Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 2017 Meeting Summary

The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group held its September 12th meeting At the Bradshaw Retirement complex Rose Room from 12-2PM.
What a terrific 2 hours! The time went so fast with lots of enthusiasm from the members.  We had new member, Angie Jacin, Owner and Baker of Temple Restorations health coaching & Gluten Free Bakery as a guest speaker.  In spite of her journey with Lyme Disease, Epstein Barr and Celiac, she is such a positive and energetic person.  Angie spoke about her bakery business and her health coaching approach. She delighted us with blueberry muffins, using dairy and non dairy ingredients.  She uses the NIMA GLUTEN FREE SENSOR to test the gluten levels in the ingredients (more about that next month, hopefully) You can try some of her bakery items at the Overflow Coffee shop in Chino Valley.  Call the coffee shop at 636-4152 to be sure her gluten free case is full :-)
Member, Bill Hofbauer, spoke about the importance of a balanced PH (potential of hydrogen) scale in your body.   He brought samples of Alkaline Test Strips that can be purchased through Amazon and his personally recommended book called Alkaline or Die by Dr. Theodore A Baroody.  Rather that paraphrase, please check out a small sampling of the web sites that Bill recommends.
Hope to see you next month on tuesday, October 10th, at the same location!

To contact our organization
and for more info about
the Prescott Area Celiac & Gluten Free Support Group... 

please call Renee at 928-443-0399

email: gfreerenee@juno.com.

DJ/RR

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

August 2017 Meeting Summary

The Prescott Area Celiac & Gluten Free Support Group had a very good turnout for its July meeting.  The Gluten Free & Allergy Free Expo was discussed...the pros and cons on attending.  The next one in Arizona will be June of next year.  After meeting the director, Jen, of the Expo, it seems as though they get a great room rental rate in the summer (duh!) so, she plans on continuing having the event that month.  This year it was not nearly as crowded and rather than having the speakers in hallway break out rooms, all the speakers were in the same great exhibition hall.  I thought it was more convenient that way, in fact.
Next month, we would like to have discussion on 2 key items........where would you or a love one go to live, when it's time to live in a retirement community or a care facility that can and will accommodate Celiac and gluten free dietary needs????  Are there any facilities available to our community?
Second, What is your protocol or remedy if you become "glutenized" by cross contamination or accidentally ingesting gluten????
I will have your complimentary, newest issue of the magazine, "Gluten Free & More".  This magazine hits the racks this month and retails for $7.99 to the general public.  First come, first served on the distribution of the magazine at the August 8thmeeting.  I have a designated number of magazines the publisher sends me.
See you next month.

DJ/RR