The avoidance of wheat as a therapeutic measure for suspected food allergy or intolerance is an increasing phenomenon. This session will focus on wheat allergy, celiac disease and gluten intolerance, with practical case-based discussions evaluating the evidence behind the prevalence, diagnosis and management of these conditions. The session will also focus on the nutritional aspects of wheat avoidance and how to replace vital nutrients in the diet.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the prevalence and presenting features of wheat allergy, celiac disease and gluten intolerance
- Analyze the effectiveness of the main diagnostic tools for these conditions
- Determine the key nutritional issues and solutions for those excluding wheat from their own or their child's diet