are first diagnosed or if you just want a refresher. Anne will cover everything from what is safe & what is not, the new labeling law, how to keep it healthy and how to safely order in a restaurant.

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Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, BSN, CEN

Topic: Your Skin On Gluten
Time: 02:50-03:50 pm
Location: Lecture Stage

Learn the effects of gluten on your skin and your whole body as it’s all connected.

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Demo Schedule – Saturday, September 7th

 

Debbie Adler

Topic: Gluten-Free “Fig-A-Mama-Jig” Energy Bars
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Location: Demo Stage

Debbie will show us how she makes this great back to school snack! Join Debbie after her demo at the Authors Booth where she will have copies of her fabulous book for purchase.

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Jules Shepard

Topic: Homemade Toaster Pastries
Time:11:40-12:40 pm
Location: Demo Stage

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how do you find the time to make a delicious breakfast that will rouse your whole family on hurried mornings? Make breakfast the day before! Join Gluten-Free & More celebrity chef Jules Shepard as she demonstrates how to make delightful gluten-free, vegan toaster pastries that stay fresh for many days’ worth of breakfasts, or can be frozen and toasted whenever needed!

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Beth Hillson

Topic: Make Friends with your Bread Machine
Time: 12:50 -01:50 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Whether you have celiac disease, gluten-sensitivity or are gluten-free by choice, there’s no need to give up great yeast bread.  Just make it without gluten.  Beth Hillson, Food Editor at Gluten-Free & More, shows you how to make perfect gluten-free bread every time and why you might want to consider a bread machine to help you get the most out of each loaf.  She’ll talk about the right blend of flours, perfect texture, and the sweet spot in bread baking where the ratio of wet to dry ingredients produces the best rise.  Beth will put on her bread doctor’s hat and talk about what might be ailing your gluten free breads, how to diagnose and remedy problem breads.

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Tara de Alicante

Topic: Tara’s Journey
Time: 02:00-03:00 pm
Location: Demo Stage

Tara talks candidly about her journey and her platform which is Celiac disease.

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