An important focus for me is educating people about coeliac disease, food intolerances, gluten, its minutia and the gluten free diet.
For more than 20 years I have been teaching the student dietitians in Sydney and Wollongong Universities about coeliac disease, gluten and the gluten free diet. I also contribute to their food intolerance lectures.
As much as possible I take opportunities to address other health professionals, the food industry and the public on these topics.
Gluten-Free’ really 100% Gluten-Free - Webinar
In 2020, in collaboration with Glutagen I gave a webinar on the topic “Is Gluten Free really 100% Gluten Free? Why it matters”. This webinar goes into detail of what gluten is and the difference between Gluten Intolerance and Coeliac Disease. It also describes some of the problems with hidden gluten, faced by those eating gluten free. It concludes with a mechanism of action for an enzyme called GluteGuard, sold by Glutagen, that can break down small quantities of gluten. The webinar discusses the context in which GluteGuard might be used.
Disclosure: Since this presentation was taped, I have become a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at Glutagen. I have no shares in the Company.
You can view the webinar below.
The Webinar by Dietitian, Dr. Kim Faulkner-Hogg
Understanding the webinar
The webinar talks about the following parts:
6:21 What is Gluten
2:30 Gluten-Free Terminology
3:57 Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity and Coeliac Disease
15:18 Accidental and Contaminant Gluten
22:57 Activity to read a Food Label
30:35 Quality of Life
35:35 Non-Diet therapies to combat contamination
43:22 Tips to live Gluten Free
All the references given in the video can be found here.
Some examples from recent years
Glutagen & Dietitian Connection webinar: Empowering People to Live Gluten Free, 2021
Free From + Allergy presentation: “When FODMAPs is not enough”, 2021
Free From + Allergy: Interview during Coeliac Awareness Week, 2021
Wheat: the staff of life or the stuff of disease.
Independence Australia Education Updates 2019. (Newcastle, Sydney, Tasmania, Brisbane, Melbourne and Geelong)
Coeliac Disease: Debating Trace Gluten
Megabite Nutrition, 2018Read more
Is wheat the supervillain it’s made out to be?Dietitians Association of Australia’s National Conference Sydney 2018.
My Relationship with Food is Complicated: difficulties of self-diagnosing food intolerances.Australian Institute of food science and technology conference 2017.
Webinar series on Coeliac Disease for dietitians Dietitians for the DietitiansAssociation of Australia’s Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Interest group (2014-2018)
What’s the deal with wheat: Is it in or out?Nestle Australia, Nutrition Update, Kogarah, Sydney, 2018
RPAH food chemical intolerance case studyEducation in Nutrition webinar (2017)
Food Allergy & Food Intolerance workshop for dietitians.Dietitians Association of Australia’s Melbourne conference 2016.
Adverse Reactions to FoodManchester Royal Infirmary United Kingdom, 2013
3-day lecture and workshop on food allergies, food intolerances and coeliac disease. Brisbane QLD, 2010.