NFCA Presents "The Gluten-Free Effect on Athletes: Improving Performance Through Diet" - Celiac Disease
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Sep 5 2010

NFCA Presents "The Gluten-Free Effect on Athletes: Improving Performance Through Diet"

The NFCA (National Foundation for Celiac Awareness) is presenting “The Gluten-Free Effect on Athletes: Improving Performance Through Diet”, a webinar, on September 21, 2010 at 8:30 PM EST. My good friend, Erin Elberson of Gluten-Free Fitness, will team up with the NFCA to discuss common symptoms that prevent undiagnosed Celiac athletes from performing at their best, testimonials of athletic improvement, coping strategies for the athlete & athletic trainer and tips on smart snacking, including recipes.

Some more information about Erin:

Erin Elberson holds a master’s degree in Physical Therapy, and a bachelor’s in Health Science. More importantly, she was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2004. Elberson is an advocate of solid gluten-free nutrition along with sound fitness habits to improve quality of life and health. Her goal is to assist and educate people on how to make positive and impactful decisions regarding nutrition and lifestyle.

To register for the webinar, please click here. Those who may benefit from the webinar are athletes who are newly diagnosed, training for a fall race or are looking to improve their all around health. This webinar lasts for one hour and is free of charge thanks to a generous donation made by Blue Diamond Growers.

In addition to writing her blog, Erin also has just recently authored an ebook. Even if you have been gluten-free for a while, this ebook would be good for you. In Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Life, Erin emphasizes the use of whole foods and not processed foods. She includes grocery lists, hidden sources of gluten, safe kitchen tips and much more. There are recipes which Erin has called “Not-Really Recipes” that are quick & simple. You do not have to be a chef or even an experienced cook to prepare most of these recipes. The Chocolate Banana Protein Brownies are calling my name!

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!


  1. I am a living example of diminished athletic & overall performance while living as an undiagnosed Celiac. I had seemingly random episodes of lethargy and an inability to perform that hampered my endurance and breathing. Now that I am gluten free, things have improved significantly.

  2. Tiffany Janes says:

    These webinars from the NFCA are a great resource!

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