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For Patients: Celiac Disease Resources

Myths and Milestones – a symposium on Celiac Disease and Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Hosted by the New England Celiac Organization (NECO) and the Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School featuring the celiac centers at BIDMC, Mass General and Boston Children’s Hospital

Saturday, April 1, 2017
8am - 4pm
Four Points at Sheraton, Norwood, MA
For patients, their family members, nutrition professionals, nurses, other healthcare professionals and interested individuals
Gluten-free breakfast and lunch
Gluten-free Vendors
Presentations by and Q & A panels with 13 regional, national and international leaders
4.5 CEUS for registered dietitians and nurses
Early bird discounted rates thru 3/13/17 for NECO members and dietetic students
To register now:

Conference Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions about Celiac Disease

Probiotics Reference Guide

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are friendly or "good" bacteria that, when ingested in adequate amounts, are beneficial to health. These healthy bacteria fight harmful bacteria, preventing illness and gastrointestinal infections.

Probiotics are most commonly found in yogurt but also in other fermented foods such as miso, raw kimchi, raw sauerkraut, and kefir; they are found in much greater quantities in probiotic supplements. Depending on the symptoms, a person may benefit from taking probiotics to improve gastrointestinal health. Discuss your situation and specific symptoms with your doctor or dietitian to decide whether you might benefit from probiotics.


The Celiac Center provides this Probiotics Reference Guide as a useful resource on probiotics; however, BIDMC is not endorsing or recommending the use of probiotics, any particular product or specific brand. The information about these products comes from their websites, customer service representatives, and published data. Always check with the manufacturer to be certain the product is gluten free, as ingredients on labels may change at any time. Please note that many of the probiotics claims are not proven by any clinical data. Talk with your doctor or dietitian to decide whether you might benefit from probiotics.


Contact Information

Celiac Disease Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
East Campus, Dana 601
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215