The new leviathan in the American diet is the bevy of highly processed grain products we consume all day long, every day. A of host of health problems are now crippling children and adults alike. Millions of Americans suffer from celiac disease, but aren't aware of it. Millions more have begun looking to a gluten-free diet to help manage their weights, but aren't sure where to begin. Gluten sensitivity may be a leading cause of common childhood conditions whose consequences last well into adulthood. Renowned cardiologist and creator of The South Beach DietDr. Arthur Agatston presents a solution that could turn the way you eat on its head. Phase 1 of the original South Beach Diet, which cut out all sugar and grains, was intended to control swings in blood pressure that led to cravings. It became quickly apparent, however, that the diet curbed not only the urge to reach for the chips, but also brain fog, bloat, and a host of other problems that turned out to be directly tied to gluten-sensitivity. The South Beach Gluten-Free Dietshows that being not gluten-phobic, but gluten-aware, could dramatically increase weight loss and health in just thirty days. With detailed, effective meal plans, travel tips, inspiring stories, and 20 delicious healthy, gluten-free recipes, the reader will have everything they need to lose weight and get empowered.
Arthur Agatston, MD
, is the medical director of Wellness and Prevention for Baptist Health South Florida and a clinical professor of medicine at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Creator of the bestselling South Beach Diet
series, he has also authored numerous scientific articles and is frequently quoted in the media on diet and health. Dr. Agatston lives and practices in Miami Beach.
Natalie Geary, MD, is executive vice president of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation in Miami. An integrative physician with an expertise in treating wheat allergy and gluten sensitivity in both adults and children, she lives and works in Miami and New York.