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Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event

Event will be held on May 31, 2014, 10am - 3pm

This event focus's on education and awareness. It will include wellness practitioners, physicians, authors, food vendors and products like body care, household cleaners, etc which are gluten free. In addition to sampling products, break-out sessions for wellness presentations/lectures from featured speakers.

It will also have a raffle at each show to benefit Camp Weekaneatit, a camp for children with Celiac Disease - www.glutenfreecamp.org

Please note that this is not a BSCSG event and for more information and if you might have questions please check out the event website at www.gfafwellnessevent.com

The Bi-State Celiac Support Group

The Mission of the Bi-State Celiac Support Group is to reach the numerous undiagnosed celiacs in the bi-state area who are unnecessarily suffering from gluten sensitivity; to provide a sense of community for those already diagnosed and to raise funds for celiac research programs.

Celiac (SEE-lee-ak) disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is primarily found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and many other foods containing wheat, barley or rye. People with celiac disease who eat foods containing gluten experience an immune reaction in their small intestines, causing damage to the inner surface of the small intestine and an inability to absorb certain nutrients.

Celiac disease can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea. Eventually, the decreased absorption of nutrients (malabsorption) that occurs with celiac disease can cause vitamin deficiencies that deprive your brain, peripheral nervous system, bones, liver and other organs of vital nourishment.

No treatment can cure celiac disease. However, you can effectively manage celiac disease by changing your diet.

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