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Friday, February 1, 2013
NYC Celiac Meetup February Newsletter
If you are in the New York City area, I encourage you to join the NYC Celiac Meetup group. I have been leading this group for almost 8 years and we have grown to over 1600 members. Membership is free to join Here is our February newsletter.

Happy February everyone.

You asked for it and now our calendar is now jam packed with lots of gluten-free events. I hope to see you at some of these upcoming events. Some events are full, but feel free to put your name on the waiting list to see if a spot opens up.

2/5: Celiac Disease vs. Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (GIG-LI event)

2/11: Open House at Pip's Place Gluten-Free Cakery

2/13: The Sharing the Experience of a Gluten-Free Life

2/20: WEBINAR: Sex and The Celiac: A Focus on Reproductive Health

2/23: The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods Book Launch Party

2/25: Glaze: Gluten-Free Teriyaki

2/27: The Sharing the Experience of a Gluten-Free Life

3/4: 2nd Anniversary of the Kicking 4 Celiac Foundation Dinner

3/8-3/9: Immune Based Inflammatory Diseases 2-Day Symposium

3/12: 8th Annual Evening with the Paul Taylor Dance Company Celiac Benefit

Featured Meetup Event: The Sharing the Experience of a Gluten-Free Life

Considerable focus is given to the medical and nutritional aspects of gluten-free living but many emotional challenges are also encountered. For example, people often want to share how celiac disease or gluten-intolerance has affected his or her social life, dating, desire for traveling or willingness to negotiate eating out in non GF restaurants. Or, how maintaining a GF diet has affected your family, friends and other important relationships. Others might want to explore what a reasonable level of precaution is when attempting to adhere to a GF diet? Join our conversation with Curtis Brown, LCSW, a psychoanalyst/psychotherapist diagnosed with celiac disease who maintains a gluten-free diet.

Two sessions to choose from:

February 13
February 27

Featured Fundraiser: 8th Annual Evening with the Paul Taylor Dance Company Celiac Benefit

NYC Celiac Meetup co-hosts the 8th Annual Evening with the Paul Taylor Dance Company at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7pm. The evening begins at 5:45pm with a gluten-free reception. The program: Kith and Kin (music by Mozart), Eventide (music by Vaughan Williams) and Cascade (music by Bach).

You may purchase good $29 seats with no additional fees through NYC Celiac Meetup; a portion of each ticket benefits the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.

To purchase, phone Alan Olshan at: 646-214-5821 with a credit card, or mail a check to him by February 14, 2013 once you’ve reserved by phone. There areno refunds or exchanges on these tickets.

Looking for Meetup hosts:

In order to keep this group fun and exciting, I could really use your help. Many of you have expressed interest in planning and hosting events but unfortunately only a very small handful have stepped up and actually planned anything. Please respond to this email if you are interested in hosting an event. I will be happy to help you make the connections for events, but I need help hosting. I can't be everywhere at once!

Thank you and hope to see you soon

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