Welcome to the
website for the Rockford Area
Celiac Sprue Association. If you have items to add, just email them! If you are
not on our mailing list yet, send an email and I'll get you added. Send emails to RockfordCSA@yahoo.com.
|Upcoming Meeting Dates
| May 28, 2014 - 7pm
| July 30, 2014 - 7pm
|September 24, 2014 - 7pm
|November 19, 2014 - Holiday Dinner 6pm|
||To help people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivty,
Dermadermatitis Herpetiformis,or anyone following a gluten-free diet, live
a happy and healthy gluten-free life. |
Living with celiac disease requires some lifestyle changes, but that
doesn't mean you have to feel deprived. As you learn about your diet,
you'll discover that -- with a little planning -- you can continue doing
just about anything. One of our goals is to help you find ways to enjoy
whatever lifestyle you choose.|
||The group meets every other month and
has several newsletters per year.||
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease (CD) is also referred to as gluten sensitive enteropathy,
gluten intolerance, or celiac sprue. It is considered to be the most
under-diagnosed common disease today, potentially affecting 1 in every 133
people in the USA. It is a chronic, autoimmune, inherited disease, and if
untreated can ultimately lead to malnutrition. Gluten intolerance is the
result of an immune-mediated response to the ingestion of gluten (from
wheat, rye, oats, and barley) that damages the small intestine. Nutrients
are then quickly passed through the small intestine, rather than being
absorbed. To develop celiac disease three things must be present: 1) you
must inherit the gene, 2) consume gluten, and 3) have the gene triggered.
Common triggers may include stress, trauma (surgeries, pregnancy, etc.), and
viral infections. Approximately 1 in 20 first-degree relatives could have CD
triggered in their lifetime. The disease is permanent and damage to the
small intestine will occur every time you consume gluten, regardless if
symptoms are present. For more information, click on
the "Celiac Disease" button.
|President - Jolyn Jensen 815-289-8092|
|Vice Pres. - Betty Welsh 815-633-6582|
|Treasurer - Ron Ford 815-229-8804 |
|Newly Diagnosed Contact Person -|
Penny Kreiman - 815-566-6681
|Baking/Cooking Questions -|
Desa Cuifo - 815-732-6978 or
Betty Welsh - 815-633-6582
|Email - RockfordCSA@yahoo.com
"For every minute you are angry,
you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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sending to an incorrect or unwanted address. Special thanks to Rockford
Gastro for doing the mailing for us!
prefer getting the newsletter by email, either instead of by paper or in
addition to paper. If you want to be put on a list to try receiving it this
way, send an email to RockfordCSA@yahoo.com and put “Newsletter” in the
Subject line.(OR CLICK HERE)Make sure you have your name in the body of the email so I
know who you are and whether or not you would still like one mailed to you.
It will be in Word. Thanks!
Rockford Celiac Sprue Association
2420 Burrmont Road
All recommendations, information, dietary suggestions,
product news, menus, recipes and related data generated by the Rockford Area
Chapter of the Celiac Sprue Association are intended for the benefit of our
members and other interested parties. The text has not been submitted for
approval to the CSA/USA medical board. Products mentioned or omitted do not
constitute an endorsement of that product. Food manufacturer’s products are
subject to formula change at any time, changes that may or may not be
reflected on labels. Neither the Rockford Area Celiac Sprue Association or
any of its members assume liability for the use of this information.
Reproduction of any material is allowed and is offered to facilitate
exchange of celiac information. If you find a technical mistake, please
notify an officer so that a correction can be passed on to the members.