Monday, December 15, 2008

GFRB Health Network Welcomes A Celiac Dietitian

I mentioned last week the formation of the Gluten Free Raleigh Blog (GFRB) Health Network which I hope turns into a large network of the health specialists in Raleigh who are the most familiar with Celiac Disease. If you need some help with issues surrounding Celiac Disease or the Gluten Free Diet, the hope is that you can use the Health Network as a starting point to get the help you need.

I'd like to welcome the first member of the GFRB Health Network, Leslie Gaillard. Leslie is a registered dietitian who has been living with Celiac Disease since 2003. Some of you may have been referred to a dietitian when you were first diagnosed for assistance in learning the GF Diet. I've heard examples of CD patients showing up and simply receiving print outs about the GF Diet from various Web sites. Most of you probably know more than the Dietitian you saw if they are not living the GF lifestyle. To bad you're probably out several hundred dollars before you can figure this out! This shouldn't be the case with Leslie since she is actually living the GF Diet.

Here is a little more information about Leslie...

Need a Dietitian who actually has and understands Celiac Disease?

Leslie Gaillard is a registered dietitian who is licensed in the state of North Carolina to provide nutrition counseling. She received her Master of Public Health degree with a focus in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She regularly counsels individuals in the area with Celiac disease as well as a variety of other gastrointestinal disorders including irritable bowel disorder and ulcerative colitis. Leslie has been living successfully with Celiac disease for the past 5 years. She also has other food allergies including dairy and soy. Leslie enjoys counseling new Celiacs and guiding them through the process of transitioning to this new way of eating. She wants them to understand that the diagnosis can be a blessing in disguise. The gluten free diet can be a well-balanced, nutritious, and enjoyable eating plan. If you are interested in speaking with her, contact her at
Welcome aboard Leslie and thanks for helping out!

FYI - The Gluten Free Raleigh Blog does not benefit in any way by sharing this information with others. The GFRB Health Network is simply meant to be a useful tool in helping others with their Celiac Disease or GF Diet. If you have any questions or if you have any suggestions about potential members for this network, please email me.


Anonymous said...

If anyone needs a psychiatrist familiar with celiac disease (and who has diagnosed several cases himself) Dr. Michael Golding of PsychSupport is worth checking out.

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