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.

Gluten-Free Diet for Celiac Disease-Related Conditions

In addition to suffering from gastrointestinal problems typically associated with celiac disease some people with celiac disease may experience other diseases and chronic conditions as well.

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.

Diabetes: An Overview

During National Diabetes Month, learn how to manage your diabetes by working with a health care team to develop an individual plan that includes appropriate medical care, a healthy eating plan and physical activity.

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.

Orthorexia: An Obsession with Eating Pure

Orthorexia, an unhealthy fixation on eating only healthy or "pure" foods, has been gaining steam in recent years, fed partly by the profusion of foods marketed as healthy and organic.

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.

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