Sunday, October 14, 2012

Portage Library to host Gluten-Free Recipe Exchange Oct. 15

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library continues to host meetings of the Gluten-Free Recipe Exchange from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, September through May.

On Monday, Oct. 15, Eco Holistic Health Coach Shelby Laubhan will lead a lively discussion on the hot topic of eating a gluten-free diet for better health. One out of ten Americans is either gluten-intolerant or has gluten-sensitivity, and the number continues to rise. Laubhan will explain how gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, barley and sometimes oats, can cause pain and suffering by way of joint inflammation, digestive dysfunction, neurological disorders, and autoimmunity issues. She will also show how a gluten-free diet can greatly improve one’s health in a number of ways that include an increase in energy, elimination of bloating, and the clearing of brain fog.

Laubhan has been gluten-free for 28 years and is a professional EcoHolistic Health Coach. She helps clients create a healthier and happier life, have more energy, and permanently reach health and life goals that include weight loss and stress management. Her practice, Jai Yen Wellness: EcoHolistic Health Coaching and Retreats, also provides gluten-free options and resources, cooking and baking guidance, party menu planning and shopping assistance.

Participants may also bring samples of their favorite gluten-free bread, rolls and biscuits for sharing and are encouraged to bring their recipes. Copies of the recipes will be made at the library. Please list all ingredients used in making foods that are shared at these meetings and identify the brand names of the gluten-free ingredients. Bringing food is not a requirement for attendance. Everyone who is interested in learning more about gluten-free eating is encouraged to attend.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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