Guest // Jennifer Fugo, HHC

Host // Kelly Brogan, MD

savvygfbookcoverNPR reports that 1 in 3 Americans is trying to avoid gluten. We’ve heard that eliminating gluten can reverse autoimmune disease, mitigate our children’s behavioral problems, and even help us lose weight and feel younger.

Gluten-free must be a fad, right?

The truth is, gluten-free can completely backfire. You can end up sicker and heavier, too.

Let’s parse out fact from fiction on the whole gluten-free movement. Once we are thoroughly convinced that there is a role for gluten elimination in health, wellness, and avoidance of conventional medical care, then we need to get down to brass tacks:

  • What is gluten?
  • Why is it potentially dangerous to our health?
  • When and for whom is gluten elimination indicated?
  • How does one start a gluten-free diet?
  • What are tips and tricks to do this on a budget?
  • Are there other hidden concerns with gluten-free choices that can sabotage our health?

jennifer fugo headshot crop2Jennifer Fugo, HHC is the founder of Gluten Free School, an online platform that teaches gluten-sensitive women simple, savvy, and empowering steps to get healthy (a top pick of Dr. Mark Hyman’s). She is a sought-after expert, advocate and speaker on healthy, gluten-free living, and the author of The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper: How to Eat Healthy without Breaking the Bank.

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