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 […]
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.
This year, the CDF Southern California Chapter has provided education on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity to more than 500 nurses in Southern California through the CDF School Nurse Awareness Program (SNAP). From February 12-14, 2015, Janelle Smith, RD, and Kris Ledesma, RN, attended the California School Nurse Organization Annual […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 experience unique symptoms and side effects when dealing with celiac disease. Join CDF Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Janelle Smith, and CDF Medical Advisory Board Member, Dr. Sheila Crowe, in our upcoming Ask-the-Dietitian Webinar on March 19 at 12:00pm PST.
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 […]