Testimonials from New Hampshire - Oct 2015
The information presented was practical, useful, and incredibly helpful. Networking with people facing the same issues helped me immeasurably as I begin this journey. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone dealing with celiac at any point in their adventure.
Best way to process all the gluten free challenges we face!!
Melinda is compassionate, generous, fun and on top of the comprehensive, thorough and totally reliable information.
So nice not to worry about cooking and eating! A great weekend! Very supportive atmosphere!
Topics Covered in Your Intensive, Fun Nutrition Classes:
Calming inflammation and Healing the Small Intestine
How to Select Foods with the Key Vitamins and Minerals You Need
Healthy Cooking Demos
Supplements (vitamins/minerals, probiotics, enzymes)
Labs and Nutrient Levels - what you need to know
Healthy meal and Snack Planning
Gluten free Grains and Fiber
How to Select High Quality, Healthy Gluten Free Products
Adjustment/living with Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
In addition, you will receive:
- All gluten-free meals and snacks (approved by Melinda)
- Raffle prizes: cookbooks, resources, gluten-free food samples
- Extensive handouts based on the lectures
- Sampling opportunities for specially selected gluten-free foods
- A discussion with the retreat chef who exclusively prepares our meals
- Extensive Q & A time with Melinda
Expected Audience: Individuals 18 years and older with celiac disease or a gluten-related disorder; registered dietitians (CEUs) and nurses; chefs and cookbook authors
New Hampshire: a gluten free chef serving us breakfast and snacks in a dedicated gluten free B & B all to ourselves; gluten-free lunches and dinners catered by a local chef well-versed in gluten free and food allergies/intolerances
Santa Barbara: a chef trained by me and well versed in gluten free, serving exclusively gluten free food in a beautiful 1930's estate house all to ourselves
Sponsors: LOTS OF SAMPLES of top quality gluten free food, supplements, and products that are hand-picked by Melinda for their commitment to safety, health, and taste
Varies by location.
Santa Barbara and New Hampshire: $600* and up per person includes 5 gluten free meals and tea/snack time, 2 night's lodging, 8 hours of nutrition classes and food demos, discussion with the chef, all inn's amenities, such as swimming pool, jacuzzi, walking and hiking trails, meditation center, tennis court (varies by location) ; *Price may vary slightly based on room choice.
For Dietitians/Nutrition Professionals: 8 CEUs through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (add $10 for administrative fees)
Optional: massage and reiki, yoga classes at both retreats (not included)
Get in Touch: The retreats sell out early each time!
Please email me if you would like to be put on an early notification list MelindaRD@DeletetheWheat.com
How to Register: Registration includes an initial personal conversation by phone with Melinda. Personal checks and a completed registration form will be accepted through the mail.
Photos & Testimonials from Past Wellness Retreats and RD Trainings
Maximizing Health and Wellness on the Gluten-Free Diet
March 7-9, 2014
Intensive Dietitian Training - 3.5 CEUs
Celiac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet: Current Practices for Dietitians
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, CA (north of San Diego)
March 9, 20142:00-6:30pm
Read 2 great blogs from participants from the Feb 1-3, 2013 weekend.
Testimonials from past retreats:
"Gluten and I parted ways several months ago, and my life has improved exponentially since then. I now know that all the increasing aches and pains and inflammatory response symptoms I've lived with for the past two years were caused by my newly-diagnosed gluten intolerance. What I didn't know was how to navigate this new territory of gluten avoidance.
Attending the workshop held recently at Omega Institute helped me to move beyond my own "I can't..." thinking to all the "I can...." possibilities available to me. Melinda's presentations on the pathology of gluten intolerance and celiac disease, the diagnostic tests available, nutritional supplements, and dining, shopping and traveling tips are invaluable."
"I have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease so the information from Melinda was invaluable. This is not just some new fad diet I am trying; it's now my lifestyle, not one that I choose but a matter of health. I am so grateful for Melinda and was put at ease due to the overwhelming situation I was thrown into. She gave me so much info but in a way I could understand, not by reading the info but having it explained in a way that pertained to me."