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How to Avoid Gluten at Restaurants!

by Sean Croxton

This is great.

I know a few people who are HIGHLY sensitive to gluten.

I mean, even the most minute exposure to the stuff — aka “getting glutened” — will have them bedridden and/or on the toilet for the next few days.

No bueno.

So for these folks, it is of utmost importance that they remain exceedingly vigilant while dining out.

But remember, sensitivity to gluten can be a silent killer, slowly eroding your intestinal lining, blood-brain barrier, and other tissues before the overt signs and symptoms kick in.

In other words, you don’t have to have extreme reactions to gluten to keep a watchful eye on it.

The good news is that many restaurants these days are offering gluten-free menus, and servers aren’t as clueless about gluten sensitivity as they used to be.

With so many hidden sources of gluten, how can you MAKE SURE that there’s none on your plate?

In today’s video, Dr. Tom O’Bryan shares an awesome tip he learned from Gluten Summit presenter and Certified Nutritionist Jaqui Karr.

Can’t wait to try this one myself…

Dr. O’Bryan’s Gluten Summit starts Monday morning. Get registered to attend at:

www.freeglutensummit.com

And if you missed this week’s podcast with the doc, you have to check it out. We played some fantastic clips from the summit. Classic show.

Click here to LISTEN to the show.

Happy Friday,

Sean


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Podcast 232: Seriously, Stop Eating Gluten.

imagegetter.jspby Sean Croxton

Is gluten contributing to your health problems?

There’s one way to find out, and it doesn’t exactly require expensive testing and such.

Just STOP eating it.

Do it for 30 days and see if you feel better.

In my experience working with health coaching clients, nine out of ten people find that some, if not all, of their nagging health problems tend to disappear with the removal of gluten from the diet. When they start eating it again, the problems come right back.

Two plus two, right?

By now, everyone has heard of a gluten-free diet. Some people swear by it. Others call it quackery or a fad.

But this is no fad, my friends. This is science.

Our friend Dr. Tom O’Bryan has put together a FREE online summit that will inform you on the how, what, and why of gluten sensitivity.

www.freeglutensummit.com <-- Register Here

This week, the doc was my special guest on Underground Wellness Radio. We played and discussed some of his favorite clips from the summit.

This was some goooood radio!

Click the player below to listen to the entire interview.

Or, click HERE to read my notes!

Listen to internet radio with Underground Wellness on Blog Talk Radio

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Podcast 230: Brain Grain with Dr. David Perlmutter

grain-brain-bookby Allyson Drosten-Brooks

Heart healthy.

Lowers cholesterol.

These familiar labels are stamped across products up and down the supermarket shelves.

They’re the lines that you hear repeatedly during commercial breaks.

And for those who don’t know any better, thy are what people look for when making their food choices.

But here’s the thing – cholesterol is VITAL for life. If we didn’t have cholesterol, we’d be dead.

And the war against cholesterol needs to end now.

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain, was recently a guest on UW Radio and discussed the role of cholesterol for many essential life functions.

For example…

Did you know that 25% of the cholesterol in your body is found in the brain, where it is an antioxidant, helps build neuronal membranes, and is the precursor that allows your brain to make vitamin D? (Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol, too.)

With that in mind, why would we want to lower cholesterol, hence inhibiting those functions that are vital for life?

Dr. Perlmutter also shared the shocking results of a study observing the correlation between cholesterol levels and cognitive brain function. But you’re going to have to listen to the show to find out the results…

Bottom line is, cholesterol is your friend helping you live a long, healthy life. Not your enemy.

Click the player below to listen to the entire interview.

Or, click HERE to read my notes!

Listen to internet radio with Underground Wellness on Blog Talk Radio

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This is Your Brain on Gluten.

brainonglutenby Sean Croxton

You eat your morning toast, then can’t remember where you put the car keys?

You have a sandwich for lunch, then can’t seem to focus on your afternoon tasks.

Coffee, please!

Your kids slurp down whole grain cereal for breakfast, then come home from school with notes from their teachers about “attention deficit”.

Could these all be connected?

According to Dr. Tom O’Bryan — renowned gluten expert and host of the upcoming Gluten Summit — the scientific literature seems to think so.

In fact, the research shows that the consumption of gluten can cause reduced blood flow to the brain.

Like the doc says in today’s video, try crossing your legs for two hours, then stand up and walk.

This is your brain on gluten — low blood flow, poor function.

Click THE VIDEO below to watch the first of a series of 3 videos the doc and I filmed this week sharing a few of his favorite pearls from the summit.

And be sure to SAVE YOUR SEAT at the free, online Gluten Summit at the link below. Doors open Monday, November 11th!

www.freeglutensummit.com

Happy Friday,

Sean


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These Ain’t the Same Grains!

by Sean Croxton

Last night, I cracked open my copy of Wheat Belly by next Tuesday’s Underground Wellness Radio guest Dr. William Davis. I’ll admit that after reading hundreds of health-related books, I’m becoming quite the book snob. If the author can’t get my attention within the first ten pages, I’m done. Moving on!

Wheat Belly had me hooked from page one. This guy can write! The information is scientifically backed, written in plain English, and absolutely spot-on. I even let out a giggle here and there. Can’t wait for our interview!

You know a book is good when you’re carrying it around the house with you – which is exactly what I was doing around dinner time. While cooking up a lamb burger (no bun), I recommended Dr. Davis’s book to my very fitness-minded roommate Jennifer. She and I have talked about the evils of grains several times before. Despite our discussions, she’s still not sold.

It’s cool. She’ll come around. :)

To her credit, my roomy brandished what I consider to be the most powerful dogma-defeating weaponry in the entire arsenal: logic.

When confronted with the erroneous misgivings of saturated fat and cholesterol by Real Food skeptics, I routinely respond by wondering aloud how an old school food (or nutrient) can cause brand new diseases. To her credit, Jennifer threw that very same logic right back at me. She wondered how grains – which have been around for at least ten thousand years – can all of a sudden cause so many health problems.

How can something that The Bible refers to as The Staff of Life be the source of so much modern illness? Didn’t God nourish the Israelites with the bread (manna) from Heaven? Well, according to gluten expert Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, seven out of ten people are sensitive to gluten, the toxic protein found in most grains! Were the Israelites somehow exempt from gluten’s wrath? Or was the all-knowing God just a little behind on his research?

The truth is that we are not eating the same grains that Moses may have snacked on as he hiked up Mount Sinai. In fact, we’re not even eating the same grains our grandparents ate! In just a mere 50 years, grains – wheat, in particular – have become a mutant species crafted by the hands of human intervention in the name of increased crop yields, resistance to drought, disease, and heat, as well as an end to world hunger – all of which are honorable causes and tremendous scientific achievements. However, the accelerated evolution of wheat through hybridization – a feat that would make Gregor Mendel proud – has been to the detriment of human health.

To understand how wheat has gone from a comparatively innocent wild grass to what the New England Journal of Medicine recently declared the cause of 55 diseases, we have to go back.

Way back.


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How to Make Flourless Chocolate Cake!

by Sean Croxton & Scott Kustes

I have a weakness.

And it goes by the name of chocolate!

Last month (I’m way behind), my main man Scott Kustes of Naked Food Cooking stopped by the UW Kitchen to show us how we can satisfy our chocolate cravings semi-healthy style with this flourless chocolate cake.

To be totally honest, I thought I was gonna hate this one since it had coffee in it. Coffee disgusts me. Yuck!

But I totally dug it!

It’s reeeeally simple with just a handful of ingredients. And it’s quite tasty, especially the ganache!

Scott put together the directions for you. Here they go!

Try it out and let us know how it turned out.

Stay tuned. Scott and I also made some delicious Pork Belly with Pineapple Salsa. I’ll get it edited and uploaded some time next week.

Click HERE to learn more about Scott’s online cooking course!

Out!

Sean