Even a Milligram of Gluten A Day

Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DABCN is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease. He is a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He is a clinician par excellence in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective. He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Institute for Integrative Medicine and the National University of Life Sciences. Dr. O’Bryan is always one of the most respected, highly-appreciated speakers. Dr. O’Bryan’s passion is in teaching the many manifestations of Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.
Celiac Disease, or Gluten Sensitivity stems from a fundamental wheat allergy. There are many manifestations of this disorder. Visit http://www.thedr.com to understand why gluten sensitivity and Celiac Disease affects the body more outside than inside the gut or intestines along with many products to help cope with the damage incurred from gluten. Understand the research behind many auto immune diseases triggered by gluten and wheat. Learn why following a gluten free diet may not be enough. Understand the current state of testing for gluten sensitivity. Learn about the protocol effective for healing to begin.

A Milkshake Experiment

Published on Apr 14, 2014

Can you control your metabolism with your mind? Alia Crum says that if we really want to lose weight, we’d eat foods labelled ‘fatty’ instead of ‘diet.’ A film by Bianca Giaever and story by NPR’s Alix Spiegel.

Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach

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Psychoneuroimmunology: How Inflammation Affects Your Health


Story at-a-glance

  • There’s a bidirectional relationship between all of the major chronic diseases and psychiatric diagnoses (patients who struggle with chronic diseases are more likely to be depressed and vice versa)
  • The role of inflammation, across these disease states, is now becoming more well-known
  • Depressive symptoms are the manifestation of many downstream effects on hormones and neurotransmitters, but “upstream,” there is a river of inflammatory markers
  • The communication between your gut and brain appears to rely, in part, on the vagus nerve, and is bidirectional in nature
  • Compelling research suggests your mental health can be improved by reseeding your gut with beneficial bacteria. Fermented foods are important for this

Standard Nutritional Guidelines for Heart Health Are Wrong

Story at-a-glance

  • Three recent articles in prominent journals point to the fallacy of standard nutritional recommendations for heart health, yet the American Heart Association won’t budge
  • Studies continue to find no significant association between saturated fat and cardiovascular risk. In fact, new research shows high-quality saturated fat is actually cardioprotective
  • Replacing saturated fat with carbohydrates and omega-6 polyunsaturated fats has detrimental effects on your lipid and metabolic profiles
  • Most vegetable oils are extremely high in omega-6 fats while being low in omega-3s, with very little nutritional value remaining after processing
  • Canola oil is one of the worst vegetable oils you can consume, as it is typically laced with chemical solvents, herbicides, trans fat, and other contaminants

"Ingredients" Documentary Looks at the American Food System

American Food

Story at-a-glance

  • The documentary film Ingredients takes a refreshing look at the local food movement that is sweeping the US
  • By shifting to locally grown foods, you improve your health and lower your risk of illness, while benefitting the environment and your local economy
  • As a culture, Americans have lost their primal connection to their food and to the earth. Consuming local foods helps reestablish this connection
  • America’s addiction to cheap foods is taking a heavy toll on their health, as well as wasting resources and adversely impacting the planet
  • “Cheap food” is actually quite expensive when you factor in hidden costs such as subsidies, health care, fossil fuel usage, and environmental cleanup

The producers of this film are allowing a full and FREE viewing through 4/25.

Cultivating happiness often misunderstood

One path to happiness is through concrete, specific goals of benevolence — like making someone smile or increasing recycling — instead of following similar but more abstract goals — like making someone happy or saving the environment.
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