Gluten Free?

Gluten Free?

by Amy Dginguerian.

It isn’t just the “Sprout” Market down the street or “Whole Foods” or even “Trader Joes” that are getting into the “Gluten Free” market. I was pretty surprised to see “Ralph’s” carrying so many “Gluten Free” options.

It seems like a “healthy” alternative. The packaging even seems cleaner. I wanted to understand why someone would adopt a “Gluten-Free” diet and would it be something that would fit my lifestyle.

Well, here’s the lowdown. “Gluten-free” products were specifically designed for people that have celiac disease or a sensitivity to wheat. So, what if you don’t have these things?

Gluten-free means ridding our diet of many nutritious foods. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye and can also show up in bulgur, kamut and spelt. These grains are rich with vitamins and minerals such as B Vitamins, Iron and Fiber. Whole grain foods that are included in a healthy diet may help lower the risk of type-2 diabetes and heart disease.

So, although I am happy that science has figured out a way to help those that truly suffer from wheat products or gluten, I’m not sure I’m personally ready to eliminate a whole category of food from my diet, not to mention that fact that gluten-free products have been known to be low in a wide range of important nutrients. It’s so hard trying to navigate through this low-fat, low-carb, no-carb Maze today. Just when I think I have them all down, something else is right around the corner ready to be marketed to all of us.



Kim Suwa

HEAD OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Kim has served in many positions with our company and works diligently to answer any questions that you may have. Her proficient and vast set of skills is unique in that she is highly qualified in all areas of Leasing and Property Management. Kim gracefully manages all the accounting staff and functions, including coordinating rental tax, owner disbursements, move out accounting, trust account reconciliation, human resources and oversees all lease renewals for Amy Home Sales and Clear Property Management to ensure that our occupancy rate is maintained at the highest level.

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Anne Trear

BUYER'S AGENT

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Anne Trear brings a passion for real estate and commitment to her clients to The Agency Pasadena, teaming up with Amy Weber as a buyer’s agent. She focuses on creatively finding solutions for her clients, embracing the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with a wide range of people, all while helping them make one of the most important decisions of their lives; she feels fortunate to get to be a part of such a monumental moment. She thrives in the exciting, fast-paced environment of real estate, where everyday is engaging and different.

Anne’s experience as a bartender and trail guide at an equestrian center have given her the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life, each bringing their own passions, emotions, and personalities to the table. She leverages this insight in her real estate career, always seeking to fully understand her clients–their desires, dreams, and needs—so she can best serve them. Enthusiastic, and motivated, Anne values honesty and integrity; her work ethic and hustle speak to her dedication to making sure her clients are completely taken care of every step of the way.

When she’s not serving her clients, she spends her time volunteering at The Union Rescue Mission and exploring her community.

Amy Weber

DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL SALES

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Amy Weber brings The Agency a wealth of real estate experience and a keen competitive drive. After finding success investing in properties herself, Amy gained extensive knowledge of the industry before becoming an agent. She is an accredited home stager, broker associate and E-Pro Real Estate Agent as well as a Certified Real Estate specialist (CRS), a Buyer’s Real Estate Specialist (BRS), a Senior Real Estate pro (SRES) and Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES).

A former actress, talent agency owner and veteran of the WWE, Amy is no stranger to the rigors of competition. She is a tireless champion for her clients and understands the importance of standing out in a crowded field. To help attract potential buyers to her properties, Amy calls upon her highly skilled network of photographers and drone video operators, who work to put each home in its best light. Amy has received numerous acknowledgements from past clients praising her polished performance and talent for closing deals. She currently specializes in the Pasadena, Altadena, La Canada, La Crescenta and Montrose neighborhoods.

In her free time, Amy loves cooking, reading, volunteering with the ASPCA and spending time with her twins, Madison and Levi.

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