The Rochester Gluten Free Guide | Summer Issue Is Here

The Rochester Gluten Free Guide Summer 2016 is here

We are well into Summer 2016 and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Every year it seems like summer sneaks up like a thief in the night and this year was no different. Hopefully you and your family are enjoying the long days, late nights, and early morning sunshine. Ideally you are soaking up as much sun as you can, and being as well as you possibly can.

Speaking of wellness, that’s the theme of this issue. Women in Wellness to be specific. This issue has been a long time in the making and I am so happy to finally be able to bring it to you.

Since returning to Rochester in 2013 (after a brief stint in Nashville) I have had the pleasure of meeting countless Rochester area women doing more than amazing work in the areas of health, fitness, wellness, nutrition, mental health, and beyond.

These allstars come from all walks of life and specialize in a diverse array of fields but are all connected by a sense of passion, work ethic, and commitment to helping everyone find their own personal sense of wellness. This issue’s pages are filled with their stories, their images, and their lives.

I hope you find inspiration from these phenomenal women and that their stories help you reach your own personal wellness goals.

Wellness is doing the best you can with what you have.

Remember, wellness isn’t perfection. Wellness isn’t absence of sickness. Wellness is individual and specific to you. Wellness is finding peace amongst tragedy. It’s finding balance in a world filled with excess. It’s finding beauty within imperfection. It’s doing the best you can with what you have.

Only you can define wellness for yourself and hopefully your definition will expand after reading these inspiring stories.

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540WMain’s Used Cooking Oil Collection Program powered by The Alternative Fuel Foundation

Did you know that you can recycle your used cooking oil and turn it into diesel fuel?

I did but up until now, I’d never knew where and how to recycle used cooking oil. For years I collected it for months in the freezer and eventually built up the gall to toss it (devastating). ūüôĀ

But all that has changed as I’ve partnered with The Alternative Fuel Foundation to launch 540WMain’s Used Cooking Oil Collection Program.¬†

For the first time ever  Restaurants, homeowners, and everyone else in between can deliver used cooking oil to 540WMain and it will be transferred to The Alternative Fuel Foundation for bioconversion and recycling. You can also schedule a pickup courtesy (moi)  myself for a small nominal fee. It is really as simple as that. Biofuel produces near zero emissions so every gallon burned offsets carbon that would have been generated from the use of traditional fossil fuels. How cool is that?

I am so happy to continue in my odyssey of making my life and career as sustainably focused as possible and giving back to the community through awareness and education.

I am so happy to continue in my odyssey of making my life and career as sustainably focused as possible

If each of us does just alittle it sure adds up to quite a lot. Click —->¬†The Alternative Fuel Foundation¬†to learn more about the ¬†Foundation and here¬†¬†about biodiesel conversion.¬†

Submit  the webform below to schedule a drop off or pickup.

About The Alternative Fuel Foundation

The Alternative Fuel Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization that provides free used cooking oil collection and recycling services throughout the northeast.  All of the vegetable oil collected by the foundation is converted into clean burning biofuel, and all of the proceeds are used to fund green education programs.

Pre-Order & Mail Subscribe to the Summer Issue of The Rochester Gluten Free Guide

The  Roc! Women in Wellness Summer Issue of The Rochester Gluten Free Guide is well underway and now available to pre-order and mail subscribe to have each and every issue released this year delivered straight to your mailbox. The digital issue goes live Sunday July 3, 2016 and print hits newsstands Friday July 8, 2016.

The Summer 2016 issue is available to PRE-ORDER


SUMMER 2016 is the first ever Rochester Women in Wellness Features Issue! The whole issue is dedicated to spotlighting the amazing work of Rochester’s leaders in health and wellness; all of which are women.

Rochester women are doing amazing things to help the community and beyond to live well and be well. This issue will feature the change agents leading the cause.

Living gluten free is more than food. It’s more than labels. It’s more than diet. It’s about the mind, the body, and the emotional well-being of all persons.

Pre-order your FREE digital copy of the SUMMER issue today Click the button below to subscribe to all 4 issues for a very limited low price of just $7.99


Roc! Women In Wellness Campaign | Summer 2016 The Rochester Gluten Free Guide

The Summer 2016 issue of “the guide” is fast approaching and to celebrate this very special Feature Issue we are calling all Rochesterians to nominate their favorite Roc! Woman That Rocs In Health and Wellness

Nominate your favorite Roc! Woman That Rocs In Health and Wellness


What is this campaign all about?

This campaign is all about celebrating and spotlighting all the ROC! Women doing amazing things in the arenas of health & wellness in our communities.

How do I nominate a Roc! Woman?

Simply complete the form below and tell us in 20 words or less why your nominee Rocs! in health & wellness.

Who can I nominate?

Any woman, women, team, group or company run/owned by women that’s rooted in wellness.

What do you mean by wellness?

Wellness according to us (the editors) is any profession, organization, project or endeavor that inspires and activates the mind, body, an/or the soul. Wellness speaks to services, businesses and persons that exist with a purpose/mission to motivate people and the community to live their best self.

How long do I have to submit a nomination?

We are accepting nominations through May 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST only through this form found on this webpage.

Will my identity be published?

Those that submit nominations will be identified by first and last name initial only.

What happens after I nominate a Roc! Woman?

Our editorial team will send you an email thanking you for your nomination. We will then request the contact information of your nominee so that we can reach out to them and request a HQ photo. Your identity will not be revealed in this process.

All nominees will be listed in the Summer 2016 issue along with the initials of their nominator (is this a word?) as well as the quote shared about them.

What if I have more than 20 words to share?

Hopefully you can articulate the awesomeness of your Roc! Woman in less than 20 words. In an effort to fit in as many women as we can in this feature issue, all submissions will be edited to 20 words or less.

What if I have more questions?

By all means email our fearless Editor in Chief, Calvin at

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