Ask Questions About Nutrition and Celiac Disease
Do you have unanswered general nutrition questions about the gluten-free diet and lifestyle?
Melinda Dennis MS, RDN, LDNNCA Senior Nutrition Consultant
Katarina Mollo MEd, RDN, LDNNCA 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.
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.
Q: I have a confirmed diagnosis of celiac disease (CD). Do I need to see a gastroenterologist (GI doctor) for ongoing follow-up or can I just see my primary care provider regularly? It is not clear from the research who should monitor the follow-up of patients with CD and how often.1 Various studies have remarked on follow-ups with primary care
Q: What is silent celiac disease? In 2013 a multidisciplinary task force of 16 physicians from seven countries published an article evaluating the numerous celiac disease (CD) related terms that exist in the literature. The team determined that “silent CD” is equivalent to “asymptomatic CD.” Use of the term silent CD is now discouraged.1 So, let’s take a look at
Q: I am reading about bone broth and its touted benefits for people with celiac disease. Do you recommend it and how should I take it? There has been a lot of hype about bone broth in recent years. However, at this time there is very limited research available on bone broth, so it is hard to say if it
Q: I have read both your & Gluten Free Watchdog’s statements on GF oats, purity protocols, testing methods, etc. My question is, if the product they are in is Certified Gluten Free, then do I really need to worry about what process was used? Because regardless, in the US, doesn’t the certification process mean that the product itself will have
Q: Should I ask my family and friends not to bring crumbly cookies, bars and crackers to gatherings at our house? I feel as if the longer I am gluten free, the more sensitive I have become. Twice in the last couple of months, people have brought very, very crumbly cookies to get-togethers at our house. I do the cleaning
Q: Is celiac disease curable by medicine? There is currently no medication available to cure celiac disease. The only treatment available to manage celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet. However, there are several medications that are being studied for celiac disease that may become available in the future: ImmusanT is working on a vaccine called Nexvax2 that aims to