Why Gluten Free is Key to Improving Your Child's Health

January 25, 2017
Hosted by Deborah Morgan, CHN, Rpc, BA

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Gluten free is getting a lot of press lately calling it a fad or trend not based on science. This is simply not true. On the show today we will explore some of the good solid science into the role wheat may play in chronic health issues including allergies, asthma, eczema, autoimmune, ADHD and Autism. If you have heard that gluten free is only for those with Celiac disease you need to listen to this show. You will clearly understand why gluten free could be a key factor in helping your child improve their health. We will also take a look at how to go gluten free the right way and how to do it without losing your mind! Going Gluten free is a simple and non-invasive intervention that can have a huge impact on your child's health. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving it a try.

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Deborah Morgan, CHN, Rpc, BA

I’m Deborah Morgan, creator of Kids Health Revolution and fierce mama bear to one busy little boy. I haven’t always been on the health revolutionary path but I've been in health and wellness for more than fifteen years, first as a personal trainer, health coach and massage therapist, and later as a counselor. Now, because of my amazing experience with my son I have added Holistic Nutrition and a GAPS certification to my training.

It is excruciating to watch our kids struggle with health issues, feeling helpless. My son was two when we got the news that he had an autoimmune condition. It was even more devastating to be told we would just have to live with it and that it might get worse. I struggled with it for a long time and spent countless hours doing research, reading scientific articles, attending seminars and online summits and even went back to school! We’ve spent thousands of dollars with functional medicine doctors and naturopaths. It was overwhelming and there were moments I almost threw my hands up and gave up.

But I didn't and my son’s autoimmune symptoms have been steadily improving! Now I understand that we are not powerless to improve our children's health. I helped my son when everyone told me I couldn't. Now it is my labour of love to ensure that no parent misses the chance to make a difference in their child's health! Together we can make an enormous impact on the health and future of our children.

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January 2017

  • 1/25/2017: Why Gluten Free is Key to Improving Your Child's Health Listen Now
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