Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
Nicole specializes in food allergies and sensitivities, particularly celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. People with these conditions cannot digest foods containing gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and kamut. Generally, people associate celiac disease and gluten sensitivity with gastro-intestinal symptoms, however gluten can cause damage to all organs and systems in the body.
Whether you have celiac disease or another type of gluten sensitivity it is essential that you follow a lifelong gluten-free diet. Some people do not adhere to a gluten-free diet because they do not fully understand it and/or they mistakenly think that occasionally consuming gluten in small amounts is ok.
Diagnosed with celiac disease over ten years ago, Nicole understands the challenges faced when first making the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle. She will provide you with personalized dietary and supplement recommendations designed to lower inflammation in your body and restore health. Nicole will also provide information on hidden sources of gluten, questions to ask when eating out, how to read labels, and tips for grocery shopping.
Unfortunately, many conventional physicians are unfamiliar with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity and are not trained in how to properly diagnose these conditions. Nicole can also provide you with information on finding an appropriate physician to work with and the best diagnostic testing to obtain.