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The Gluten Free Society is now offering a Medical Certification course to health care providers. The course will improve a provider’s knowledge of gluten sensitivity, related issues and how to diagnosis then treat related illnesses. The Society offers two different types of certification, with the first one starting at 200 dollars. More information can be obtained here: http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/find-gluten-free-doctors/gluten-free-society-tier-1-certification-course/
According to CeliacCentral.org, “It is estimated that 85% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions.” As a result, millions of Americans go years without the proper treatment. This reason alone is why the Gluten Free Society has been advocating for better education of gluten related issues. “We offer two types of certification because it is needed. It is that simple. People are having their quality of life injured because there is a lot of misinformation and misunderstandings surrounding gluten intolerance,” said Dr. Peter Osborne.
The Gluten Free Society’s Tier 1 certificate includes each health care provider being listed as an expert in the Society’s healthcare provider and physician database. The Gluten Free Society is an online resource for doctors and patients seeking help in the area of gluten related diseases. The site has more than 60,000 visitors monthly. There is a second level certification specific to experts in the field of gluten related diseases. This fee is 300 dollars and also allows the expert to be listed on the Society’s website.
The Gluten Free Society lends its support to research endeavors revolving around grains, gluten, lectins, and other compounds within grain that may harm human health. The organization provides an ongoing analysis and commentary of research performed in the field of food sensitivity/intolerance. Members of the media can contact Helene Vece of JumpStart Ink and Media Manager for the Gluten Free Society to request an interview with Dr. Peter Osborne.