As you may have noticed I decided to take a short break the last few weeks and enjoy the Holidays.
In the first quarter of 2016 I will be preparing for my certification exam with the Institute for Functional Medicine and so my blogs will be focused on topics I am studying. I hope you will find them interesting.
My first series will be based on an essay written by Sayer Ji, who is a widely recognized researcher, author, and lecturer, an advisory board member of the National Health Federation, and the founder of the world’s most widely referenced, evidence-based natural health resource of its kind. He founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. This evidence-based resource reviews the potential or actual therapeutic value of vitamins, minerals, herbs and foods and has reviewed more than 20,000+ articles.
His essay is entitled The Dark Side of Wheat he discusses not only celiac disease and the effects of gluten, but also epigenetics and the evolution of the human diet, the pharmacologic effects of wheat, the damaging effects of lectins, as well as the excitotoxicity of glutamic and aspartic acids which are very high in wheat. Starting the first week of January I will be summarizing the concepts Sayer Ji discusses in his essay and introducing you to my new “Detox Plus Program” that can help you and your patients learn if their chronic conditions have a base in wheat or other food sensitivities.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Trish Murray, D.O.