Just for a little example from nutritionist Liz Lipski,
99% of your genes reside in the microbiome (microbes) of your gut.
2/3 of the immune system is in the digestive system.
And from cardiologist Mark Houston:
The latest research shows that gluten is OFTEN the cause of high blood pressure as well as abnormal lipid work (high cholesterol) leading to arteriosclerosis.
from David Perlmutter, M.D. (author of "Grain Brain")
The best diet you can eat contains healthy fats and lots of vegetables.
There is a direct correlation between alzheimer's and other neurological diseases and the inability to digest gluten.
And from researcher Tom Malterre:
There has been a 400% increase in the use of anti-depressants since GM crops have been introduced (anti-depressants are by far the most prescribed Rx in the 18-44 age group)... and yes this DOES relate directly to gluten sensitivity. Every expert that I've heard thus far into the summit has stated that gluten-intolerance is far more than just a gut disease. Most readers here surely already know that the Bt toxin in GM foods creates a pesticide factory that resides in your gut, destroying the lining and allowing toxins to enter the bloodstream... gluten is one of those toxins, and where it ends up is where you will have problems ... your joints, heart, brain, kidneys. The mechanism by which gluten causes disease is explained quite clearly in more than one of these interviews, making this summit absolutely invaluable.
Another tidbit: those with identifiable antibodies to gluten are quite likely to have lost the ability to digest many other foods as well. Accurate testing is vital as is the proper lab that knows how to perform the tests.
And from PhD Andrew Keech
Colostrum can HEAL the gut, and peptides from colostrum can be used to "Balance" the immune system. "Balancing the immune system" is an important distinction from "stimulating the immune system" because some people have an over-active immune system with related problems and some have very weak immune systems.
And from the general array of physician interviews:
Humans have never developed the ability to digest gluten. For ~70% of the population, gluten can pass out of the gut in about 5 hours, but with today's heavily processed and wheat-heavy diet, there is no five hour window. Gluten accumulates and destroys the lining of the gut over time (aka "leaky gut syndrome"), leading to heart disease, brain disease, neurological diseases, not to mention the initial gut problems experienced by everyone in the early stages of gluten sensitivity.
I cannot recommend this summit enough.
Update: The live summit is now over, but you can purchase all 29 interviews in digital format for only $97 (the "professional" version with DVDs and reference material is $497) by going here.