Nutrition Coach Shirley Plant talks about the real issues with gluten. Is it just a fad? How to know if you actually have Celiac’s, the first step to take if you gluten might be an issue. And why the heck is wheat and gluten suddenly a problem? We’ll dig into the political issues surrounding this tricky ingredient!


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Things discussed in this episode:

  • Shirley’s history of health issues – including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in her twenties and later on, fibromyalgia.
  • What is a Celiac disease?
  • How can gluten lead to leaky cut syndrome?
  • Difference between a sensitivity and allergy
  • Are there tests for Celiac disease?
  • Hidden sensitivity to gluten. Could it be making you sick and you don’t even know it?
  • How food has changed in the last 50 years and why that effects wheat.
  • Other names for gluten on food labels
  • How to figure out if gluten is your issue?
  • Issues in children that might be gluten related
  • How much nutritional training do Doctors get? The answer will surprise you!


Links mentioned:

Shirley’s website

Different names used for gluten in food

Shirley’s 4-ingredient hemp seed pudding recipe!

Dr. Ford’s Gluten Project

Jimmy Kimmel asks “What is Gluten?”

GITNB Podcast Playlist


About the guest:




Shirley Plant is a nutrition coach and author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide for people with multiple food sensitivities and those looking for easy, healthy recipes.

As someone with multiple food sensitivities Shirley knows first hand how difficult meal planning can be.
Her dietary practices focuses on helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it. Helping people with menu planning, customizing recipes to specific dietary needs, elimination and rotation diets.