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Praise for The Glutened Human

Trust me, no matter if you are seeking answers and wondering if you are gluten intolerant, or if you have celiac disease and have been gluten free for 20 years, you want to read this book.

Lauren Lucille Vasser
"The Celiac Diva"


With The Glutened Human, Dr. Shikhman provides us with knowledge that empowers us to take control of our physical well-being and leads us on the path to better health.

Carol Kicinski
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Simply Gluten Free

A vast wealth of information is at our fingertips. With the myriad of information available to us, we can often become overwhelmed, lost, and confused. In The Glutened Human, Dr. Shikhman has built a bridge that will help you understand the connection that gluten intolerance and celiac disease may have with your health. The core message is that you are not alone and you can heal.

Cherie Kephart
Author, A Few Minor Adjustments

Alexander Shikhman MD, PhD

Dr. Alexander ShikhmanDr. Alexander ShikhmanBoard certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Shikhman received his MD Cum Laude from the Russian State Medical University and his Ph.D. in Immunology from the Moscow Medical Academy. He served his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and completed his clinical fellowship in rheumatology at Scripps Clinic. Subsequently, he became a member of Scripps Clinic Division of Rheumatology and a faculty member in the Department of Arthritis Research at the Scripps Research Institute. Additional training includes: medical acupuncture at UCLA, master classes in musculoskeletal ultrasound, auricolotherapy and auriculodiagnosis, and application of low-level lasers in therapy of arthritis and allied conditions.

He founded Institute for Specialized Medicine in 2008 as the nation’s first clinic of integrative rheumatology. The clinic offers a holistic approach to healthcare; one that evaluates the total body to get to the root of the problem. Specializing in arthritis and autoimmune diseases, IFSMED brings diagnosis and care together offering all-inclusive service in one location. Gluten free himself, he specializes in the connection between gluten and autoimmune diseases. In 2011, he launched a line of all natural gluten-free supplements, Gluten-Free Remedies™, which help treat the complications that can arise from celiac disease.


David Lemberg M.S., D.C.

Dr. David LembergDr. David Lemberg Received his M.S. in Bioethics from the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College. Dr. Lemberg is the author of Taking Care at the End of Life: Five Steps to Writing a Meaningful and Practical Advance Directive. His research interests include the intersection between science and society, health care policy, and environmental sustainability. Dr. Lemberg was the Executive Producer of SCIENCE AND SOCIETY, an Internet radio program presenting original content (2003-2012). He has interviewed more than 600 world leaders in the fields of biomedical research, genetics and genomics, health care policy, energy policy, nanotechnology, and science education.