Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 2017 Meeting Summary

Thank you to all of you that came to the meeting this week!  It was great to have new guests and returning members that have been unable to attend due to work or our previous location.  All that have come to our new location at the Bradshaw Community have been very impressed.  Again, thanks to member Sharon Egan for making this possible.
We covered A LOT of information...thanks to all those that shared terrific info, insight and personal journeys in navigating our necessary gluten free lifestyle.  I will be sending a followup email to this one because I am personally checking out some info that has been either sent to me or discussed at the meeting and I haven't had a chance to go to all the websites.  More info on the way.
In a publication I receive called Gluten Free Living there was a very detailed interview and article about the following website:
Tricia Thompson became a registered dietician in 1991. In 2011, she started the first and only independent, subscriber-driven gluten-testing organization.
I would encourage all of you to check it out.  I will be subscribing to the website.  For $4.99 per month the Gluten Free Watchdog investigates many many companies to determine if they are truly gluten free!  I was very impressed with the interview with the founder of gluten free watchdog.  Copies will be available at the next meeting.
Starbucks now carries a gluten free breakfast sandwich.  I ate my first one at the Starbucks at Frontier Village.  It is over $4.00, but it was good to feel safe to eat out with other patrons.  The sandwich is in a sealed packaged and microwaved unopened.  Member Deanna had it while traveling out of the area and she was able to buy avocado spread for hers.  This was not available at our Starbucks, so mine was kind bland. But I ate the whole thing for sure.
This is all for now.  I will send another email in a few days with some member suggested websites to check out.  Again, if you no longer want to receive emails from Linda or myself, just reply as such and we will remove your name immediately.
All information presented or discussed by the Prescott Area Celiac & Gluten Free Support Group members at its meetings, on its blog, or sent by email is for informational & educational purposes only.  It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Persons with any health issues should consult a qualified, licensed medical professional for diagnosis & treatment.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 2017 Meeting Summary

The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group had a great sharing time at the April 11th meeting.

Many shared new GF products and some old favorites too, There were too many to list but here a few...
  • Trader Joes has a good GF Macaroni and cheese in a box that is made in a GF facility in Canada.
  •  Cream of Rice is gluten free and they also have to-go packs, similar to-go packs of oatmeal.
  • A product called Potapas tortillas that is made with potatoes was mentioned. Made with orange yams or regular. They are non GMO and dairy free. Available at Sprouts and most health food stores.
  • A GF gravy packet from Mayacamas was brought and the one that was mentioned as very good was the Savory Herb, also available at Sprouts.
A natural herbal antibiotic was discussed also. Oil of Oregano is a natural substitute to some perscription antibiotics. As we all know perscription antibiotics are very hard on our gut and can kill off our good bacteria we try so hard to build up as well as the bad ones. Dr. Josh Axe has an excellent article on Oil of Oregano and Dr. Susan Blum does also. Please note that they recommend only taking it for 2 weeks.
This may not be for everyone so be sure and check with your Dr. before starting any medicine or herbal remedy, and as always we are not giving advice just sharing what we have found
has worked for some.

The next meeting will be May 9th.
eeting location is in the Rose Room at:
                                                    The Bradshaws Senior Community
                                                      133 Bradshaw Drive in Prescott 

The meetings are always held on the second tuesday of each month from 12-2PM.