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Trying to find a group with others that suffer from celiac. Any out there?

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Trying to find a group with others that suffer from celiac. Any out there?

I've heard of this one:

http://phoenixceliac.org/

There's one down in Tucson, too: http://www.southernarizonaceliacsupport.org/

Have you checked out the gluten free bakery up there, or Picazzo's?

http://www.glutenfreecreations.com/

http://www.picazzos.com/

If you need someone to chat with, send me a private message. I'm down just past Tucson, but we head up to Phoenix every once in a while, and I'd be happy to chat. :-)

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There are a few support groups that I know of. One in Phoenix, one in I believe Gilbert and one in Fountain Hills.

Here is some info on a meeting this Wednesday in Phoenix that you may want to attend.

This month's program: **THE RESTAURANT TABLE**

When: Sept 7, 2011, starting at 7pm

Who: CDF: Greater Phoenix Chapter Members, Guests & Friends

(INCLUDING: Youth ages 10-19 y/o interested in forming a Youth Group!)

Where: Paradise Valley Retirement Community' s Community Room, 11645 N 25th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85028 (Please park in the street.)

All of us can be very grateful that more & more restaurants are paying greater attention to our gluten-free dining needs. Our September meeting, to be held this coming Wednesday Sept. 7 @ 7PM, will celebrate some of these delicious dining options.

Join us at one of our most popular programs of the year..."The Restaurant Table." Meet representatives from 4 Valley restaurants and learn about their gluten-free menus. Newly invited guest restaurants include:

"The Melting Pot", "Outback Steakhouse", and "Blue Wasabi". And, returning guest "Picazzo's" is excited about sharing information about their new, expanded gluten free menu.

Join fellow CDF-Greater Phoenix Chapter members & friends as we learn about these restaurants' gluten-free options, ask questions about their menus, and gain insights into gluten free dining in general.

If you can, please bring a favorite gluten-free item for our refreshment table to share with fellow attendees and our restaurant guests. Samples of protein drink mixes have been provided by "Growing Naturals"; and, "Jovial Foods" has donated some pasta and filled cookies. For concerns or questions about treats to share, you may contact our Chapter's Activities Chair, Charlene at:

bcerpelding@cox.net

As always, please bring a list of ingredients so that fellow attendees can check for possible food allergies.

AND ANNOUNCING....youth ages 10

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I should add that I received that in an e-mail from a yahoo celiac group.

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I'm in Phoenix, and newly diagnosed. I was literally at the end of my rope with undiagnosed doctors visits. Spent thousands of dollars on doctors, wife divorced me because there was never a diagnosis, lost my job in law enforcement because I was unable to absorb nutrients. Gained about 80 lbs, right in front of my doctor whom I'd been a regular for 15 years. Never once was a suggestion put forth to test for this.

So... Yeah, I'm filthy angry, but also finally have something that I can form closure around.

I have many questions, so I'll have to look into the meetings mentioned above.

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