Events

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6.30-8.30pm

Physical and Mental Health: What Does Nutrition and the Role of the Gut Have to do With It?

Nutrition for Life, 10 Main Street, Lakeville, MA 02347

This three-part workshop will discuss the microbiome and its role in the testing and treatment options for physical and mental health. Case studies and research results will be presented. Participants will learn about the microbiome and identify its connection to mental health; explain the role of supplements and probiotics to a healthy gut; and understand current recognized testing for microbiome imbalance. Presenters will be Pamela Ferro, Raman Prasad, & Kelly Barnhill. Hosted by the Southeastern Massachusetts Dietetic Association (SEMDA). Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1196489903715120/.

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7.30pm

Arlington Author Salon

Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

Raman Prasad will speak at April's Arlington Author Salon. The over-arching theme of "Stories of Resilience and Change" will focus Prasad on reading excerpts from Colitis & Me and The SCD for Autism & ADHD. Find out more at arlingtonauthorsalon.wordpress.com.


Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7pm

What’s The Gut Got To Do With It: Dietary Interventions & Autism

Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115

The authors will participate in a bookreading at this established Newbury Street bookstore in downtown Boston. Catrine Kelty, food stylist for their book will be leading a cooking demonstration. Come and hear the authors speak and try some delicious samples from the cookbook. Find out more at tridentbookscafe.com.


Saturday, January 16th, 2016, 1.30pm

Northeast Organic Farming Association Winter Conference

Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Raman Prasad will lead a workshop on "What's The Gut Got To Do With It: Changing the Microbiome through Dietary Intervention". This workshop will examine how dietary change using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ (a grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sugar-free diet) can decrease inflammation and alter the gut microbiome.


Saturday, December 5th, 2015, 11am-3pm

Local Author Book Fair @ Cary Memorial Library

1874 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

Raman Prasad will be speaking from his latest book at this local author's event at 1.30pm. Books will also be available for purchase.


Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, 1-2pm EST

Autism Research Institute Webinar: Implementing Dairy-Free SCD for Individuals with Autism

Most children (and adults) with autism or ADHD also suffer from digestive issues ranging from constipation and reflux to diarrhea and low vitamin/mineral levels. These issues may seem minor but addressing them through the SCD-DF can play a pivotal role in improving behavior, mood, cognition, and language. More


Saturday, October 24th, 2015, 2-3.30pm

Connecting for Change Conference: Calming Digestive Issues Through Diet

New Bedford, MA

Author Raman Prasad and nutritionist Cathy Malone (Massachusetts General Hospital) will present clinical and patient perspectives on the use of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) for inflammatory bowel disease. This information is also applicable to IBS and celiac disease. More


Friday, October 23rd, 2015, 4-5.30pm

Connecting for Change Conference: Gastrointestinal Pathology & the Use of the Dairy-Free Specific Carbohydrate Diet in Autism & ADHD

New Bedford, MA

Many children and adults with autism have underlying medical conditions that include immune dysfunction, nutritional deficiencies, dietary sensitivities, and biochemical abnormalities. Treating the underlying medical problems, and, specifically, the gastrointestinal illness, plays a pivotal role in improving language, mood, behavior, eye contact, and bowel function. More


Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, 6.30-8pm

Ames Free Library / Foodie Group

Queset House, 51 Main Street, North Easton, MA

A discussion about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet with Pamela Ferro, Raman Prasad, and Laura Zell.


Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

Carver, MA

Ferro will be presenting the benefits of SCD for Autism to state-level practitioners.


Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015, 6.30-8pm

Mattapoisett Public Library

7 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett, MA 02739

Come hear the authors read from their new collaboration.


Saturday, May 16th, 2015, 8.30am-12.30pm

Marion Institute's Connector Series: Inflammation & Women's Health

Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
874 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
Workshop I: Calming Inflammation: Changing the Microbiome with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Raman Prasad & Pamela Ferro, R.N., authors of The SCD for Autism and ADHD: A Reference and Dairy-Free Cookbook for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, will explain how dietary change can decrease inflammation, not only for serious digestive issues, but also conditions such as eczema, autism, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. This workshop will explain the diet and demonstrate how these food changes can be implemented even into the busiest of schedules.

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015, 2-5pm

Duke's Bakery & Variety

162 Columbia Street, Fall River, MA 02721

This bakery launch party will celebrate the 2015 release of Raman Prasad and Pamela Ferro's new book The SCD for Autism and ADHD. Enjoy some delicacies baked from the Cookbook section of their book! Meet the authors! Purchase signed copies of this ground-breaking book that helps families get on the SCD-DF!


PRE-LAUNCH EVENTS:

December 4, 2014

Northeast Organic Farming Association Conference:
When the Belly is the Beast: Dietary Interventions to Address Autism and Neuro-Degenerative Disease

Fall River, MA

This seminar explains how environmental factors, including exposures to toxins in food and the environment, and the consumption of highly processed, nutrient-poor foods, are contributing to a wide range of chronic and neuro-degenerative illnesses in the population. Click here for more information.

November 1, 2014

Robbins Library Book Festival

Arlington, MA

Raman Prasad will speak about writing non-fiction in relation to dietary health issues on the Health & Wellness panel at Arlington's first book festival.

September 30, 2014

Mattapoisett Free Public Library

Mattapoisett, MA

Nurse Pamela Ferro will speak about food sensitivities and autism during this informal discussion.

January, 2014

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

Prasad will be among one of the five speakers at a one-day conference symposium organized by Dr. David Suskind at Seattle Children's Hospital