I am the co-author of three popular books: Dangerous Grains; Cereal Killers; and The Iron Edge, and I have published research and letters in peer reviewed medical journals. My graduate work explored some points of convergence between nutrition and learning. In particular, my Master's thesis explored the role of gluten in attention deficit disorders and my doctoral dissertation explored iron metabolism and learning.I will be writing about "The Many Benefits of a Gluten Free Diet" and uploading monthly installments on this theme. These articles will offer evidence from peer reviewed medical literature and case studies, as well as some speculation about future directions of research and possible developments in the offing. This is the same material on which I base the classes that I teach at Royal Roads University, also titled "The Many Benefits of a Gluten Free Diet", and where these topics are explored in further detail.
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Ron Hoggan Ed. D.Member since: May 11, 2011
Primo Health CoachMember since: September 11, 2011
Daniel Sanelli, Holistic Health & Nutrition Educator, has a long history in promoting health and wellness. As a younger student, his interest in health led him to study biomedical science at UC Berkeley in California. His early work experience began in a restaurant in Northern California that served organic, sustainable and healthy food. He later opened his own cafe that served a wide variety of organic and sustainable coffees and teas. The following ten years would lead him to work in financial wellness and counseling. He learned to apply what he knew about overall health to a person's finances by creating a program called the Primo Fiscal Fitness Plan. With almost ten years of experience in the fiscal fitness industry, personal health challenges and further interest in health studies drove him to the pursuit of a career as a holistic nutritionist.After earning a bachelors degree in Business Administration at Golden Gate University, he continued his studies at Bauman College of Nutrition in Berkeley, CA. It is here that his pursuit for personal health and wellness has certified him to coach and educate others in how to aspire for the same using nutrition as the foundation. After completing the Nutrition Educator program, Daniel took one year's worth of classes in Holistic Health Education at John F. Kennedy University. He then decided to further pursue his career interest in clinical nutrition at the University of Bridgeport where he is now a candidate for a Master of Science in Human Nutrition. This degree will qualify him to take the board examination with the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) for a certification as a Certified Nutrition Consultant and the board examination with the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB) to become a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Daniel Sanelli (AKA Primo) is a seasoned entrepreneur, visionary and educator with a desire to help others that is rivaled by none.Primo Health Coach offers both virtual (worldwide) and face-to-face consulting from our San Francisco, CA., location. We specialize in Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity, autoimmune conditions and their related complications. Key programs include 5 Steps to Primo Health, Primo Gut Repair Program, Primo Detox Program (Detox 360), and Primo Blood Chemistry Analysis.
Dr Rodney FordMember since: September 11, 2011
Dr Vikki PetersenMember since: October 11, 2011
Dr. Vikki Petersen, a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, is founder of the renowned HealthNOW Medical Center in Sunnyvale, California.
She is co-author of “The Gluten Effect”, a bestselling book that has been celebrated by leading experts as an epic leap forward in gluten sensitivity diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Vikki herself is acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of gluten sensitivity. Featured in an exclusive interview on CNN Headline News, Dr Vikki is also endorsed by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness & The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America for her contributions to gluten awareness in our country.
Hawthorn University created a course entitled “Understanding Gluten Intolerance and Preventing Celiac Disease”, based on Dr Petersen’s book “The Gluten Effect”.
One of Dr Vikki’s driving purposes is to provide education and increase awareness in the field of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Too often patients continue to suffer because they remain undiagnosed, or secondary conditions are not addressed. To this end Dr Petersen collaborated with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness in creating a survey which was distributed throughout the United States to gain a greater understanding into the adverse secondary effects being experienced by those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. The results will be published in an upcoming research document.
The HealthNOW Medical Center uses a multi-disciplined approach to address complex health problems. It combines the best of internal medicine, clinical nutrition, chiropractic and physical therapy to identify the root cause of a patient’s health condition and provide patient-specific wellness solutions.
Dr. Vikki is passionate about community education and donates much of her time to raising health awareness. As a national lecturer and international radio personality, she makes national radio appearances and headlines weekly speaking events for Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 companies, covering topics such as gluten sensitivity, stress and fatigue, anti-aging and weight loss. She is a featured speaker at the annual Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac Forum held in northern California.
She has been interviewed by “Better Homes & Gardens”, “The Daily Mail” (national newspaper of Canada) and published in “The Swedish Journal on Nutritional Therapy and Functional Medicine”.
Also a featured writer, Dr Petersen has contributed articles to many magazines and websites including MD News, Eucalyptus Magazine, Gluten Intolerance Group, Celiac Sprue Association, Celiac.com, Easy Eats, Gluten Free Fox, Celiac Central, and To Your Health. She also authors a gluten blog.
Dr Petersen has been a headlined speaker to clinicians from around the world at an international clinical nutrition conference. Her work in the field of gluten sensitivity as it relates to other health conditions is the focus of her presentations.
Dr. Petersen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and a Doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Petersen has received Certified Clinical Nutritionist certification from the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists. In practice for over 20 years, she remains on the forefront of advances in the field of gluten intolerance as well as a wide spectrum of health issues.
Prior to her career in the healing arts, she was a world class figure skater, awarded a gold medal ranking in figures from the United States Figure Skating Association. Arising at 4:30 am every morning from age 8 to 16 gave her a discipline that has served her well in her clinical career.
Dr Vikki enjoys working with her husband (and co-founder) on a daily basis and is the proud mother of three young adults.
Stuffed Pepper ...Member since: March 12, 2012
Mark Hyman MDMember since: March 12, 2012
IBS Treatment CenterMember since: April 12, 2012
I was diagnosed with IBS in 1994. Unfortunately, that didn’t make any real difference in my health. So while in medical school I began to research my problem and discovered that I had celiac disease, a reaction to wheat and other common grains. When I began practicing medicine I found that because of my personal experience with digestive problems I could not only relate to my IBS patients but really help them get to the root of their problem. Not everyone has the same trigger that I do. In fact, getting to the cause of the problem takes some detective work.I found that it took quite a bit of personal attention and a good understanding of each patient to make satisfactory progress in treating most digestive issues. The standard practice of scheduling several patients at the same time and hopping from room to room after only five or so minutes wasn’t adequate for helping my patients. In 2005 I co-founded the IBS Treatment Center to focus on really solving problems for my patients, including celiac disease, IBS, and related digestive disorders. At the IBS Treament Center I schedule at least a half hour with each patient for their first visit. This allows me time to listen to you tell your story about your problem, which is critical to understanding what might be causing it. It also allows me plenty of time to answer your questions, ask all of the questions I need to ask, and to convey all of the information that I want you to know so that you can successfully resolve your problem. This has made everyone happier and resulted in a very high success rate in our clinic.In 2009 I wrote "Healthier Without Wheat: A New Understanding of wheat allergies, celiac disease, and non-celiac gluten intolerance." This authoritative reference includes personal stories, clinical experience, and lots of published medical research. It was very well received and has been translated into several languages (including Italian and Korean) and is sold all over the world.I hope to have the opportunity to help you too. Stephen Wangen, ND