Gluten & Grains – Archive

Gluten and Grains – All Posts

In my clinic I see many people with autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal problems, neurological and cutaneous (skin) diseases. A remarkably high percentage of them are intolerant to wheat, gluten or other grains. In some cases they have found no improvement with a gluten-free diet, or have been told by their doctor that they are not coeliac, but once they eliminate all or nearly all grains they have show remarkable improvements.

Articles in this section look at the emerging evidence. You can find our grain free recipes here.


Why no one should eat grains. Part 4: whole grains – the whole truth (14/Aug/18) - Grains dominate the world food supply, but have many negative health consequences independent of gluten related disorders. We consider their downsides and show that whole grains including oats do not live up to the 'heart-healthy' hype.
Gluten-free diet MAY be unhealthy and MAY increase risk of heart attack (or not) (12/May/17) - Fake news; alternative facts; plus a dose of healthy skepticism. We take a look behind the recent gluten headlines.
Gluten Update April 2017 (28/Apr/17) - Gluten disrupts microbiome; Relatives of coeliacs often gluten sensitive; NCGS persists after 8 years on gluten-free diet + more
Gluten – what we learned in 2016 (part 2) – the Great Imitator (7/Feb/17) - In part 2 of our gluten update we look at 20+ conditions that were linked to gluten in 2016. Essential reading for understanding this multifaceted toxin.
Gluten – what we learned in 2016 (part 1) (22/Jan/17) - A summary of key developments in our understanding of grain related disorders.
Why no one should eat grains. Part 3: Ten more reasons to avoid wheat (30/Oct/15) - Beyond coeliac disease and NCGS – we look at the many ways that wheat can affect everyone. Includes new groundbreaking research.
More Evidence William Davis Was Right: Wheat Does Increase Obesity According to New Study (12/Oct/15) - SCOOP: new trial demonstrates that gluten increases weight gain via suppression of thermogenesis
Why no one should eat grains. Part 2 – The definitive guide to Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity (27/Aug/15) - A detailed examination of the current science on this recently recognised gluten pathology. Includes new videos from world class researchers.
Why no one should eat grains. Part 1 – The tip of the Iceberg (23/Jun/15) - Understand coeliac disease and you will know why eating gluten is playing Russian roulette with your health.
The chemical warfare on your plate (7/Jun/15) - The fascinating story of how natural insecticides in plants can be good for us, but how wheat has evolved the ability to turn an insect's immune system against itself... oh, and us.
NY Times: “Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?” (17/Oct/14) - This is a great article looking at the links between gluten and brain disorders. Recommended!
Gluten and Schizophrenia – does it all start in the womb? (12/Oct/14) - Research is now identifying how schizophrenia starts in the womb Maternal infections and dietary antigens such as gluten are implicated A key immune molecule C1q
New Study Vindicates William Davis: Modern Wheat is more Toxic than Ancient Varieties (16/Feb/14) - Study shows modern wheat aggravates IBS more than ancient strains.
Grain-free diets (20/Jan/13) - Removal of grains and all refined foods is one of the hallmarks of the “Paleolithic” diet, a modern way of eating that attempts to approximate
Third Food and Health Group Meeting – Grains (20/Jan/13) - Our third meeting was on the topic of cereal grains, such as wheat, rye, oats, rice, corn and barley. Unfortunately, due to a mix up with the