Let’s Optimize Your Digestive Health!


Hi! I’m Susan Algert, PhD, RD,  with 30 years of experience as a clinical nutritionist helping people feel better through the curative power of food.

I specialize in Celiac Disease, gluten-sensitivity, casein-free diets, FOD Map diets, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and imbalances of the gut microbiota.

Let’s optimize your digestive health!

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About Dr. Algert

Susan Algert, PhD, is a registered dietitian using nutrition and therapeutic diets to heal chronic diseases. She is the west coast authority on gluten free diets, having worked as the Clinical Research Nutritionist for the Warren Celiac Center at the University of California School of Medicine from 2006 until 2009. Over a half million people have viewed her presentations on celiac disease, “Understanding Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity: Your Gut Reaction” and “What You Need to Know About Celiac Disease”


Dr Algert most recent presentations on gluten sensitivity to both professionals and the public include the 2013 Celiac Awareness Tour in San Diego California, the 2013 annual meeting of the Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program in Palm Springs. Her work includes numerous radio, print and other media interviews.

Dr Algert is also an accomplished culinarian and author of the UCSD Healthy Diet for Diabetes: A Comprehensive Nutritional Guide and Cookbook. She conducted the last unscripted interview with Julia Child regarding American culinary culture in her home at the age of 91, which was published in the journal Nutrition Today in 2004.

Currently, Dr Algert works to promote healthy eating by teaching people to grow and preserve their own fresh fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on gluten-free menu planning. Her work has expanded to include treatment of all types of digestive disorders, food sensitivities, and imbalances of the gut microbiota. She is committed, above all else, to helping people improve their health and well being through the curative power of food and holistic nutrition.

Dr. Algert has devoted over 30 years to practice as a clinical dietitian. She obtained her undergraduate degree in dietetics from the University of California, Davis, an MS in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a PhD is in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine. She retired as a professor from the California State University system in 2006 to return to clinical practice and research with the University of California.







The information provided on this website does not constitute medical advice and is intended for informational purposes only. The gluten-free diet is much more involved than what is presented here. It is very important that you schedule an appointment with a dietitian familiar with the gluten-free diet as soon as possible.