One of the most inexpensive ways to find out if certain foods are being malabsorbed in the gut or otherwise irritating the system, is by eliminating offensive foods from the diet. Testing can be helpful to find out certain sensitivities, in addition to trial and error. As we know, good nutrition and supporting proper gut flora will help any human to fight viruses and bacteria, and repair damage done by the environment.
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Since completing her masters degree at the University of Texas in Dallas, Susan Owens has lectured internationally and has also presented at the Center for Disease Control and the National Institute of Health. Susan has focused on finding the basic science that tells us how the sulfur system works: how it is integrated, how it matures, and how it interacts with other systems and what it does in neurodevelopment. Oxalates appear to be part of the sulfur system, but their role outside the well-characterized role of binding to calcium and incidentally forming kidney stones is little understood. As a member of the Defeat Autism Now! Thinktank (a project of the Autism Research Institute), she continually dialogues with physicians and scientists who treat children with autism. She also consults with sulfur scientists and other basic scientists who are on the cutting edge of their field, encouraging them to study autism. Susan Owens does extensive analysis of labwork, specializing in studying ratios and their meaning in the plasma amino acid tests. She has compared the findings and reference ranges from labs all over the U.S. and world on different tests, including looking at how reference ranges are calculated for urinary tests on young children. Susan Owens recently joined Husson Science Research Institute, in Bangor, Maine as a Research Associate where she will be able to accelerate research into some new areas in the basic and applied science of oxalates.
Donna Gates, a nutritional consultant, author and lecturer has helped thousands of people overcome candidiasis and other immune system disorders. Her book, "The Body Ecology Diet", was written after years of research to find a cure for her own candida-related health problems. Frustrated with conventional medicine, she embarked on a long course of study into many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, natural hygiene, raw foods and mega-supplement therapy. Incorporating the most beneficial components of each concept into her own system of health and healing, her success inspired her to share it with others.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD
Author, "Gut and Psychology Syndrome"
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride holds a Degree in Medicine and Postgraduate Degrees in both Neurology and Human Nutrition. In her clinic in Cambridge she specialises in Nutrition for Children and Adults with Behavioural and Learning Disabilities, and Adults with Digestive and Immune System Disorders.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride set up The Cambridge Nutrition Clinic in 1998. As a parent of a child diagnosed with learning disabilities, she was acutely aware of the difficulties facing other parents like her, and she has devoted much of her time to helping these families. She realised that nutrition played a critical role in helping children and adults to overcome their disabilities, and has pioneered the use of probiotics in this field.
She believes that the link between learning disabilities, the food and drink that we take, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute, and the results of her work have supported her position on this subject. In her clinic, parents discuss all aspects of their child's condition, confident in the knowledge that they are not only talking to a professional but to a parent who has lived their experience. Her deep understanding of the challenges they face, puts her advice in a class of it's own.
Author, "Cooking Healthy Gluten and Casein-Free Food for Children"
Author of "Cooking Healthy Gluten and Casein-Free Food for Children," Betsy is a well respected diet counselor hailed as one of the most innovative teachers of diets free of gluten, casein, soy, corn, egg and much more. In addition to her professional nutritional expertise, Betsy is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Pathways Medical Advocates in Delavan, Wisconsin. She develops and coordinates the marketing and public education programs offered by this innovative practice including her radio talk show for Autism One Radio, anchor of The GFCF Diet Comprehensive Video and ongoing community lectures and workshops. The mother of a son with autism, she speaks nationally on dietary and holistic interventions for children with disabilities.
Sueson Vess is president and founder of Special Eats, a company created solely to assist others on the healthy path to embracing gluten and dairy free living and author of the recently published cookbook, Special Eats Simple, Delicious Solutions for Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cooking. Sueson helps those with food allergies, celiac disease and/or parents of children on the autism spectrum by teaching GFCF (gluten-free/casein-free) cooking classes, developing delicious recipes and providing instruction in meal planning.
When Sueson was diagnosed as gluten intolerant she resolved to be the best possible gluten-free cook so no one would realize they were eating “special food”. As a past restaurateur and chef with 25 years experience in marketing and training, teaching others to embrace gluten-free living is fulfillment of a dream.
Sueson leads a support group, provides consulting and training services to restaurants, grocery retailers and corporations. She is available to speak to groups.