Janelle E. Smith, RD, MS
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Janelle E. Smith, RD, MS

  • Gastroenterology Nutrition|
  • Gastroenterology
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Torrance Digestive Diseases | 2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 125, Torrance, CA 90505


Janelle is a registered dietitian nutritionist with expertise in both gastrointestinal disorders and eating disorders. She was motivated to become a dietitian when she was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009. She believes that understanding the individualized effects of food in the body is an empowering part of treatment. Janelle utilizes mindfulness and self-compassion in addition to diet changes to help patients minimize diet restrictions and live a fulfilling life.

Janelle received her masters of science in nutrition and dietetics from California State University Northridge, then trained at the Veterans Health Association in Los Angeles. She is a certified eating disorder dietitian through the organization, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). She is a leader within the community of celiac patients and professionals, advocating for faster diagnosis, better care and improved quality of life.

Adult Only: Digestive disorders with a special interest in celiac disease, food intolerances and eating disorders co-occurring with digestive disorders.

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MS, California State University Northridge, 2014
RD, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 2014

Areas of Focus

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
Food intolerances
Eating disorders
Gluten free diet
Irritable bowel syndrome counseling


How to manage bloating
Nutrition tips for colorectal cancer prevention
The FODMAP diet: What you need to know
What is lactose intolerance?
Is your food actually gluten free?
IBS and disordered eating: GI and dietitian perspectives | Adrienne L. Lenhart, MD, and Janelle R. Smith, MS, RDN, CEDRD | UCLA
Dietary interventions to manage bloating
Functional GI: Dietary management, ARFI disorder, chronic abdominal pain
Functional GI: Non-pharm treatment, diaphragmatic breathing, behavioral therapies