Gluten, the main protein in wheat, has been implicated in many health problems. Modern Wheat is a Brand Spankin' New food that our bodies can't process very well (some having more trouble than others).
This is Part Two of the "Get Out of the Gluten Glut" series of courses. It covers how to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle, how to get tested for Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, how to face and avoid common challenges & pitfalls and special considerations for the very sensitive. Lecture notes include recipes and food guides. (Please check out Part One and Part Three, as well!)
12 lectures, most fewer than 5 minutes long, answer the following questions, and more! (Each lecture is accompanied by a fill-in-the-blank worksheet that can be completed during or after the lecture.)
The new "trend" of gluten-free eating is not a trend at all! It's an important precaution against developing a chronic health condition or dangerous disease.
Damage done by gluten can happen slowly over time so it might be confused with “normal aging”. But, the damage can be stopped... and can often be reversed!
The material is not overly scientific- just enough to get the gist. And I tried to make it fun with animations and strong visuals.
The two well-known conditions caused by wheat, Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease, have a frustratingly enormous variety of potential symptoms!
What Are the Students Saying? The following are comments about Part One of Get Out of the Gluten Glut:
A full-length movie version of this video ran on YouTube for a short time and viewers had some great things to say!:
This lecture answers the question: "Is gluten affecting me?" and describes the Gluten Sensitivity Spectrum. Course materials: Fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
This lecture describes describes testing for Celiac disease and Gluten Sensitivity. It describes why conventional testing is not ideal, and provides better testing options, along with the labs that offer them. Course materials: Fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
This lecture describes the Gold Standard for gluten testing: the Elimination Diet. Course materials: Food Journal & fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
This lecture covers which foods contain gluten, both major and hidden sources. Course materials: Exhaustive list of major & hidden gluten sources along with fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
This course helps a gluten-free eater make their own delicious gluten-free foods. Course materials: Various gluten-free recipes & fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
This lecture explains Wheat Withdrawal and describes strategies to make manageable. Course materials: Glycemic food chart & fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
This lecture helps the gluten-free eater dine out in the gluten-full world. Tips on how to navigate restaurants, delis and parties. Course materials: Recipes for gluten-free snacks & fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
This lecture discusses the potential hazards of gluten-free packaged foods, including Cross-Reactivity, which may sabotage the gluten-free efforts of some. Course materials: Fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
This lecture is especially for those who are very gluten-sensitive. It discusses the "weird" and unexpected sources of gluten. Course materials: Fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
This lecture summarizes the ways in which gluten can harm the human body. It's an excerpt from Get Out of the Gluten Glut Part One. Course materials: Fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
This lecture is meant to provide encouragement. Going gluten-free can be challenging and isolating, but there is support out there. Course materials: Fill-in-the-blank study sheet.
Special guest experts share names of celebrities and athletes who follow a gluten-free diet, along with their reasons for doing so.
Many thanks to those who helped make Get Out of the Gluten Glut possible!
~ Norm Shafer Photography
Anne Buzzelli is a Registered Dietitian who offers nutritional strategies designed to support her clients' unique biochemical make-ups. Anne uses a whole foods approach because that’s what humans ate before we started making food with heavy machinery. She believes in the body’s incredible capacity to restore itself and achieve optimal health! Anne earned her Masters in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle after deciding to leave her former career as a computer programmer in Chicago. Anne owns an Integrative Nutrition Practice in historic Staunton, Virginia (BuzzNutrition.com), and also enjoys teaching classes & leading corporate nutrition programs.