Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Celiac Awareness Month in Kamloops, BC

Celiac Awareness Month Comes Early in Kamloops, BC. The Chapter is gearing up for a host of GF events with an open invitation to celiacs, the gluten-free and the celiac-curious, friends and family! Check it out!

Tuesday, April 6th
230-500 Notre-Dame Drive
Kamloops, BC
Executive Members of the Kamloops Chapter will be available to talk about Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet.
Tickets for Lynx's Grill GF Fundraiser will be sold (see below)

Kamloops Celiac Chapter's Fundraising Dinner
Wednesday, May 12
Lynx's Grill & Bar
1200 Summit Drive
Kamloops, BC
Choose from 5:30 or 7:30 pm seating
Gluten-Free Fish, Chicken, Steak or Vegetarian Entrées
RSVP by May 9th
Diane @ 250-372-9564 Eileen @ 250-374-6185
$15.00 per person

Logan Lake Celiac Information Session
Saturday, May 8th 12 - 3 pm
Logan Lake Seniors Centre
145-730 Cottonwood Ave
Enjoy GF desserts, coffee & tea and conversation
Everyone welcome!
Call Diane @ 250-372-9564 or Anjay @ 250-573-4221

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Do You Have Celiac Symptoms?

If you have been suffering from fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, breathlessness or irritable bowel symptoms, these could be due to Celiac disease. If this is the case, the Biocard™ Celiac Test may be right for you. The Biocard™ Celiac Test is as accurate as tests performed in a hospital laboratory. It is safe, affordable and simple to use and can be carried out in the convenience of your own home in just 10 minutes. Whether your Biocard™ Celiac Test result is positive or negative, you will have a better sense of whether Celiac disease may be the cause of your symptoms.

If you test POSITIVE according to the Biocard™ Celiac Test kit, see your doctor; and continue with a normal diet under the continued supervision of your doctor until you have the diagnosis confirmed. The good news is, more than 70% of people with Celiac disease respond to a gluten free diet within days or weeks.

A NEGATIVE result indicates that there are no Celiac disease associated IgA antibodies in the tested blood. Existing Celiac disease can virtually be ruled out. If gastrointestinal complaints are present, further medical investigation is necessary.

To see a Video Presentation of the Celiac test being carried out, click here.
To order a Home Test, click here.