The holiday season is upon us, and with that brings family celebrations, festivities and an endless array of food options. Each of these seasonal blessings, however, can bring their own share of burdens.
- Anxiously anticipating the attendance of a certain relative at an upcoming family gathering or stressing over funding a gift for your Secret Santa at the holiday work party can really put a hindrance on your holiday fun. How can stressful situations be handled in order to have an enjoyable holiday?
- Having a Celiac diagnosis can be difficult to manage on a daily basis, but imagine being surrounded by Christmas cookies, pumpkin pie and goodies from grandma. How is the best way to navigate through the season in a healthy way, while still indulging yourself from time to time?
- A healthy diet can be difficult to maintain with so many temptations lurking in every break room and family kitchen. Are there healthy alternatives to some of our favorite treats? How do we stay on track while engaging in family traditions?
During this festive season, medical-related issues can arise where an expert would be useful to help us gain a better understanding, and also give us tools to successfully manage any situation.
We’ve provided some experts below who could provide perspectives for your holiday-related stories, and have many more available for other holiday-related health questions.
Dr. Edward Creagan
Dr. Robert Orford
Celiac disease expert:
Dr. Joseph Murray
- Interview for article “Celiac Disease: On the Rise,” Discovery’s Edge, Mayo Clinic’s Online Research Magazine
Jennifer Nelson, M.S., R.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D.
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