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Poem: A Healthy Start

I was inspired to write this jingle after meeting a family who no doubt would benefit from reading Toxic Staple since most of them had gut issues and were getting nowhere with their doctors. Unfortunately I got her contact info wrong, so if this mom recognizes herself in this poem, please get back to me through my site. We met at Logan Airport.

A Healthy Start

I talk to everyone
To introduce my book
I encourage sick and tired folks
To take a deeper look

At Logan on our way
To warmth in the glorious sun
I met a handsome family
Whose health was being undone

Amazed, the mom said to me
“So funny we should meet
As we got out of the car
We discussed gluten and wheat”

Mom thought her teenaged son
Might have dreaded IBS
And wondered if gluten had
Created his intestinal distress

She questioned if she too
Had a tricky gut issue
As she had intestinal complaints
She needed to subdue

Her daughter she strongly felt
Might have the problem too
And was ready to devour my book
And all the info she could accrue

To the busy ticket counter
They soon did arrive
Now armed with a book
To help her family survive

Off they happily went
Into the glorious sun
If gluten is their problem
Their ailments can be undone

I tell most everyone I met
The GF lifestyle is forever
If intolerant to gluten
You must eat it…never… ever

To be sensitive to gluten
And not address its effect
Could lead to many ailments
And lives being totally wrecked

Dear reader of this rhyme
What you may not know
Gluten can crimp your life
And deliver an unhealthy blow

So read Toxic Staple
Take my book to heart
This life-transforming info
Will give you a healthy start.

© 2015 Anne Sarkisian



Are Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance Epidemic?


On my way to the gate for a flight to the 15th International Celiac Disease Conference held in Chicago I shared my business card for my new book, TOXIC STAPLE, and chatted with nine different people. I was amazed at the results. Here is the rundown:

  • Has CD and follows a GF diet
  • Has a friend with gluten issues
  • Her mother has CD and is doing the GF diet
  • Has IBS and fibromyalgia and her doctor does’t know the cause – on meds (I suggested she read my book then loan it to her doctor)
  • Knows 2 friends with CD/gluten issues
  • Said she probably needs the GF diet – has sinus/allergy issues (she’s probably right)
  • Has a friend doing the GFD
  • Has CD – her sister is an MD and is up on CD (there is still much unawareness of the serious complications of celiac disease in traditional medicine)
  • Was interested and will share my info

This is an incredible slant toward epidemic, wouldn’t you say? Eight out of nine people either had a gluten issue themselves or knew someone who did. Three to four years ago gluten and celiac were not a part of anyone’s vocabulary unless they were one of the few diagnosed. But since then nearly everyone I talk to either has gluten issues or knows someone who does. It’s exploding!

Read TOXIC STAPLE and you will come to understand the breadth of nutritional deficiencies, symptoms, diseases, and disorders being caused by a protein once thought to be healthy.