CELIAC DISEASE: NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES, IMPACT, AND TREATMENT
Celiac disease (CD), once considered to be rare, is becoming increasingly more common. However, 83% of people living with celiac disease are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. We will explore the reasons for this, the ways celiac disease presents itself, and the vitamin deficiencies that come along with CD. Celiac disease treatment is a life long adherence to a gluten free diet. While access to gluten free options is increasing, those with CD may still be at risk of ingesting gluten. We will discuss hidden sources of gluten and risks of cross contamination that impact the successful management of this disease.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify classical and atypical signs/symptoms of CD.
Become familiarized with the tests used to diagnose CD.
Identify common vitamin and mineral deficiencies associated with CD.
Understand and be able to identify hidden sources of gluten and cross contamination risks.
Provide gluten free diet recommendations and resources for clients with celiac disease.
About the Presenter: Lindsay Peter-Contesse, MS, RD, LDN
Lindsay Peter-Contesse, MS, RD, LDN works as a nutrition counselor and consultant in Nashville, TN, in both individual and corporate settings. Her previous
experience includes working as a clinical dietitian at a skilled nursing facility. Working in clinical and community nutrition settings has given
Lindsay the depth of experience to manage a myriad of health issues in multiple settings. She recently spearheaded a wellness program for a 300 person
commercial concrete company, and enjoys working with diverse populations facing unique nutrition challenges.
In her private counseling, she focuses on celiac disease, other autoimmune disorders, and food allergies. She has professional and personal experience
managing autoimmune disorders through diet. Lindsay feels passionately about the role nutrition holds as a tool for prevention of lifestyle diseases and for managing chronic conditions.