Tuesday, November 24, 2015

December 2015 Holiday Get Together at Red Robin Restaurant in Prescott Gateway Mall

Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support is meeting for a December get together at Red Robin Restaurant on Dec 15th at 11:30am.  The group will NOT meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Prescott Valley Library.
PACGF support is looking forward to having a casual luncheon to get to know group members better. It is important that individuals RSVP to Renee R, so RED ROBIN restaurant will be advised of how many of  the group will be in attendance.

Please go to www.redrobin.com/allergenRed Robin has excellent gluten free options.

The group is looking forward to having a casual holiday luncheon. See you there!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November 2015 Meeting Summary

The Prescott Area Celiac & Gluten Free Support organization met Tuesday, Nov.10th, 2015, fro 12-2PM at the Prescott Valley Public Library. The group would like to give a shout-out to the Prescott Valley Librarian, Gloria Monreal, who has been very instrumental in making the group's move to the Prescott Valley Library a success.  Thank you, Gloria.

Marj Melchoirs, founder of Cosmetics Without Synthetics, was the guest speaker.  Marj provided the group with some valuable information about natural skin care and cosmetics.  It would be impossible to list all the data and statistics about the chemicals that are in "lotions & potions" for men, women and children.  Suffice it to say that Ms. Melchoirs encouraged everyone to first look at deodorant, lipstick and products that claim to  be "natural". Her handout from the Organic Consumer Association entitled "Ten Synthetic Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid" is invaluable and could be used by every consumer as they make their selections for those types of items. To learn more visit the store @ 8127 E. Florentine Rd. Ste A, Prescott Valley or at www.allnaturalcosmetics.com.  The physical location will be moving in January 2016.  The store number is 928-772-0119.

Gut problems are one of the root causes of nearly all of today's health issues.  Co-Leader Linda C has introduced many in the group to the surprising superfood that can transform your health......gelatin!  Gelatin is a natural thickener that comes from the bones & hides of animals; remember good old Knox Gelatin? Well, she has found a product that is far superior and gluten free.  The group encourages everyone to check out www.GreatLakesGelatin.com and are hopeful that Sprouts can be persueded to carry this product. Currently, it has to be ordered on Amazon, the above mentioned web site, or a special order at Sprouts. It can be found on occasion at Natural Grocers. Peruse some websites and decide if this is a product that might benefit your health.  The group leaders are hopeful to see its' impact on their health after regularly eating Great Lakes Gelatin.

The PACGFS organization is hoping to have a luncheon at either Olive Garden or Red Robin in December in celebration of the Christmas Season.  Details to follow.

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.