The Gluten Effect: How “Innocent” Wheat is Ruining Your Health by Drs. Vikki & Richard Petersen, D.C., C.C.N.

Drs. Vikki and Richard Petersen, D.C., C.C.N., a husband-and-wife team of chiropractors and certified clinical nutritionists who founded the HealthNOW Medical Center in Sunnyvale, California, have co-authored an extremely valuable and informative book, The Gluten Effect.

Anyone with gluten intolerance or sensitivities knows that gluten causes widespread problems for many people. The list of conditions caused by gluten alone is numbered in the hundreds. Luckily, the solutions are far simpler than the symptoms. This book explains why and how.

The Gluten Effect points out the major problems and minor problems associated with gluten intolerance or sensitivities, explaining it all in a simple-to-understand manner. Anyone can comfortably get educated about gluten with this very book.

Dr. Vikki Petersen, who is gluten-intolerant, noticed while conducting routine business at the HealthNOW Medical Center familiar signs over and over again with many patients. These patients suffered from a variety of symptoms: fatigue, hormone issues, skin disorders, mental issues, diarrhea, weight gain, and thyroid issues to name a few. Through research she learned they all were gluten-intolerant. This book shares some in-depth discoveries and incredible stories of transformed lives and bodies by addressing the culprit, gluten.

The HealthNOW Medical Center does not “specialize” in gluten issues; in fact the center prides itself at getting to the “root” of the problems of their patients. They couldn’t ignore the fact that so many of these “roots” were indeed gluten. Supported with vast experience, this book was destined to be written and shared with others.

The Gluten Effect explains in detail the vast ramifications and other problems which can arise with undetected effects of gluten. The doctors go on to explain the complexities of the body’s systems and how they interrelate, but again in a way which any reader can grasp and make use of to better his life and his health. The book clears up the confusions of testing, diet, allergies, and connected auto-immune diseases and much more. It’s packed with truly valuable information.

Celiac and gluten awareness is on the rise. A book like this is one which helps to get the truth out there. When a book is so well-written that doctors can gain a better understanding of the topic–but also any mother, father, teacher, or the general layman–then I know it is a book that will make it and should be well-promoted.

I HIGHLY recommend this book.

Tina Turbin

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One thought on “The Gluten Effect: How “Innocent” Wheat is Ruining Your Health by Drs. Vikki & Richard Petersen, D.C., C.C.N.

  1. After YEARS of not knowing what was responsible for my fatigue and digestion issues, I was finally tested (positive) for gluten issues. This book is really a great resource and I’m so glad you’ve chosen to spotlight it!

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