Do you have unanswered general nutrition questions about the gluten-free diet and lifestyle?
NCA now has a team of experts who are happy to answer your general questions about celiac disease.
This month, A.C. Decker, MSW, LICSW from Norwell, Massachusetts provides answers.
This month's answered questions:
- I do all the prep work before I go out to a social event like call ahead and ask questions, eat beforehand, or bring food. But sometimes, it just ends up that I can't eat what is being served and I feel so awkward when people ask why. Do you have any suggestions of what to say and how to feel less awkward?
- I was just diagnosed and it's really hard to know what to do or say when I go out on dates, especially for the first time! Help!!
- I work with a lot of high-level associates for my job and we are always having working meetings over meals. I do my best to be inconspicuous when I order my food, but it has gotten really hard and I've gotten sick a couple of times. My colleagues just don't understand. Do you have any thoughts?
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.
Note: This information is provided by NCA and a carefully selected team of experts in their field. 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, any individuals, or any affiliations by providing this information.