The Gluten Summit - Free Online Event

The Gluten Summit - Free Online Event
The Gluten Summit is a free online event organized by Dr. Tom O'Bryan.  It will feature 29 presentations from leading medical doctors, clinicians, dietitians, nutritionists and other health and wellness professionals on the subject of gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, degenerative disease, brain health, functional medicine and many other related issues.  The event will take place from November 11 - 17, 2013.  For more information and to register, go to The Gluten Summit.



Before Marsh III: Why the Early Stages of Celiac Disease Must be Taken Seriously
Michael Marsh, MD, DSc, FRCP - Renowned Celiac Disease Researcher
  • Understanding the stages of villous atrophy
  • Identifying celiac disease before it is full blown
  • Exploring the pathology of celiac disease
  • The causes of intestinal permeability
  • Genetics and celiac disease
  • Immune function of the intestinal mucosa
How Sensitivity to Gluten Can Impact Your Heart and Cardiovascular System
Mark Houston, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH - Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
  • Exploring the predominant factors involved in cardiovascular disease
  • The influence of gluten on cardiovascular disease
  • Understanding HDL cholesterol and blood work
  • Defining translational vascular medicine
After the Diagnosis: Supporting YOU With Making Sense of Labels, Dining Out With Confidence and Transitioning Smoothly to a Gluten-Free Diet
Cynthia Kupper, RD - Executive Director, Gluten Intolerance Group, N.A. (GIG)
  • How to support celiac adults and children
  • Understanding labeling regulations and standards
  • Dining out gluten-free
  • Identifying hidden sources of gluten 
 Eliminating Gluten as the 1st Step in Preventing Brain Conditions
  • Gluten sensitivity and neurological issues
  • The role of inflammation in degenerative disease
  • Exploring gluten sensitivity and cross reactivity
  • The top complaint of gluten-sensitive individuals 
Why Creating the Healthiest Intestinal Environment Possible Can Arrest Your Vulnerability to the #3 Cause of Getting Sick and Dying
Alessio Fasano, MD - Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Mass General Hospital for Children
  • Understanding autoimmunity and gluten sensitivity
  • The evolution of wheat and gluten
  • Epigenetics and the development of disease
  • The three mechanisms that contribute to autoimmunity
  • What triggers celiac disease?
  • Why no human can digest gluten
The Surprising Ways Gluten Sensitivity Can Affect a Child's Health
Rodney Ford, MD, MB, BS, FRACP - Gluten Food Allergy Expert, Pediatric Gastroenterologist
  • The many manifestations of gluten sensitivity
  • How gluten-free diets can help non-celiac patients
  • Understanding tests for gluten sensitivity
  • Gluten sensitivity and chronic diseases
  • How gluten affects the neurological tree
  • The wrong way to go gluten-free
How the Right Diet Can Address Symptoms Throughout the Body
Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN - Academic Director of Nutrition, Maryland Univ. of Integrative Health
  • Understanding the immune system
  • The consequences of intestinal permeability
  • Diets that heal the gut
  • Exploring the foundations of intestinal health
  • Nutrition and autism
Properly Testing for Gluten Sensitivity and Why Current Methods Fail
  • Understanding tests for food sensitivities
  • Exploring memory immune reaction
  • Why rotating problematic foods doesn't work
  • Identifying autoimmunity without symptoms 
A "Functional Approach" to Lifestyle Can Transform Your Body
  • Why whole wheat is NOT healthy
  • The role of blood sugar in the development of disease
  • Eating gluten-free on the road
  • How minute exposures to gluten affect the body
The Critical Nature of Gut Health and its Impact on Children's Brains
  • The important role of nutrition in supporting autistic patients
  • How learning disabilities develop
  • Identifying the manifestations of brain toxicity
  • Exploring psychiatric disorders in adults
  • Why food allergens are problematic
Designing a Brain-Optimizing Gluten-Free Diet the Whole Family Will Enjoy
Erica Kasuli, MS, RD, CDN - Director of Nutrition, Amen Clinics
  • What to eat on a gluten-free diet
  • Mastering your mindset
  • Overcoming emotional eating
  • Nutrition for optimal body function
  • Understanding your unique body language
  • How food impacts blood flow to the brain
  • The Four Circle Approach to health
Gluten-Related Disorders: Time to Move from Gut to Brain
Prof. Marios Hadjivassiliou, MD - Professor of Neurology, Educational Associate, Association for Historical Dialogue & Research
  • The role of gluten in the development of ataxia
  • Understanding the language of gluten sensitivity
  • How gluten sensitivity manifests outside of the intestines
  • Gluten and irritable bowel syndrome
Your body is not a bank account. It's a chemistry lab.
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS - Fitness and Nutrition Expert; Best-selling Author, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days
  • The 7 foods to eliminate for vibrant health
  • Why the body is a chemistry lab, not a bank account
  • Nutrition strategies for the road
  • How to avoid hidden allergens in restaurants
  • The single most important factor for weight loss success
The Perfect Storm: Gluten Plus Gut Flora Imbalances Plus Environmental Toxins
Tom Malterre, MS, CN - Co-Owner/Nutritionist, Whole Life Nutrition
  • Gut irritants that are in your environment right now
  • The effect of mercury on your health
  • The direct effect of gluten on the gut
  • The impact of bacteria on overall health
  • Why food sensitivities are becoming more common
  • The shocking truth about pesticides 
The Secret to Safely Avoiding Gluten While Dining Out
Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN - Nutrition Coordinator, Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • How to thrive with gluten sensitivity
  • Practical resources for the gluten-free beginner
  • Overcoming the challenges of gluten-free dining
  • Navigating the grocery store for gluten-free options
  • Supporting the celiac child 
How Gluten Can Affect the Brain, and How to Optimize Brain Function!
  • How brain health affects overall health
  • How to improve your brain function TODAY
  • Brain imaging scans: the missing link for supporting the brain
  • The truth about healing the brain
  • How going gluten-free can benefit ADHD and Asperger patients
Proline-Rich Polypeptides/Colostrum
Andrew Keech, PhD, DSc - Author of Peptide Immunotherapy - Colostrum a Physician's Reference Guide
  • The little-known benefits of colostrum
  • How colostrum can help heal a leaky gut
  • How colostrum benefits autistic and Alzheimer's patients
  • The immune balancing affects of colostrum
  • Using colostrum to reset the immune system
  • How colostrum can help with autoimmunity
  • Why colostrum is tolerated by people on a dairy-free diet
  • Why sourcing quality colostrum makes a difference
Gluten, Brain Development and what Really Helps Brain Growth
  • Understanding our evolutionary makeup
  • The truth about eating meat
  • Exploring the role of insulin in inflammatory processes
  • How sugar and dietary carbohydrates contribute to aging
  • The macronutrient thing that fuels cancer
  • How the body metabolizes different macronutrients
  • How to become an efficient fat burner
  • The startling truth about low-cholesterol diets
  • The impact of agriculture on the human brain
How Cross-Reactivity, Molecular Mimicry and Mold Toxicity Can Seriously Impact Your Health
  • The 3 common links between diet and autoimmunity
  • Understanding the role of cross reactivity in intestinal permeability
  • Uncovering the most common cross reactive foods  
  • Understanding the difference between molecular mimicry and cross reactivity
  • The 3 tissues most commonly affected by molecular mimicry
  • Why gluten-free dieters should limit corn
  • The 3 rules to live by if you want vibrant health
Wheat Germ Agglutinin: How a “Monster Molecule” Could Affect Every Cell in Your Body
Loren Cordain, PhD - "Godfather of the Paleo Diet"
  • Why ALL grains are toxic to humans and other mammals
  • How wheat germ agglutinin affects the body
  • Why gluten isn't the only problematic component of wheat
  • How wheat interferes with the absorption of vitamin D
  • How grains contribute to nutrient deficiencies
  • The startling truth about vegetarian diets
OMG - GMO And Its Connection To Gluten
  • Clarifying the difference between genetically modified and hybridized foods
  • The startling toxin in the blood of 93% of pregnant women
  • The 9 genetically modified foods in the food supply right now
  • The truth about how Bt toxin affects your health
  • The alarming dangers of genetically modified corn
  • How non-GMO diets help alleviate symptoms and promote health
Nutrition For the Soul: Moving Beyond a Gluten-Free Diet
Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS - Founder, Food & Spirit; Nutrition/Health Expert
  • Non-food sources of hidden gluten
  • Cultivating a gluten-free lifestyle
  • How NOT to go gluten-free
  • Understanding and implementing Lifestyle Medicine
  • Overcoming the obstacles to going gluten-free
  • Gluten-free support for your whole family
The Critical Role of Wheat Lectin in Human Disease and the Role of Gluten in Cultural History and Consciousness.
Sayer Ji - Founder of GreenMedInfo.com, Author of The Dark Side of Wheat
  • The history and evolution of wheat
  • The drug-like affects of wheat on the brain
  • How wheat may be contributing to your food allergies
  • How wheat lectins compromise immune function
  • The truth about wheat and the blood-brain barrier
  • How wheat germ agglutinin wreaks havoc on our health
  • Identifying lectin sensitivity
Modern Wheat: It's MORE than wheat.
  • The startling connection between wheat and cardiovascular disease
  • Wheat and the diabetes epidemic
  • The remarkable benefits of going wheat-free
  • Why the wheat in the Bible is NOT the wheat of today
  • The negative health consequences of eating grains
  • The truth about LDL cholesterol
  • How to indulge on a gluten-free diet
5 Secrets for a Happy, Healthy Lifestyle Without Gluten
Jaqui Karr, CSN, CVD - Certified Nutritionist & Healthy Lifestyle Expert
  • How raw foods can increase energy and performance
  • The downsides of eating processed foods
  • How raw foods are the super heroes of a balanced diet
  • Transitioning into a gluten-free lifestyle
  • 5 ways to stay gluten-free and thrive!
  • Dining gluten-free with friends and family
Biohack Your Own Brain to Optimize Health and Performance
Dave Asprey - Entrepreneur and Writer of BulletProof Exec Blog
  • Why gluten intolerance may be holding you back from better health
  • Biohacking your way to better health
  • The truth about how Frankenfoods affect the nervous system
  • How the foods you eat may be triggering your food cravings
  • The startling anti-aging affects of intermittent fasting
  • How grass-fed butter can reduce inflammation and help heal the gut
  • The link between fat and fertility
Hidden Sources of Gluten in Your Vitamins and Medication
Suzy Cohen, RPh - America's Pharmacist; Columnist; Author; Speaker
  • The catastrophic problems associated with medication
  • Determining if medications are gluten-free
  • How acid-suppressing drugs can worsen gluten sensitivity or celiac disease
  • The shocking truth about proton pump inhibitors
  • How going gluten-free can help with autoimmune thyroid disease
The Reality of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and its Many Manifestations
Umberto Volta, MD - Director of Coeliac Disease Simple Unit, St.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Exploring the onset of non-celiac gluten sensitivity
  • Understanding food allergy testing
  • How individuals without wheat allergies react to wheat
  • The link between gluten and brain fog
  • The prevalence of non-celiac gluten sensitivity
  • Understanding immune response to offensive foods
  • Extraintestinal symptoms of food sensitivities
  • Why commercial gluten-free foods may be problematic
Are You Developing an Autoimmune Disease Years Before Symptoms?
Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP - Head of Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center
  • Understanding the immune system
  • Defining autoimmunity
  • The role of predictive autoimmunity in preventative medicine
  • The connection between gluten and multiple sclerosis
  • How autoimmunity may contribute to cardiovascular disease risk
  • The role of antibodies in unexplained miscarriages
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