MAIN STAGE SPEAKERS
12:00pm – Patrick Staropoli (Beyond Celiac)
How to talk with your Doctor about Celiac or Gluten Intolerance
1:00pm – Laura Huffman (Vivian’s Live Again)
Reading Food Labels, and understanding Ingredients
2:00pm – Dr Christopher Hood (Hood Chiropractic)
Transitioning to a Healthier Lifestyle
Patrick Staropoli (Beyond Celiac)
This is Patrick Staropoli MD, (Beyond Celiac) and he'll be our first Speaker (12:pm) for the day. He'll be including in his talk ways for people to talk with their Doctors along with information on the kinds of tests to request for Celiac or Gluten Intolerance. He'll be available all day on Speakers Row on the Vendors Floor - so make certain to take a moment and stop by to say hello.
Patrick is 25 years old, a South Florida native, and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University. He currently attends medical school at the University of Miami. He's also a development driver for Michael Waltrip Racing. Beyond his racing & medical school combination, he’s also a spokesperson for Beyond Celiac.
Laura Huffman (Vivian’s Live Again)
This is Laura Huffman, (Vivian’s Live Again) and she will be our 1:00pm Speaker on the Main Stage. She'll be talking about ingredients, what to watch for, what to stay away from. She'll also be showing us how to read labels and navigate the complicated world of shopping the grocery aisles.
Vivian’s Live Again is a family run business with a strong belief that food should taste good and bring people together. They created their first soup mix while looking for an easy way to include Gluten-Free and Dairy Free friends at meal-times. They strongly believe that it's wrong for food to exclude others. They understand that foods most important function is to nourish us, not just our bodies, but also our minds, souls, families and friendships.
Dr Christopher Hood (Hood Chiropractic)
This is Dr Christopher Hood (Hood Chiropractic) and he will be our 2:00pm Speaker on the Main Stage. He'll be talking about transitioning to a healthier lifestyle, and learning how to navigate through the maze of options to find the one that works best for you. You may remember Dr Chris from one of our Classrooms this past year. His classes were SRO (Standing Room Only) so we immediately invited him back as a Speaker for next year.
Dr Hood began his career as a pharmacist, graduating from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. When a close friend suggested he go to a chiropractor to improve his asthma related breathing problems and left shoulder pain, he didn’t know what to expect. But was genuinely surprised when simple chiropractic adjustments helped and even corrected his health conditions! His quality of life improved so drastically that eventually, he sold everything he had in order to attend chiropractic school. And now enjoys his life teaching others about the importance of protecting their own health.
CLASS ROOM TEACHERS
Taylor Miller - Gluten Away
Email: tmiller @ glutenaway.com
11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15
Marsha Allen - Marsha's Healthy Treats
Email: usmarsha @ Gmail.com
11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2;30
Heidi Leist - LemonGrass Spa
11:45, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45