Join Me for the First Gluten-Free/Non-GMO Education Event in Tucson July 23

Would you like to learn more about both healthy gluten-free eating and why and how to avoid genetically modified (GM) foods? Would you like to have lunch at a restaurant with clearly labeled gluten-free options that also doesn’t use genetically modified crops such as corn, soy, or canola in its salads, appetizers and entrees?

Both things are possible when you join me at “Going Against the Grain for Health,” a Gluten-Free/Non-GMO Education and Lunch Event at Opa! Restaurant, 2990 N. Campbell Ave., Suite #130, on Saturday, July 23rd. Early seating starts at 10:40 a.m. and my talk begins at 11 a.m. The talk will be followed by a question and answer period and a book signing of both my gluten-free books, Gluten Free Throughout the Year and Going Against the Grain. Lunch will start around noon.

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Encouraging Victories Against GMOs You May Not Have Heard About

by Melissa Diane Smith

There have been some disappointing developments against the people’s movement that is opposing GMOs (genetically modified organisms found in foods such as corn and soy). Mainstream media tends to cover that news, but there’s rarely-covered positive news to report. More people are waking up and banding together, and good things in the battle for protecting our food supply that you probably don’t know about have been happening recently. The following are victories and positive, hopeful developments that just might indicate a tipping point of rejection against GMOs in our food supply.

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Novak Djokovic is on a Remarkable Winning Streak After Going Gluten Free

by Melissa Diane Smith

The hottest story in tennis and perhaps all of sports right now is Novak Djokovic who has had a spectacular record of 43-1 up to this point this year, winning the Australian Open and six other tournaments, and losing only to 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the French Open. With win after win and a few key victories over the world’s No. 1 player Rafael Nadal, Djovokic became the No. 2 men’s tennis player in the world this spring. Many factors have been attributed to the dramatic transformation in Djokovic’s play – including a change in racquet, a change in motion on his serve, and a change in confidence – but perhaps the most notable is his change to a gluten-free diet.

Because of the no-gluten diet, “I have lost some weight but it’s only helped me because my movement is much sharper now and I feel great physically,” Reuters quotes Djokovic as recently saying.

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Special Father’s Day Feature: Should More Men Eat Gluten Free?

by Melissa Diane Smith

There are good reasons for men to pay attention to symptoms early.

Every single person I meet or hear about with gluten intolerance is female. I feel like the only guy who has it, writes one man on a celiac forum. Do men really have gluten intolerance far less often than women, or do they pay less attention to symptoms that are common signs of gluten intolerance?

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A Client’s Dramatic Health Improvement with a Personalized Nutrition Program

Not sure what changing your diet can do for you? My client Marcia who wrote the following testimonial wasn’t sure at the beginning either but she has been completely won over by what my individualized nutrition coaching program is doing for her. So are her doctors, including one who wrote me, congratulated me on the wonderful results she has had, and said “Way to go!”

I am so grateful that I am able to help people like Marcia in this way! Keep in mind that this is a person who was eating gluten free to begin with, but still needed some fine-tuning to her diet. Here’s Marcia’s story:

I originally contacted Melissa about how and what to eat because of multiple food sensitivities I was recently diagnosed with (I have been gluten-free for almost 9 years). Working with Melissa has taught me to eat properly for me. She set me up with a personalized diet for my sensitivities, symptoms and conditions. I definitely eat against the grain! In addition to grains, I avoid dairy, eggs, beans, processed foods and all GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Eliminating the GMOs has made the most impact for me.

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