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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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Is Whole Wheat Worse Than a Candy Bar?

gluten free bread 024by Sean Croxton

A tablespoon of pure white sugar.

A Snickers bar.

A banana.

And a slice of whole wheat bread.

If I were to ask you which of the edible items above causes the greatest surge in blood sugar, which would you choose?

My guess is that most people would pick the Snickers bar.

It’s a candy bar, and candy bars are sugar bombs that lead to diabetes, right?

Yup, but…

The answer is actually the one you likely least expected — the slice of whole wheat bread.

I kid you not. If you take a look at the glycemic index (GI) — which measures how quickly blood sugar rises after eating particular foods — you’ll find that whole wheat bread has a GI of 71.

Sugar – 68. Snickers – 55. A banana – 54.

Whole wheat wins!

Or loses…


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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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Podcast 227: How to Clear Up Brain Fog!

BrainBookCVR-199x300by Sean Croxton

And the fog rolls in.

You walk into a room with purpose, then all of a sudden you can’t remember why.

You’re in the middle of good rant and suddenly forget what you’re talking about.

Life is good, but you can’t help but feel depressed and unmotivated.

And those darn keys! It’s like they grow a set of legs when you’re not looking…

If you feel like your brain isn’t quite what it used to be, you’re probably right. Brain related disorders have become incredibly common. Unfortunately, both western and alternative medicine have completely missed the boat on the cause and cure for these issues, typically chalking them up to aging.

It’s not that simple.

While aging does in fact play a role in brain degeneration, there are plenty of other contributing factors that are not being addressed or even considered, including blood sugar problems, autoimmunity, stress, food intolerances, infections, neurotransmitter deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and more.

Last night on Underground Wellness Radio, Dr. Datis Kharrazian — author of the book Why Isn’t My Brain Working? — joined me for a fascinating discussion about the root cause(s) of brain fog, depression, anxiety, and other common brain problems. Plus, how to fix them!

Click the player below to listen to the show.

Or, click HERE to read the show notes.

Listen to internet radio with Underground Wellness on Blog Talk Radio

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Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Gluten Sensitivity!


1012-glutenby Sean Croxton

The doctor is in the house.

And, as always, he’s packing nothing but truth bombs!

Yesterday, gluten superhero Dr. Tom O’Bryan stopped by the studio to share a handful of facts that you probably didn’t know about gluten sensitivity.

If you’re dealing with headaches, skin problems, fatigue, mood issues, or know a child with celiac disease, you’ll want to check this out.

Here’s what you’ll learn…

* The connection between recurrent headaches, dead brain tissue, and gluten consumption.

* How skin problems can be the sole manifestation of gluten sensitivity.

* How removing gluten from the diet may be the key to restoring your energy and vitality.

* Why getting off of gluten can be so difficult, and how to find a trained Certified Gluten Practitioner to help you with the transition.

* Why there is a 40-96% increased risk of suicide in children with celiac disease versus non-celiac children.

* How people with celiac disease who consume gluten once a month are six times more likely to die early in life compared to the general population. Wait until you hear how much gluten we’re talking about!

* Why kids diagnosed with celiac disease are three times more likely to die early in life with or without a gluten-free diet.

Check out the video below to hear Dr. Tom tell it. Share your thoughts and comments below!

Be sure to check Dr. O’Bryan’s site at www.thedr.com.

He’s the man.

Out.

Sean
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss
Dark Side of Fat Loss


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How to Feel Like a Rock Star!

How’d it go this morning?

Did you hit the snooze button repeatedly until you had to get up, or did you jump out of bed eager to attack your day?

Did you turn to artificial energy — caffeine and sugar — to put some pep in your step, or were your batteries completely recharged from a good night’s sleep?

Did you feel like a rock — static and inert — or did you feel like a rock star?

I tell ya, if you’re not feeling like a rock star all day, every day, then you’re probably not living your best life — and that’s no fun.

Maybe you’re getting to bed too late.

Maybe the automatic negative thoughts in your head (ANTs) are wearing you down.

Or maybe you’re just not feeling passionate about your occupation, and dread showing up to work for another eight to nine hours of trading misery for a paycheck.

The circumstances standing between you and rock stardom abound. But with a few tweaks here and there, I can almost guarantee that your energy and vitality can shoot to the top of the charts.