Meet Janelle Smith, UCLA-educated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and member of CDF’s Allied Health Committee. Janelle specializes in gastrointestinal symptom management through appropriate nutrition and food choices, helping you adapt to living on a gluten-free diet.
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”… Hippocrates has never been more accurate with this statement when it comes to celiac disease and non-celiac wheat sensitivity. Many people today (doctors included) feel that enough information is available online to learn how to follow the gluten-free diet; in fact, only 15% of patients […]
At Celiac Disease Foundation’s National Conference on April 30, 2016, the “Dine with the Dietitians” session provided simplified guidelines for the gluten-free diet for those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Janelle Smith, CDF’s Registered Dietitian, shared a panel with Emily Luxford, RD, Celiac Disease Foundation Board of Directors, Scott Mandell, CEO of Enjoy Life […]
Traveling gluten-free can be a great way to explore foreign cuisines and sample foods from around the globe that you otherwise would never try. Although it may take some time to establish your comfort zone with restaurants in unfamiliar lands, it is certainly possible to have a wonderful gluten-free experience while traveling both domestically and abroad. […]
At least 20% of individuals with celiac disease continue to have symptoms on a gluten-free diet. Other estimates show that more than one third of celiac disease patients have altered gut motility or “IBS-like” symptoms (Sainsbury, Sanders, & Ford, 2013). Likewise, about 25% of those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity also continue to have symptoms on […]
If you’ve recently been told you need to follow a gluten-free diet for health reasons, it is very important to completely eliminate gluten from your diet. This is a lifestyle change that will take time and practice to become “normal.” Here are important tips to get you started, or to refresh your knowledge: Educate Yourself About Gluten […]
The latest issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine featured an article on “Gluten-Free Living and Emotional Health: What Every Dietitian Must Know.” In it, they reference celiac.org and quote Marilyn G. Geller, Celiac Disease Foundation CEO, and Janelle Smith, Celiac Disease Foundation’s Registered Dietitian. The article discusses how a deeper understanding of the impact of celiac […]
A diagnosis of celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity not only changes what we eat, but how we celebrate. Gluten-free holidays certainly take planning and coordination to ensure that you or your loved ones can be safe while eating and enjoy the experience with some of your regular traditions! Here are some of our recommendations […]
Halloween candy is exciting for every child, but facing restrictions of a gluten-free diet while Trick-or-Treating can be challenging and disappointing for children. I suggest discussing the experience ahead of time to set expectations to keep the night fun. Also, it is important to discuss how candy will be eaten after Halloween night to encourage […]
Case reports in scientific literature over the past half century have demonstrated an association between iodine exposures and flare ups of dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), a form of celiac disease that results in itchy, blistering skin rashes.