Diseases and Conditions

Diseases and Conditions

If you have a chronic condition, a carefully planned diet can make a difference. With certain diseases, what you eat may reduce symptoms. In other cases, diet can improve health.

Understanding Celiac Disease

People with celiac disease cannot eat foods containing gluten. In people with celiac disease, the body's immune system responds to gluten by damaging the lining of the small intestine.

The only treatment for celiac disease is to eat a gluten-free diet. See tips on reading food labels, grocery shopping, eating away from home, avoiding cross-contamination and other resources for a gluten-free lifestyle.

Exercise and Diabetes

It's American Diabetes Association Alert Day. If you are at risk for diabetes, making exercise a part of your lifestyle will improve your diabetes and reduce complications.

Whether you have been diagnosed with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, to successfully manage the disease you need to understand how foods and nutrition affect your body.

What Is Disordered Eating?

Yo-yo dieting and a pre-occupation with food are nothing new in our culture. But when does a fixation with what is consumed, calories and weight become a major health concern?

Eating disorders are serious illnesses. Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder. Learn more about types of eating disorders, signs and symptoms, risks and ways an RD can help.

How an RDN Can Help with Kidney Disease

A registered dietitan nutritionist can teach kidney disease patients how to eat the proper nutrients to help prevent progression of the disease.

If you are diagnosed with kidney disease, what you eat can ease the workload of your kidneys. You'll need a meal plan that meets your individual needs and keeps nutrients in check.

Latest Articles