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Celiac Disease

Increasing numbers of patients are talking with their health care professionals about specialized diets and testing for allergies and food sensitivities as part of their overall wellness plan. Good diet quality is a well-recognized element of lifestyle medicine, but there is growing confusion among medical professionals and consumers about "good" foods and if they should eliminate certain foods from their diet. This talk will cover several of the popular media approaches to healthy living, including diets like Gluten Free, Whole 30, Ketogenic, as well as relevant data for health-related outcomes for each. The differences between allergic bowel disorders and intolerances will be discussed. Clinical and nutritional counseling tips will be provided.


This session will review the geographical distribution of people at risk for developing celiac disease and populations that should undergo screening for celiac disease. The faculty will describe the changing presentations of celiac disease, review the gastroenterological and extraintestinal manifestations (such as irritable bowel disease), and emphasize the importance of a gluten free diet as an integral component to successful remission. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on Feb 9, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.