WIN-It-Wednesday: Jamieson Direct Probiotics Gift Pack… Plus a FREE Teleseminar!

With the New Year here  it seems that everyone is chatting about better health and overall wellness. But besides getting regular exercise, and watching every single gluten-free morsel we eat, is there anything else we can do?

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to learn as much as I can about increasing my overall wellness. I actually carry a notebook and have been making note of things to research, things to discover more about, that will increase my overall health.  One of the things I jotted down last week was “probiotics”. What are they? How do they help celiacs? What is the best way to get them – by food, or by supplements? And (the one that I have trouble understanding) if probiotics are bacteria how could that possibly be a good thing?!

That is why I was thrilled when Jamieson Direct, a manufacturer of quality natural healthy products for over 50 years,  and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness or the NFCA  (I love this organization!) contacted BeFreeForMe to let us know they were having a teleseminar  regarding probiotics and their role in gastrointestinal health… including the gluten-free diet, IBS, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

This is a live seminar (which means I can ask all my questions!) and it will be hosted by Dr. Daniel Leffler, a world-renowned gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert, who is also the Director of Clinical Research at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and on the faculty at Harvard Medical School (many of us may know him from his speaking engagements at national celiac conferences or from the book he authored, Real Life with Celiac Disease: Troubleshooting & Thriving Gluten Free) and Shelley Case, a registered dietitian who is a leading international expert on gluten-free nutrition and celiac disease, the author of  The Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide, and member of the Medical Advisory Boards of the Celiac Disease Foundation and Gluten Intolerance Group in the United States and the Professional Advisory Board of the Canadian Celiac Association (many of us know her from her Ask Shelley Case columns on

The seminar will take place on Wednesday, February 1 , 2012 from  8pm – 9:30pm ET. It is free to attend, but the spaces are limited, so make sure that you sign-up soon.

Ten lucky participants of the teleseminar will be randomly selected to win a gift pack containing Dr. Leffer’s book, Real Life with Celiac Disease: Troubleshooting & Thriving Gluten Free), Shelley Case’s book, The Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide, and a 2-Month supply to Jamieson Probiotics.

But… the members are a lucky, lucky, lucky crowd. We have a sneak peak to win the gift packs on this WIN-It-Wednesday blog!

Here is the scoop…

One (1) winner will be randomly selected to win a gift pack that is mentioned above from the replies / entries received on this blog post before Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST, and one (1) more winner will be randomly selected to win from the replies / entries received between Wednesday, January 18 and Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 11:59PM. SO – make sure you enter two times to win!

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and let us know your commitment to stay “well” this new year  (Me? #1. – I will never skip a breakfast in 2012 and; #2. – I will try to keep things “simple” to keep the stress levels down !)

Good luck, Be well, See you at the teleseminar on February 1st  … and as always.
Be Free!

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54 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: Jamieson Direct Probiotics Gift Pack… Plus a FREE Teleseminar!”

  1. Jan Says:

    To stay well I’m going to get outside and play more.

  2. Linda Williams Says:

    I have committed to eating more organic vegetables and fruits this year and am planting a vegetable garden and adding fruit trees and berry bushes in my back yard.

  3. Erin Lane Says:

    Eat more fish!

  4. andy depeano Says:

    oh my gosh!! this is super, I have made up my mind for this year to live a healthy lifestyle, I need to learn how to keep my stress levels down, if i can accomplish this i know it will be better for my health

  5. Kim Says:

    My commitment to stay”well” this year is to definitely eat breakfast every day this year!!

  6. Maureen Says:

    My goal is to make a nutritious gluten free sandwich bread that tastes good and is easy to make.

  7. katheryn Says:

    My commitment: walk my dog every day.

  8. Christina Says:

    My goal is to always make sure I take enough nutritious food with me to work so I am not tempted to buy junk food out.

  9. Venessa Says:

    I plan on making more things fresh from scratch. Like instead of a quick fix with can beans, use the pressure cooker to make them fresh.

  10. Pam H. Says:

    This year, I am trying to juice (carrots and a bit of apple) daily as it makes me feel GREAT and takes any pain away. I’m also trying to find probiotics for my family and I!!!

  11. Debi Says:

    My commitment this year is to continue my education and eat better: more fruits and veggies. Hoping once again to have a garden this year to help with my goal.

  12. Meghan Says:

    I am simply trying to remember to eat more often – no more going without food until I feel a headache coming on

  13. julie Says:

    To eat more fruit and less junk food.

  14. Theresa Shafer Says:

    I call every company to make sure my food is gluten-free. I write on the lid Yes & date called. I am still amazed how many have cross-containment.

  15. Denise C. Says:

    I have determined that I need a whole lifestyle change: from changing jobs, to how I shop at the grocery store, including eating smaller meals more often, more exercise, AND limiting the ‘junk’ my teens want to have in the house. I also like Vanessa’s idea of using a pressure cooker for speedier fresh meals.

  16. cindy w. Says:

    My goal for the new year is to eat less junk food.

  17. andy depeano Says:

    i am trying to stay away from junk food and to eat healthy foods and drink more water

  18. Margoka Says:

    My committment for this year that I will quit drinking coffee and drink more water.

  19. ToCo Says:

    I will make sure to take ME time and MAKE the time do things I enjoy! I already started this year! ;D

  20. Eileen Says:

    To eat more fruits and fresh vegetables

  21. Alex Krusic Says:

    I plan to eat more veggies and fruits, find new exercise routines to do at home and find new gluten free recipes to try out with my family!

  22. Sonia O. Says:

    This year is a new starting point for me…last year, I had to give up my career of 15 years because of an over-saturation of chemicals (worked as a furniture finisher) At first I cried like something died in my life…now…I am realizing just how harmful this exposure to chemicals day in and day out has done to me. My 2012 resolution is to take all of my experience and teach others how to protect themselves, how to work sanely. Because if I knew then what I know now…life would be different. I just want to be there for others…maybe I could save them my heart-ache…

  23. Theresa Says:

    I want to get back into the routine of exercising more.

  24. Patty Says:

    My goal is to find healthy gluten free kid friendly food that my daughter will eat.

  25. Anne Clemmer Says:

    To eat healthier, and get more rest.

  26. Kara Says:

    My goal is to pursue my dream of becoming a yoga instructor and to learn as much as I can about proper nutrition and healthy cooking!

  27. Debbie Says:

    My goal for 2012 is too eat less JUNK food– I went over a week without chocolate, normally would eat some everyday. I am hoping to have a small vegetable garden this year also. And more fresh fruit and vegetables.

  28. cb Says:

    Eating more fresh salad.

  29. Michie Page Says:

    My goal for the year was to start training for a half marathon. But a case of diverticulitis and lots of icky antibiotics 2 days in has put that off. So, here is to finding creative ways of putting more fiber in my diet and rebuilding my strength by at least making it to the gym 3 times a week.

  30. trenelle collins Says:

    I reallyt would love to win this to aid in my getting healthier this year!!

  31. cindy w. Says:

    My goal is to eat less junk food this year.

  32. nancy smith Says:

    My goal for 2012 is to definitely eat breakfast every morning and work to lose 5 to 10 lbs. One more thing I plan to do in 2012 is to not forget to take my vitamins! Thanks befree, your site is so helpful.

  33. Sandra Simkins Says:

    My goal for this year is to get back to yoga practise at least three times a week and to drink more water. As a new empty nester I need to develop new passions in my life and to be the best person I can be.

  34. Caroline Leithiser Says:

    My goal this year is to exercise a little every day; sometimes at home sometimes with a friend at a local finess center.

  35. kiersten Says:

    I just found out I cannot eat gluten a few weeks back. I hope to learn all I can about gluten free foods and find the best tasting foods in order to help keep myselt well this year. After spending the last six months six from the gluten I was eating, I am now dedicated to learn all I can. It has been so hard staying away from the foods I love, but my health comes first.

  36. Mary Cowin Says:

    My goals include eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and lean protein, and exercising 20 minutes a day.

  37. christina Says:

    I will continue to avoid processed food and ONLY buy organic meats

  38. julie Says:

    My goal is to Start excercising more

  39. Tina Yaskell Says:

    My goal for 2012 is to make my husband eat healthier!

  40. Jen Schiefelbein Says:

    My goal is to make healthier meals (my husband travels a lot and I tend to snack while he is gone). I also want to get into a better workout routine. With Celiacs I am uncertian of what suppiments I need etc.. So this would really help.

  41. Venessa Says:

    2nd entry 🙂

  42. Kirsten Says:

    Laugh more!

  43. Margoka Says:

    My committment for this year is to drink more water.

  44. ToCo Says:

    Love these second chances…again, I’ll eat better…staying to the perimeter of the grocery store! 😀

  45. Cassandra Says:

    I will be working out more this year.

  46. cassie Says:

    My goal is to figure out my body (which doctors have not). They found out about the celiac by accident with placing blood work in incorrect place (was suppossed to ne tested for diabetes areas). I have continually been breaking out in hives, been tested, no results. But I have found that it is polyester that is making my body completely covered, lips and eyes swollen. I want to get control of my body and feel more comfortable. Probiotics have helped relieve hives.

  47. Karen Says:

    My goals for 2012 are to reduce stress, to increase sleep, and to increase the amount of raw vegetables I consume.

  48. cb Says:

    Taking a walk every day.

  49. Dominique Says:

    Staying well this year means adding 2 things to my lifestyle:
    #1 – No refined sugar in my diet!
    #2 – Exercise everyday.
    I can start to see the benefits :o)

  50. Janet Says:

    I have decided to exercise more and stay with it, eat healthier, and reduce my stress level when I can! Need a “new me” so have to stay focused on my health for once and not worry about everyone else’s!

  51. Cassie Says:

    goal for 2012 is to keep a continued stretch and exercise in the mornings to help control blood sugars, stress, and gain control of body.

  52. Felicia Says:

    I am going to start a BS to become a registered dietician, Not only have I recently been diagnosed with Celiac by way of confirmed biopsy, I also am a diabetic (8 years) with an insulin pump. What a challenge but I am up for it an now have a new direction for my life. Soomehow I am AOK with it all and feel this is what I am supposed to be doing.

  53. Amy Says:

    To not consume caffine….if at all possible!

  54. Carol Asher Says:

    I intend to eat more healthy foods and walk and exercise more.

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