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
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Katarina Mollo MEd, RDN, LDN

NCA Director of Education

Our dietitians are happy to answer your general nutrition 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.

Please note: Many things vary by country, and responses are based on the US only. International inquiries should be submitted to the relevant local celiac association for that country. Click here for a listing of celiac support organizations in other countries.

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 and/or the Gluten-Free Nation print magazine.

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Note: This information is provided by NCA and Melinda Dennis, NCA's Senior Consulting Dietitian or Katarina Mollo, MEd, RDN, LDN, NCA's Director of Education. 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. or Katarina Mollo, MEd, RDN, LDN by providing this information.

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Is wine OK on the gluten-free diet?
Do I need new, designated pans, plates, and utensils?

Do I need new, designated pans, plates, and utensils?

Should gluten-free food be prepared and cooked in new or designated pans, plates and utensils?

Is cheese safe for people with celiac disease?

Is cheese safe for people with celiac disease?

Is cheese safe for people with celiac disease?

Is whey gluten-free?
Eating out

Eating out

If I don’t feel sick after eating out, can I feel good about going to the place again or telling other people it’s okay? Do I have to keep checking that things are gluten free each time I go?

Talking to family and friends about CD and the GF diet

Talking to family and friends about CD and the GF diet

How do I talk to my family and friends about my celiac disease and the need for a gluten-free diet?

Do all products need to be certified gluten free and made in a gluten free facility if you have celiac disease?

Do all products need to be certified gluten free and made in a gluten free facility if you have celiac disease?

Do all products need to be certified gluten free and made in a gluten free facility if you have celiac disease?

What can I eat to increase my fiber intake and lower my cholesterol?

What can I eat to increase my fiber intake and lower my cholesterol?

Since being gluten free my LDL and total cholesterol have greatly increased. I used to eat a lot of whole wheat foods. What can I eat to increase my fiber intake and lower my cholesterol?

Is it OK for people with celiac disease to cheat on the gluten-free diet sometimes?

Is it OK for people with celiac disease to cheat on the gluten-free diet sometimes?

Is it ok for people with celiac disease to cheat on the gluten-free diet sometimes? I usually do not have any symptoms after I do it.