“A must-read book for anyone suffering from chronic pain” (Sara Gottfried, MD), No Grain, No Pain demonstrates the proven link between a gluten-heavy diet and chronic pain and discomfort—and offers a groundbreaking, 30-day, grain-free diet to help you heal yourself from the inside out.
More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to an Institute of Medicine report released in 2011. For many, chronic pain is part of an autoimmune disease, but all too often doctors turn to the same solution: painkilling drugs.
But all of this medication simply isn’t helping, and as Dr. Peter Osborne, the leading authority on gluten sensitivity and food allergies has found, the real solution often lies in what you eat. In No Grain, No Pain, Dr. Osborne shows how grains wreak havoc on the body by causing tissue inflammation, creating vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and triggering an autoimmune response that causes the body to attack itself. But he also offers practical steps to find relief. Using his drug-free, easy-to-implement plan, you will be able to eliminate all sources of gluten and gluten-like substances, experience significant improvement in fifteen days, and eliminate pain within thirty days.
The first book to identify diet—specifically, grain—as a leading cause of chronic suffering, No Grain, No Pain provides you with the knowledge you need to improve your health. Based on extensive research and examples culled from thousands of his satisfied patients, Dr. Osborne recommends changing your diet to achieve the relief that millions of Americans have been seeking once and for all, leading to a healthier, happier life.
Osborne (Glutenology), a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist, argues that eating gluten can produce pain stemming from autoimmune conditions. As a response, he proposes a strict elimination diet eschewing grains, pseudo-grains, and many vegetable oils; grain-fed meat; farm-raised fish and shellfish; dairy products; processed and GMO foods; and sugars and artificial sweeteners. Osborne contends that gluten is a "known neurotoxin" and that 140 different autoimmune conditions can be triggered by eating any kind of grain, not just wheat. Part one explores the grain-pain connection and how diet can influence symptoms and issues relating to "grainbesity." Part two has lists of what to eat and what to avoid during a 15-day "kick-off plan" followed by an even more stringent two-week "challenge phase." Finally, part three warns against environmental toxins and prescription medications, promoting the holistic, alternative approach of "functional medicine." Osborne's draconian directives render his course of treatment difficult but may appeal to those suffering severe reactions and pain.