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
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