Draeger's Gluten-Free Club Meeting, San Mateo

Hello Draeger's Gluten-Free Club Members,
Please sign-up for an individual speaker or all eight, listed below their bios. Most talks will be followed by a half hour break. The Hoover/West talk will be followed by a 15 min. break. Just email your session choices to the Organizer, Mary Claire.
Drs. Vikki and Rick Petersen, D.C., C.C.N.,
(bios: http://www.healthnowm... http://www.healthnowm...) authors of
The Gluten Effect, and
Jacqueline Mallorca,
(bio: http://www.glutenfree...) author of the
Wheat Free Cook and
Gluten-Free Italian cookbooks, will speak in the morning and be followed by:
Dr. Laura Enfield Dr. Enfield is a family physician at Spring Tide Natural Health in San Mateo and worked in the bio-tech industry. She is an acupuncturist and licensed Naturopath.
Rebecca Katz, M.S. Rebecca is the senior chef-in-residence and nutritional educator at one of the country's leading cancer wellness centers - The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. She is a visiting chef and nutrition educator at Commonweal's Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, and author of
The Cancer Fighting Kitchen and
One Bite at a Time.
(Her books contain gluten-free recipes, but are not gluten-free cookbooks.)
Lauren Hoover Lauren trained at the California Culinary Academy and has 15 years of experience cooking in kitchens such as La Folie and Hyatt. She will also be giving a free lecture and presenting her cookbook,
No Wheat No Dairy No Problem. Lauren Hoover will be speaking with Dr. West.
Dr. Bradley West, N.D. Dr. West is a graduate of National College of Naturopathic Medicine. His training is in holistic care and detoxification with emphasis on chronic disease treatment and prevention, endocrinology and gastroenterology. Dr. West is also Research Advisor for Nordic Naturals in Watsonville, CA. He will be speaking with Lauren Hoover.
Brandi Geiger, M.S., C.M.T. Brandi has an MS in Exercise Science from the University of Cal Poly with a Minor in Nutrition. She has spent over 20 years in the health, wellness and medical industry, and is currently teaching weight loss and performance cleansing at the Johnson Chiropractic Center. Her focus will be a cleanse with non-inflammatory foods.
Sign-Up for Any of the Following Sessions: Dr. Vikki & Rick Petersen - 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Jacqueline Mallorca - 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Dr. Laura Enfield - 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Rebecca Katz - 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Lauren Hoover w/ Dr. Bradley West - 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Brandi Geiger, M.S., C.M.T. - 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Draeger's Gluten-Free Club Meetings are free but pre-registration for the speaking sessions is required. See you there! Mary Claire Draeger DeSoto

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  • Anne B.

    The meeting was very informative and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I was there the entire day and thought it would have been nice to have had a 1 hr break for lunch if possible next time as all of the speakers did run over which i didn't mind it was just hard to get something to eat in between each of their sessions. Thanks to Mary Claire for putting this meeting on. It was my first one and I hope to enjoy many more.

    February 24, 2010

  • Kim D.

    Thanks for providing this wonderful opportunity to learn more about eating without gluten! The vendors goodies were all so yummy!

    February 24, 2010

  • Patrice T.

    This conference was highly informative, and I thank Draeger's for putting on the event. I loved all the samples, the medical information, the cooking demonstration, and meeting others who may have gluten intolerance. I was also able to learn about the connection to lupus and other serious diseases and pass on the information to people who can benefit. This event did so much good.

    February 23, 2010

  • Patrice T.

    This conference was highly informative, and I thank Draeger's for putting on the event. I loved all the samples, the medical information, the cooking demonstration, and meeting others who may have gluten intolerance. I was also able to learn about the connection to lupus and other serious diseases and pass on the information to people who can benefit. This event did so much good.

    February 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The meeting was very informative. My friend and I attended the lecture by Dr. Petersen. I learned a great deal as did my friend. I agree with another member who noted the 'sugar' content was a bit over the top on the samples, BUT THEY WERE GREAT. Thank you again, and I look forward to additional lectures. Dianna Smith

    February 23, 2010

  • Nell

    It was a wonderful collection of presentations, tastings, cooking classes - lots of learning and mingling. Great experience! Thank you!

    February 22, 2010

  • Amy F.

    I just posted my article if you'd like to read it. Feel free to add comments about the other speakers; I wasn't able to stay. http://bit.ly/cvBxi4

    February 22, 2010

  • Janice

    This was my first time attending...I had a great time! Learn a lot! I stayed from beginning to end! Thank you so much for all the hard work that was put into this meeting.

    February 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed trying all the samples and Dr. Laura's talk.

    February 22, 2010

  • Joan T.

    The Meedt-Up presenters were outstanding. The information was very useful and enlightening, even to a 7 yeare veteran such as myself.
    I would recommend a little more time for breaks between speakers to appreciate all the vendors and be able to roam about the store. I would also recommend that water be available all day, as well as the coffee so graciously offered.

    February 22, 2010

  • Amy P.

    Congrats to Draegers once again for putting on another amazing and informative event for the GF community and customers! We always enjoy presenting our award winning, Gluten Free Chocolate souffles to our lovers of great chocolate desserts.
    Sincerely,
    Amy Phillips
    President
    Three Senses Gourmet
    "WINNER" BEST PRODUCT NFCA 2009 SF COOKING SPREE

    February 22, 2010

  • howard d.

    Had a great time.... especially loved the ravioli!! Appreciated the speakers.... would recommend a bit less cake and cookie samples. Felt a little sugared out!

    February 22, 2010

  • howard d.

    Good info and great vendor sampling.... I haven't eaten ravioli for a decade!!

    February 22, 2010

  • Danine

    This was great! Excellent speakers. Jackie Mallorca spells out the details that make her recipes so outstanding and tasty. Gotta pay attention to her instructions, and why it's worth spending some money on things like a good measuring scale. Dr. Laura Enfield offered good explanation of how gluten intolerance evolved in humans, and how it affects the body. And the many tasting stations. Delighted to see more dairy-free baked items--Miglet's even had a carrot cake my husband could have with his multiple food allergies. Just had it for dessert and is yummy.

    February 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I attended Larry Petersen's, Jackie Mallorca's and Laura Enfield's talks. Larry and Laura were very informative; Larry was more technical/scientific, and Laura was a little easier to comprehend, in everyday language. Jackie had a nice presentation, but disappointing to see her read a script to us. I look forward to the next event to catch the other speakers. There were several gluten-free food vendors providing samples. I was a bit surprised so many had sugary desserts, when we shouldn't eat much sugar. Separately, I wish there was a way to use this Meetup site for RSVP'ing that didn't result in so many Reply All "spams" in my inbox. I don't care what other people are attending. Thank you, and thank you for organizing! I learned a lot.

    February 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I attended 3 speakers today. Each one offered something new, interesting and valuable. This was my first time attending and I'm looking forward to the next event already. Thank You!

    February 21, 2010

  • Joan

    I attended all but one speaking event and thought it was a great event. Great information was learned and shared and the cookbooks are fabulous! Thank you for putting together a forum like this that is so needed!

    February 21, 2010

  • Patrice T.

    very good

    February 21, 2010

  • Ava R.

    i had a great time learning from an italian mama named jackie, i had to leave early cause my mom needed me, but it sure was a lot of fun!

    February 21, 2010

  • Amy F.

    The sessions I went to were well attended. This was a great, well-organized, delicious event along with wonderful samples in the store. I went home with a bag full of food I hadn't intended on buying like gf cupcakes, bread and crackers. Thank you!

    February 21, 2010

  • Robin G.

    I have something to attend in the morning but hope to be there for Rebecca Katz session and forward.

    February 21, 2010

  • howard d.

    We wrote you previously, but Angie and I will be attending the lectures we listed earlier. Thanks, and looking forward to it...

    February 21, 2010

  • Patrice T.

    I hope to hear all of the talks.

    February 20, 2010

  • Joan

    I plan on attending the 9:30, 12:45 and 3:45 sessions.
    Thanks!

    February 20, 2010

  • Jodi

    I plan to attend the 3:45pm and the 5:00pm sessions. Thanks!

    February 16, 2010

  • Julie

    I'd like to sign up for Jacqueline Mallorca's talk. Thanks.

    February 16, 2010

  • Danine

    Hi, James Langdell and I would like to sign up for Jacqueline Mallorca and Laura Enfield's talks. We hope you have all the food samples out this time too -- that was great at the last meetup!

    February 16, 2010

  • Kathleen

    Hi there, I would like to sign up for the Petersen's and Jacqueline Mallorca. Then see how the day goes from there. Thank you

    ps I am planning to take notes for Gina Clee

    February 16, 2010

  • Anne B.

    I will be attending all sessions. Thanks

    February 15, 2010

  • Gabrielle

    I look forward to attending Lauren Hoover and Dr. Wests session @ 3:45

    February 15, 2010

  • Ava R.

    mary, it looks like i'll be coming just for gluten free italian grandma jackie and rebecca katz cooking demos, look forward to seeing you, and elanie and many other members ok, cant come for the 3rd one, by that time it will be late, so i miss the recipe sharing meeting for the holidays, i would have shared a vegan cupcake with you guys ,will you have another recipe sharing for another occasion very soon in san mateo, thats the only closest to home one i can go! so let me know take care! ava

    February 14, 2010

  • Andrea

    I am planning on attending the afternoon, starting with Rebecca Katz

    February 14, 2010

  • Janice

    I'm planning to attend all sessions.

    February 12, 2010

  • Ava R.

    hi mary clarie

    i plan on signing up for the following cooking demos
    Jacqueline Mallorca - 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m
    Rebecca Katz - 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    Lauren Hoover w/ Dr. Bradley West - 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m

    so see you there, Ava

    February 8, 2010

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