Dietitian / Health Providers
As a member of the medical community, you play an important role in the treatment and education process for both patients and their family members. Depending on the disease state, your patients may be required to follow a gluten free diet as part of their treatment plan.
We are here to help provide valuable resources, including current news highlighting the relationship between gluten and a variety of disease states, easy-to-use shopping lists, and delicious gluten free recipe and products recommendations for you to share with your patients and their family members. We will also connect you with a network of other key members of the medical community that help patients live normal, healthy lives on a gluten free diet.
We encourage you to investigate the resources available to you and your patients on this site. Just click the links to the left to learn more about Celiac Disease, ADHD, Autism, etc.
Gluten Free and Healthy — Dietitians Can Help Reverse Nutrition Deficiencies Common in Celiac Disease PatientsJuly 14, 2012 at 12:09 am
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and other grains typically consumed in the Western diet. Celiac disease causes inflammation of and damage to the small intestine, leading to the malabsorption of iron, folate, calcium, and vitamin D and, the longer it [...] Read more »
Gluten-Free for Health: Fad or Fact?July 14, 2012 at 12:08 am
One of my local grocery stores, part of a large chain, recently redid part of their frozen food and grocery sections to accommodate all gluten-free products. So, what’s all the fuss about? Is it just another dietary craze or are there potential health benefits to be gained? Here’s what you need to know. Read more »
Interview with Shelley Case, BSc., RDJuly 14, 2012 at 12:03 am
Why did you first take an interest in celiac disease? In my first job at a large outpatient diabetes and diet education center where I worked for 12 years, I was responsible for counseling individuals and their families with diabetes, heart disease, food allergies, celiac disease and other conditions. Never having seen anyone with celiac [...] Read more »