Category: MAY HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
Remember that May was Hepatitis Awareness Month
and SAMHSA is joining CDC and others in urging two groups of people to get tested for hepatitis C (HCV):
- Those born between 1945 and 1965 (rates of infection in this group are five times higher than in other adults in the U.S. population);
- Those who have engaged in high-risk behaviors, such as injection drug use.
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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month
May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month.
It affects about one in 141 people in the United States. Many people with the condition remain undiagnosed.
Celiac disease is an immune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
**The Gluten-Free Diet: Some Examples
In 2006, the American Dietetic Association updated its recommendations for a gluten-free diet. The following chart is based on the 2006 recommendations. This list is not complete, so people with celiac disease should discuss gluten-free food choices with a dietitian or physician who specializes in celiac disease. People with celiac disease should always read food ingredient lists carefully to make sure that the food does not contain gluten.
Adapted from the following resource: Thompson T. Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Dietetic Association; 2006. Used with permission. For a complete copy of the Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, please visit http://www.eatright.org.
Amaranth, Arrowroot, Buckwheat ,Cassava, Corn
Flax Indian rice grass
Job’s tears ,Legumes Millet Nuts, Potatoes, Quinoa, Rice
Sago Seeds Soy Sorghum, Tapioca, & Wild Rice Yucca
Foods To Avoid
• Including einkorn, emmer, spelt, kamut
• Wheat starch, wheat bran, wheat germ, cracked wheat, hydrolyzed wheat protein
Triticale (a cross between wheat and rye)
Other Wheat Products
Bromated flour Durum, flour Enriched flour, Farina
Graham flour, Phosphated flour, Plain flour
Self-rising flour, Semolina White flour
Processed Foods that May Contain Wheat, Barley, or Rye*
Bouillon cubes, Brown rice syrup, Chips/potato chips, Candy
Cold cuts, hot dogs, salami, sausage
French fries, Gravy Imitation, fish, Matzo
Rice mixes, Sauces,
Seasoned tortilla chips, Self-basting turkey Soups, Soy sauce
Vegetables in sauce &
Most of these foods can be found gluten-free. When in doubt, check with the food manufacturer.
**For a complete copy of the Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide,
please visit http://www.eatright.org.
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