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Getting Started on a Gluten Free Diet


Many people are interested in eating a gluten free diet because they suspect or know that they would be healthier if they did.  But that first step may feel daunting.  Where do you begin?  Do you find gluten-free equivalent products for all of your “old foods” immediately, or do you conquer one meal at a time?

When I was first diagnosed with gluten sensitivity three years ago, I chose to “dive in” and correct my mistakes as I went along.  However, I have observed that my clients who pursued this particular diet, felt less overwhelmed if they removed one food at a time for each new gluten-free food that they added.  Or, they would transition smoothly by mastering one meal or snack at time and build the diet slowly that way.

This gave me the idea to offer a free educational event for newcomers to the diet,  “Getting Started on a Gluten Free Diet: with Breakfast Ideas” on Monday, October 7 at 7:30-8:45 pm. This one-time event will take place in my downtown Fanwood office, where I will perform a cooking demonstration for three hot breakfasts to show how easy and tasteful gluten free food can be.  Seating is limited, so reservations are a must.  For more details on this program click here, or to learn more about my health coaching practice, please visit or call 908-242-3763.

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Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of elementary school student Daniela Genaro after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials said it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's passing."

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The Missing Moses

A seemingly dubious distinction belongs to this week’s Parshah, Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20–30:10). It is the only reading in the Torah — from the first Parshah of the book of Exodus (in which he is born) until the end of the book of Numbers — where the name of Moses is not mentioned. Tetzaveh’s opening words are V’atah ...

Congratulations to UCDC Chairman Nick Scutari

February 23, 2018

Dear Editor:

First, congratulations to Chairman Nick Scutari. I look forward to working alongside him as 1st Vice Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee. 

For the last three weeks, this campaign for UCDC Chair displayed the power we have and the voice we share. You are the leaders, citizens and activists who are helping shape our future. What you do in your hometowns and ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining.  It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us.  Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Poems Are Wanted for Fanwood Carriage House Poetry Prize

February 23, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series and the Fanwood Shade Tree Commission are sponsoring the 2018 Carriage House Poetry Prize with a first prize of $300 plus publication of the winning poem in the autumn edition of Tiferet Journal.

Poets are invited to enter one or two poems – 40 lines or less each. There is a $5.00 entry fee for each contestant. Poems must be previously ...

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