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Meet Janelle Smith, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Meet Janelle Smith, UCLA-educated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and member of CDF’s Medical Advisory Board. Janelle specializes in gastrointestinal symptom management through appropriate nutrition and food choices, helping you adapt to living on a gluten-free diet. As CDF’s new resource to help our community live gluten-free, she is here to provide tips and tricks for Back to […]

Get into the Back-to-School Spirit


The start of a new school year can be exciting, but also overwhelming at the same time. While you’re back-to-school shopping for clothes and supplies, make sure to prepare for how a gluten-free diet will affect you or your child in the new school year! CDF Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Janelle Smith, helps you make it […]

Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes


Many individuals diagnosed with type 1 diabetes only discover they have celiac disease through routine screening because of the known relationship between the two conditions. Most report having no symptoms of celiac disease, and that the diagnosis is sometimes seen as an after-thought to the diabetes. Whether or not individuals have symptoms, if a celiac […]

International Celiac Disease Symposium 2015 – a Dietitian’s Perspective


At the International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS), celiac practitioners, researchers, patients, and leaders from around the world come together to share their collective knowledge and experience, and to propel forward the practices of treating and preventing gluten-related disorders. This is the one place to go to find the world’s experts in celiac disease, as they […]

Food for Thought, With CDF’s Dietary Leaders


“You almost have to have a PhD in Food Science these days just to read a nutrition label,” Shelley Case, BSc, RD, CDF Medical Advisory Board Member, joked while addressing the confusion over ingredients to avoid on a gluten-free diet. Luckily, Case and two other leaders in gluten-free nutrition, Anne Roland Lee, EdD, RD, LD, […]

Women’s Health & Celiac Disease


Women have special considerations when it comes to nutrition, no matter what stage of life they are in. Women with celiac disease need to be particularly mindful of getting adequate nutrients in the diet if they have been malnourished from years of undiagnosed celiac disease. Struggles with conceiving and risk of osteoporosis are of particular […]