The Growing Gluten-Free Movement

The gluten-free movement is growing exponentially. Consider this: Two years ago about 40 people attended the Southern Arizona Gluten-Free Faire. Last year 200 to 250 people attended — that took me and the Southern Arizona Celiac Sprue chapter by surprise! This year the Southern Arizona Celiac Support Group planned for higher attendance, rented a gymnasium to hold the Faire, and more then 650 people attended!

The dramatic increase over last year’s attendance is a record not only for SACS but probably a national CSA record as well! Perhaps most impressive is not the total number of people but the fact that approximately 80 percent of the people who came to the Faire were not SACS members, but new, off-the-street attendees ! That’s more than 500 people in the Tucson area who are new to gluten-free eating but have come to the conclusion that gluten free is the way for them to live for better health.

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More on the Grain Debate in NZ: Try Eating Against the Grain for Yourself

As Seen on New Zealand TV!Last Monday I participated in a short, nationally televised “grain debate” in New Zealand on NZ TV One.

You can view the video here.

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Going Against the Grain in New Zealand

I’m back from my trip to New Zealand and it’s good to be back online. First, the country is beautiful and the people are wonderful. Unfortunately, I experienced some not-so-nice weather and my trip was way too short, but I still packed a lot into those days that I was there.

Women\'s World New Zealand I gave the keynote address, “Going Against the Grain: The Overlooked and Most Effective Strategy to Prevent and Reverse Obesity and Diabetes,” to the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) conference in Auckland last Saturday and then a workshop, “Going Against the Grain for Practitioners and Patients,” the next day. The doctors in attendance were very welcoming and receptive to the information and I was impressed with how many of them already were eating against the grain themselves in one way or another. New Zealand is in good hands with the doctors in AIMA NZ.

Last Sunday, an article about me and my work came out in New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, the publication with the largest circulation in the country (approximately 1 million people in a country of 4 million people). Read or download the article:

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