In the tradition of Wheat Belly and Grain Brain, this new book No Grain, No Pain by Dr. Peter Osborne demonstrates the proven link between a gluten-heavy diet and chronic pain and discomfort and offers a groundbreaking, 30-day, grain-free diet plan to help you heal yourself from the inside out.
Dr. Peter Osborne, the leading authority on gluten sensitivity and food allergies (and one of the favorite speakers on The Anxiety Summit), shows how grains wreak havoc on the body by causing tissue inflammation, creating vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies, and triggering an autoimmune response that causes the body to attack itself.
I received an advance copy of this new book and read it cover to cover in a few hours. I could NOT put it down! This book is brilliant and everyone with any health issue, including anxiety and mood problems needs to read it, even if physical pain is not an issue!
As promised, here is the audio interview:
And here are some snippets from this great book:
- The true definition of gluten is that it is a large family of storage proteins found in all forms of grain, including rice, corn, and many others. The bottom line is this: the majority of gluten-sensitive people who eliminate only wheat, barley, rye, and oats but continue to consume other grains don’t get better!
- only one protein, gliadin, found in wheat, barley, and rye, has been extensively studied. Each grain has one or more types of gluten proteins. A recent study identified four hundred new forms of gluten, forty of which were more damaging than the form of gluten for which doctors most commonly test
- Research shows that corn (and corn oil) also produces numerous intestinal and health problems for the gluten sensitive
Here is a great table from the book showing the primary form of gluten and how much gluten is found in different grains:
We covered the fascinating topic of leaky brain on our interview and Dr. Osborne covers it in great detail in the book. Here is a snippet from the book:
Now that you are familiar with leaky gut and understand the interconnected relationship of your brain and your GI tract, let me introduce the concept of leaky brain. Research on gluten sensitivity has identified this syndrome and revealed a connection between gluten-induced leaky gut and leaky brain, confirming the far-reaching effects of gluten on many diseases. Leaky brain means that the blood-brain barrier is breached, just as the gut walls can be breached by damage inflicted by grain. The blood-brain barrier is designed to keep toxic compounds out of the brain’s blood supply, so its disruption could lead to a battery of different neurological and mental symptoms. In addition to schizophrenia, gluten-induced damage can create other neurological problems, including depression, bipolar disease, seizure disorders (epilepsy), facial palsies such as Bell’s palsy, ADD/ADHD, and autism and others [like anxiety – this is my addition]. You could be gluten sensitive and have leaky brain syndrome.