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Easy Going for Gluten-Free Diets

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he world of those who require a gluten-free diet will be, at least for a few hours, much easier on Saturday, September 8 from 11-2pm. Ingles Markets and the Greenville Gluten Intolerance Group are sponsoring their first Upstate Gluten Free Expo that will be held at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (The Kroc Center). on Westfield St. in Greenville. The Expo will feature over 25 local and national vendors of gluten-free items. Local restaurants and bakeries will also be present. Some of the vendors that will be featured include Cabot Cheese Coop, Mediterranean Snacks, Sticky Fingers Restaurant, Bob’s Red Mill, Chocolate Moose Bakery, Snyder’s Pretzels, and Wild Ace Pizza & Pub. For just $5 (entry fee for those 12 & over), attendees will have the opportunity to sample and purchase a variety of glutenfree products from snacks and sweets to cosmetics. Additionally, there will be educational presentations to provide attendees with more information about the gluten-free diet, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Event organizers ask that attendees not bring strollers. For more information, contact the Greenville Gluten Intolerance at 864-517-6870 or visit Ingles-Markets.com/ask_leah.

Sherman College Hosts Community Wellness Fair

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herman College of Chiropractic is hosting a Community Wellness Fair on its college campus in Spartanburg. Family-friendly activities including a Touch-a-Truck section for children of all ages and a full range of health screenings are planned. The Blood Connection will be onsite accepting donations until 2pm. Event attendees can register for a free yoga class at the fair, courtesy of Zen Garden Yoga of Spartanburg. Learn about nutrition and local recreational opportunities, have a spinal exam by the College’s chiropractic interns, receive valuable coupons to follow up at the Sherman College Health Center, and much more. Spinal screening participants can register for a free IPAD to be given away at the conclusion of the fair. Admission and parking are free. Concessions will be available for purchase. Wellness-oriented businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate and non-profit organizations may exhibit free of charge. Join the fun on Saturday, October 13 from 10am to 3pm, rain or shine. Sherman College of Chiropractic is located at 2020 Springfield Rd, Spartanburg. For more information, contact Wendy Parker, 704-600-5272. natural awakenings

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September 2012 Greenville Natural Awakenings