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Oct 28, 2013 01:44PM

Dr. Wendie Trubow

Dr. Wendie Trubow, chief operating officer at Visions HealthCare in Dedham and Wellesley, has been named to the Healthy Villi board. A volunteerbased nonprofit organization, the Healthy Villi provides support and education to people with celiac disease and their families.

“I am honored to be selected to the Healthy Villi board,” says Trubow. “As someone living with celiac disease, I know firsthand the frustration of diagnosis and the challenges to living gluten-free. I look forward to working with the organization to provide valuable information and caring support to others suffering from celiac.”

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to ingesting gluten. Over time, this reaction produces inflammation that can damage the lining of the small intestine, limiting nutrient absorption. The disease affects about one in 133 Americans and is more prevalent in those of Jewish, Scandinavian, Spanish, Italian and Irish decent. More information is available at HealthyVilli.org.

At Visions, Trubow and her colleagues provide an integrative approach to health. “Rather than simply masking symptoms of illness, Visions’ goal is to foster fundamental changes that allow patients to live healthy, vibrant, productive lives well into old age,” says Trubow. “We have approximately 80 employees, two acupuncturists, 20 physicians and three nutritionists, and we also provide chiropractic care and physical therapy.”

Location: 170 Worcester St., Wellesley and 910 Washington St., Dedham. For more information, call 781-431-1333 or visit VisionsHealthCare.com.

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