Appointments with a registered dietitian

Q: How frequently should I see a registered dietitian? And why? If you are diagnosed with celiac disease, both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the National Institute of Health recommend consults with a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) skilled in celiac disease.1,2 The NIH recommends continuous long-term follow-up by a multidisciplinary team, including an RDN1  but does not offer …

Airborne gluten

Q: Can a person with celiac disease have symptoms from airborne gluten? I was volunteering at a food pantry, I was putting bagels, cookies muffins into individual bags. I did have plastic gloves on, but today I was having some celiac symptoms. Gluten has to get into the GI tract to cause a reaction in celiac disease. Inhaling is one …

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?

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?