Ask Questions About Nutrition and Celiac Disease

Do you have unanswered general nutrition questions about the gluten-free diet and lifestyle?

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Melinda Dennis MS, RDN, LDN

NCA Senior Nutrition Consultant

Melinda Dennis is NCA's Senior Dietitian Consultant and is happy to answer your questions about celiac disease. Please submit questions that are applicable to a general gluten-free audience. We regret that personal clinical questions (medical history, labs, supplements, etc.) cannot be addressed.

Time allowing, every effort will be made to answer all submitted questions. Some questions may be chosen to be anonymously included in the e-newsletter also posted on this website. Questions related to children or teens (17 years old and under) will be sent to clinicians at Boston Children’s Hospital and may require more time.

Due to certain deadlines, new questions will not addressed until January 2019. Thank you for your understanding.

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Note: This information is provided by NCA and Melinda Dennis, NCA's Senior Consulting Dietitian. This information is meant for educational purposes and is not intended to substitute for personalized medical advice or replace any medical advice provided directly to you by your health care provider. This information can be printed and used in consultation with your physician or dietitian. No liability is assumed by NCA, Ms. Dennis or her nutrition consulting service Delete the Wheat, LLC. by providing this information.

Wheat grass juice and barley grass in supplements

Wheat grass juice and barley grass in supplements

1. Is wheatgrass juice safe for people with celiac disease? 2. Do you know what barley grass is?

Celiac genes

Celiac genes

If a person does not have the celiac genes, can celiac disease be ruled out?

Quinoa

Quinoa

Do you have any patients reacting to quinoa? Is quinoa consumption totally safe for celiac and for non-celiac gluten sensitivity patients? How would you approach a case where a patient is complaining about quinoa?

Blood tests and supplements

Blood tests and supplements

Should I get some kind of vitamin blood test done yearly? What type of supplements or vitamins should I be taking? My doctor just says to stay on a gluten-free diet.

Looking for GF toiletries

Looking for GF toiletries

I am looking for body lotions and hair spray, shampoos, conditioners and mousse that are gluten free. Can you help me?

Arsenic in brown rice

Arsenic in brown rice

I have read that there is arsenic in brown rice. What about brown rice flour? As a celiac, brown rice and/or brown rice flour are consumed daily. Advice or any recommendations?