Nutrition Science, Podcast

Modern diets, gluten intolerance, and autoimmunity – Episode 23 with Dr Tom O’Bryan



Did you know that our modern diets, gluten intolerance, and autoimmunity are all linked! Have you ever experienced any kind of negative reaction following food intake? Do certain foods cause itchy mouth, sneezing, bloating, discomfort, gas, or bowel upset? Do you ever feel irritable, moodiness, fatigued, sudden drops in energy, or mental fogginess? All of these symptoms and more could be signs of food sensitivity, especially to wheat, gluten, dairy or sugar.

Episode 23 features world leading wheat/gluten and autoimmunity expert, Dr Tom O’Bryan. Not only a well of knowledge on the subject, Dr Tom is also an excellent speaker and has a unique way of teaching this vital health information in memorable ways. Given a little freedom to roam during the interview, Dr Tom also drops in a few fascinating facts or ‘truth bombs’ on a few other important health topics such as fertility and brain health.


When it comes to getting healthy, Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s goal for you is ‘Making It Easy to Do the Right Thing’. As an internationally recognized, admired and compassionate speaker focusing on food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases, Dr. Tom’s audiences discover that it is through a clear understanding of how you got to where you are, that you and your Dr. can figure out what it will take to get you well.

Dr. O’Bryan is considered a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders, teaching that the underlying mechanisms that trigger the development of chronic disease are the key to health. He holds teaching faculty positions with The Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. His 2016 ground-breaking book, The Autoimmune Fix, won the National Book Award and ranked first in several categories on Amazon. The book outlines the step-by-step development of degenerative diseases and gives us the tools to identify our disease process years before the symptoms are obvious.

Dr. O’Bryan’s latest book ‘You can Fix your Brain’, published in Sep 2018, will no doubt be a great success.

Dr Tom O’Bryan, Gluten expert

Episode content: Modern diets, gluten intolerance, and autoimmunity

During the engaging interview you will learn about:

  • the fascinating back story that led Tom O’Bryan into the health space to become a functional medicine practitioner.
  • the importance of zinc for fertility and how processed grains and gluten sensitivity could interfere with absorption.
  • how the body develops a gluten sensitivity to wheat or other grains.
  • the difference between Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten intolerance.
  • is eating a grain-free diet, such as the paleo diet, good for health?
  • do grains need to be removed from the diet?
  • why are oats, that are technically gluten-free, often labelled as an allergenic food?
  • a review of Dr Tom’s latest and exciting book about improving brain health.

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All of Dr Tom’s programmes, documentaries, courses (including those mentioned during the podcast), and other helpful content are available on his website.

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Bonus video

If you are looking for a quick taster on what is discussed in this podcast and some extra quick tips from Dr Tom, then watch this short 5 minute video.