Autoimmune Disease Support Group

Our  Mascots are Marlie and Wilson!  

November 1st and 15th, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

One member is following the Leaky Gut program way of eating.  Another member states she tried that program and that it alleviated the diarrhea but did nothing for her Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or her lack of energy.

One member wants a new doctor that integrates east and west medicine.

Discussion of how expensive doctors are.  Many doctors are now not even accepting insurance so you have to pay out of pocket! Can run $600-$800 per visit! 

One member would like to try a dry hydromassage.            

One member states he gets a boost of energy from stretching.

One member recommends the book “From Fatigued to Fantastic”

There will be only ONE meeting for December due to how busy we all are with the holidays.  The December 6th meeting will be our HOLIDAY PARTY!  Everyone signed up for what food item they would bring with attention to Gluten and Dairy free!  We chose names for our Secret Gift Exchange!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

ICEBREAKER:  This month marks the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of our group!!!  Please share one of your birthday wishes and whether or not it came true!

TOPIC:  Which doctors’ offices will be ask to place our brochures in their waiting rooms?  Would like to use doctors we have relationships with.  Then OPEN FORUM

One member shares that if you are shopping on-line for the holidays, you might consider Amazon because you can donate to a charity.

One member shared her experience at this year’s Tisch Center Symposium.  One interesting fact was that every person who has MS has Epstein Barr Virus lying dormant in their system.  Not sure what the link is, if any, but interesting and worthy of research.  There are new medicines that are in the testing phase.

One member shares that there is a Chron’s Disease/ Colitis meeting once a month.  At the October meeting a doctor was present and answered everyone’s questions.

Thanksgiving plans were discussed.

One member is ordering her whole thanksgiving dinner from Shop Rite!  States it is a good value!