Registration Now Open for Summer Workshop
Do you need to review the gluten-free diet? Are you newly diagnosed? Do you want to be with other GF people during the summer? Register now for the Newly Diagnosed Workshop to be held during our Summer Workshop Meeting from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at Regis College in Weston.
Laurie Higgins and Lauren Komack, two of our most seasoned presenters with many years of experience, will be running this workshop. Don't miss this entertaining, educational, and enjoyable evening!
A New Leaf of Needham will be the exclusive vendor at this meeting, offering a convenient opportunity to shop for gluten-free groceries. Beverages and a light snack will be provided.
Registration is now open. The cost to attend the Summer Workshop Meeting is $10 for Healthy Villi members and $20 for non-members.
Send any registration questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-262-5422.
Healthy Villi Spring Conference Resources
The Spring Conference featured Dr. Ciaran Kelly's keynote address, What's New in Sprue? Slides from Dr. Kelly's presentation may be downloaded here.
Slides from Melinda Dennis and Pam Cureton's workshop, Reasons for Continued Symptoms in Celiac Disease and Updates on Food Labeling Laws, may be viewed here.
Slides from Happy, Healthy and Gluten-Free: Innovative Ways to Replace Gluten in Your Diet, taught by Claudia Pillow and Annalise Roberts may be downloaded here.
Recipes from the delicious gluten-free buffet lunch may be found here.
Questions & Answers may be found here.
Healthy Villi Member Lunch
A group of Healthy Villi members got together for a delicious and fun gluten-free lunch at Twist in Millis. Attendees enjoyed meeting new friends and old and great conversations and laughter. Everybody agreed that the food was delicious. Any and all members are welcome to come next time; watch for notices here and on Facebook.
Dr. Alessio Fasano Has Moved to Boston, Strengthening Region's Celiac Research
The Center for Celiac Research (CFCR) moved to Mass General Hospital in Boston in January 2013. The CFCR will also partner with the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Alessio Fasano (pictured at left) will continue to serve as Director of the CRCF. He will become the new Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center. Dr. Fasano will see both pediatric and adult patients.
The CFCR has been providing care for patients and conducting research on celiac disease and gluten-related disorders at the University of Maryland in Baltimore for 20 years. A spokesperson said, "We believe the CRCR's move will allow us to accelerate our goal of finding an alternative treatment/cure for celiac disease and gluten-related disorders as we work in partnership with the Celiac Disease Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center."
For more information about the CFCR and their move to Boston, visit their website.
Beth Israel Deaconess Launches Comprehensive Website On Nutritional Management of Celiac Disease
The Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has announced the availability of CeliacNow.org , a free, comprehensive website for the nutritional management of celiac disease.
Medical management topics will be added shortly.
The website was written by expert BIDMC Celiac Center clinicians and their colleagues, and edited by expert gastroenterologists and dietitians.
Three levels of information are provided for each topic – from very basic to more advanced – to appeal to a variety of readers, including clinicians.
The website content includes “Key Points,” “Take-Home Messages,” graphics, handouts, quizzes, a glossary and other resources.
It is also meant for those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Going Gluten-Free Is Only the First Step: Advice From a Nutritionist Who Knows
Sticking to the gluten-free diet is only the first step toward eating properly for people with celiac disease, says dietitian and nutritionist Melinda Dennis. In an interview, Melinda advises that whole grains and high-fiber foods are crucial to eating well, and that vitamin and mineral supplements also are likely to be part of a well-rounded regime. Melinda knows of what she speaks: besides her professional training, she herself has celiac disease.(Click for full story.)
Healthy Villi Accepts Online Payment
The next time you renew your Healthy Villi membership, sign up for a membership meeting, or make a donation, you will be able to do so online. That's because The Healthy Villi web site is on a new software platform that includes an electronic payment option. Use of the new capability is strictly optional. The new capability is intended for people who prefer to conduct business online, without inconveniencing anyone who prefers a more-traditional way of doing business, said Lee Graham, president of The Healthy Villi. (Click for full story.)