#300: Uncovering Common Myths and Lies About Gluten and Autoimmunity with Dr. Peter Osborne

If You Want to Get to The Bottom of Your Gluten-Based Inflammation, You Should:

  1. Use an elimination diet or testing to understand your unique sensitivities 
  2. Don’t eat the foods that you are sensitive to, no matter what
  3. Make sure that you get enough fiber and gut-loving foods in your diet

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Episode Summary

Learning the truth about gluten and how it impacts our bodies has played a huge role in my autoimmune journey. Understanding the science of gluten, and debunking the common myths and lies we hear about its effect on the body, are key to healing any autoimmunity. When you truly know what it means to be gluten-free, you can start to reverse your autoimmune symptoms and feel like yourself again.

Understanding Gluten with Dr. Peter Osborne

Dr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Origins Health Care in Sugar Land, Texas. He is a doctor of Chiropractic, a Doctor of Pastoral Science, and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Often referred to as “The Gluten-Free Warrior,” Dr. Osborne is one of the most sought-after alternative health and nutrition experts in the world. His practice is centered on helping those with painful chronic degenerative and autoimmune diseases by using natural healing methods. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on gluten sensitivity, and lectures nationally on this and many other nutritionally related topics.

Getting to the Bottom of Your Autoimmunity

Dr. Osborne is passionate about helping others cure their autoimmune conditions through a gluten-free diet that eliminates inflammation and helps people feel better. 

Through a tested method of listening to your body, paying attention to the foods that affect you, and getting real about the ways that gluten is marketed to the masses, Dr. Osborne has helped countless people get to the bottom of their autoimmune diseases and avoid worsening symptoms through pure science and information.

The Power of Going Gluten-Free

Autoimmune diseases are often separated as if they are 100 different diseases. But this is not the case, as all autoimmunity is caused by inflammation. Gluten is the #1 most researched trigger for autoimmune disease globally, which is why if you are struggling with an autoimmune disease, you need to learn what a gluten-free diet looks like in all aspects. 

When you can understand the science behind why gluten is triggering your autoimmunity, you will be empowered to transition out of a gluten-free diet and find lasting relief from the autoimmunity symptoms that you have been searching for.

Are you ready to alleviate your autoimmune conditions by educating yourself on gluten’s harm to your body? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!


“It was like, ‘Hey, your colleagues and your peers, your M.D.’s and your Ph.D. researchers have studied these things and researched these things and have found them to be true. Let’s try to apply what they have researched and take better care of our patients.’” (10:42)

“There is an old saying, ‘One person’s food is another person’s poison.’ And so we always have to honor the uniqueness of an individual.” (19:33)

“I’m not a researcher myself, I am a clinician. But I was accumulating all of the research being done and basically took that and put it into a culmination so that I could help people better find which diet they needed to follow, especially as it related to gluten.” (26:53)

“Grain is being grown to feed the masses, but that doesn’t make it healthy. That is why the government had to ban the sale of it in 1943 because it was killing people.” (31:03)

“We have been so brainwashed to believe that we need grain as a part of our balanced diet that we don’t know any better, most people. But grain is not an essential food group, so you can survive plenty well without grain.” (38:31)

In This Episode

  • Learn how to understand the connection between gluten and your gut, inflammation, and autoimmunity (15:25)
  • The first thing you can do if you are a person with an autoimmune disease (19:38)
  • Addressing the myths surrounding gluten, grains, and substituting foods (22:32)
  • Discover the shocking US government link to grain production and grain subsidies (30:01)
  • Ways that you can take steps towards eliminating your symptoms, even without testing (38:09)

Resources Mentioned

The Glutenology Masterclass

Gluten-Free Society Website

Dr. Peter Osborne Website

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5 Responses to #300: Uncovering Common Myths and Lies About Gluten and Autoimmunity with Dr. Peter Osborne

  1. Marie September 9, 2021 at 9:16 am #

    Loved this episode. I am 14 weeks pregnant and my gluten sensitivities have heightened like crazy. I am working to move entirely to eliminating grains. I also have a sensitivity to soy, probably a worse reaction than gluten. I was wondering if you have ever addressed or discussed soy sensitivity?

  2. Vickie Garrison September 9, 2021 at 6:47 pm #

    Learning knowledge to help yourself in life that is natural is the best way

  3. Renee Fye September 10, 2021 at 3:50 am #

    This was an amazing podcast Full of information (miss spelled in my original comment 🤦‍♀️)

  4. Ronella Bankert September 10, 2021 at 12:34 pm #

    This is life changing!!! Thank you! I have been aware of some of my food sensitivities but now I understand why i still struggle so much with inflammation. I’ve already shared this with many of my friends and my Dr at the wellness clinic / chiropractor i go to! I really appreciate your making this available!!!

  5. Dan Wiersma September 13, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

    I know your sessions have been focused on women who have autoimmune or gastro-intestinal issues. However, I can say that as a man I have many of the same type of issue so I was appreciative of Dr. Osborne’s session on gluten. I have battled gluten for almost 15 years and have substituted rice and corn for wheat. Now I must think about eliminating all grains and see if this helps me feel better physically. No one has really helped me in this quest so hearing Dr. Osborne’s work was very helpful. I only wish I had a clinician close to me that understood this as well as he does.

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