Actress Fired Over Gluten Issue…
Actress Jennifer Esposito talks with TV’s Dr. Drew about her recent dismissal from CBS after she collapsed on the set from complications linked to celiac disease. When you watch the video, you will see how Dr. Drew’s arrogance and dismissal of her health issues represents the main stream medical model. He bullies her the first half of the interview trying to put words in her mouth. He is impatient and barely lets her gets her story out. From the interview, it is obvious that he is under the education curve relating to gluten sensitivity, and failed to do his homework preparing for this interview.
The whole point of Jennifer going on the show was to help spread awareness about gluten sensitivity and it’s many complications including intestinal permeability and the development of additional multiple food allergies as a secondary problem. Leaky gut (AKA- intestinal permeability) is a very real and medically valid condition. Obviously not one that Dr. Drew is aware of. I interviewed Dr. Fasano earlier on this topic. You can read more about leaky gut and gluten here <<<.
The entire first half of the interview, Dr. Drew interrupts Jennifer. He misuses the term leaky gut, and his lack of ability to listen to her is obvious as he spends the first few minutes putting words in her mouth.
Help Us Correct Future Media Bias…
It is imperative that we join together as a gluten free community to ask Dr. Drew to give an apology for his treatment of Jennifer during the interview. He is in an important position, and this interview served to undermine the importance of celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and associated complications. You can sign a petition asking for a formal apology here <<< Letting this kind of bias persist in the media will only damage others with gluten sensitivity who are looking for diagnostic answers.
Jennifer Suffered From Gluten Related Symptoms for 20 Years
- Stomach problems
- Panic Disorder
- Hair loss
- Sinus congestion
…were all part of her symptoms. Her story is not uncommon, as most people don’t get a diagnosis until later in life. Again, help us prevent media bias by signing this petition for Dr. Drew to formally apologize to the gluten sensitive community.
Always looking out for you,
Dr. Osborne – The Gluten Free Warrior
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