Janelle Smith, MS, RD, specializes in gastrointestinal symptom management through appropriate nutrition and food choices, helping you adapt to living on a gluten-free diet.

Role of Gluten Consumption in Childhood Celiac Disease Development

Within the last year, at least three studies were conducted with the goal of determining the relationship between the amount of gluten ingested and the risk of developing celiac disease. An important review of these studies, conducted by Jonas Ludvigsson and CDF Research Committee Member Benjamin Lebwohl, concluded that new clinical trials must be conducted…

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Gluten-Free Diet & Weight Changes

Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, including Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board Member Dan Leffler, conducted a study to determine the effects of the gluten-free diet (GFD) on weight changes in celiac patients after diagnosis. The authors note that while weight gain would be welcome and expected in initially underweight patients, similar…

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Dietary Supplementation Advice for Celiac Patients on a Long-Term Gluten-Free Diet

Often, when a patient is following a long-term gluten-free diet with good compliance, micronutrient deficiencies cannot be detected. This review - published in the scientific journal Medicina - evaluates the most recent literature on micronutrient deficiencies in patients following a long-term gluten-free diet in order to provide dietary supplementation advice. The study concludes that in patients with micronutrient deficiencies caused by celiac disease, vitamin supplements may be necessary.

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Celiac Disease Follow-Up Checklists: Dietitian Commentary

“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…

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