The Ethics of Prescribing a Gluten-Free Diet

The Ethics of Prescribing a Gluten-Free Diet

Description

As providers, we have dietary tools to help heal our patients which include the anti-inflammatory diet, Wahl’s protocol, Keto diet, Paleo, Whole 30, AIP, GAPS, SCD, Low Fodmap, etc. Many of these diets happen to be gluten-free diets and patients are pleased when symptoms improve.

However, without thoroughly testing for celiac disease prior to prescribing a gluten-free diet, we may be missing our chance to diagnose the most common autoimmune condition in the US. In the US we have only diagnosed 15% of all celiacs. We may be missing a core reason why our patients have a constellation of symptoms and grave sequellae despite our best efforts. A gluten-free diet is a medical prescription for celiac disease, and physicians are prescribing it without proper lab evidence, to our patients’ detriment. Dr Shaver will explore the salient topics within the ethics of prescribing a gluten-free diet.

What You’ll Learn

  • To apply ethics in discerning appropriate timing of prescribing a gluten-free diet.
  • To explain to your patient population the issues at stake regarding the ethics of prescribing a gluten-free diet prior to testing for celiac disease.
  • To practice a role-play conversation with your patients on the importance of testing for celiac disease.

What’s Included With Your Course

✔ Instant course access
✔ Lifetime course access
✔ 24/7 online access to course
✔ PDF of certificate of completion
✔ Certificate of completion available immediately upon finishing the course
✔ CEs / PDAs as outlined below

Course Content

  • The Ethics of Prescribing a Gluten-Free Diet 2h 00min

Instructor

Dr. Lisa Shaver is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist at Hive Mind Medicine in Portland, Oregon with a passionate interest in digestive disorders. Her expertise lies in celiac disease/non-celiac gluten sensitivity, GERD, SIBO, IBS, etc. Other expertise areas include hormonal imbalances, autoimmune conditions and neurotransmitter imbalances.

Dr. Shaver has lectured at national conferences, including the Integrative SIBO Conferences, SIBO Symposiums, Naturopathic Gastroenterology Conferences, Hawaii Doc Talks amid other speaking engagements. Dr. Shaver is a guest lecturer at the National University of Natural Medicine since 2012 and Bastyr University’s Advance Gastroenterology lecturing on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

She is past president, past board member and current member of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is the branch manager of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland, a gluten-free educational, community and support group in Portland since 2008.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1 CEU total (up to 1 CEU Category B) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    2 CEUs total (up to 2 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General, up to 2 hours Ethics) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    2.0 hours total (up to 2.0 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1 CPD total (up to 1 CPD Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    2 CMEs total (up to 2 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    2 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    2 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    2 CEUs total (up to 2 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    2 CEs total (up to 2 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    2 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    2 contact hours total (up to 2 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    2 CEs total (up to 2 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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