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Is Gluten Bad For Your Health?

Is Gluten Bad For Your Health?
Gluten, Part 2
Is Gluten Bad For Your Health?
Gluten, Part 3

Wheat has long been a part of the western diet because it is nutritious and has many uses. Yet a growing number of people are being diagnosed with celiac disease, an inability to process gluten - the protein found in wheat. Many others have found that eating gluten-free has improved their health.

Mindy Todd talks about celiac disease and gluten intolerance: why we’re seeing an increase in diagnosis, the difference between them, and how health care professionals are treating and researching the disease.

Guests are Dr. Alessio Fasano, founder of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, registered dietitian Pat Vasconcells, and Anne Sarkisian, author of Toxic Staple, How Gluten May Be Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do About It.




Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI. After starting her broadcasting career as a midday DJ at WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, she quickly advanced to host of the morning drive show, which in 1981, made her one of the few women in broadcasting to anchor her own morning show. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting. She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and even a ski reporter. Her television work brought her to White River Junction, VT, Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. Mindy also worked at radio stations in West Palm Beach, FL, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Lebanon, NH. She has received numerous awards, most recently her 5th National PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) award for best Call-in program and best Interview.