Recent Posts

Flawed Research Gets It Wrong on Gluten-Free Eating

Gluten Free yellow warning highway road sign Yellow warning highway sign with words Gluten Free with stormy sky background, 3D Illustration

One of the reasons why my role as a health educator is so difficult is that I constantly spend time exposing bad information when I’d rather be sharing good information. This blog post is a prime example of that dilemma.

A member of the Natural Healthcare Center team forwarded me an article from an extremely popular media outlet that suggested a gluten-free diet could have “unintended consequences.” The article was based on a study that found people who ate gluten-free had higher levels of toxic metals in their systems than people who ate gluten.

False. Or, at the very least, extremely misleading. Here’s why.

Suppose you replace food that contains gluten with highly processed foods that are marketed as gluten-free replacements or substitutes, such as gluten-free breads, pastries and pastas. All you’re doing is replacing something inflammatory with something that’s slightly less inflammatory – but still inflammatory. Continue reading

  1. What All of Us Can Do to Stop the Opioid Epidemic Leave a reply
  2. The Real Reasons for the Opioid Epidemic 1 Reply
  3. 5 Changes that Will Improve the State of Health Care in Our Country Leave a reply
  4. The Silent Liver Disease Epidemic that Nobody Is Talking About Leave a reply
  5. Sitting at a Desk Is No Excuse for Poor Ergonomics and Posture Leave a reply
  6. To Truly Reform Health Care, We Need to Change the Conversation 2 Replies
  7. Startling New Data About Alzheimer’s, and a Familiar Silver Lining 1 Reply
  8. Are Bogus Food Marketing Claims Finally Losing Steam? 1 Reply
  9. Had Enough of GMOs? Wait ‘Til You Hear About Gene Editing. Leave a reply
  10. The Only Way to Stop the Unhealthy Blame Game Leave a reply
  11. Are You and Your Kids Becoming Part of the Text Neck Epidemic? Leave a reply
  12. Don’t Make a Resolution. Make a Plan. Leave a reply
  13. What Is Functional Neurology? Leave a reply
  14. A Reason to Celebrate, and My New Year’s Wish Leave a reply
  15. Did You Know Every Chronic Illness Has a “Pre” Stage? Leave a reply
  16. Will Our New President Understand the Difference Between Health Care Reform and Health Insurance Reform? Leave a reply
  17. The Most Important Molecule in the Human Body that You’ve Never Heard Of Leave a reply
  18. Don’t Be Scared of Big Muscles Leave a reply
  19. Eggs Shift from Health Risk to Superfood Leave a reply