Your Brain on Gluten With Elissa Goodman

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Holistic nutritionist Elissa Goodman talks to LIVESTRONG.COM about gluten and its effect on our health. (Image: livestrong)

Gluten: Suddenly, everyone seems to have a problem with it. Even people who aren’t necessarily allergic or intolerant to gluten are avoiding it because, well — why, exactly?

Demonizing gluten falls very neatly into the anti-carb trend that characterizes diets like Atkins and keto. But is it really bad for our health or is this just another food fad that doesn’t hold up to scientific scrutiny?

On this week’s episode of the Stronger podcast, we speak to holistic nutritionist and author Elissa Goodman about the rise in gluten avoidance and what’s really behind this trend.

The answers are not as obvious as you might think — not all gluten is created equal. For example, have you ever noticed that indulging in bread, pasta and other gluten-filled foods in a European country doesn’t have the same negative side effects as consuming them in the United States?

As someone who who holds very strong opinions on the negative impact gluten has on our health, Elissa Goodman sheds some light on how gluten is affecting us and just how worried we should be about our gluten consumption.

Listen to Your Brain on Gluten to hear what Elissa has to say about the ubiquitous substance — and visit Thrive Market for all your organic food needs!

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