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Jill’s Hosts Gluten-Free Educational Event for Patients and Practitioners

Dr. Mark Hyman Headlines Interactive Online Panel and Live Chat

Jill’s Hosts Gluten-Free Educational Event for Patients and Practitioners
Ambler, PA, April 27, 2011 --( The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is excited to announce that Jill’s, a web-based healthcare community for patients and practitioners with a special focus on comprehensive medicine, will host an interactive online event on the topics of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.

“Should You Be Gluten-Free” will take place Wednesday, May 11th 2011 from 1-2pm EST.

Join expert panelists Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times Best Selling Author and family physician; NFCA Founder and President, Alice Bast; and Jill Brack, Founder of GLOW Gluten-Free Cookies for a live presentation and audience Q&A, moderated by Jill’s List CEO and Founder, Jill Shah.

Approximately 21 million Americans suffer from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, conditions that can only be treated with a lifelong 100% gluten-free diet. This one of a kind event aims to educate both healthcare providers and patients alike, covering topics such as who really needs the gluten-free diet, how to recognize celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, what resources are available and more.

Patient Perspective Topics Include:

- The Gluten-Free Diet: What is it and who should consider it?
- Separating Myth vs. Fact: What’s the gluten-free buzz all about?
- Communicating With Your Doctor: Can I insist on a test? Is it covered by insurance? Should my family be tested?
- Life After Gluten: What patient resources and community support are available?

Practitioner Perspective Topics Include:

- Signs & Symptoms: When should I suspect that gluten is an issue?
- Diagnosing Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity: What tests can I rely on to identify undiagnosed patients?
- Best Practices, Treatments, & Patient Support: What does the gluten-free patient need?
- Continuing Education For Practitioners: Yes, free CME is available

Mark Hyman said, “Given the number of people who are potentially undiagnosed and suffering from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, it is critical that practitioners learn how to identify, treat and diagnose these conditions. Additionally, I encourage patients to confidently discuss any concerns they have if they think that they might be suffering from gluten sensitivities.”

To register for the “Should You Be Gluten-Free” online event, visit

For additional event and presenter information visit:

About NFCA and
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of celiac disease in order to gain prompt and accurate diagnoses for those suffering, supporting the health and wellbeing of those with the disease, and facilitating research that will better understand the disorder and find a cure. Visit for information.

Defining, Diagnosing and Managing Celiac Disease is a free, comprehensive, on-line continuing education activity (1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) from the NFCA for the primary care provider that presents current information and resources to improve recognition and care of the person with celiac disease. To access this activity and for full accreditation information please visit:

About Jill’s List:
Jill’s List is a free directory of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for patients, practitioners and organizations. Practitioners list their practice on Jill’s List and take advantage of free functionality like couponing, reviews, lead generation and SEO results. A practitioner must be certified and/or licensed in their field to use Jill’s List. The company verifies each practitioner’s credentials, making the Jill’s List Directory the most credible source of providers and organizations in CAM. Jill’s List provides practitioners with tools to help them run their practices more efficiently and will be adding enhanced features to its directory – like online scheduling and patient-centric medical notes – in July 2011. Consumers use Jill’s List to find and review practitioners in over 25 CAM disciplines. Visit for more information.

Contact Information
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
Whitney Ehret
215-325-1306 x 103

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