This course is designed for health professionals who want accurate information and up to date research about gluten related disorders and the gluten-free diet in order to effectively manage this growing population.
Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder affecting 1-2% of the population. An increased prevalence of celiac disease is seen in other associated disorders such as Type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid and liver diseases, Sjogren’s syndrome and Down syndrome.
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is another condition thought to be triggered by the ingestion of gluten, although other components in wheat and FODMAP carbohydrates also have been implicated. Due to conflicting research, the lack of diagnostic biomarkers, and overlapping symptoms with celiac disease and IBS, the true prevalence of NCGS is unknown. In addition, it has been found that some individuals with NCGS actually may have undiagnosed celiac disease.
This self-study CPE program will provide evidence-based and practical information about celiac disease and NCGS, including clinical presentations, serological and genetic testing, diagnosis, frequently questioned ingredients, nutritional concerns, preventing cross contamination, gluten-free labeling regulations, nutritional quality and safety of gluten-free products; gluten-free meal planning, shopping and cooking; client education resources as well as extensive references and web links.
“This book is absolutely outstanding — one of the best resources on the gluten-free diet I have ever read for completeness of information!” -Dr. Carlo Catassi, MD, Head of the Department of Pediatrics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy and Co-Medical Director, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, Boston, MA
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