Discussions on book: Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate to a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life
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Publisher: William Morrow
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ISBN-10: 0062394282
ISBN-13: 978-0062394286
Pages: 368
Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate to a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life
One particular thing I learned from this book is that rice tends to absorb arsenic in higher amounts.
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at 9pm on 3/17/2018
The author managed to spoil the topic which is so rich for multi-faceted exploration. He immediately lost…
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at 9pm on 2/4/2018

The author managed to spoil the topic which is so rich for multi-faceted exploration. He immediately lost my trust when started mumbling about how patient's curiosity is bad and that the patient shouldn't have a dialogue with the doctor and just be served.

He effectively talks down the patients, in a desperate attempt to keep conventional medicine's status quo in defining the patient's destiny with drugs and surgery.

He is so cautious that it's difficult to discern from the book what his position is on gluten. It seems that he sees a trendy topic and tries to write something on it, focusing on promotion (or rather protection) of conventional medicine's influence.

The content in the book is poorly assembled in the way making it difficult to comprehend the material in a consistent and logical manner. The book is just difficult to read, not because it's "to scientific" but because it's poorly written with disregard to conveying the ideas. 

The citations of patient cases are often pointless and annoying. Just this one is frustrating enough to put off this book:

My patient arrived with a fistful of material from the Internet, a list of tests she wanted to confirm the diagnosis she’d come to of her problem, and possible drugs to treat it. I asked her why she bothered to consult with a doctor.

I left two stars only for non-gluten dietary advises I managed to collect from the book, and the insight that if you remove the food containing gluten from your diet you need to compensate for some of the other valuable components contained in such food.

The author's pamphlet condemning patient's attempt to do their own research - turned me off on the book…
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at 7pm on 1/20/2018

The author's pamphlet condemning patient's attempt to do their own research - turned me off on the book content right at the very beginning.

A good doctor should encourage patient's own research and advise on the best ways of doing it.

In my opinion, people turn to alternative practitioners because "official" healthcare practitioners are…
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at 7pm on 1/14/2018

In my opinion, people turn to alternative practitioners because "official" healthcare practitioners are often narrow-minded and simply unable to help, not because of feeling marginalized by "official" practitioners.

Also, medical practitioners should get used to patients actively educating themselves online. Instead of whining about this, medical practitioners should better educate themselves constantly and more creatively work with the available information.

Instead of being a passive applicator of known patters to patient health, each medical practitioner must become an active, curios and productive researcher.

If healthcare practitioners want to sustain their authoritative role, they must be able to deal with knowledgable patients as with peers, not ridiculing informed curiosity of such patients.

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at 5pm on 1/14/2018
The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion. Arnold H. Glasow
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at 9pm on 1/13/2018