Lebby Salinas, The Fooducator®, certified health & wellness coach, is interviewed by host of the Anxiety Summit, Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution.
How Gluten Elimination Healed Me and Eliminated my Anxiety
- Lebby’s gluten story and how she nearly died
- The gluten testing she did and what she learned
- The C.R.A.P diet
- Community work and the Fooducation® Movie Series
- Buying local produce
Lebby Salinas suffered from many food allergies and illnesses that conventional medicine couldn’t diagnose or cure; at one point, becoming very ill and needing to be hospitalized. After many years and many thousands of dollars, she took her health into her own hands.
Lebby took Hippocrates at his word and began to “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” She discovered that it was more about what was wrong with the foods she was eating, not what was wrong with her body.
She shared how her healing journey is a continual journey shared this:
When you have anxiety you are told to just think positive and just change your thoughts and I like to say just change your food!
Most of her life she had been eating what is referred to as the S.A.D. diet (Standard American Diet) consisting of a lot of what she calls C.R.A.P.
C= carbonated and sugared drinks
R= refined sugar
A= artificial flavors and dyes and
P = processed foods
The first time someone suggested a connection between food and mood and anxiety she found the idea so foreign. It was only later that she figured out how bad gluten was for her health and how it made her so sick and caused anxiety and panic attacks.
Dr. Charles Parker, holistic psychiatrist, was the first doctor who recommended that she eliminate gluten and dairy, rather than prescribe her antidepressants. This was based on IgG food sensitivity testing.
Later the doctors at another hospital said she didn’t have celiac disease, could eat gluten, looked at her like she was “a bit crazy” and prescribed Xanax to calm her down. She was sent home and her husband was told to get her things in order.
Lebby shared how she was then referred to Dr. Tom O’Bryan, he did the Cyrex test and said she needed to do the elimination diet and heal her gut or she would likely die.
She shared that doing the Cyrex testing and working with Dr. Tom “literally saved my life!” And that he is going to write up a paper on her illness and great results.
You may recall my great interview with Dr. Tom on season 2 of the Anxiety Summit: Gluten’s impact on the inflamed brain: reducing anxiety and depression
Here is one of the great statements Dr. Tom made during our interview:
No human on the planet can digest gluten! Whether or not it causes symptoms like anxiety or depression or arthritis why eat anything that would cause inflammation!
Dr. Tom also talked about his new product during our interview:
Glutenza™ is a gluten pulverizing formula uniquely designed with powerful enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics to break down gluten proteins by targeting both internal and external peptide bonds. Glutenza™ goes beyond the traditional DPPIV enzyme, offering superior degradation of gluten proteins by breaking down unhydrolyzed gluten peptides.
Dr. Tom is host of the well-known summit called ‘The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth’ (the interviews are excellent and are highly recommended if you want to learn more about gluten issues).
The training that Lebby did once she had recovered was through Dr. Tom’s office and is called the Certified Gluten-free Practitioner training.
I love that Lebby has taken what she learned and now helps others in their healing journeys, as The Fooducator®, and a certified health & wellness coach. The more she studied health, food, and nutrition, the more passionate she became about sharing with others the power of holistic health and the power that “real food” has in nourishing and healing our bodies, minds and spirits.
One thing she has started is community effort to help improve the health and wellness of communities via the Fooducation® Movie Series that works towards “Changing lives one movie at a time.”™
Here are some of her “Fooducator approved movies you absolutely have to watch”: Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, The Future of Food and Ingredients. You can watch some trailers on her site GetFooducated
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