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Looking for someone to help you manage your diet, gut health, or help you feel your best on the gluten-free diet?
Have you been recently diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (gluten intolerance)?
I’ve vetted the following nutritionists, dieticians and health coaches to help you.
All of them work with clients virtually from around the world, but I’ve included their locations in case you’re looking for someone local to you.
Please visit each practitioner’s homepage to learn more about them, and be sure to reach out to several of them to find the best fit for you.
Look for someone who is:
- Healthy. Work with individuals who are working hard at being healthy themselves; we must all practice what we preach, right?
- Positive.There’s no room for negative energy when you’re actively working on your health.
- Flexible. You want someone who will take a custom approach to your diet and health, as there is no one size fits all approach. You also want someone who doesn’t set a lot of restriction on what you can and can’t eat. Red flags to avoid are professionals who tell you to never eat at restaurants or who demand you eliminate many foods at once.
- Empathetic. A little empathy goes a long way. The professionals I recommend have been through their own health issues and are uniquely suited to help you.
- Holistic. Look for someone who specializes in integrative, holistic and/or functional nutrition. You want to get to the root cause of your ailments, and these individuals are uniquely qualified to help you.
- Qualified. Certifications and degrees demonstrate expertise and should be strongly considered in your decision. That said, some registered dieticians put down health coaches, and that’s not cool. I’m a health coach with a certification in integrative nutrition who actively works hard at being healthy all while living with celiac every day. (Please note I’m no longer doing one-on-one coaching as of January 2022.) If a RD tells you a health coach isn’t qualified to help you, say “no thanks” to him or her instead. I know many amazing health coaches and some awful registered dieticians. The street goes both ways. Ultimately you want a good, qualified person who has a great track record and someone who you personally mesh with.
Recommend Celiac and Gluten-Free Practitioners
Maya Rose, MS, CNS at Gut Revival Nutrition (Portland, OR)
Maya is a bright light in the gluten-free world, and she specializes in helping people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivities and gut issues. She has such a positive energy that I found myself wanting to know more and more about her. She knows her stuff and has helped so many people feel their best selves again. And her Instagram page is super fun too. You can set up a 20-minute free consult with her at this link.
Learn more about Maya’s amazing Gluten-Free Jumpstart Program! The Gluten-Free Jumpstart Program includes six weeks of video lessons + access to a private forum where you can talk with other program members + 6 weekly group coaching sessions with Maya.
Allana McKinnon, FDN and Certified Gluten Practitioner at My Celiac Solution (Denver, CO)
I met Allana many years ago and have always admired her. I recommend Allana to celiac disease individuals who are struggling with their health despite being on a strict gluten-free diet. She picks up where many doctors leave off or have failed our community.
Nicole Ritter, HHP, FDN-P and Certified Holistic Nutritionist at Nicole Ritter Health (Denver, CO)
Nicole is a personal friend whom I adore and trust with my whole heart. I’ve sent many people her way, and everyone sings her praises. Her positive energy will change your life – and health – for the better.
Agnieszka Messina, Certified Holistic Health Coach at The Agni Life
Agni contacted me awhile ago and I just love her motto and positive vibes. She lives in San Diego, California and has been gluten free for 10 years, so she deeply understands how overwhelming the gluten-free diet can feel. She specializes in working with people with celiac disease and helping them and their families during this overwhelming transition to a gluten-free lifestyle.
Am I Missing Someone Great?
Are you or do you know of a fantastic health coach, nutritionist or registered dietician who specializes in helping people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities? Please send me their names so I can personally vet them. Thank you!