Dangerous Grains turns the U.S. Food Guide Pyramid upside down by exposing the myriad health risks posed by gluten grains (wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, and triticale). The authors, leading experts in the field of food allergies, and celiac disease, present compelling evidence that our grain-centered diet is to blame for a host of chronic illnesses.
Largely misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed, these disorders can be prevented and reversed by the useful program outlined in this important new book.
Dangerous Grains by Ron Hoggan M.A is a fascinating, and eye-opening read. It explores the far-reaching effects that gluten has not just on people with celiac disease, and non-celiac gluten intolerance, but also on people with other chronic pain & illnesses, as well as psychological, neurological and developmental disorders.
The book provides a comprehensive list of diseases that are known to be associated with gluten, including cancer, autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis and more.
The author manage to keep the book easy to read for the layman, while ensuring that it is also highly referenced with peer-reviewed sources, so that the science cannot be scoffed at.
The authors explain why gluten seems to be so much of a problem, based on historical, anthropological studies of the pre- and post-agricultural age.
They provide detail on some of the more prevalent diseases and symptoms associated with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. They also help determine if one should seek medical testing for celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and if so, which diagnostic tests are best for you.
Finally, the authors, provide important next steps in transitioning to a gluten-free diet, including optimal nutrition, and what dietary dangers to look out for.
Ultimately, Dangerous Grains is both a great primer to celiac disease, gluten-intolerance and the gluten-free diet, as well as an in-depth medical review useful to seasoned medical practitioners who aren’t yet fully conversant on the effects of gluten.