#Gluten Free Summit: Free To Join!

Register for the Gluten Summit

This is really exciting! Dr Tom O’ Bryan, whose work you know I have referred to several times on TrulyGlutenFree, is bringing together a load of gluten experts who will be giving free lectures and interviews online from November 11th-17th. You can access all the interviews for free, which is just fabulous, and you will also be able to download the whole archive or selected stuff if you can’t make it live.

Anyway, here’s the blurb for you – some truly useful speakers here and I suggest you put the dates in your diary. Register and the various schedules will be sent to you so you can choose which you want to listen to most – or have a learning week and do all of them, which is what I plan to do in case I can learn something new about this fast-evolving subject. To help you, I have highlighted the people I really rate – I will be making sure I listen to them at least.

Why am I not speaking? Well, I have decided to concentrate on building the resources to help people with gluten related disorders to get well and leave the awareness-building and drum-banging to others. I’ve done much of that in my time; let someone else do it now whilst I beaver away a bit more quietly!

Update: here’s a video of Tom explaining about the summit for you

The Gluten Summit Online

This FREE event is taking place online from November 11- November 17. Dr. O’Bryan has gathered 29 of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the topics of gluten-related disorders, healthy living and nutrition, each in a one-to-one interviews about their particular areas of expertise.

Register for FREE now here: 


The Gluten Summit will:

– Bring the latest research to the public eye with interpretation from Dr. O’Bryan;

– Call more attention to gluten-related disorders;

– Potentially improve diagnosis and treatment in practice;

– Teach better practices for safely eating outside of the home;

– Encourage more clinicians, practitioners and patients to ask, “Could it be gluten?”


Who is speaking at the Gluten Summit?

Prof. Michael MarshDr. Loren CordainDr. Alessio Fasano

Dr. Umberto Volta

Dr. Aristo Vojdani

J.J. Virgin

Dr. Mark Hyman

Jeffery Smith

Dr. Deanna Minich

Dr. Yehuda Schoenfeld

Dr. David PerlmutterDr. Natasha Campbell-McBrideDr. Daniel Amen

Dr. Marios Hadjivassiliou

Dr. Mark Houston

Dr. Rodney Ford

Andrew Keech

Erica Kasuli

Cynthia Kupper

Dr. Liz LipskiDr. William DavisDave Asprey

Nora Gedgaudas

Dr. Peter Osborne

Jaqui Karr

Sayer Ji

Tom Malterre

Suzy Cohen

Melinda Dennis


When is The Gluten Summit?

The Gluten Summit will take place from November 11-17. It is a FREE, online event. Each day, 4-5 interviews will be available to watch over the course of 24 hours. The information each interview contains will be educational for you–even potentially life changing–as you learn the importance of these new healthy practices for you and your family.


How much does it cost?

The Gluten Summit is free for all attendees.


How do I register?

Visit here to register for this free, online event today!


Don’t miss the world’s very first Gluten Summit!


4 thoughts on “#Gluten Free Summit: Free To Join!

  1. I’ve listened to the short interview given by Dr O’Brien and especially noted his comments about increased mortality for gluten sensitives. According to a 32 year study (no further details given of where or by whom) coeliacs are said to be x 2 likely to have premature mortality (than the norm) but the “vigilant” gluten-sensitives were said to be half as likely as coeliacs to die early (which I suppose means they don’t actually have premature mortality – they have in effect reverted to normal life expectancy). He didn’t specify whether the coeliacs with early mortality were following a gluten-free diet and had made an attempt to heal their damaged gut. However, those gluten sensitives which have only a very limited, perhaps only once a month exposure to gluten, were x 6 more likely to have premature mortality. I really don’t follow this. Why should gluten-sensitives with limited exposure be even more vulnerable than coeliacs (who may still be consuming gluten)? Anyway, he also explained that eating only an eighth of a thumbnail of a gluten product can cause a cascade effect of damage – and seemed to be saying that the entire villii would be damaged as a result of such a tiny exposure. This means that nobody diagnosed with gluten-sensitivity should ever again eat anything containing even a trace of gluten. If this is the case, it really is a reason for extreme vigilance.

    What’s your take on what Dr O’Brien said? Are you aware of this 32 year study? I’m not going to get paranoid about this early mortality claim, but how seriously do you think we should take it?

    • Hi A. First, the study he is referring to is here. I have heard him say both of those things before – the increased mortality and the tiny ingestion of gluten – which I have written about before. I confess I don’t fully understand it myself and perhaps we’ll get more from him on this in the Gluten Summit.

      In my notes, I have asked him why mortality would be higher in the first year of going GF and the answer came back that it is to do with increased inflammation and downregulation of the immune system. In fact, much of it was why I introduced the anti-inflammatory/immune-supportive barrier protocol on top of the diet. The answer was “gluten acts as a stimulant for the immune system and after years of activation in response to it, the immune response is down-regulated but is kept activated by the gluten reaction. When you stop gluten without a nutritional protocol to support and improve the immune function, it remains down-regulated and that’s when disease processes can take hold.”

      I need to look into that more but effectively it is a bit like adrenal function – it gets over-activated and kept going by sugar/stimulants and eventually the adrenal function downregulates (fatigue). You are only kept going then by sugar and stimulants. If you withdrew them, you would fall flat without some support to support the adrenals, wouldn’t you? I assume they mean a similar process with gluten. Keep the immune system going with gluten reactions. Remove it and the immune system is flattened without support. It takes at least a year for that to rectify, hence the greater mortality in the first year of a gluten free diet.

      I did write about gut imunity processes here which might be useful for you: https://trulyglutenfree.co.uk/2013/03/01/what-happens-in-gut-immunity/

      What I don’t understand yet is the 6 x increase with once a month ingestion. I haven’t dared ask as I’m not sure I want to think about it! I assume it is to do with increased reactivity causing inflammation which takes a long time to then come back down. And we all know that inflammation is the heart of most disease processes. This is the reason why I have asked people on the TGF/BP to be so strict with ingestion and to take the anti-inflammatories. I will try and ask Tom and report back what he says.

  2. […] be talking about on the Gluten Summit site. If you don’t know what that is yet, have a look here where I wrote about it […]

  3. […] talking about on the Gluten Summit site. If you don’t know what that is yet, have a look here where I wrote about it […]

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