Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 2018 Meeting Summary

After 3 meeting months with speakers, it was a real joy to get together and share thoughts, testimonials and delicious "pot luck" goodies. Many folks brought their lunch and snacks/desserts to share.  The 2 Brothers Crafting brought their famous pesticide/preservative free hand/body lotion to sell and it was a big hit.  They are both celiac and are home schooled and their entrepreneur spirit is very motivating.
Recent member Gerrit shares a very delicious vegetable broth that he has been consuming to better his health.  A cancer survivor, his testimonial was very moving as he discovered success in a gluten free/dairy free/ sugar free lifestyle.  Thanks so much for joining our group and sharing your journey.  Having no success with local doctors, Gerrit found on line a company that will do self-referred blood testing through local labs here in Prescott.  Check this out yourself, if it applies to you.  LIFE EXTENSION, NATIONAL DIAGNOSTIC, 5990 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308  lifeextension.com. You must put blood testing or something similar in their search engine, as they also sell supplements, magazines etc.  Or call 866-962-4701.  This is his personal recommendation and NOT AN ENDORSEMENT BY OUR SUPPORT GROUP.
Thanks to everyone that brought desserts to share.  A hit was the home made cookies by Nicole and 2 Brothers Crafting.  Find the recipe at http://allnewrecipescooking.blogspot.com  Type in the search box  rice flour jam cookies.
And finally, we had a lively discussion on the benefits of A2 Milk.  If you have been unable to consume milk without gastric disasters please go to your computer search engine and just type in a2milk.  There is a plethora of information.  Check out the 2minute video on YouTube by Dr. Eric Berg, DC. It is very concise and easy to understand.  Also, check out https://a2milk.com.au/about-us/milk-nutrition.  In general, milks from Guernseys, Jersey, humans, sheep, goat, camel etc contain the A2 Beta Casein.
I received a request from a member that would like to know if any of you out there in email-land know a doctor in town, familiar with Lymphocytic Colitis.  If so, please email me and I will pass the info on.  I am not able to do this type of personal request for specific medical conditions regularly. However, I am making an exception at this time.
See you all in October.
Renee
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.
Note: The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Call Renee Richey @ (928) 443-0399 for info about meeting locations and times. 

August 2018 Meeting Summary












Thank you to all who attended the meeting, August 14th of the Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Supportorganization.  We covered a lot of information, only some of which I can concisely summarize.

Breanne Murcek, Territory Sales Manager, Vibrant America Clinical Lab was our guest speaker.  I can certainly tell you, she had a captured audience , that picked her brain endlessly.  I encourage any of you interested in more details than I can provide to check out www.vibrant-wellness.com. If you have specific questions for Bree her direct email address is BMurcek@Vibrant-America.com.  Currently, Innate Wellness & Medical Center (Dr. Gemie McLeod) at 820 Ainsworth Dr. Prescott can order the requested labs.  Breanne is investigating whether there is a local lab that we can self-refer.
One of the exciting tests Vibrant can provide is called WHEAT ZOOMER.  This is a comprehensive, sensitive and specific test to determine the spectrum of wheat and gluten related disorders. The WHEAT ZOOMER allows detection of protein antibodies associated with wheat and gluten sensitivities for information to reduce, monitor and manage the inflammatory effects of those sensitivities.  The cost is approx. $200.00.  Vibrant also has a specific sensitivity test for 96 foods that test for the IgA and IgG sensitivities. The cost is approx. 150.00  ( All prices are subject to change and are not specific for our support group)  The tests do not include the blood draw.  The WHEAT ZOOMER  also tests for "Leaky Gut Syndrome" (Intestinal Permeability).
If any of our members have had these tests and would like to share their opinions please email me.
I received a call from McKenzie, Manager of Frannie's Frozen Yogurt in downtown Prescott.  After one of our members inquired about the ingredient Maltodextrin in the their yogurt, McKenzie sought out the source of the maltodextrin and it is CORN.  She is educating her staff and hopes to have prepacked gluten free bakery items available soon.
Last week member Nicole and I had a table top display at the 63rd anniversary open house of Natural Grocers.  Thank you to all members that stopped by to support our group.  Our group is now considered a "community partner"  with Natural Grocers after Nutritional Coach , Vicky, spoke at our meeting in June. Vicky is arranging for a major event next year during National Celiac Month of May.
In good health!
Renee
All information presented or discussed by the Prescott Area Celia & Gluten Free Support Group members at its meetings, on its bog, 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.

Note: The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Call Renee Richey @ (928) 443-0399 for info about meeting locations and times. 

July 2018 Meeting Summary


Note: The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Call Renee Richey @ (928) 443-0399 for info about meeting locations and times. 

The Prescott Celiac and Gluten Free Support group had a terrific meeting this past week! The group hosted Melissa Ellis, Clinical Dietitian Supervisor and Cheryl, Nutrition Associate with Yavapai  Regional Medical Center (YRMC), as our guest speakers. Melissa spoke in depth on several aspects of Celiac and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, that I got so caught up in, I didn't take very good notes...so my summary will be incomplete.  We hope to have both of them back as a community outreach from YRMC in the future.
One thing that struck me as significant was the fact that of the population that have Type 1 diabetes, at least 10% will have Celiac. And, we know that in the general population  1 out of 133 people have Celiac or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.  Melissa is also available for one on one consultation with a referral from either your doctor or your naturapath. If your insurance won't pay, it is $130.00 for an hour or so personal consultation.
Cheryl brought everyone samples of a delicious chia pudding (it can be made without ginger, FYI).  They brought recipes for the make-ahead pudding and an almond butter protein bite.  Melissa also spoke about eating OATS.....It is important for all of us to do our best to consume oats that follow the "purity protocol". Linda has found that GF HARVEST and MONTANA GLUTEN FREE are safe for us (both must be ordered online)  I eat GLUTENFREEDA and I buy hers at Sprouts.  As always...choose what works for you. These are only our suggestions.
We had two new members, Kathy and my dear friend Gerrit Jones. Each were able to give their personal testimonial on the journey to good health the gluten free way.
Thank you to all who came to the meeting. We missed those of you who could not attend.  Our meetings are always the second Tuesday of the month.  Next month we have Brea from VIBRANT LABS coming from Phoenix to speak. We had a record turnout the last time she attended our meeting.  So please put August 14th on your calendar.
In good health!
Renee and Linda

All information presented or discussed by the Prescott Area Celia & Gluten Free Support Group members at its meetings, on its bog, 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.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

June 2018 Meeting Summary

Note: The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Call Renee Richey @ (928) 443-0399 for info about meeting locations and times. 

The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group held a fantastic meeting Tuesday June 12th.Thank you to all of you that were able to make it.
Vicky Elliott, PhD, RDN, Nutritional Health Coach for Natural Grocers, Prescott was our guest speaker. Her email address is nhc.ps@naturalgrocers.com.  She covered so much information and brought many samples and support handouts. To briefly summarize her presentation.... Vicky  spoke about the founder Margaret Isley (who created the original Vitamin Cottage, that would become Natural Grocers (NG).  Vicky is in charge of the nutrition education department at NG. She does personal health coaching by appointment if ever you want to go over your personal supplemental questions, nutritional suggestions etc.  You must call for an appointment. Her personal coaching is on Fridays, and on Tuesday and Wednesdays you will find her working in the store.  She emphasized the uniqueness of Natural Grocers, in that all of their fresh produce items are all organic! That is why sometimes you will not find certain fruits or vegetables.  It is because they were not available "organic" .  The signage in the store EDAP means Everyday Affordable Pricing.  Also, in the back right side of the store is a tan file cabinet,. This cabinet is the Customer Literature File Cabinet. You many go in  it any time and take fliers on whatever your interest is in. You can reach Vicky at 771-0400.  Thank you Linda for making arrangements for this informative speaker.
And more thanks to Linda for contacting Gimbals Candy Company.  Gimbals candy is gluten free.  Gimbals generously donated bags and bags of samples of their Scottie Dogs (black licorice), Sour Jelly Beans, and Cherry Lovers soft chew candies.  I can easily say that those at the meeting that never liked black licorice, loved the black licorice Scottie Dogs.  Please check out www.gimbalscandy.com for a list and store locations for their candy. Let's all encourage Prescott stores to carry their products.
By the way, having our blog legitimizes our support group to commercial entities, so a big thank you must go to member Diane Jacobs, for creating and maintaining and updating our blog. prescottareaceliacglutenfreesupport.blogspot.com
And this too allows us to receive the generous magazine donations from Gluten Free & MORE magazine.
On a final note. we have another new gluten free baker in town.  You can meet Michael and Brittany Flores at the Yavapai College Farmer's Market on Saturdays.  I will be sending all of you a "forward" soon.  This email will provide you with all the info on Peace, Love, & Baking Co., LLC  There is a retail menu attachment in the email.  Hopefully, you can open the attachment.  I was unable to on my desktop.  But, you will have all their contact info in the email I am sending.
See you next month. We have secured a very special guest speaker from Yavapai Regional Medical Center. More info to follow in reminder email in July.
Renee
All information presented or discussed by the Prescott Area Celia & Gluten Free Support Group members at its meetings, on its bog, 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.

Friday, May 18, 2018

May 2018 Meeting Summary




Note: The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Call Renee Richey @ (928) 443-0399 for info about meeting locations and times. 

The May meeting of the Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support group was a casual get together from 12-2pm on tuesday, May 8th.  Everyone brought their own lunch and a pot luck dessert to share. It was great to have a chance to chat one on one and meet new member Marcia. Thanks to all in attendance.

June and July we have speakers planned.  Linda & I will reconfirm with our guest speakers  to be sure their plans haven't change.  I will send out an email when it gets closer to the date.  Please save the second Tuesday on your calendar..... because I don't think you'll want to miss our meeting.
See you next month!
                                           
Renee and Linda

All information presented or discussed by the Prescott Area Celia & Gluten Free Support Group members at its meetings, on its bog, 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.

Monday, April 30, 2018

April 2018 Meeting Summary



Welcome to the Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Blogsite! The meetings are held monthly on the second tuesday of each month. Please contact Renee Richey @ (928) 443-0399 for meeting times and locations.

At the April 10th meeting the group had a homemade pizza demonstration. 
Tammy Kastanas and Linda Cook showed how to make two diferent homemade gluten free, vegan pizza crusts. It was alot of fun and there were plenty of delicious pizzas with a variety of toppings to sample.

Tammy's pizza crust recipe is available from her new cook book, "That's It, Gluten-Free Dairy-Free High Altitude Baking, with Vegan options". Linda's recipe is available from Petite Allergy Treats.
Below is link you can cut and paste in your web browser.

The link below is for a great video short on how important our gut microflora is and what happens when is out of balance. I has a great point about eating prebiotics to feed the good bacteria in our gut.

Hope to see you at the group's next meeting on May 8th, we will be having a bring your own lunch and desserts to share potluck.

On our journey to health,
Linda C.

 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.

March 2018 Meeting Summary

The meeting on March 13th was full of information. The meeting was held at its usual location in the Rose Room of the Brandshaw Senior Community on Bradshaw Drive in Prescott, from 12-2PM, on the second tuesday of each month.

The group discussed the difference between Celiac, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, and Wheat Allergy.

Also discussed were tips to help recover from being accidentally "Glutened", and how to recover from the physical and emotional pain. "Glutened" is when you are eating out and you have ingested gluten with your meal, even though you were very careful ordering and the restaurant assured you that your meal was gluten free!

Some of the tips were:

Gluten Ease every time you eat out.

 A diet consisting of only fruits and veggtables and broths for that day and the following day to allow you body to heal, coconut water for electrolytes, ginger to settle the stomach and help with inflamation.

Tumeric which is a powerful antiinflammatory, white willow bark (which is the natural form of asprin) or asprin for inflamation and pain.

Charcoal pills tho help bind up and usher out the gluten and excess gas in the gut, it also helps diarrhea.

For digestion- Gluten ease before bed that day and the next morning, licorice root tea or DGL, Carrot juice (both for acid reflux as well as stomach soother)  L glutamine powder for gut healing.

 A heating pad for GI cramping.

Digestive enzymes, extra probiotics, Allermax or Breath X for allergy type symptoms, Rest, Rest, Rest.

Dr. Tom Obrien, ( who is called the Celiac Dr.) of the Dr.com has the best information on gluten digesting enzymes we have seen. He sells a product called Glutenza wich is top of the line for breaking down accidental gluten, and tells how it keeps the very long protien chain from doing so much harm to our bodies. Look up his infographic on "How Glutenza pulverizes gluten" on his website under the Glutenza product.

See you in April!

On our journey to health,

Linda C.

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, January 17, 2018

January 2018 Meeting Summary

 Happy New Year Everyone,
 Thank you to all that came to yesterday's meeting.  We covered a lot of items and it was a fun meeting.  Unfortunately I am not always able to relay all that is discussed in the followup summery, but I try my best.
The GLUTEN FREE LIVING magazine that I personally subscribe, gave a terrific "year -in -review" of all events pertinent to living the gluten free lifestyle....with highlights such as new products from Canyon Bakehouse;  Chick-fil-A, Starbucks & Jersey Mike's Subs offering more gluten -free options; Enjoy Life Foods updating and adding more product choices to name a few.  I have extra copies of this year in a glance if you can come to next month's meeting.  It is in the January/February 2018 issue of Gluten-Free Living.
Member Becky Renfroe brought her tried and true favorite Fruity Bar recipe and also recommended the GO RAW watermelon seed product.
Linda was a wealth of information as usual (thank-you Linda).  She gave a very informative presentation on getting, gaining and keeping good intestinal health. She is a strong proponent of KYO-DOPHILUS, Digestion & Immune Health capsules. Used to promote healthy intestinal function (restore, balance & protect). And, she brought her new home brew of WATER KEFIR........Water kefir is a powerful source of the highest concentration of "good bacteria & beneficial yeast known to man". Water kefir beverage supplies you with a daily lifetime supply of 40+ strains for the rebuilding of your colon flora that's been damaged by leaky gut syndrome or just plain old fast food! She will be sending you a direct email from her, but suffice it to say, if you google "water kefir instructions"  you can get a heads up on what she will be sending you about water kefir.
Linda also advised us that YRMC (the hospital) now has gluten free options available.  Hopefully, none of you has to go to the hospital, but at least you will be able to order gluten free now.

Check out www.everlywell.com  This company was featured on Shark Tank and was invested in by one of the Sharks.  Everlywell does many kinds of medical testing without doctor referral.  For $199.00 they will test sensitivity to 96 food types.  I have not used them myself.  Just passing on the info.
Again, please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.
See ya February.  I am working on getting a great speaker.  Stay tuned.
 Happy New Year Everyone!
 
 Thank you to all that came to yesterday's meeting.  We covered a lot of items and it was a fun meeting.  Unfortunately I am not always able to relay all that is discussed in the followup summery, but I try my best.
 
The GLUTEN FREE LIVING magazine that I personally subscribe, gave a terrific "year -in -review" of all events pertinent to living the gluten free lifestyle....with highlights such as new products from Canyon Bakehouse;  Chick-fil-A, Starbucks & Jersey Mike's Subs offering more gluten -free options; Enjoy Life Foods updating and adding more product choices to name a few.  I have extra copies of this year in a glance if you can come to next month's meeting.  It is in the January/February 2018 issue of Gluten-Free Living.
 
Member Becky Renfroe brought her tried and true favorite Fruity Bar recipe and also recommended the GO RAW watermelon seed product.
 
Linda was a wealth of information as usual  (thank-you Linda).  She gave a very informative presentation on getting, gaining and keeping good intestinal health. She is a strong proponent of KYO-DOPHILUS, Digestion & Immune Health capsules. Used to promote healthy intestinal function (restore, balance & protect).
 
And, she brought her new home brew of WATER KEFIR........Water kefir is a powerful source of the highest concentration of "good bacteria & beneficial yeast known to man". Water kefir beverage supplies you with a daily lifetime supply of 40+ strains for the rebuilding of your colon flora that's been damaged by leaky gut syndrome or just plain old fast food!
 
She will be sending you a direct email from her, but suffice it to say, if you google "water kefir instructions"  you can get a heads up on what she will be sending you about water kefir.
 
Linda also advised us that YRMC (the hospital) now has gluten free options available.  Hopefully, none of you has to go to the hospital, but at least you will be able to order gluten free now.
 
Check out www.everlywell.com  This company was featured on Shark Tank and was invested in by one of the Sharks.  Everlywell does many kinds of medical testing without doctor referral.  For $199.00 they will test sensitivity to 96 food types.  I have not used them myself.  Just passing on the info.
 
Again, please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.
 
See ya February.  I am working on getting a great speaker.  Stay tuned.

December 2017 Meeting Summary


The Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group had a great meeting on Tuesday Dec. the 12th at the Bradshaw Senior Complex Rose Room.

There was about 15 or 16 of us for a BYO lunch and desserts to share. It was a great time of fun, fellowship and some really good desserts! Everyone agreed that it would be nice to do a lunch/potluck meeting again.
Diane Jacobs gave us some of her wonderful cookbooks to raffle and we had 3 lucky winners, Thank you Diane.
Another member shared with us that she has gone to Cuppers and eaten there several times wiith out getting glutened.She had talked to one of the owners and found out that he has Celiac, he said they are very careful about contamination.

We wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
LC/DJ