Our September Newsletter


Monthly e-newsletter serving the New England celiac community

Happy Autumn! NCA has been busy this summer; read through this e-newsletter for updates.

Registration is now open for our Autumn meeting: Brains, Bellies and Celiac taking place on October 16th. Seating is limited, and the price will increase on October 1 so register early. Read more below. Hope to see you there!

Yours in health,
Lee Graham, Executive Director

Brains, Bellies and Celiac Meeting

Location & Time

Brains, Bellies and Celiac will take place on Sunday October 16 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Checkin will begin at 12:30pm.

The meeting will be at the Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Auburndale, MA.

Topics & Speakers
  1. How is arsenic in rice affecting our health? Tracy Punshon, Ph.D. and Dan Leffler, MD, MS
  2. How is brain fog connected with celiac? Jocelyn Silvester, MD, PhD
  3. Measuring villi? An intern’s perspective. Emma Clerx, Harvard student
  4. “Big Bellies Don’t Lie”: How GI health impacts the rest of the body. Thoughts from an integrative doctor. Wendie Trubow, MD

Attendees will hear from all 4 speakers, enjoy a coffee/tea/water break, and be able to visit with vendors.


Visit with the following vendors:
Gluten-Free Territory
Healthy Life Brands
Peace of Mind Baking Company
(More coming soon!)


Seating is limited and the price will increase on October 1 so register now. Members, be sure to login to take advantage of the early bird discount price of $25. Contact us if you have any questions.

Autumn Magazine

Members and magazine subscribers, watch your mailboxes for the new Autumn issue of the Gluten-Free New England magazine. This edition features 10 Ways to Boost Your Breakfast with Veggies, Hyde Park Journey, Mimi’s Story and much more!

As always, we welcome your contribution to the magazine: be sure to send in your questions to Dr. Celia, MD., for information on celiac disease and a gluten-free lifestyle. Do you have a suggestion or contribution for an article? Let us know!

Monthly Group Meetings

meetingGroup meetings provide the opportunity to talk about managing celiac disease and living gluten-free. There are no set agendas, pre-registration is not required and there is no charge to attend. Just drop in!

Visit our Monthly Group Meeting event page for the full schedule and location of each meeting. Contact the group leader if you have questions about any of the group meetings.

The Boston area meeting is on hold. Should you have any questions or wish to meet with a group leader, please contact Lauren or Charlotte.

Other Upcoming Events

The next Gluten-Free North End Market Tour will take place on Saturday September 17.

GREAT Gluten-Free Trainings are taking place at the UMass Club in Boston on Monday September 19. The GREAT Kitchen session runs from 9am-12pm, followed by lunch for all attendees, and the GREAT Schools session runs from 1pm-4pm.

NCA Advisory Board meetings are scheduled for Monday September 19 and Monday November 14 at 7:30pm. Contact Lee if you would like to attend or would like more information about what happens during these insightful and spirited evening meetings.

Chef Oonagh Williams is doing Three Course Cooking Demos in Merrimack, NH on September 21, October 12, November 16 and December 14.

Chef Oonagh is also running Gluten-Free Cooking Classes in Milford, NH on September 29, October 13, October 27 and November 10.

Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain: Celebrations, will be at Wellesley Books on September 29 at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information or to purchase a ticket.

The Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event will take place on October 1 in Hartford, CT.

Melinda Dennis MS, RDN, is hosting a Gluten-Free Wellness Retreat in Santa Barbara, CA February 3-5, 2017.

Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free in the News

Research Opportunity

Researchers are working on an experimental new drug for celiac disease.

blood-drawAs an important first step, researchers are currently collecting blood samples from two types of patients. All study participants must have been formally diagnosed with celiac disease by a doctor and must be able to provide documentation. The blood draw and collection are being held in Fall River, MA 02720 and this one time visit will take 30 minutes.

If you qualify and provide a blood sample, you will receive at no cost:

  • confirmation of your celiac disease gene type(s) (HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8)
  • $20 for your time

There are other requirements to participate in this study. Learn more now at: www.BeyondCeliac.org/BloodTest

Product Finds

  • sabra-spreads
  • Sabra has released several GF hummus spreads: Garlic Herb, Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper and Honey Mustard.
  • snack-pack
  • Justin’s has created a GF peanut butter and banana chip snack pack.
  • gillians
  • Gillian’s Foods gluten-free brownies and whoopie pies are now available at all Cumberland Farms stores. Chicken salad sandwiches on Gillians GF onion rolls available at Cumberland Farms concept stores.

Recipe of the Month

Buttermilk Pancakes
These are light, fluffy and amazing! Try them for a breakfast treat now that the kids are back in school.

Get the Recipe!

Getting ready to cook? Snap a few photos of your recipe in process or the final yummy result, and submit them to be added to our website!

NCA Giveaway

Congratulations to Debbie from Falmouth, ME, who won the August giveaway, a copy of The G Free Diet by Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

This month, you can win a copy of The Gluten-Free Table by Jilly Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson.

To enter, simply send us an email with your name and mailing address by September 23.

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