Dr Arthur Agatston has done it again. Just as he taught people the difference between good carbs and bad carbs in The South Beach Diet, he now gives us a real understanding of the role gluten plays in our health—along with a detailed, effective eating plan that will transform your weight and your life.
Gluten can make some people very sick—but not everyone. There are people turning their lives upside down to avoid gluten who don't have anything to worry about. These individuals don't have to eliminate whole wheat, barley and rye products from their lives and should continue to enjoy them because these whole grains are good sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
At the same time there are countless others who should be avoiding or at least limiting their intake of foods containing gluten. The vast majority of these people haven't the faintest idea that gluten is at the root of many of their health problems.
That's why The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution doesn't necessarily mean gluten free forever. Nor does it suggest that gluten isn't a problem. What it does do is teach you how to become gluten aware, not gluten phobic, and how to make the changes in your diet that are right for you.
Dr Agatson is a preventive cardiologist who is best known in scientific circles (along with colleague Warren Janowitz) for developing the Calcium Score: a method of screening for atherosclerosis. He is also the creator of the South Beach Diet, and the author of the book by the same name.
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