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 A Closer Look at the Effects of Wheat on Cholesterol & Dementia

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When it comes to nutrition and health concerns wheat and gluten are hot topics of late, though accurate information is difficult to find outside of consulting an expert. To bridge that gap, Vail Vitality Center functional medicine specialist Jacqui Slavin presents a free, informative lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 29, to help demystify how wheat and gluten affect our health and their link to heart disease, brain degeneration, as well as thyroid dysfunction and hormone imbalance.

Understanding the nuances between Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity, and other health issues caused by grains can be overwhelming to interpret. Through this special lecture, Slavin offers a detailed review of how wheat leads to high cholesterol and dementia. She will also discuss why gluten and wheat, continue to be controversial and help to allay concerns about whether the issue is just hype or an important dietary concern. Slavin’s presentation will further the discussion reawakened by preventive cardiologist William Davis, M.D. in Wheat Belly, and neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D. in his recent book Grain Brain.  Several types of thyroid dysfunction, including both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid diseases can be influenced by wheat and gluten due to particular properties of the molecules.  Hormone imbalances in both men and women, as well as infertility issues are also linked to the more recently acquired properties of gluten and wheat.

To learn more, join Slavin at the Tivoli Lodge on Wednesday at 6 p.m. for the presentation entitled ‘High Cholesterol, Dementia linked to Wheat.’ The lecture is offered free of charge, though pre-registration is appreciated. For information and pre-registration contact the Vail Vitality Center at 970-476-7721 or visit the website at

Jacqui Slavin D.C. practices functional medicine at the Vail Vitality Center and she is the owner of Functional Wellness in Avon. She provides state of the art cholesterol and genetic testing to help patients optimize their health through natural medicine. Slavin specializes in cholesterol management, thyroid dysfunction, digestive disorders, hormone imbalance and infertility, as well as many other common health concerns. For natural medicine solutions contact Slavin at 970-376-7779.

The Winter Lecture Series is hosted by the Vail Vitality Center, a program created by the staff at Vail Mountain Lodge, which offers individual diagnostics and guided intensive regimens, tailored group retreat programs and workshop opportunities year-round. Learn more at



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