The Gluten Effect: How "Innocent" Wheat Is Ruining Your Health [NOOK Book]


Is Your Food Poisoning You?

Exhaustion, obesity, digestive problems, headaches and depression: If you suffer from any of these symptoms the cause might well be found in what's on your plate. Yes, it could be the food you eat.

Specifically, the problem may be gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and ...
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Is Your Food Poisoning You?

Exhaustion, obesity, digestive problems, headaches and depression: If you suffer from any of these symptoms the cause might well be found in what's on your plate. Yes, it could be the food you eat.

Specifically, the problem may be gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley that is emerging as a key factor behind a variety of health problems affecting millions of Americans.

Now, in "The Gluten Effect", Drs. Vikki and Richard Petersen are exposing the dangers gluten poses and, using the celebrated HealthNOW Method, providing the path to good health for those with gluten sensitivity.

Stop suffering! Find out if a simple change in diet will completely restore your health and give you back the robust lifestyle you deserve.

"The Drs. Petersen have cracked open a world hidden from view but one that causes untold suffering for millions. 'The Gluten Effect' is a remarkable window into the innumerable ways in which gluten-that sticky little molecule found in bread and hidden in so many other places- can cause everything from autism to dementia, from depression to psoriasis and so much more...This book can save your life!"
-Mark Hyman, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of UltraMetabolism, The UltraSimple Diet and The UltraMind Solution.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013280557
  • Publisher: True Health Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 402
  • Sales rank: 591,037
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Vikki Petersen, a Chiropractor and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, is co-founder and co-director of the renowned HealthNow Medical Center in Sunnyvale, California.

Dr. Vikki is acknowledged as a pioneer in advances to identify and treat gluten sensitivity. Recently 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.

Dr. Vikki Petersen is passionate about sharing her clinical research findings and treatment solutions for gluten sensitivity and optimum wellness with patients and the general public. As a national lecturer and international radio personality, she makes regular national radio appearances, and headlines speaking events for Silicon Valley and Fortune Five Hundred companies, covering topics such as gluten sensitivity, managing stress and women's health.

Dr. Petersen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and a Doctorate from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. 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 gluten sensitivity identification and treatment and 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    The information I applied helped me to rid my body of some very annoying issues

    I've always been pretty healthy, but I've had some minor problems with "hereditary" skin rashes I thought would never go away. I was also tired all the time, waking up tired, tired in the afternoon, tired in the evenings, despite getting a good amount of sleep.

    I read this book which explained gluten sensitivity in a very real way to me, great examples and success stories from people with the same issues as me.

    I decided to try it taking myself off gluten. After a few weeks I noticed I was waking up full of energy and I wasn't tired throughout the day or in the evening, I was attentive and had no attention on being tired.

    I few months later I noticed my skin hadn't broken out in a while, anywhere on my body, the rash I had for my entire life had gone away.

    The book was easy to read and quite enjoyable. I recommend it to anyone with any type of body issue.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    Excellent information!

    This book reveals how many people are unknowingly affected by gluten. You don't have to have celiac disease - that's only a small portion of people who cannot tolerate gluten. It's actually an autoimmune disease. Gluten intolerance is creating havoc with a much larger percentage of people than those with celiac disease. This book lists many health conditions that may be affected by gluten. The wonderful thing is that the health conditions can improve or even stop by just eliminating gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye products)! No testing needed. Just substitute other products for the gluten ones for a month and you'll sleep better, think clearer and possibly have many other improvements if gluten does, in fact, affect you. I have had amazing success. This book is fantastic. It's totally believable because the authors are doctors who have a clinic and tell about their successes. Good luck!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Would recommend

    It has a lot of useful information & they did a lot of research to provide it. It should be of great value to a whole lot of suffering people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2010

    A Must Read for Anyone!

    I happened upon this book at the very early stages of finding out about my sensitivity to wheat and gluten. I'm so glad I had this book because I probably would have not taken my test results seriously. The doctors in this book really explain how gluten effects your system and point out the connection between gluten and other prominent diseases. Because of the information in this book I have not cheated and I've never felt better- ever. I gave my son my copy to read after I was done and he too has successfully given up the wheat. I'm hoping a second edition comes out soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    This book is incredibly informative!

    Unlike other health books, the Gluten Effect is not overwhelming and is extremely easy to read. It also is very informative and educational. I had no idea that gluten could cause so many diverse symptoms yet the authors lay it out so simply that by the end you definitely know what gluten is and want to get tested to find out if you are gluten sensitive. I definitely recommend this book.

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