November Summit on Gluten Sensitivity – No Charge!
Friday, October 25, 2013 13 Comments
WORLD’S FIRST GLUTEN SUMMIT
Could it Change your LIFE?
© By Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, A.C.T., MCC, SCAC
What’s eating you just might be what you’re eating!
Dr. 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 ADDandSoMuchMore.com 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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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 )? 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 TheDr.com 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
WHO ARE THE GLUTEN SUMMIT SPEAKERS?
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.”
“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!
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 ADDandSoMuchMore.com 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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Related articles right here on ADDandSoMuchMore.com
(in case you missed them above)
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Related articles ’round the net
DO NOT MISS the many amazing articles linked to words in the article above!
- ADDITIONAL info on this summit – (and links to supports – on Dr. Parker’s CorePsych.com)
- The Poison I Took Unknowingly (nld21678.wordpress.com)
- Yourwellness Magazine Investigates Benefits of Gluten-Free Diet (prweb.com)
- Gluten, MS and Neuromyelitis Optica (trulyglutenfree.co.uk)
- Understanding and managing non-coeliac gluten sensitivity: “We are all on a learning curve”, says UK expert (medicalnewstoday.com)
- What’s the Big Deal About Gluten? (docmatthew.com)
- ‘The Warm Kitchen’ has 150 recipes for gluten-free cooks – latimes.com
- Gluten Free not just for wheat sensitivity (nowandzenvitalism.wordpress.com)
- Does Gluten Cause Acid Reflux, Heartburn and GERD? – by Dr Vikki Petersen (glutenfabulous.org)
- The World Without Gluten (thingskaylikes.wordpress.com)
- Gluten sensitivity real but rare (hoffday.wordpress.com)
- Gluten Sensitivity: An Introduction (movesleepeat.com)
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