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