More Upcoming Gluten-Free Events

Here are some more upcoming events in and around Portland.

Samplefest in Vancouver WA

Samplefest – over 40 gluten-free vendors will be at this gluten-free sampling fair. All proceeds go to support Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) of Southwest Washington.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver
4505 E. 18th St. Vancouver, WA 98661
When: Saturday October 15th 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost: $2 per person- children under 12 free

Questions contact Audrey Levin
425-761-3424 or

October GIG Meeting

The Portland Metro GIG meeting is the second Saturday of the month.
Topic: “GF 101.” Samples provided by GF Gem (new maple raisin coffeecake and dairy-free gingerbread muffins) and PuraVida who distribute Wellaby’s.

When: October 8 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Legacy Emanuel Hospital
2801 N Gantenbein Ave.
Portland, OR. 07227-1623
Room E-1075/1077

Put That Bread Down! Dr. Tom O’Bryan at the National College of Natural Medicine

Recognize the Many Faces of Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

Presenter: Dr. Tom O’Bryan

Description: For every person with Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease that have intestinal symptoms, there are eight that have symptoms outside the intestines. How can we tell if wheat is a problem when the gut “feels fine”? For many, the blood tests are negative, and yet, the person knows they feel better on the gluten-free diet. Why is that? The blood tests are wrong! Unless you have total villous atrophy, the sensitivity of the tests can be as low as 27-33%. That means the test can be wrong 7 out of 10 times. Dr. O’Bryan will unveil the new blood tests that do not have these types of false negatives. If you have a problem, these tests will show it.

Co-sponsored by National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) and Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG).

Gluten Free samples will be provided by local Gluten Free bakeries, Tula and GEM.

When: Saturday, October 8th, 2011 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: NCNM Annex – 2719 SW Kelly Portland, OR 97201
Cost: $10 cash at the door

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