Dallas, TX – Nov 15-16, 2014

When & Where


Nov 15-16, 2014

9-3 pm

Free Parking

Eventbrite - The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo


Dallas Market Hall – North Hall
2200 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

(214) 655-6100 or (214) 744-7444



Early bird discounts! Now through Oct 31, get discounts off advance ticket prices! Just click "apply promotional code" below and enter EARLYBIRD for $5 off adult tickets and EARLYKIDS for $2 off kids tickets. If you are purchasing both adult and kids tickets, enter one code first and click apply, then enter the second code and click apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Full-price tickets ($20 per adult and $5 per child (over the age of 3) will be on sale at the event if we do not sell out in advance.


Class Name


Class:"Immunity and Food: The Intersection Between Foods & the Immune System" How gluten and other food proteins play a role in leaky gut, autoimmunity and disease and what you can do to take control of your health.


Presenter(s): Oonagh Williams

Class:"The Power of Food – The best medicine or the worst poison for your body." Chef Oonagh is not going to push a raw food diet (with NE winters, get real), or have you give up your favorite foods (as if we would want to). Chef Oonagh will help you understand how the food you commonly eat can be causing other problems - beyond high cholesterol, but including arthritis, female problems, headaches, diabetes, fatigue etc. Chef Oonagh will explain the new FDA proposed food labeling; is GMO a good thing?; soy and corn everywhere; how much sugar is too much sugar?; all the new cooking oils, new sugars, new grains, trans fat, hydrogenated, "fat free"; and the increasing number of food allergies, not just gluten free.


Class:"Auto-Immune Diseases: It's Hard to Have Just One" Learn the importance of recognizing the connection between celiac disease and other auto-immune diseases & how to effectively treat and manage auto-immune issues with anti-inflammatory foods. Nadine is a Registered Nurse with years of critical care experience. She ended up with several auto-immune issues by the age of 40 and utilizing an auto-immune food protocol, resolved her symptoms. You can too.


Class:"The Gluten Conundrum What is gluten, why am I sensitive, and even though I've given up gluten, why do I still feel bad?" Dr. O'Brien will discuss why its important, with conditions ranging from gluten sensitivity to celiac disease, to avoid gluten and many other foods which may react in similar ways in our bodies (aka cross-react with gluten). She will discuss multiple different diet options, how they are similar and how they differ, and what we can do to lead a normal life amidst this chaos and confusion.

Class Name


Class:"Immunity and Food: The Intersection Between Foods & the Immune System" How gluten and other food proteins play a role in leaky gut, autoimmunity and disease and what you can do to take control of your health.


Presenter(s): Vanessa Maltin Weisbrod

Class:"Nutrition and Gluten-Free Baking" Curious about the dozens and dozens of gluten-free flours on the marketplace? This presentation will look at some of the most popular gluten-free flour replacements (white rice flour, brown rice flour, almond flour, teff, millet, coconut flour, sorghum flour, soy flour, etc) and teach attendees how to convert their favorite baking recipes into gluten-free alternatives. Furthermore, the presentation will look at the nutritional properties of each of the gluten-free ingredients and explore how to boost nutrition in household recipe favorites. The class will also look at gluten-free all-purpose flours and help participants decide which blend is the best for their family.


Presenter(s): Tiffany Hinton

Class:"Raising A Child Gluten Free" Learn how to keep your child safe at home and away. Tiffany Hinton a mom of children with food allergies will teach you how to keep your own child smiling with safe kitchen tips, snack ideas, birthday party solutions, traveling and more.


Presenter(s): Carol Kicinski

Class:"Get Rid of Toxins – in your Diet and in your Life!" Carol Kicinski, over 20 years living the gluten-free lifestyle, tells her personal story of how going gluten free changed not just her health but her life – informative, always humorous, entertaining and uplifting!


Dr. Christina O'Brien
Dr. Christina O’Brien, DC, RD, DACNB

Dr. Christina O’Brien, DC, RD, DACNB has been in the healthcare field for over 15 years. She began her career as a Registered Dietitan 15 years ago and went on to become a Chiropractor, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and is certified in Acupuncture. Her philosophy is a holistic one and she believes that the power that made the body also has the ability to heal the body. She has seen her vision come true in the wellness center she has created in Lewisville, TX. Complete Health & Wellness is an all-encompassing clinic where people come to get help with many conditions, ranging from back pain to autoimmunity. Dr. O’Brien specializes in helping autoimmune conditions, neurological imbalances and working with children on the Autistic spectrum through the use of Functional Neurology and Functional Medicine.

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Faye Elahi
Faye Elahi, M.S

Faye Elahi is a nationally known nutritionist, author, speaker, university lecturer, and mentor. She has Masters degrees in Psychology, Mass Communication, and Nutrition Science. She has been in private practice in Plano for 14 years specializing in dietary interventions for ADD, ADHD, Food Allergies, GI issues, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Faye is well respected by her peers for her “ 6 step Nutrition Foundation Program” presented in her popular book: Ready, Set, Eat which is used by physicians, restaurant chain chefs, college food service managers , therapists, & parents around the country as a blueprint for optimal health.

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Jocelyn Karbo, MBA, RDN, SNS

Jocelyn Karbo has a lifelong passion for health and wellness! As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist she aims to simplify the complexity of nutrition, while understanding the many variables that influence our daily food choices.

Growing up on a gravel road in rural Minnesota she learned how to plant, grow, and harvest her family garden and has a great appreciation for real food! After completing her Nutrition degree at the University of Minnesota, she moved to Dallas to attend a 10-month dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center. Working the past 10 years in the educational arena she has earned her Masters in Business Administration, certificate in Adolescent and Childhood Weight Management, and has attended many other leadership and coaching training opportunities.

In addition to nutrition, Jocelyn has experiential knowledge with essential oils and their therapeutic benefits they have provided her family. She searched and discovered the essential oil company she wanted to align herself with. In this session Jocelyn will assist those to personally discover natural solutions for their own health.

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Lawrence J. Hoberman, MD
Lawrence J. Hoberman, MD

Lawrence Hoberman MD has spent more than 40 years practicing medicine and is board certified in both Internal Medicine (1972) and Gastroenterology (1975). His passion to help people enjoy good health throughout their lifetimes led Dr. Hoberman to develop his own effective probiotic supplement: EndoMune Advanced Probiotic. Many individuals suffer from ongoing GI symptoms, allergies and skin conditions that may benefit from the addition of a daily probiotic supplement. Since its creation, EndoMune Advanced Probiotic has proven a helpful health and wellness ally for individuals across the country. Dr. Hoberman currently sees patients as a part of a health and wellness practice that stresses preventative medicine. He is currently in practice at Health by Design, located in San Antonio, Texas.


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Renell Cook
Renell Cronk , RDN, LD

Renell Cronk graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Nutrition/Dietetics. She is a Nutritional Health Coach Regional Manager for Natural Grocers. Renell has acquired many skill sets in the area of food, nutrition, supplements and healthy lifestyles. She has experience working in various fields of nutrition, including acute care dietetics, community nutrition, food service management and supplementation of vitamins and minerals. Nothing gives Renell a greater feeling of accomplishment than helping individuals achieve their health and nutritional goals!

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Tiffany HInton
Tiffany Hinton

As an adult with health issues, Tiffany learned she was gluten and lactose
intolerant. This turned her life upside down. Not knowing where to start
she found pre-made gluten free items overpriced and she still wanted to
eat family favorites. Experimenting in the kitchen began with research and
practice. Tiffany can now turn any desirable recipe into gluten and dairy
free, without sacrificing the taste. Tiffany started blogging in June of
2010, while going through treatments for infertility. Like many others;
she struggled to talk about her experience, leading to an online journal
for sharing emotions and heart. Following the birth of her first child she
began to share gluten free substitutes for her favorite family recipes on
her blog GFmomcertified.com. After three children in just three years,
gluten free cooking has become a necessity. Discovering she was not alone
in the challenge to feed a gluten free family, opened the path to writing
Gluten Free Mom Certified. She creates and shares GF recipes each week on
her blog to help GF mothers meet the challenge of GF cooking. Tiffany’s
mission persists today to re-create the foods she grew up eating, into
gluten and dairy free.

Books and Publications:
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Winter Thyme 2012
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Spring Thyme 2013
Gluten Free Mom Certified 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Summer Thyme 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Fall Thyme 2013
Gluten Free Mom Certified 2013
Overcoming Mediocrity 2013
Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage 2014

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