So, what exactly is gluten? What is celiac disease? Are there benefits or risks to a gluten-free diet for non-celiac sufferers? In this interview, Dr. Susan will answer questions about all of the gluten-free basics. In addition, for those who are already following or are familiar with a gluten-free diet, she’ll share the latest, eye-opening research on the topic, and so much more!
Once considered a fringe way of eating for a small segment of the population with celiac disease, gluten-free diets have become a pervasive, mainstream food trend − perhaps the most significant one of the past decade. Whereas eating a diet devoid of gluten used to be synonymous with sacrifice − in which adherents had to give up the pleasures of bread, pasta, cupcakes, and the like − the emphasis of going gluten free is now on the “free.” Those who eschew gluten have an increasing array of options for enjoying alternative grain products and baked goods, and, even more significantly, researchers are finding that gluten-avoiders are liberated from a host of health problems associated with the consumption of modern wheat.
For a woman with three of America’s most ordinary names, Dr. Susan Smith Jones has certainly made extraordinary contributions in the fields of holistic health, anti-aging, optimum nutrition and balanced living. For starters, she taught students, staff and faculty at UCLA how to be healthy and fit for 30 years! Susan is the founder and president of Health Unlimited, a Los Angeles-based consulting firm dedicated to optimal wellness, health education and human potential. Susan travels internationally as a frequent radio and TV talk show guest and motivational speaker; she’s also the author of over 25 books, including Recipes for Health Bliss, Detoxify & Rejuvenate, The Curative Kitchen, The Joy Factor and Walking on Air: Your 30 Day Inside and Out Rejuvenation Makeover.
Susan’s books, website, and digital seminar series entitled Renew Your Life—available only through her website and has a worldwide audience—are like having a “holistic health app” for anything related to superfoods, optimal nutrition, weight loss, anti-aging, rejuvenation, natural remedies and balanced living.