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Flagstaff Celiac Support Group

Meetings: NOTE Change in meeting schedule -- The third Thursday of September, November, January, March, and May at 7 p.m. Meetings are usually held at the Flagstaff Medical Center (east campus) cafeteria on the first floor of the main hospital, unless otherwise noted. Go in the entrance next to the cafeteria and look for the group in the seating area to the left.

Scilla, who has allergies in addition to gluten, said she was having success with a paleo diet and supplementing that with herbal remedies. She particularly mentioned elderberry for colds mixed with tea, pure local honey, and lemon.

Jeanette noted that Cheerios are now certified gluten free. But Brenda pointed out that you have to make sure you get a box that says "gluten free." She has tried them and has not had any problems.

Brenda also mentioned that a recent issue of Living Without had a list of 75 reasons to be happy you have celiac disease; seemed to be tongue-in-cheek. She said the current issues has a list of gluten-free Halloween candy which seems to be shorter than it has been in the past.

Barb and Brenda discussed baking techniques with Brenda reporting that she had learned, when making pie crusts, to substitute cold vodka for half of the cold water called for in the recipe.

Next Meeting: The next meeting will be November 19 at the Flagstaff Medical Center.