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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 […]

Take Care of Your Heart

Did you know, those diagnosed with celiac disease have an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases? An article published last year found that individuals with celiac disease were almost two times more likely to develop coronary artery disease (CAD), and 1.4 times more likely to have a stroke. The study did not pinpoint the reason behind this association, […]

Managing Diabetes and Celiac Disease

A diagnosis of both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease comes with questions and adjustment. Keep in mind the following advice from the CDF Medical Advisory Board for managing this dual diagnosis: Give yourself time and find a great team Find a great physician and dietitian to help you in this journey. YOU are the […]

Staying Healthy in the New Year with Celiac Disease

Every New Year begins with the best of intentions. Read on for specialized info for those on the gluten-free diet to take your health to the next level in 2015 (plus tips to help these changes stick!) Maximize Your Health with Naturally Gluten-Free Foods There’s no need for expensive gluten-free health products that boast claims that seem too […]