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JULY 15, 2010
Gluten-Free - Celiac support group forming in Orofino
An organizational meeting for
a new support group for people with a gluten intolerance or celiac disease is
set for ,
Wednesday, July 21, at the Orofino Country Store,
Gluten is a natural substance found in members of the wheat and barley family, and used as an additive or thickener in many canned and baked goods. However, up to 40 percent of the population tests as sensitive to gluten, partly due to over-saturation in our food supply.
The most extreme form of
gluten intolerance is known as celiac disease, and affects one in 133 people.
Symptoms may include recurring digestive tract problems (bloating, heartburn,
IBS), memory loss (often diagnosed as Alzheimers), underweight, and many others.
Research shows that only one in 20 people with this disease are accurately
diagnosed in the
Orofino Country Store is the
sponsoring organization, and is the leading supplier of natural and organic
foods, personal care, and household cleaning products in the
The organizational meeting will discuss scheduling of meetings and format (e.g. evening or lunch meetings, potlucks, recipe sharing, product alerts, restaurant options, etc).
For more information, go to www.OrofinoCountryStore.com or search for Orofino Country Store on Facebook.
If you would like to
participate, but cannot make the meeting, please email: OrofinoStore@Gmail.com
or call Malcolm,