Thursday, October 22, 2009

Did Caveman Eat Wheat? The Evolution of the Human Diet.

St. Luke’s Health Education Center, Bellingham, WA • Friday, November 6th to Saturday, November 7th, 2009
8th Annual Bellingham GIG Community Awareness Event hosted by Bellingham Gluten Intolerance Group of Whatcom County, Washington.
St. Luke’s Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy
Admission: FREE

BGIG is ten years old this year! It is hard to believe we have been helping to support those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance and advocating for awareness and education for over a decade! It is with great pleasure that we are, once again, holding our annual Community Awareness Event (CAE).

Friday, Nov. 6th (from 9 am to 4:30 pm)We will offer a series of presentations throughout the day by well-known health care practitioners in our community. Some of our titles include: Gluten Free 101, Vitamin Supplementation on a GF Die;, Menu Planning with Alternative Grains; How do I know if I have a problem with Gluten and What is GSE? Bring a sack lunch and spend the day!

Saturday, Nov. 7th (10 am to 3:30 pm) THIS is the “big day”. Dr. Joan Stevenson from Western Washington University (WWU)will present “Did Caveman Eat Wheat ? The Evolution of the Human Diet” at 11 am. Dr. Stevenson has been a professor at WWU anthropology department for over thirty years. Her area of expertise is biological and medical anthropology with a particular focus on population genetics and diet relative to immune system development. Dr. Stevenson is a published author and highly respected for her work. She serves as an adviser for students going on in applied health careers, and on Western’s Human Subjects Review Board. In addition, she serves as the Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Book Review Editor of the American Journal of Human Biology and on the program committee of American Association of Physical Anthropology meetings in 2009 and upcoming 2010. This will be a fascinating presentation, highlighting how quickly our world, even our hygiene, has changed and how our physical bodies have struggled to keep up with those changes.
Contact Kelle A. Rankin-Sunter by phone at 360-223-7437 for more information. Visit the website:

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