November Summit on Gluten Sensitivity – No Charge!

Could it Change your LIFE?

© By Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, A.C.T., MCC, SCAC
Self-Health Series

What’s eating you just might be what you’re eating!

no-gluten-symbolDr. Charles Parker (The New ADHD Medication Rules) just sent me an email with a link — to make sure I didn’t miss the chance to learn what experts working in the field have to say about gluten sensitivity.

Apparently there’s an amazing Summit of experts in
gluten-related research willing to spill their guts
– November 11 through November 17 –
online, thanks to the wonders of the internet!
(registration link below)

 I decided to post the registration information here on so that you have a chance to find out what all the shoutin’s about concerning gluten sensitivity right along with me.

Gluten, for those of you who are unclear, is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

WHAT? Give up grains! Are you NUTS?!!

I know – it sounds crazy, right? Isn’t bread supposed to be the staff of life?

Yet I’ve heard a lot about the increasing number of problems doctors in-the-know are finding that have been traced back to gluten sensitivities.  Some of these include life-long health issues that cleared right up when gluten was eliminated from the diet of those who were suffering.

At a recent conference, I also heard some amazing stories from colleagues who’ve gone gluten-free — and they looked GREAT, btw! (which means younger and thinner, with clear eyes and glowing complexions, to name four)

Still . . . give up grains? 

  • No toast – cereal, cakes, cookies?  Can one even live without pasta?!!
  • Maybe this idea is a bit extreme – perhaps another wonder-diet of the moment?

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GlutenSummitIsn’t it worth a look-see?

WHAT IF IT WERE TRUE that gluten sensitivity was even a part of any of our ongoing health concerns — from migraine headaches, auto-immune issues and allergies of many types, to struggles with anemia, weight, digestion problems — trouble conceiving, even?

The claims of linkage are pretty remarkable, actually.

Wouldn’t it be worth our time to at least listen to the experts talk about the research they say they have conducted and know about that won’t even be published for years yet?

THOSE OF US who are citizens of Alphabet City have an even greater reason to take a look – because gluten sensitivity has been shown to exacerbate our symptoms: like mood swings, brain-fuzz, lack of drive and energy for completion, to name just a few.

Going gluten-free, SOME of us might even find our symptoms settle down to a point where we don’t need to take medication to manage.  Think of the time and money we’d save in medication hassles alone!

Apparently gluten sensitivity is not all that rare.

DID YOU KNOW that non-Celiac gluten sensitivity is up to 30 times more prevalent than its more severe cousin, full-blown Celiac disease (which affects an estimated 1% of the population, depending on whose statistics you read and believe, and is the ONLY “relative” that can be picked up in the ubiquitous blood test most doctors believe tests for all forms of gluten intolerance)?

Documented, apparently – now that we finally have other tests to diagnose the other cousins (using saliva or a stool sample to test for elevated antibody levels, essentially). Some experts assert that an estimated 60% of irritable bowel syndrome [IBS] diagnoses are actually misdiagnoses — that they are actually gluten-sensitives!

Doing a bit of preliminary research, I also came across the following information –
from Dr. Marianne Beck of
Women’s BestHealth

“If you suffer with fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, eczema and other skin rashes, constant muscle and joint pain, lupus, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, migraine headaches, osteopenia and osteoporosis, diabetes, thyroid disease, cardiomyopathy, chronic anemia, coordination problems and asthma, gluten sensitivity may be at the root of your symptoms!

(wonderful links in the two paragraphs above – don’t miss ’em)

Current medical research has begun to make a pretty good case for links between ADD, ADHD, OCD and dementia to gluten sensitivity!”

TO BE CLEAR: this is not the same as saying that gluten is the cause of these disorders — there are bona fide cases found in individuals with no gluten sensitivity.  However, gluten sensitivity could be the factor that kicks you over the diagnostic line.  In that case, avoiding gluten will ameliorate your symptoms.

For a dramatic and unfortunate report of a severe case of gluten intolerance followed by a physician comment CLICK HERE for the BMJ article in the Practice section, entitled A Patients Report: Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity – nice reference section at the bottom as well (with my gratitude to reader/physician BusyDarling – who provided the link in her comment below.)

The Jury’s Still OUT

Did you realize, however, that most doctors haven’t a clue about the findings of gluten research that’s been done in the last TEN years?

I didn’t either until I listened to the recording on the registration page (well of course I registered!)

I’ll admit I’m not exactly sure what the numbers mean in terms of of their effect on the entire population – or even a significant slice of it – but it does peak my interest enough to go find out about it. You can too.

Depending on the strength of the information presented, who knows?

Even if I don’t go gluten-free myself, I may well decide to pop for a set of the recordings. The free part lasts for 24 hours after each presentation only — each day from Monday, November 11 through Sunday, November 17, 4 or 5 interviews will be available to watch for a 24-hour period.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan of has been studying the effects of gluten for 32 years now himself – he has interviewed 29 of the world’s opinion leaders on the topic – EXPERTS on gluten-related disorders, diet and nutrition and healthy living throughout the lifetime – for a series of online sessions taking place at NO CHARGE from November 11-17, 2013.

FOR EXAMPLE: The Summit begins with a rare public interview of Dr. Michael Marsh – the physician/researcher whose Marsh Criteria have long been the gold-standard for Celiac Sprue diagnoses.

For the most part, we’re not talking about expert marketers here – these are real EXPERTS, some of whom are languishing in relative obscurity when it comes to sharing their expertise with those of us who don’t work in their fields.

Dr. O’Bryan asks them the questions we wish we could ask them ourselves.

During the summit, open to professionals and “civilians” alike, we will:

  • Learn about the latest research on gluten-related disorders & begin to
    understand why gluten experts insist that we MUST call more attention to them;
  • Gain improved knowledge of proper diagnosis & treatment methods;
  • Encourage more clinicians, practitioners and patients to ask,
    “Could this health issue be a result of  gluten intolerance?”
  • Learn what’s involved in living without gluten and
    best-practices for healthy eating away from home


View the complete list of Speakers HERE by scrolling DOWN the registration landing page.
If that page is no longer up when you are reading, an article HERE on ADDandSoMuchMore
lists the speakers – and I believe the MP3’s are still available for purchase.

According to Dr. Charlie Parker, who sent me the email with the notification of this Summit, “Dr. O’Bryan interviewed the early researchers and field pioneers who made us aware of gluten-related disorders, the clinicians applying the science, the researchers seeking answers, and, finally, the nutritionists who help us make healthy lifestyle decisions.”

Gluten Summet Registration graphic and link“The goal of The Gluten Summit is to shift the scientific discussion and clinical recognition of gluten-related disorders forward by five years. Meaning, we want the conversation between patients and doctors that will be happening five years from now to happen now.”

Put it on your calendar or in your datebook NOW
before you space it out!

REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE – or on the graphic at left


Full Disclosure (and request):  I have registered for an affiliate link — which means a percentage of sales of recordings from anyone who registers after clicking the links to the Summit from will come my way. I’m hoping to make enough to pay for my own set of recordings, and to offset some of my recent blog/internet expenditures.

You don’t HAVE to buy anything, really!  But if you plan to check out this Summit, click to register from one of the links on THIS page, ok?  That way, if you do purchase recordings subsequently, I’ll get credit for the “sale.” It will really help.  Thanks

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

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  4. busydarling says:

    Have you checked out the BMJ article about it? I’m listening to the podcast (well, I will be soon).

    I always find it very funny to read that ‘most doctors have no clue about this’ as a doctor… whilst screening for the strong scientific evidence around the claims… of COURSE I’ve heard about it.
    I’ve also heard about a lot of quacks prescribing gluten free diets to patients with unrelated stuff, costing them a lot of money in the end. I don’t think any of this is clear yet.
    Of course, if something seems to work, it works, but even if cutting out gluten means the symptoms attenuate, it doesn’t mean they were caused by gluten. There are so many factors.

    I don’t eat much gluten anyway. My body does best with lower carb loads.

    Listening to it now, and there’s more to this. Interesting.


    • Nice to “see” you again. Thanks for the link – I’ll check it out.

      You underscore TWO important points in your coment above:

      1- Some of those “most” doctors who seem to be clue-free about gluten research INCLUDE those who see gluten-intolerance where maybe it doesn’t exist, prescribing expensive and life-disturbing “help” that doesn’t

      2- Correlation does NOT prove causation!!!! That can’t be said too many times in too many different ways.

      HOWEVER, my fav comment from one of my favorite psychopharms from years gone by (now retired) was this – speaking about ADD treatment, in this case:
      “If a patient reports that eating peanut butter sandwiches helps with symptoms, my professional advice is ‘keep eating those sandwiches.'”

      I’ve never done well with gluten carbs myself (weight gain, primarily, not strictly calorie-related) – but as I age and ADD seems to be more of a struggle, I’m exploring *anything* touted to help and willing to give it a one-rat study.

      I try NOT to “drink the kool-aid” myself – and recommend that approach generally.

      Thanks for ringing in on this.


      • busydarling says:

        Oh, definitely, if something works keep on doing it.

        The thing is, people claim it works if I can obviously see it doesn’t.

        I’m lactose intolerant, btw. Like most adults world wide, actually. Yet, everybody is going on about gluten, and Paleo… but we all keep on using and drinking milk. Weird, isn’t it?


        • Weird indeed! Large % of ADDers can’t do milk – although it is what I call a “cognitive sensitivity” vs. a physical reaction commonly looked for to dx an “allergy” or “intolerance.”

          Too much milk makes me NUTS – and I was never much of a milk fan growing up. Making sure I got my 3 glasses daily back when “don’t set yourself up for osteoporosis” was the hot topic on the airwaves was what eventually led to my own ADD dx — kicked me RIGHT over the incontrovertible diagnostic line.

          I have worked with ADDers who swear by things that are CLEARLY not working, too. I have no supportable theories to cite there – but their faith in their “this works better for me” approach seems to be unshakable to the point where one or two were not even will to try something different for ONE WEEK!

          So, we had to move right along to work on something else. THEIR lives, right? Not mine to judge.

          There is at least one “Paleo” speaker in this summit – I have read as many cons and pros, and it seems that most of the science crowd hates it — so I look forward to hearing this particular speaker’s interview.

          I’m off to get ready to take on the outside world, taking advantage of a rare time I am awake during the daylight hours.

          Gotta’ hassle car-stuff, including buying 4 new tires (dry-rot, apparently, can’t handle winter). Then there’s the REST of a long “todo in the outside world during business hours” list.



          • busydarling says:

            Ah good luck with all of that!

            Trust me, I get physically ill when drinking lactose. Starbucks was kind enough to offer me a blinded reintroduction test a while ago, and I was lucky to make it to the bathroom in time! (I’ve been using lactase treated products, so the taste of cow’s milk wasn’t alarming anymore!)

            Have a lovely weekend.


            • Thanks So sorry your reaction to lactose is so dramatic – mine is more sublte, but a real ife-stopper none-the-less. If I can possibly manage it, I planned a car-trip to a friend’s Woodstock-like b’day weekend celebration. Trying to get there before it ends.

              As I mentioned on YOUR blog – I’ve been under the weather all week, and if I can’t get some car-stuff handled today I’m FU#& – ed where that is concerned. We’ll see what my mechanic can do for me today – and whether Walmart can put on new tires (yeah, I know, but it’s my best shot, last minute)

              I’m also about out of Meds (that MAYBE the pharmacy has in stock for immediate pick-up), they are threatening to sell my stuff in storage unless I can get there before they close with a credit or debit card (no, they can’t take it over the phone for some bizarre reason) – yada, yada yada!

              My KINGDOM for 24/7 services!!!

              You have a lovely weekend. Even thinking about mine makes me want to go back to BED!



  5. janetkwest says:

    I went vegan for a year, and that was the healthiest year for my digestive system. A lot of vegetables. There’s a lot to learn about what’s in our diets.


    • [aside – just realized I wasn’t “following” you – now remedied — sorry it took me so long! blame it on ADD and the fact that the WordPress Reader doesn’t work well for my cognitive style]

      I’m eager to find out more about this gluten/health connection. I think part of the reason gluten sensitivities are still pooh-poohed by so many is that science doesn’t really understand the link between the gut, the brain and the body — Dr. Parker’s crusade.

      I’d LOVE to hear more about your year as a vegan
      – why did you do it, why did you stop, what changed during and after? Any interest in a guest-post for my Self-Health Series?



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