Canton-Potsdam Hospital celiac support group to meet Monday
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:28 pm

POTSDAM -- Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Celiac Disease Support Group will meet Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the second floor classroom on the hospital’s main campus at 50 Leroy St. Participants are welcome to share recipes, coping recommendations, and experiences as they feel comfortable.

When people with CD eat foods that contain gluten, it creates an immune-mediated toxic reaction that causes damage to the small intestine and does not allow food to be properly absorbed. Even small amounts of gluten in foods can affect those with CD and cause health problems.

Although gluten is most commonly found in pastas and breads made with wheat flour, some medications also contain gluten.

Attendees are asked to bring a favorite recipe to share with the group.

For more information or to participate in this support group, contact Beverly Rascoe at 261-5975 or events@cphospital.org.