Ronnie's Dance Studio - 393 Maxim Drive, Hopatcong, NJ 07843
HEALTH ISSUES, GLUTEN, and more.
Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)
I found out decades ago that I was susceptible to having my sugar drop seriously if I drank wine, ate
lots of sugar, and in general, too many carbs. As it turned out, other members of my family were
plagued with this same affliction... and so I started reading up on nutrition. I'm not a nutrition freak,
for sure, but I do watch what I eat, because if I go into a sugar low... YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW
ME!!!! It's that bad.
Yes, I feel better when I exercise, as do many people. I wish I had the time to exercise more, but I
don't ever seem to find it. That's why I like it when our Belly Dance Classes run, and the Zumba
classes. But I also love to walk. If the weather is nice, you can usually find me out walking later in
Gluten / Wheat / Allergies
As a child I was plagued with stomach aches... so bad sometimes I would lie down on the floor or
bend over a table to move the "gas" around. I still avoid a lot of foods because they bother my
stomach, but I did not realize I actually had allergies to food until I was older. I cannot eat most shell
fish, and soy sauce kills me! Why those 2 ??? Who knows!
And I was one of the first ones to say, "what's with this gluten free stuff, everyone's on a new fad
diet", but it's real. Apparently our bodies weren't meant to digest some of the things we put into it.
Well, I love to bake... and eat... baked goods especially... oh, and pasta. But I also like to
keep my weight down to something manageable, keep my sugar in check, and not get
stomache aches.... When I saw an opening for a baker at a Gluten Free Bakery... I applied
and I now work there a couple of days a week. It's really interesting to learn more about
foods, digestion, allergies, and the way our bodies react to what we eat.
I know there are a lot of you out there, or your family members, or someone else you know... who
has some kind of problem with gluten, or lactose, or corn, nuts, and more.
The bakery I work at is called Starseed Bakery, 100 Hibernia Avenue, Rockaway.
EVERYTHING is Gluten Free, GMO free, Dairy, Soy, and Corn Free, and Everything is Organic... it's
not completely nut free, they do use almonds, but that's it, and those foods are kept separate.
and.... everything tastes really good. For the longest time it was difficult to find good-tasting gluten
free products, especially fresh baked goods, but after a lot of trial and error, recipes in general have
been redefined, and in this bakery, the owner, Linda, has spent many hours perfecting her goods so
they look and taste as good as what we're used to.
We bake breads, muffins, cupcakes, yellow and chocolate sheet cakes and round cakes, carrot
cakes, and of course a ton of cookies. We make delicious Italian Bread, Multigrain bread,
CHALLAH!!!! Bagels, and more, and it's all Gluten Free.
She also has product in several Shop Rites, Whole Foods, Grass Roots, and more. (She sells to
Anthony's Bakery as they do not have a spot to make gluten free product because to do that you
need to separate anything with gluten away from these products to avoid cross contamination!).
Just thought I'd mention it. Stop by or go on their website and see for yourself, if you think you may
have a problem with gluten or know someone who does. Keep me posted, this is still very new to
me and I'd like to hear your experiences.
No contracts to sign, no membership fees... Open to Everyone!
If you paid for a 4-week
class and cannot take all
the classes.... please
remember there is no credit
But it is to your benefit to
take a PRIVATE LESSON to
stay caught up, and we'll
discount it for you if you're
in a class currently.