Finding out you have Celiac Disease is a big transition. Often it's a good one that leads to feeling great, yet initially it's a lot of information to take in at once to understand what you need to do for your health. Much of it is because we're been eating one way for 15, 30, 50 or more years and it can be overwhelming to to instantly unlearn everything we've done and change overnight. Wouldn't life be easier if you could take a doctor or dietitian home as a portable reminder of the basics? And so the Celiac Disease Video Project was born.
See below for videos of Dr. John Snyder, Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology at CNMC in DC, Dr. Gary Kaplan, Medical Director of Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist discussing testing, diagnosis and follow-up, eating a gluten-free diet and a short segment on when it's not Celiac. Though there are an increasing number of videos out there on people's stories of diagnosis and ways to make a gluten-free pie, this is the first of its kind to do a run-down of the medical and diet basics by healthcare professionals. The Celiac Sprue Association has been kind enough to support the project.
If you have a Celiac support group and would like a copy of the DVD to show at a meeting, please email me and I can get you a copy via mail/download. You can either send a SASE to the address below, or you can mail or paypal (rd (at) harriswholehealth (dot)com) $2 to cover shipping and supplies.
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Dr. Snyder: What is Celiac and Who has it
Dr. Snyder: Signs and Symptoms of Celiac Disease (Part 2)
Dr. Snyder: Testing and Diagnosis (Part 3)
Dr. Gary Kaplan: Gluten Sensitivity
Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD: What is Gluten &Where is it found? (Part 1)
Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD: Common Questions &Vinegar, alcohol and more (Part 2)
Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD: Label reading, including examples (Part 3)
Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD: Oats and Cross contamination (Part 4)
Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD: Q&A and credits (Part 5)
And giant THANK YOU to Dr. John Snyder, Dr. Gary Kaplan, Susan Flinn, Doris Kuehn, Blair Raber, Fran Callahan, Evolving Communications, my editing brigade (Shirley, Sandra, Jessica, Susan, Wendy) Winnie Feldman, the Celiac Sprue Association and Erik Harris for helping make this dream a reality!