Whether you have a new diagnosis or have been living with Celiac, supporting your gut is essential to keeping symptoms at bay so you feel your best.
With the support of a Foodsmart registered dietitian, you'll get personalized nutrition guidance to help you heal your gut and keep it healthy. Plus, with daily support tools you can find thousands of gluten-free recipes, plan meals, and have food delivered.
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Celiac Nutrition Program Details
What You'll Get
- A program to help you manage Celiac disease and gluten intolerance — customized specifically to you
- Evidence-based nutrition curriculum with weekly topics of focus
- Frequent check-ins with your dietitian to customize and adapt your plan based on progress
- Access to the Foodsmart app for meal planning, recipes, grocery delivery and more
- An accountability partner and long-term support
How to Sign Up
- Schedule your first visit. During your first visit, mention you'd like to begin the "Healthy Gut Program". Your new dietitian will go over what the program looks like, adapt it to your needs, and schedule your subsequent visits.
Managing Celiac with Nutrition
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac Disease is a serious autoimmune disease whereby the consumption of gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley) causes damage to the small intestine. The lining of the small intestine is the site of nutrient absorption and when it is damaged, the typical finger-like protrusions are flattened, leading to nutrient impaired nutrient absorption (malabsorption). Symptoms of Celiac include abdominal pain, bloating, fatigue, bowel-issues, weight loss along with nutrient deficiencies like anemia which can lead to a host of other symptoms.
Nutrition is the treatment for Celiac
The treatment for Celiac is a complete avoidance of gluten. With an abundance of gluten-free alternatives on the market, this is easier than ever. However, it is inevitable that someone with Celiac may have an unwanted run-in with gluten from time to time. If you've recently been diagnosed with Celiac, it's likely your symptoms may be at a peak. A gluten-free diet alongside a diet that strengthens and heals a damaged gut is an essential step in getting back to good health.
No matter where you are on your journey, a dietitian can be an integral part of your support system.
The Foodsmart Approach
Your journey begins with a visit with a dietitian. If you're interested in the "Gut Health" program, mention it to your dietitian and they'll give a program overview, adapt it to your needs, and schedule your subsequent visits. Once you've got a plan in place, explore the daily tools available to you on the Foodsmart app.
Meet your personal dietitian
Choose a 30 or 60 minute visit with a dietitian to define your goals and create a plan. Your dietitian will get to know you — your goals, health history, and preferences to find an approach that is truly unique to you.
Receive a customized plan
Your dietitian will create a nutrition plan just for you which will include a meal plan, tips and tricks, and educational tools. That's everything you need to see success!
Build better habits with daily support
Follow your meal plan in the app and customize with 1000's of chef-crafted recipes. Plus, save time and money with automatic grocery lists, grocery delivery, grocery deal finder, and more!
See results and celebrate the journey
Schedule monthly check-ins with your dietitian to adapt your plan based on your progress or changing needs, and to celebrate your wins!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our program is driven by registered dietitians who are clinically trained in medical nutrition therapy to treat all conditions with nutrition. Unlike many "one-size-fits-all" programs, we take a personalized approach to understand who you are and what you're looking to accomplish and then develop a plan just for you. We've seen numerous clinical outcomes amongst our 1.5M members including helping those them lose >5% of their bodyweight and keep it off for two years. With those kind of long term results, we're confident we can offer the support you need.
We work on your schedule. Whether you are available to meet once a week or once a month, we'll be here. We develop a plan that is specific to you so whether you have a goal to reach in one month or six, we can create a plan to help you get there.
If one obtains a positive test for Celiac disease and a they are experiencing symptoms they may receive a diagnosis for Celiac disease. Celiac disease requires a diagnosis.
In the absence of taking this test or if one obtains a negative test but is still experiencing symptoms they may have a gluten intolerance.
In both cases, it may be recommended to avoid consuming gluten. It's best to work with your doctor and dietitian to choose the best course of action based on your individual circumstances.
These days, nearly every supermarket contains gluten-free items or, in some cases, an entire section! Paired with anti-gluten marketing, it can be hard to know how to navigate what's best for you.
The short answer is — it depends. Many gluten containing products, like whole grain breads, are healthful, whole foods. Many gluten-free products contain carbohydrate substitutes, sugars, and are highly processed. You see, the answer isn't simple.
The best course of action is to work with a dietitian to determine how gluten affects you and develop a plan that works for your unique experience.
In general, products that contain wheat, rye, or barley contain gluten. However, gluten can be hard to spot on food labels. For example couscous and spelt are forms of wheat, soy sauce and malts, and seitan (a common meat-alternative) contain wheat.
In short, ican be extremely hard to spot. If you're strictly avoiding gluten it's best to look for certified gluten free foods.
Your dietitian can help you learn to decipher what is safe and what isn't.
Symptoms of Celiac disease can be highly individual but generally people experience abdominal pain in the form of cramps, sharp stabbing pain, or persistent aches. They also experience bloating, inconsistent bowel movements (diarrhea and constipation), weight loss, nutrient deficiencies and secondary symptoms.
If you're having these symptoms, it's best to consult your doctor.
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