The Silent Cause to Poor Health – even Infertility!

I’m really excited today to bring you a podcast that I had taped for my Fertility Workshop! This truly has the potential to change lives and the quality of your own health and the health of those that you love. I really can’t even begin to tell you how important this one hour podcast is going to be for your health – so just listen to it.

Do you, or someone you know, suffer from any of the following?

  • fatigue
  • chronic indigestion
  • migraines/chronic headaches
  • anemia
  • elevated liver enzymes
  • an auto immune disease
  • pain in the joints
  • numbness in extremities
  • tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
  • osteoporosis
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • low sperm count
  • annovulation
  • infertility
  • multiple miscarriage
  • failure to thrive infants
  • irritable bowel syndrome or crohns
  • seizures

The following is a podcast with Dr. Tom O’Bryan, an expert in celiac and gluten sensitivities. You can listen to it live on the site or download it for future use. Please listen to it and share this blog post with your friends and family!

{Gluten and Infertility with Dr. Thomas O’Bryan}


For information regarding the saliva test:Cyrex Labs
Dr. O’Bryan’s website to order Zinc Tally (need to sign up for an account to visit the online store)
Dr. O’Bryan’s website to purchase the Gluten Sensitivity Packet: GS-AI

All week long we’ll be discussing eating gluten free, so that if this podcast has hit a cord with you, you’ll also have the information you need to make the proper dietary changes.


You can also check out all of the posts from the week we focused on wheat and gluten:

The Silent Cause to Poor Health – a fabulous, everyone should listen to podcast

The Transition to Gluten Free – a guest post by Kat from

Gluten Free Easily – a guest post from Shirley of GFE

Gluten Free Beauty – a guest post by Kristen of Gluten Free Beauty

Gluten, Grains, and Children with Developmental Issues – guest post by Cara or Health, Home, Happiness

and the 4 part Gluten Free Panel: part one, part two, part three, part four


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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I really need to listen to this. I am still unsure about whether I have a gluten sensitivity, and what I should really be doing about it. I soak grains, sourdough, etc, But I am not sure if there are things I should avoid 100% and what they are. So frustrating.

    donielle Reply:

    @Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen, I’m a big believer in letting our bodies figure it out – tests are not always accurate. :-) We cut out gluten for at least a month or 2 and then if our bodies reacted when we ate a piece of bread or something then we knew! I don’t seem to have any outward reaction to it, but because of my family and the fact that I have celiac cousins and direct family members with auto immune diseases I’ve decided to stay away from it.

  2. I feel the same way you do – our bodies tell us so much. But sometimes you get mixed messages. Seems like for now I do well with spelt, but not wheat. I have a feeling it will take some time before I figure it all out.

  3. Great podcast. When I work with nutrition clients, I find that many of their health struggles can be greatly helped by entirely removing gluten. At the very least, there are no true health benefits to eating gluten, and many reasons to avoid it. Other foods like meats and vegetables are more nutrient dense anyway.

  4. Thank you so much for the podcast. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 8 years and the differing advice out there about gluten sensitivity’s effect on infertility can be confusing. I’ve been on and off the gfcf diet for the past 3 years but I found it so difficult to stay on without any concrete facts to rely on. I think this podcast may have been just what I needed to give the gluten-free diet a shot again, and perhaps convince my family that going gluten-free/dairy-free is a good thing.

    donielle Reply:

    @Jennifer Finn, I hope it was useful for you!

  5. I would like to listen to this podcast. Is it still available? I can’t seem to get it to work.

    donielle Reply:

    @Evie, Yes – if you scroll just a bit down the page and click the link that says – {Gluten and Infertility with Dr. Thomas O’Bryan} it should pull up a new window with a player on it.

  6. I am only half way through this message, but am finding it very interesting. I’ve had a problem with not ovulating (and lack of menstrual cycles) since high school. It’s been a year since my son was born, and my cycle still hasn’t returned. I am seriously thinking about phasing out wheat and lowering our consumption of grains. My husband and I would like to have more children someday!


  1. […] This podcast she did with Dr. Tom O’Bryan is really great. I particularly like how he focuses on the fact that avoiding gluten is not a sufficient treatment for Celiac. You must heal and rebuild the digestive system to restore health. That means not just replacing gluten in your current diet with gluten-free options, but reducing grains overall, eating healthy meats and vegetables, and avoiding any cross-sensitivities (gluten-free grains can still cause problems). It’s also surprising how wide-spread gluten sensitivity is, and the implications in other health problems most would think are unrelated. The podcast is on this page, just click the play button: […]