Ep. 6- Dana Elia, RDN: Everything You Need to Know About Gluten


Dana Elia, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is a registered dietitian nutritionist as well as the owner of Fusion Integrative Health and Wellness in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dana has over 20 years of experience in medical nutrition therapy, integrative and functional nutrition, and health and wellness coaching.  Additionally, Dana is an adjunct faculty member at the PA College of Health Sciences.  She has extensive experience teaching classes on a variety of health-related topics- both for the general public, as well as continuing education programs for healthcare providers and professional organizations.

In May 2017, Dana was granted the Fellow status (FAND) within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which recognizes her commitment to the field of dietetics and celebrates her professional accomplishments and pursuit of life-long learning. Dana is also currently working on her doctorate in clinical functional nutrition through Maryland University of Integrative Health.


Check out Dana Elia’s practice, Fusion Integrative Health & Wellness,  here: http://www.fusionihw.com/

Follow Fusion Integrative H&W on Twitter @FusionIHW

Follow Fusion Integrative H&W on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/FusionIHW/

**If you have any additional questions about gluten sensitivity testing or related items, email Dana at fusionihw@gmail.com


Dana Elia

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Dana’s personal journey to realize the power of food in healing
  • What a gluten sensitivity is
  • The difference between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity
  • Why gluten proteins can be so problematic for humans in general
  • Why gluten sensitivities are on the rise
  • The importance of focusing on naturally gluten free foods
  • Symptoms of a hidden gluten sensitivity
  • Dana’s personal non-negotiables for health of mind, body, and soul


Link to episode in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-6-dana-elia-rdn-everything-you-need-to-know-about-gluten/id1330534343?i=1000404461440&mt=2


Additional resources:

The Institute for Functional Medicine- Find a Practitioner- https://www.ifm.org/find-a-practitioner/

Alessio Fasano, M.D. – Spectrum of Gluten-Related Disorders: People Shall Not Live by Bread Alone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvfTV57iPUY


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