Monday, April 30, 2018

April 2018 Meeting Summary



Welcome to the Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Blogsite! The meetings are held monthly at the Bradshaw Senior Center Rose Room in Prescott, on the second tuesday of each month.

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.