Thursday, October 6, 2016

September 2016 Meeting Summary

The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support group met at Prescott Valley Public Library on tuesday, September 12th from 12-2PM. The representative from Enzymedica, who was scheduled to speak, was rescheduled for a later date, however the group in attendance had a good discussion and time of sharing. 

Please make note of Tammy Kastanas' fantastic series of GF/Dairy Free Fall baking seminars that are held at the Adult Center in Prescott at 1280 Rosser Street in the Meals on Wheels dining room: Wednesdays once a month from 2-4PM. 
The upcoming seminars are: 
10/19 Breads and Peanut Butter Cookies, 
11/16 Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Cupcakes, 
12/14 Brownie Bites and Red Velvet Cupcakes. 

Each class is $10 at the door.  Contact Tammy @ 928-710-5916.

Please note that The GLUTEN FREE ALLERGY FREE EXPO is being held in Glendale, Az, November 12th and 13th. For more info: GF Allergy Expo

Our Prescott area celiac and gluten free support group meeting in October meeting will NOT be held. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 8th at the usual time and location. The December meeting will be a social event held at Red Robin Restaurant at Gateway Mall.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

August 2016 Meeting Summary

The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support group had a full house at the August meeting. Our guest speaker was Breanne Murcek, Territory Sales Manager for VIBRANT AMERICA LAB. Vibrant America has cutting edge technology to test for Leaky Gut Syndrome.  Vibrant America uses microchip based technology to test for the following:
1. Vibrant Wheat Zoomer: a comprehensive wheat sensitivity panel, including tests for Gliadin, Wheat Allergy, Leaky Gut, Glutenin.
    Non-Gluten Wheat, Wheat Germ and Transglutaminase. ($199.00)
2.  Vibrant GUT-PAC: a microchip-based microbiome exploration service that allows them to look at the populations of bacteria residing in your gut. ($199.00)
3. Vibrant Celiac Genetic Test ($99.00) Ask if there is a price break if you have more than one test.

Realizing that all in our group have either Celiac or Gluten Intolerance, what makes this testing exciting is that many if not most of us are still suffering from symptoms that are unexplained. Right now only, Dr. Gemie McLeod and Dr. Rothrock are offering these tests to their patients.  HOWEVER.....with the help of Breanne, she has made arrangements for those that are interested in one or more of their tests to contact her and she will help set up a blood draw through People's Choice Lab in Prescott Valley.
Vibrant Wellness has Registered Dietitians who are experienced in Functional nutrition, Gut Microbiome health, Autoimmune Disease, Food allergies/sensitivities & intolerance.  The service of a Vibrant Wellness Dietitian is available to all patients with Vibrant America lab testing. 
The meeting was jam-packed with explanations and handouts by Bre of how inflammation affects every aspect of your health. It is impossible for me to put all we learned into this brief summary. Medications associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome are...NSAIDS, PPI's, HCL Blockers, antibiotics, to name a few. 

To schedule an appointment please email:
Renee and Linda