Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2014

Celiac disease is a genetic, inflammatory, systemic autoimmune disease. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010 after searching for 8 years for an answer to low bone density and some mild gastrointestinal discomfort. Since then I've worked as a dietitian with many, many people who have been recently diagnosed with celiac disease to ensure that they get the education and care that they need. Most of the time the diagnosis of celiac disease is supported by proper diet and lifestyle education. I've also worked with many people to navigate the complicated process of becoming diagnosed with celiac disease, after years of dealing with unexplained health problems. May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Please spread the word. Continue Reading

From Fork to Tummy to Brain

So often we hear about the foods we shouldn't be eating, and while it is true many foods have attributes that don't promote health, there are many foods that promote proper function. Our brains require a tremendous amount of supportive nutrition to maintain optimal function. Without appropriate nutrients brain function is impaired and we experience changes in mood, anxiety, focus, concentration and memory. The beauty of food is that you have control over the foods that land on your plate, meaning you have the power to improve your brain function. Continue Reading