ACSM Summit

Corrie Whisner, PhD
Wheat, Microbiome and Health:
The Science Behind Gut Health and Food

Gluten sensitivity and Celiac Disease have been increasing in prevalence over the past 20 years.  Numerous celebrities, talk show hosts, athletes andauthors have touted the benefits of a gluten-free diet for the non-Celiac population touting benefits ranging from weight loss to curing heart disease and diabetes.  For some, wheat and gluten-avoidance is a solution to life-long digestive woes.  But, is this an approach that everyone with poor gut health should take?  What other factors might be involved in the complicated relationship between food and digestive health?  Learn ways to advise clients who are experiencing some of the difficult symptoms of food intolerance so they improve their quality of life and well-being.