Is Gluten Bad for Me? (with Alessio Fasano, MD)

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Is Gluten Bad for Me? (with Alessio Fasano, MD)

March 14, 2023

Is Gluten Bad for Me? (with Alessio Fasano, MD)

GLUTEN. It’s everywhere. Millions of people each year remove gluten from their diets, for various reasons. Some people try a gluten-free diet because they have GI symptoms. Some try it to lose weight. Some people are just looking to potentially increase their health and longevity. Is it legit? Who should really go gluten-free??

Thankfully we have a WORLD-RENOWNED EXPERT in all things gluten, celiac, and gut microbiome to guide us today! Dr. Alessio Fasano is a pediatric gastroenterologist, research scientist, and entrepreneur. He is the Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Mass General Hospital for Children. He authored the groundbreaking study in 2003 that established the US rate of celiac disease in 1 in 133 Americans.

He is a HUGE DEAL, and we are SO HONORED to have him as our guest! Be sure to DIGEST this episode! It’s DELICIOUS!

Topics in this episode include:

What’s the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

How many people have celiac disease?

How do we test for celiac disease? How can we make a true diagnosis?

Who should be screened for celiac disease?

Do we actually need gluten in our diets?

Are there downsides to removing gluten from our diet?

Can someone with celiac disease have a little bit of gluten in their diet?

Learn more about Dr. Fasano and his research about celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and the microbiome here.

Link to information on Dr. Fasano’s book “Gluten Freedom“.

Link to information on Dr. Fasano’s NEWEST book (with co-author Susie Flaherty) “Gut Feelings: The Microbiome and Our Health“.

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