Canton-Potsdam Hospital holds Celiac disease support group June 23
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 8:53 am

POTSDAM -- Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Celiac Disease Support Group will meet June 23 at 7 p.m. in second floor classroom on the hospital’s main campus at 50 Leroy St.

Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially those individuals living with Celiac and those caring for loved-ones with the disease. Participants are welcome to share recipes, coping recommendations and experiences.

Celiac Disease (CD) is a lifelong digestive disorder affecting children and adults. 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, contact Beverly Rascoe at 261-5975 or events@cphospital.org.