Why You Should Go Grain-Free

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: The gluten-free frenzy is still with us, but might other grains be creating health issues as well?
Air Date: 2/5/16
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Peter Osborne, DC
Peter-OsbourneDr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Origins Healthcare Center in Sugar Land, TX (just southwest of Houston). He is a doctor of chiropractic medicine and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He is an expert in orthomolecular and functional medicine. He has been practicing since 2001. His clinical focus is the holistic natural treatment of chronic degenerative diseases with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. Dr. Osborne has helped thousands of patients recover from mysterious medical illnesses.

Doctor Osborne received his doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College. He has held faculty teaching positions at Texas Women’s University and HCC’s nursing program teaching Neurophysiology, Nutrition, Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology. He lectures nationally to doctors on the topics of gluten sensitivity/intolerance, celiac disease, drug induced nutritional deficiencies, and many other nutritionally related topics. He is the co-founder of Nutra-MD, a nutritional supplement product line that addresses nutrient deficiencies caused by commonly prescribed medications. He is the host for the radio program Alternatives for Health & Wellness and the Executive Secretary for the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.

Dr. Osborne founded Gluten Free Society in 2010 to help educate patients and physicians on the far reaching effects of gluten sensitivity. He is the author of Glutenology, a series of books designed to help educate the world about gluten.
  • Book Title: No Grain, No Pain
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/GlutenFreeSociety
  • Guest Twitter Account: @Glutenology
Why You Should Go Grain-Free
The gluten-free frenzy is still with us, but might other grains be creating health issues as well?

Dr. Peter Osborne, founder of the Gluten Free Society, believes that absolutely is the case and that all grains, even those thought to be healthy alternatives to gluten, present the potential for various health issues.

For example, rice is touted as a gluten-free grain that's supposedly very healthy. But, it contains properties that cause inflammation of the colon, as well as high levels of arsenic and cadmium, which can lead to weight gain and blood sugar problems, as well as autoimmune disorders and pain. 

Quinoa, buckwheat, and amaranth, known as "pseudo grains," still can create a gluten reaction in people with gluten sensitivities. Cross contamination can also occur with buckwheat and amaranth, because they're often processed in manufacturing facilities that also work with gluten grains.

What about seeds? Are they safe?

Not necessarily, says Dr. Osborne. Seeds are designed by mother nature to survive predators, including human consumption. Some seeds have proteins in them that can hinder (or even shut down) human digestion. 

Finally, sprouted grains can still be extremely problematic for those with gluten sensitivity, as well as the general population.

Listen in as Dr. Osborne joins Dr. Susanne to share more about the importance of going grain-free for optimal health and wellness.