“The Conundrum of Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease” with Tom O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN
The subject of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease is now dominating the mainstream media. This presentation will provide an understanding of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, and demonstrate how to recognize the differences in the presentation, progression and clinical consequences of the two conditions.
The historic methods to identify these conditions will be discussed, as well as more recent comprehensive testing options that reduce false negatives and that accurately reflect gluten sensitivity identification consistent with the frequency of clinical observations seen by practitioners. Recent advances in laboratory medicine have identified accurate testing for not only gliadin (the primary test used to identify gluten sensitivity), also for gluten cross-reactivity, deamidated gliadin, gluteomorphins, multiple gluten epitopes, and gluten immunochemistry.
The clinical aspects that support individuals to reclaim their health with an emphasis on diet and nutrition will be emphasized.
Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Dr. O’Bryan is a practicing graduate of the Institute For Functional Medicine’s hallmark program ‘Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice’. Using the tools of applied kinesiology, laboratory and functional medicine, Dr. O’Bryan assists patients in reclaiming their health with an emphasis on diet and nutrition. This provides a motivating and successful plan for individuals who previously suffered from debilitating symptoms, high risk for disease and frustrating medical problems.
Dr. Thomas O’Bryan is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the National College of Chiropractic. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, a Diplomate of the Clinical Nutrition Board of the American Chiropractic Association, and a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists. He is an active member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, the American Chiropractic Association, the International Academy of Preventive Medicine and numerous other professional organizations.
Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s current positions include: Adjunct Faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Adjunct Faculty National University of Health Sciences and Scientific Advisory Committee International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists.
He is listed in “Who’s Who In International Medicine and the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership For Excellence in Education”.