Celiac and Gluten-Free Support Group

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Have you or has someone you love been diagnosed with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance and want to learn how to navigate grocery shopping, eating out and all of the feelings associated with this disease?

Do you have a feeling that gluten is affecting your health and want to find out with certainty if you have an intolerance?

Come join Melissa Halpern to share information and tips about Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity, how to lead a gluten-free lifestyle, gluten-free restaurants and products and general gluten-free well-being.  This is also a place to come investigate whether you do have a gluten sensitivity. 

Find out how to manage this disease without it being a hardship.  You will learn why avoiding gluten can actually be a blessing and lead you down a path to achieve your optimal wellness!

About Melissa

My journey to holistic living began as a result of decades of digestive and skin problems. After both of my kids were
diagnosed with gluten and dairy intolerance, I started to put the pieces of my puzzle together and gained a deep desire to figure out and understand my health issues. My quest lasted for several years and through seeing several different doctors.

I began realizing that we truly are what we eat and what we eat has a direct effect on how we feel and behave. I grew a deep desire and determination to heal myself and my children. This desire led me to become certified as a Holistic Health and Wellness Counselor.  During my studies and doctor visits, I discovered that I have two auto-immune diseases, Celiac and Hashimotos, as well
as a vicious sugar addiction which was creating unwanted candida in my gut and was the main culprit of my skin issues. Unfortunately, some of my issues were passed down to my children. We now understand what foods are off limits and what foods can improve our wellness.  The
health of my entire family has been transformed!

My Training

I received my training through the Institute for Integrative
's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.

My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge
in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

Please let us know you’ll be attending… 516-676-0200.  There is no charge to attend.



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