S.F. Bay Area Welcomes Globetrotting Gluten-Free Advocate

By Vic Dolcourt Goodbye, New York City – Hello, Santa Cruz The Bay Area gluten-free community is pleased to be the landing spot for celiac advocate Erin Smith, who moved here from New York in January. Erin’s name, vitality, and smile may be familiar to members of our community who are active in national and regional gluten-free events. As a longtime blogger, experienced traveler and successful community organizer, Erin is a popular speaker with a busy schedule. She is starting to focus her energy on the Bay Area, including establishing a new support group in Santa Cruz and attracting...

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Ten Positive Aspects of a Celiac Disease Diagnosis

Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and registered dietitian. She also trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Her practice is located in Napa, CA. 1100 Lincoln Ave. Suite 200 Napa, CA 94558 (707) 927-5622 Office www.TheCeliacMD.com   Revelation  The last time I rode a snowboard was more than ten years ago – prior to my celiac disease diagnosis. After my diagnosis, life got busy and snowboarding was put on the back burner. I was fortunate enough to be back in the mountains this week and back on a...

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Gluten Free Canteen: Greens & Bacon Frittata

By Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel  I bet you thought we only ate cake for breakfast. But, here’s  a surprise. It’s been 5 months and 5 days since my last bite of cake. Like my computer, every time I reach an incremental year older, something goes haywire. In the computer’s case, it would be the poor aging fan farm. In my case it is my poor aging over-used beta cells. When my blood glucose threatened to send me over the top into spikey-no-good-blood-sugar-land I took charge of my caboose by signing up for low carb with a touch of healthy vegetables...

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Gluten Causes Keratosis Pilaris(a.k.a. “chicken skin”): Fact or Myth?

Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and registered dietitian. She also trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Her practice is located in Napa, CA. 1100 Lincoln Ave. Suite 200 Napa, CA 94558 (707) 927-5622 Office www.TheCeliacMD.com   According to “Dr. Google,” the tiny bumps popularly known as “ chicken skin” that occur on the backs of arms and on cheeks and thighs can be cured by eliminating gluten from the diet. Is there truth to that claim or is it yet another Internet myth?  Found in...

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Primer for Health Care Providers: Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and registered dietitian. She also trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Her practice is located in Napa, CA. 1100 Lincoln Ave. Suite 200 Napa, CA 94558 (707) 927-5622 Office www.TheCeliacMD.com Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Please click on the link below to view the article. Dr. Burkhart wrote this article for Sonoma Medical Magazine to help educate physicians and other practitioners in their understanding and treatment of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Please feel free to print this article and share...

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