According to the National Institutes of Health and the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, between 5 and 10% of all people may suffer from a gluten sensitivity of some form. “It is indeed well-documented that all autoimmune (and allergic) disorders are on the rise worldwide, but limited to developed areas,” said Stefano Guandalini, founder and medical director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, in an e-mail interview.
In this episode, Dr. Martha Howard will share her experience and insights on gluten, sharing startling statistics that demonstrate the problem with gluten allergies are far more prevalent than what is commonly published.
Hosts Cary Weldy and Gina Ferraro, along with guest Heidi Hetzel, will share their experiences with gluten, as they discovered how it negatively impacted their health. Discover the issues behind gluten intolerance, and how it can affect you. Learn why children with autism may experience gluten intolerance, and find out the surprising list of foods that have gluten hiding in them!
Tune in and join in the conversation by calling in with your comments and questions relative to this important topic.
About Dr. Martha H. Howard, MD
Dr. Howard combines Traditional Chinese Medicine–including traditional acupuncture, laser acupuncture and herbal medicine–family practice, environmental and preventive medicine, guided imagery, and sound-based therapies in her practice. She is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, which she has been practicing since l982. An administrator, teacher and speaker as well as a clinician, she is Medical Director of Wellness Associates of Chicago.
Dr. Howard has a Master’s Degree from Harvard University in Chinese Language and Literature and an M.D. from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. She was a board member for three years of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and was a board member for ten years of the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Howard is the author of a Wellness CD series, Power of Suggestion, and is a teacher of Tibetan Yoga.
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