I Have a Parasite Called Dientamoeba Fragilis

I Have a Parasite Called Dientamoeba Fragilis

This may shock you if you think that a primal mama like me is too healthy for a parasite. For me it’s a bit exciting because it finally helps to explain the excess weight loss and facial rash I’ve had for a year. It’s time to tell you all about what a strange year it has been… Histopath lab test positive result for Dientamoeba Fragilis parasite

It started with a rash

Well, really, I had plenty of digestive issues before the rash, but I had gotten quite used to the bloating, gas and occassional cramping and constipation, that I thought it was just a result of certain foods not agreeing with me. I could never seem to pinpoint which food it was though, and the bloating was getting more frequent. Then the dry pink rash spread across my cheeks. This splotchy, blemished and flaky rash developed on the inside of my cheeks near my nose. My forehead was also covered in blemishes for months, which later moved to the chin, along with some dry flakiness and pimples around the edge of my face near the hair line. Occasionally my lips get inflamed and seriously cracked around the edges. The rash sometimes looks much better and other times gets really inflamed, dry and red, though I can’t pinpoint what sets it off. My own research tells me the rash is called Rosacea, but giving it a name doesn’t help, as no one has officially determined what causes Rosacea.

I wrote about all the things that ugly rosacea rash taught me about life and myself.

Then I started getting way too skinny

I currently weigh 48 kg (105 lbs.), and can see bones protuding from me everywhere. After developing a primal diet and lifestyle, my weight didn’t fluctuate for 6 years. Even living 80/20, with the occassional ice creams, samosas and beers, I remained a healthy 55 kg (121 lbs). I only knew my weight because I donate blood regularly and they weigh you, but suddenly my clothes were falling off me and I could see my breastbones and shoulder blades sticking out in pictures. Then I saw the numbers on the scale decreasing…

Searching for the cause

Are you wondering why I don’t just get some cream to clear up my rash? Well if I did that, I would look better, but I wouldn’t know the cause of the rash, and if that cause was still damaging my insides. The rash is the main signal from my body that all is still not well. Despite my very hearty primal diet of organic meat, fruit and vegetables, I can not seem to gain back my weight. This is with no intense exercise. So for over a year, I have been fine-tuning my Primal 6, seeing many different health practitioners, taking herbs, vitamins and supplements, trying different anti-fungal protocols, and testing for and eliminating intolerance foods. None of these things eliminated the rash, stopped the weight loss, or gave indication of the cause. Yes, I am learning so much about health and myself from all of it…but I’ll get to that later.

Blood tests don’t tell much…

So far my blood tests were all pretty ‘normal’, except for high probability of celiac disease. However, I hadn’t been eating gluten for a long time (except on occassion). Though I knew that my prior gluten-filled diet had surely caused intestinal damage (and I will tell you lots more about that later too), there was something else going on. I heavily researched all of the integrative medicine doctors in Sydney and chose one with extensive experience in digestive diseases and functional diagnostic medicine. Functional diagnostics is a growing field of modern medicine which uses detailed lab work to identify the specific malfunctions in the body (causes), then a holistic approach to begin healing (rather than just treating symptoms).

I have a parasite!

After collecting numerous samples of my poo, it turns out I have a parasite living in my bowel. It’s called Dientamoeba Fragilis, and it may have been living in me, with little to no symptoms, for years. Yes, years! It is a common parasite that causes digestive distress and other health issues for many people but is dismissed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and rarely tested for. This parasite, along with gluten, has been suppressing my levels of  intestinal flora (good bacteria) and damaging my intestinal lining. The Center for Digestive Diseases says:

“Dientamoeba fragilis (D. fragilis) and Blastocystis hominis (B. hominis) are parasites which can at times infect the human digestive tract. Many of those infected are asymptomatic carriers. These parasites can, however, be associated with a range of gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhoea/constipation, mushy stools, abdominal discomfort, bloating, gas and pain. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, weight-loss, chronic fatigue, depression, low-grade fever, bloody stools and anal itching. D. fragilis has also been implicated in some cases of indeterminate colitis. Many patients may suffer for years before proper diagnosis is made and are often misdiagnosed as having Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Was it something in the water?

Where I got the parasite is anyone’s guess. It is commonly transmitted in bad water, fecal matter and possibly via threadworms (pinworms), all of which I have been around at some point. Especially plenty of fecal matter in the last few years, being the mother of a 4-year-old. 🙂 Many people think you only get parasites from developing countries, but interestingly, parasites like Dientamoeba are very common in the U.S. and Australia. Personally, I travelled extensively in third-world countries, but it wasn’t until I arrived in Sydney, Australia in 2001 that I got Giardia from the tap water. But again, there’s no telling where I got the parasite, and maybe it really doesn’t matter.

Killing the parasite with drugs

Unfortunately, I was told that this parasite is extremely difficult to treat effectively through natural methods of eradication, which would have been my preference. The use of antibiotics is gut-damaging in itself, and we aim to only use them as a very last resort, which I talked about in my antibiotics article. However, the good news is that The Center for Digestive Diseases recommends a very pure antibiotic called Secnidazole (which I had to special order from a compounding chemist) which, in conjuction with another antibiotic Doxycycline, should eradicate this sucker from my gut in 10 days. I might feel terrible for a week as the parasite dies-off, but I am optimistic about my health steadily improving afterwards. I will keep you posted!

If you suspect you have a parasite

It’s best to learn as much as you can about them from experts. Paul Chek in particular is a wealth of knowledge on the subject. We highly recommend purchasing this his program called Healing Fungal and Parasite Infections“.

Even better, find a good integrative medicine doctor who uses functional diagnostics and proper testing, so you can get to the bottom of your own personal health issues. However, any doctor can refer you for the tests.

Just make sure you ask for the right test… A run-of-the-mill stool sample is not sufficient for detecting certain parasites, as the parasite doesn’t show up in every poo AND dies off easy if the poo is not preserved. For the test, you must collect poo samples from three days and keep in jars with a special liquid preservative. Your doctor will give you a testing kit and/or refer you to a pathologist (we used Histopath in Australia) to send your samples. In Australia, this test is bulk-billed through Medicare – FREE!

Angela of Natureglow had a very similar experience this year, and there are numerous helpful comments below this great article on her experience with D. Fragilis.

Resources and more information on Dientamoeba Fragilis:

Center for Disease Control – Dientamoeba FAQs
Center for Digestive Diseases – Parasites Emedicine – D. Fragilis Parasite Overview
‘Parasites Linked to Sewage Fertiliser as Stomach Bug Grips Sydney’ – The Daily Telegraph
A Gut-Full of Parasites – My Experience with Dientamoeba Fragilis
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Detection & Transmission of Dientamoeba Fragilis

My Parasite UPDATE:

After 10 days of taking the antibiotics, I waited one month for full parasite ‘evacuation’ from my body, then did the parasite stool sample test again…and tested NEGATIVE for Dientamoeba Fragilis. AND while I was still taking the antibiotics to get rid of the parasite, the ugly rosacea rash on my face completely disappeared! So phase one of my healing finished – parasite eliminated – I am now onto phase two, which is healing my leaky gut.

 UPDATE #2: Just over 1 year later

During 7 months of overseas travel, I got pretty lazy with my gut healing protocol and primal diet. By the 6th month, a smaller version of the face rash was back, and the bloating and other random symptoms have returned. Is the D. Fragilis back?

For now, I’m not sure that matters. What matters is that my body is telling me to get back to my primal ways which nourish and heal my body! My perspective on parasites is changing, in part due to an amazing visit we had with Dr. Amin, a parasitologist in Scottsdale, AZ, U.S.A. Here’s everything we learned about parasites, and what we are taking for our parasites now:

Parasites 101 – my sequel to this article!

Have you ever had a parasite or suspect you may have one?

Primal Seasonal Cleanse

Primal Health - Seasonal Cleanse Detox

At the beginning of every season, we give our bodies two to four weeks of tender loving care, in the form of a cleanse. Think of it like a spring clean. Instead of vacuuming around the furniture and ignoring those hard to scrub spots, we really give the place a thorough cleaning and throw out unwanted clutter. Similarly, we help the body get rid of built up toxins, clear the mind of stress and negativity, and then replenish our nutrition stores for the new season. Whether it’s your 1st time or 15th time cleansing, your body will love you for it. Four times a year, this is a great time to give your digestive system and overall health that extra care.

 

Why Cleanse?

– Remove toxins from your body and your personal environment
– Transition from disease to health
– Create an awareness on how you take care of yourself
– Educate yourself about nutrition, health and lifestyle
– Reconnect with the changing of the seasons
– Prepare your body for the different weather, food available and seasonal sickness

The Benefits of a Cleanse

– Feel nourished, hydrated and rejuvenated
– Increased awareness of your health (emotional, mental, physical and spiritual)
– Repairs digestive system, hormonal system
– Addresses chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disorders

 

True health is living in sync with nature and the changing seasons
Image from ayurvedawama.com

How to Cleanse

There are many approaches to cleansing. We use a ‘gut gardening’ approach taught to us by a respected naturopath in Sydney. It consists of a ‘weeding’ phase followed by a ‘seeding’ phase. Pull out the harmful weeds, then plant more seedlings for new life to grow. The goal of the weeding phase is to eliminate the bad bacteria / parasites and fungus within our system. Then in the seeding phase, we replenish the good bacteria in the stomach, and heal the lining of the stomach. How long each phase lasts depends on your level of toxicity and the amount of time and energy you can invest in a cleanse.

2 Week Cleanse: 1st week = weed      2nd week = seed
4 Week Cleanse: 1-2 weeks = weed    3-4 weeks = seed

In the weeding phase, we eliminate certain foods from our diet in order to starve any bad bacteria in our body, so they can no longer survive. We also drink a detox tea made by our Naturopath with specific roots and herbs that assist the detoxification. During the seeding phase we switch from drinking detox tea to drinking a probiotic, in order to replenish the colon with beneficial bacteria necessary for proper digestion. Relaxation techniques, extra sleep, and a break from strenuous exercise also give the body a nice rest and rejuvenation during this time. Other cleanse rituals may include epsom salt purges and colonics, for when we need an extra thorough clean-out.

Lastly, we assess our current health resolutions or goals, then set new goals for the next season.
Here’s an example of what your seasonal goals may look like:

Seasonal Primal Cleanse / Detox to Cleanse Your Colon

1st Month
a) Find local organic food sources.
b) Buy a Brita Water filter or PiMag Water Filter.
c) Exercise less at night and more in the day time.

2nd Month:
a) Get to bed earlier than 10:30pm.
b) Reduce alcohol intake from nightly to once a week.
c) Eat leftovers for breakfast instead of cereal.

3rd Month:
a) Get a colonic.
b) Make my own yogurt.
c) Remove Mercury Amalgam Fillings.

Receive our FREE Seasonal Cleanse Manual each season simply by joining our tribe as a free member! Includes step-by-step instructions for each phase of the cleanse, allowable food lists, sample menus, symptoms to be aware of, and ways to vary the cleanse for beginner, intermediate and advanced cleansing.

Yours in health,

Brad & Bex

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4-Ingredient Macaroons – Cooking with Kaiya

4 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

Whenever mum and I have some extra egg-whites or time on our hands, or we just feel like baking or making snacks for our friends, we do macaroons! We took a batch to my daycare Christmas party and no one could believe that they were so healthy when we told them the ingredients. That’s how yummy they are.

 

Coconut macaroons are one of the easiest healthy treats
Coconut macaroons are one of the easiest healthy treats
Coconut macaroons with a few basic healthy ingredients
An electric whisk/beater makes macaroons quick and easy

Mum used to beat the egg whites for ages, trying to get them into stiff peaks. Now we have an electric hand whisk, so she’s much keener to make macaroons now! You can do it either way, but just warning you that it’s an arm workout without the electric thingy. 🙂

NOTES:

– Use the best ingredients you can find. Then your macaroon desserts will be super nutritious. Nutritious desserts = happy kids and happy parents. That means raw unpasteurised honey, organic vanilla essence, unsweetened coconut, unprocessed sea salt, and organic pastured eggs.

– The thicker your honey, the better your macaroons will stay together in nice little haystack cookie shapes.

– Let the macaroons cool thoroughly before eating. This is the hardest part of the recipe – waiting to eat them while they stare at you from the kitchen counter!

– Add extra ingredients to jazz up your macaroons if you like. For example, you can use cacao/cocoa powder for chocolate macaroons and natural food colouring for colourful treats.

– If you need something to do with your yolks, make homemade icecream or put them in your primal shakes!

Kids can make coconut macaroons with little help
Kids can make coconut macaroons with little help

Coconut Macaroon Ingredients

– 6 egg whites
– 1/4 tsp sea salt
– 1/2 cup honey
– 1 tbsp vanilla
– 3 cups shredded coconut
Oops, that’s 5 ingredients. Forgot about the salt! 🙂

Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180C (350F).

Step 2: Put egg whites and the salt into a large bowl and beat them with a whisk or beaters until they form stiff peaks. This means the egg whites will get really foamy and form tiny mountains when you move the foam upward. It takes at least 5 minutes of high speed whisking so don’t rush.

Step 3: Add the honey and vanilla carefully, so you don’t lose your stiff peaks. Beat again for a little bit to make sure your egg whites stay foamy with the peaks.

Step 4: Gently mix in the shredded coconut one cup at a time.

Step 5: Use a tablespoon to scoop heaping spoonfuls onto an oven tray covered with baking paper. Form them into same size ‘haystacks’.

Step 6: Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes until the coconut starts to brown a bit. Don’t wait for all of it to brown, or the bottom will get burned.

Step 7: Let cool completely, so the macaroons get nice and chewy. They cool faster on a wire rack. Leave the kitchen or you will be tempted to eat them all before they cool!

Amaze your family and friends with how tasty healthy treats can be. Remember that they are still snacks or dessert food, and you only need to have a couple a day. Then the pleasure lasts longer!

A tablespoon makes perfect size macaroon haystacks
A tablespoon makes perfect size macaroon haystacks
How can such a healthy dessert be so delicious?
How can such a healthy dessert be so delicious?

 

 How did your macaroons come out? Was everyone impressed?!

If Your Sex Drive is Low, You Better Read This! (or send it to your partner)

If You Have a Low Sex Drive, You Better Read This!

Do you need more motivation to have sex, to masturbate or to encourage your partner to have sex with you? It feels so good and it’s an instinctual, primal desire. So why aren’t we all wanting more of it?

Low sex drive is a symptom of hormonal imbalance
Low sex drive is a symptom of imbalance

The simple answer is that the stressors of modern life are taking its toll on our hormones, increasing sexual dysfunction and lowering our sex drives. On the comprehensive client questionnaire we give to clients for initial assessment, one of the questions asks about low sex drive. Yes, a low sex drive can actually be a symptom of imbalance in your body!

Why do I have a low sex drive?

As with all symptoms, there are often numerous causes and factors. A low sex drive can be caused by many different diet and lifestyle factors including overwork, financial pressure, processed foods, sugar, caffeine, inadequate sleep, and too many toxins. What do all these things have in common that makes your sex drive plummet? They stress your body!

When your body is stressed by these kind of diet and lifestyle factors, it produces more cortisol, as a “fight-or-flight” response. Your body feels the stress as danger, and the cortisol prepares you to fight the danger or run fast away from it. It’s our body’s smart survival technique. Usually the danger quickly passes and the cortisol subsides. However, when you are constantly stressed by all these non-primal assaults on your body, the cortisol doesn’t subside.

Too much cortisol means hormonal havoc, among other things. When your body is constantly releasing catabolic (break-down) hormones like cortisol, it cannot also release anabolic (build up, grow, repair) hormones such as sex hormones. Low sex hormones, low sex drive.

In women, there are other natural factors which cause sex hormones to fluctuate, such as menstruation and pregnancy. It is natural for women feel a stronger drive for sex at certain times of the month, and a weaker drive for sex (low libido) after giving birth. However, if the urge for sexual activity, even with yourself, doesn’t return, then it’s time to look at your stress levels and Primal 6 and get your body back in balance.

How do I increase my sex drive?

Now knowing that your sex drive is a symptom of imbalance and too many stressors on your body, look at your Primal 6: Thoughts, Breath, Water, Food, Movement and Sleep – and get back in balance! Manage your work and financial stress, do what makes you happy, take time to rest, breathe properly, move your body, eat real food, eliminate processed foods and toxins, and get on a primal sleep schedule. Identify your main stressors and work on them to better your health. Your sex drive will increase as a result!

If you pop a pill or find an aphrodisiac to increase your sex drive, you are only using a short term solution. You haven’t addressed the actual cause of your low sex drive and thus will continue to need the quick fix every time.

Increase your sex drive by having sex

Having said that, you can also increase your sex drive by having more sex. Sounds funny, but sometimes you have to “fake it until you make it”. In this case, I mean fake the desire for sex and/or masturbation, not the orgasm. 🙂 Having sex will actually boost your libido to have more of it! Sex, including masturbation, provides numerous health benefits that will get your body and your hormones back in balance.

10 Health Benefits of Regular Sex

To learn more about how sex provides these health benefits, you can read this article. Or you can just take my word for it that I’ve done the research and instead of reading the article, you can get to bed early with your partner or with yourself! Sex – what an enjoyable way to stay healthy!

 

Coaching with Kaiya: Basic Yoga

Coaching with Kaiya: Basic Yoga

4-year-old Kaiya shows us how to do unique versions of some of her favourite yoga poses. Despite being born into the modern world, Kaiya sets a vibrant example of how Primal food, movement and lifestyle can ensure healthy and happy kids!

This is a loose transcription of the video “Coaching with Kaiya: Basic Yoga”

“Hi, my name is Kaiya. Welcome to Primal Health! I’m going to show you some of my favourite yoga.

Fixed Firm Pose

So, I just go down and then put my knees on the carpet. Then put my hands on the carpet as well. Then lie down and stretch your legs down very strongly.

One-Arm Half Downward Dog

This is a tricky one. And this is how you do this one. So you have to balance and be strong on just this one leg and this one hand.

Cross-legged Bow Pose

First go onto your belly and cross your legs like this. Then stretch up and that’s how you do it.

One-Arm Crab Walk Pose

Go onto your back. Put your legs out wide like this and make sure they are not touching each other. Hold on strongly and then tip over to the side with your eyes and put your hand over your head.

That’s the rest!”

Learn basic yoga from 4-year-old Kaiya

 

Have you made up any unique ways of doing of yoga poses?

Gluten Intolerance: A Real Problem or a Diet Fad?

Gluten Intolerance: A Real Problem or Diet Fad?

Are you getting sick of hearing about gluten yet? Or are you getting sick from eating it? With the gluten-free craze reaching new heights every day, it’s sometimes hard to tell what is breakthrough science and miraculous cures, and what is marketing hype and diet fashion. So here’s what’s really going on with the gluten thing…

Is Gluten Intolerance a Real Problem or Diet Fad?

What exactly is Gluten Intolerance?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and related grains. Gluten intolerance is not an allergy – it’s a physical condition in the small intestine that goes like this:

1/ You can’t digest the gluten properly, so it hangs out in your small intestines.
2/ Your body sees this gluten ‘hanging out’ as a foreign invader, which it doesn’t like.
3/ Your small intestine gets irritated/inflamed. This flattens the microvilli along the intestinal wall.
4/ Without your microvilli active, you have less area to absorb nutrients from your food. You suffer from malabsorption.
5/ The malabsorption leads to nutrient deficiency, which leads to symptoms of disease.

So you can see how if you don’t realise you are gluten intolerant for the first 20-40 years of your life, that is a long time for gluten to continue damaging your guts and your immune system.

What starts out as intestinal damage leads to malabsorption, which leads to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which leads to autoimmune disease, liver damage, hormone disruption, and more.

 

What are the symptoms of gluten intolerance?

As proper digestion and nutrient intake are required for all of our bodily processes, the damage from gluten intolerance can show up in your body in a multitude of various ills, pains and diseases. Therefore, any of these symptoms could be a sign that you have gluten intolerance.

– Fatigue after eating gluten / Chronic fatigue
– Headaches & Migraines
– Skin rashes & disorders
– Depression, mood swings, anxiety, mental fogginess, ADD
– Weight gain or weight loss
– Digestive issues like bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, IBS
– Autoimmune disease diagnosis such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis
– PMS, PCOS, unexplained infertility
– Swelling or pain in joints / fibromyalgia / tingling or numbness in extremities

Of course, these symptoms could also have other causes and not be linked to gluten intolerance.  So be careful not to jump to conclusions solely based on the presence of related symptoms.

Symptoms alone are not evidence of gluten intolerance. However, if you completely remove gluten from your diet for awhile and symptoms improve, then you know you are onto something!

 

Are there tests for gluten intolerance?

You have some symptoms, so how do you confirm if it’s gluten intolerance? There are a few problems with traditional gluten intolerance testing. The first is that even if you are gluten intolerant, the test may come back negative if you have already started to cut gluten out of your diet. Secondly, the most common blood tests only test for one type of protein component in wheat, called gliadin. However, there are a handful of other components in the wheat that your body could be reacting to. So you could come back with tests saying that you should be all good to eat wheat, when really you are not.

 

What about Celiac Disease?

Celiac Disease is one possible result of gluten intolerance, so it is possible to be gluten intolerant but not have celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune response to the gluten proteins in your gut.

 

Again, the testing for this disease is not very reliable, as the test can come back negative if you are not currently eating gluten, or if the test sampled a less damaged section of the gut. Plus, as the disease is only one result of gluten intolerance, you may test negative for celiac but still have a problem with gluten.

 

There are now other lesser-known tests that have been developed to be more detailed and reliable at detecting an intolerance to gluten, however the best test is still the elimination diet.

 

Elimination is the best test

Therefore, the absolute best way to determine if you have a gluten intolerance is to completely remove gluten from your diet for at least 30 days, and see if your symptoms subside or go away.

 

In order to get accurate results here, you must eliminate gluten from your diet 100% . No 80/20 gluten eating! List every single nagging symptom you have, no matter how infrequent. After the elimination period, see how many of your symptoms remain. If most symptoms are gone, you may just want to stay with your new diet – your body likes it! If you are not sure, you can then reintroduce gluten to see if the symptoms reappear.

 

Just as it can take decades for the effects of gluten damage to manifest into symptoms, it can also take months or years to clear it from your system and heal the gut damage. So the longer you can eliminate it from your diet, the better.

 

In addition, some gluten-free grains like corn, oats and rice contain proteins that are similar in structure to gluten and therefore still cause an immune response in people with gluten intolerance. This is why a large percentage of people who go gluten-free only feel better for awhile, until they also then do the elimination test with the other grains.

 

Why is gluten intolerance on the rise?

There are several theories and discussions in the health community about this. Mainly they point to modern agriculture using hybridised grains for high yields. These modern grains are different from the ancient grains that many cultures have safely consumed as a staple for centuries. Additionally, traditional cultures always soaked and prepared their grains thoroughly before consumption, which is not at all the case today.

The Gluten Free Diet-Fad

When going gluten-free, DO NOT get sucked into the marketing madness of gluten-free products! This is when eating a gluten-free diet can be just as, if not more dangerous than just eating the grains. Gluten-free breads, pastas, cereals, flours and snacks are often nutrient deficient, over-processed foods that will also cause digestive distress and nutrient deficiency.

Remember that food corporations are not health professionals! They are simply manufacturers of products who want to cater to what the public wants. If everyone is going gluten-free, they will put that label on anything they can find to sell. Gluten-free Oreo cookies, anyone?

Eating Gluten-Free Package-Free

All fruits, vegetables and animal foods are naturally gluten-free, and so that is what makes up a gluten-free diet. This is a very Primal diet! Just make sure that your animal foods are as unprocessed/packaged as possible, to ensure there has been no added gluten (as in the case with sausages, roast chicken spices, etc.). If you do have packaged foods, beware of gluten going by different ingredient names. Celiac.com has a long list of label ingredients that typically contain hidden gluten.

To get started on how to go gluten-free package free, check out my simple formula for Primal Meals.

 

THE WORLD’S FIRST GLUTEN SUMMIT!

Here’s a sign that gluten intolerance is definitely on the rise, and your chance to learn more about it from the experts. Dr. Tom O’Bryan of the Dr.com has gathered 29 of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the topics of gluten-related disorders, nutrition and healthy living for a series of online interviews taking place for FREE from November 11-17, 2013.

If you’re reading this after the date of the summit, you can still click on the image below to access all the speakers talks in a great package for a small price.

The Gluten Summit November 11th-17th 2013
The Gluten Summit November 11th-17th 2013
  • Learn about the latest research on gluten-related disorders
  • Understand why we MUST call more attention to them
  • Gain improved knowledge of proper diagnosis/treatment methods

 

References:

http://www.naturalnews.com/038170_gluten_sensitivity_symptoms_intolerance.html
http://chriskresser.com/50-shades-of-gluten-intolerance
http://www.foodrenegade.com/the-rise-of-gluten-intolerance/
http://theglutenminded.com/2013/05/13/the-rise-of-gluten-intolerance-modern-wheat/

Gluten Allergy Symptoms (What To Look Out For)


 

What is your experience with gluten symptoms, elimination and gluten-free diets?