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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 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!

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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! – video version

by Sean Croxton

Here I go hating on grains again!

Last month, I posted the written version of this one. You can read it HERE.

Today, as I flipped through Dr. William Davis’ ridiculously awesome (and funny) book Wheat Belly for the 80 billionth time, I got the itch to post this video version.

Be sure to send this to all of your friends who swear by the virtues of whole wheat, and those who assume that the grains we eat today are the same ones consumed during Biblical times.

Oh, how things have changed.

By the way, thanks for the birthday love yesterday. You guys rock!

Later.

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss