http://www.newvitalityhealthfoods.com (PRWEB) October 30, 2012 -- New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. staff enhances their training as Certified Gluten Practitioners. As a result, they are able offer newly diagnosed celiacs and those with gluten sensitivities the education and specialized services they require as they transition to a gluten-free lifestyle. Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner, and owner of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. along with store manager, Diana Sourek, MS, CNC, and Certified Gluten Practitioner are the only two Certified Gluten Practitioners in Chicago’s Southside and neighboring Southern suburbs.
“Statistics illustrate that there is dominant increase of people being diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. As a result, it is imperative that we are prepared to address all of their needs,” began Dr. Griffin. “Earning a certification as a Gluten Practitioner ensures that we are specifically trained in understanding how gluten affects the body, what underlying symptoms can arise with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, and most importantly how to successfully function on a gluten-free diet.”
The standard treatment of celiac disease or gluten intolerant patients is a lifelong elimination diet in which food and drink products containing gluten are avoided. While in principle the treatment appears simple and straightforward, embracing a gluten-free diet is not an easy undertaking. All of this translates into a monumental undertaking, particularly for those who have to please the taste of children who must now be gluten-free.
The Murphy family of Palos Heights, Illinois has been relying on the staff of New Vitality to help their family manage living with multiple food allergies. James Murphy explained, “My wife Kelly first came to see Dr. Griffin when my children were diagnosed with food allergies. Dr. Griffin and the New Vitality staff helped my wife and I understand how important it was that my children adhere to a gluten-free diet. They guided us through a difficult process and helped educate us what foods and nutritional supplements would be important to support the body. Our children continue to thrive. Dr. Griffin continues to help keep us healthy by identifying what our bodies need to maintain optimal health.”
Emerson Murphy added, “I like coming to New Vitality because they have all of my favorite foods. My favorite is the gluten-free breads. We always find new food to try.”
Over 55 diseases have been linked to eating gluten. Over the last few years, there has been a correlation of gluten sensitivity as a common initiator of multiple pathologies. Attention deficit disorder, autism in children, migraines, as well as numerous autoimmune diseases has been associated with the sensitivity to gluten. A gluten-free diet often helps to alleviate symptoms caused by this intolerance and prevents further damage to the body.
Dr. Griffin concluded, “When I opened New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. 24 years ago, I envisioned New Vitality to be much more than your typical health food store. I wanted New Vitality to serve as a resource center; a haven where customers could expect to be helped by a team of trained professionals who would be able to aide them toward a path of superior health. I feel that part of our goal has been realized when doctors and health care provides direct their newly diagnosed celiac and gluten sensitivity patients to New Vitality for assistance. We are eager to share our wealth of knowledge and experience with them.”
About New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.:
New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. provides Chicagolands’ largest selection of allergy-free foods that have met their high standards for taste, quality, and nutrition. New allergy-free foods are introduced weekly. They also carry frozen foods, vitamins, herbs, homeopathic, aromatherapy, books, body care, pet care, household item and much more. New Vitality features only the highest quality, effective nutritional supplements to support our customers’ total health. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. is located at 9177 West 151st St., Orland Park, Il 6062. (708) 403-0120 http://www.newvitalityhealthfoods.com.