Wednesday, December 18, 2019

November 2019 Meeting Summary

The Prescott Area Celiac & Gluten Free Support Group had a terrific meeting In November. I am sure I can speak for all that were there, that we thoroughly enjoyed having member Britt Flores speak! In addition to being a fantastic dessert baker and local journalist, she had the courage to share with us her near death experiences and then only to find out she had Celiac Disease!  Please watch for her monthly column in the Prescott Courier (it may be twice a month, I'm not sure)
We also had a very lengthy discussion on "gut health" and the wonders of celery juice.  Britt gave us a great web-site for you to check out .........
Anthony William is the author who  has written several books on gut health and according to google has helped tens of thousands of people heal from many ailments misdiagnosed.   PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE.
The above led into an in depth discussion on SIBO  Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth.  According to our favorite local gastroenterolgist, SIBO goes "hand in hand" with Celiac Disease.  For folks that continue to have gut problems this is perhaps a test they should have done.  It is a breath test done with a special type of meter.  There is a term known as "Refractory Sprue" .. the definition being stubborn/ unmanageable or unresponsive to 6 months of a  strict gluten free diet. As of this meeting date, we have at least 3 members of our group that have been diagnosed with SIBO.

There will be NO TUESDAY MEETING IN DECEMBER.  If you come to the meeting in January, I will tell you the story of a North Carolina man that has a condition that brews alcohol in his own gut. He drinks no alcohol whatsoever  !!
There are 3 more seats left for our Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, December 11th. Please let me know.  Twenty is the maximum I can reserve for our group.
Thank you & Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

August 2019 Meeting Summary

 Thank you to all that turned out for the  Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support group's August luncheon at the Thai Cafe in Prescott Valley.  We had a terrific server who spoke perfect English and is the son-in-law of the owner.  He tried very hard to accommodate all of our group's many food sensitivities besides gluten. I have not heard otherwise, so I will assume that everyone felt fine after eating their delicious Thai food and enjoying the friendship of old and new friends.
 
I will say however that the son-in-law (DARN.... I forget his name) is leaving for a few months and I will now caution you to eat there as I would all restaurants. Dine at your own risk.  Hopefully, he and his wife will be buying/taking over the restaurant in the future and he wants to work with the gluten free community to find a safe place to eat.
 
Our next meeting will be September 10th, noon til 2pm at the Bradshaw Senior Community, Rose Room ( where we have been for over 2 years now).  If you need directions, email me.
 
 THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN OCTOBER.
 
 Good health to you all.
 
 Renee and Linda
 
 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.