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St. Louis Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event

May 21, 2016
10 am - 3 pm

10709 Watson Rd
St Louis MO 63127

$10 per Adult 
Children under 13 are FREE to enter
$8 Military or Senior with ID (only at door)


Bruce Homstead MS, RDN, LDN, AFMCP

President, Board of Directors, Celiac Support Association

Graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, minor in Food Facility Engineering. Chef, baker, manager of several large and small restaurants, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for hospitals and nursing homes.

Areas of interest include gluten sensitivity/celiac disease, thyroid disease, weight management, sports nutrition, nutrition for seniors, gender issues, autism spectrum disorders, wellness issues. 

Clients include: Restaurants, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, pre-school facilities, groups and teams, professional and world class athletes, individual clients. 

Contact information:

Beth Mincher

Beth is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and received her training through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She focuses on helping people achieve optimal wellness through a whole body approach; emphasizing the importance of not only diet, but other factors such as: physical activity, personal relationships, career, emotional wellness, positive lifestyle and mindset and the use of natural therapies.

Beth’s goal is to educate and empower people to make positive lifestyle choices that will lead to more energy, less stress and a stronger, happier body, mind and spirit.

Debbie has been involved in celiac awareness since 2000, when she was the first to test positive in a celiac/osteoporosis study through Washington University, St. Louis. She has been involved in support and awareness ever since. She was the founder of the Belleville, IL Celiac Support Group and co-founder of the St. Louis and metro east Bi-State Celiac Support Group, (both no longer active). Her current support is through her blog, Gluten Free Respect

Debbie is the author of Adam’sGluten Free Surprise: Helping Others Understand Gluten Free (and the girls’ version, Hailey’s Gluten Free Surprise). While this is a children’s book, she actually wrote it with the adult in mind; to help teachers, grandparents, and family understand the importance of reading labels, communicating with parents, and the fact that a crumb does make a difference, through an easy to read children's book. She also hopes to increase celiac awareness through school nurse education programs, such as Gabriel's Journey, helping to direct more children to proper testing.

Sema is only 17, articulate, artistic, and passionate about raising awareness. She lives in St. Louis and is a National Foundation of Celiac Awareness featured Gluten Free blogger. ‘Eat Without Gluten’ is featured on the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ webpage, and her gluten free cartoon movie ‘Draw my life’ on YouTube has been featured in many countries, from Ireland to Australia. The blog is written to provide positive, practical, educational and insightful information on the gluten-free diet. Sema is one of the first gluten-free teen bloggers both in the United States and worldwide.

Sema's Video

Julia Dotson & Bill Torre

Julia Dotson has been helping families in the St. Louis region with meal planning for the past four years. Due to her own children's health issues she has a passion for working with families that have food allergies and dietary restrictions. Julia's partnership with Wildtree, a Certified Organic and Certified Gluten-Free company, is aimed at reducing stress at dinnertime and getting people out of the "What's for dinner?" rut. Wildtree is debunking the myth that good for you food has to taste bad or be expensive. Wildtree's Grapeseed Oil is our signature product. It is heart healthy and helps lower cholesterol. It also has a flashpoint of 445 degrees making it ideal for grilling!

Bill Torre has owned and operated C&C Butcher located near Manchester and Clarkson Road in Ellisville for 4 years. He is a St. Louis Smoked Meat Competition enthusiast that also has a love for grilling. C&C Butcher offers high-quality cuts of meat and has been partnering with Julia Dotson (Wildtree) for over two years helping area families find mealtime solutions.

We are excited to help St. Louis residents learn mealtime solutions that meet the needs of their household with tips and tricks. Save time. Save money. Enjoy knowing that dinner is done, delicious, safe and healthy!

Dr. Williams earned his PhD from the University of Arkansas and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic. The dual doctoral degrees provide him the unique insight of knowing the natural treatments to achieve wellness, and understanding the importance of having scientific research to back up his recommendations and suggestions. Dr. TJ is also a nationally known lecturer on topics such as Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field therapy and natural treatments for cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Kirchner has earned both a Chiropractic and Naturopathic degree. The two degrees afford him a myriad of ways to treat numerous conditions naturally. Aside from the DC and ND, Dr. Darren has sought additional training in Proliferative Therapy (Prolo) and is a nationally known and sought after lecturer on a wide variety of topics from intravenous nutrient therapy to gastrointestinal health and natural treatment strategies.

Dan Tegel, Ph.D. Is the CEO of Wildwood based Think.Eat.Live. Foods and has been eating gluten free for over 15 years. 
His mission is focused on improving the nutrition and taste value of gluten free foods to help friends, family members and the gluten free community find ways to improve their health through the foods they eat.  Dan has special interest in functional food science and making foods that strengthen the body.

Prior to Think.Eat.Live.., Dr. Tegel held executive roles at Panera Bread, Motorola, and Seagate Technology.  He was also a faculty member at the John Olin School of Business at Washington University.

Director Event Coordination GF/AF Wellness Events & Chapter Leader of R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids). Nikki uses her vast knowledge as an advocate for the gluten/allergen free community on behalf of her daughter who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2008. She recognized her daughter's grief process through her support group background as a teenager.

Nikki's mother became a regional leader for Compassionate Friends, a national support group for bereaved families, when Nikki was only 11 years old. She went on to become a youth peer support group leader by 14 years of age. Her presentation to the NC State Board of Education helped open the door for peer support groups throughout Middle and High Schools across the state. Nikki carried on this legacy as an adult by chartering R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids) for Charlotte, NC in 2009.

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