Gluten is a protein found naturally in some grains including wheat, barley, rye, and spelt. It acts like a binder, holding food together. Some people have gluten sensitivity, different from celiac disease, an immune disease in which the patient's small intestine is damaged by gluten. Some of the symptoms of both conditions are similar: tiredness and stomach-aches. Gluten sensitivity can even cause muscle cramps and leg numbness.
Ms. Alexandra Rosenstock will be discussing the role of gluten and how some people benefit from avoiding gluten in our diets. Ms. Rosenstock is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist who is a member of the team at the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Thursday, March 28 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center, 2nd Floor, Weill Greenberg Center
1305 York Ave., New York NY