Video Presentation


Linda presented "Eating Well with Scleroderma"  at the National Scleroderma Foundation's annual Patient Education Conference in Atlanta on July 26-27, 2013.  The content focuses on the unique nutritional needs of people living with scleroderma, with specific emphasis on preventing nutritional deficiencies, reducing inflammation, managing gastrointestinal challenges and fighting fatigue through healthy food choices.  Even though this presentation was developed specifically for scleroderma patients, the content is helpful to anyone suffering from autoimmune illness, such as fibromyalgia, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. 


Access the video via and search for "Eating Well with Scleroderma". 


Online Nutrition Articles


Spring 2012


Linda co-authored "Eating Well With Scleroderma", with rheumatologist and director of the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program, Dinesh Khanna, MD.  The comprehensive nutrition article examines the variety of nutrition-related issues patients with systemic scleroderma face as a result of extensive gastrointestinal involvement, provides suggestions for decreasing risk of malnutriton and offers recommended diet changes for optimal symptom relief and improved quality of life. 

Refer to the complete article on the University Of Michigan Scleroderma Program's website:




The full six-page brochure was published in the Spring 2012 issue of "Scleroderma Voice" and is now available for


October 2011


Do you have trouble falling asleep or spend a great deal of time tossing and turning at night? Did you ever stop to think how your food choices and lifestyle habits could be negatively impacting the quality of your sleep? Or, did you know poor sleep habits can make it more difficult to manage your weight?  It’s true.  The less time you spend in restorative slumber, the easier it is to gain weight and the harder it is to lose. 


Linda was interviewed for an online article exploring how one’s diet and sleep habits can affect weight gain.  If you are interested in learning some useful strategies for eating and sleeping better tonight, check out the full article: