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« Wednesday December 05, 2012 »
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Start: 7:00 pm
    Join Bellingham author/nutritionists Tom Malterre & Ali Segersten as they talk about their new book Nourishing Meals, in an event co-sponsored by the Bellingham Gluten Information Group (BGIG), Sustainable Connections, and the Community Food Co-op. In their book, you'll learn what nutrients are key for proper growth and development both in childhood and in utero, why going gluten-free can help solve mysterious health ailments, why removing processed foods from your diet and eating whole foods can benefit your health; as well as the causes behind the rise in food allergies and what to do about it. The book is full of recipes to nourish the entire family, as well as nutritional tips & ideas for preserving your own harvest.   Tom and Ali are the authors of the best-selling cookbook, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, with more than 50,000 copies sold. They have five beautiful children and enjoy organic gardening, wild harvesting, hiking in the mountains, food preserving, and cooking together as a family. Visit their blog for new recipes and other information. Tom Malterre MS, CN holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in nutrition from Bastyr University. Tom is a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute, a member of the medical affairs team at Thorne Research, and a clinical nutritionist for Whole Life Nutrition. He has been invited to speak at the Washington Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the Ontario Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the British Columbia Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the International College of Integrative Medicine, the National College for Naturopathic Medicine, Boucher Institute for Naturopathic Medicine, the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Bastyr University. Tom has trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine for the last seven years and is soon to be one of the first practitioners with an advanced certification in functional medicine. Ali Segersten received a Bachelors of Science in nutrition from Bastyr University in 2003. Ali has been creating whole foods recipes for more than 10 years. She is the former owner of a successful personal chef business in Seattle, WA. Between her two cookbooks and blog, she has created more than 700 recipes! She works as a cooking instructor, teaching people the joys of cooking real, whole foods.  
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