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GIG of Marin February Meeting: Gluten and the Brain

Posted on January 16th, 2011 by Alison Read 3 Comments - Add Your Own »

gigofmarinlogo21Our next meeting of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin will take place on Tuesday, February 8th at 7:00pm.

We are very excited to bring you a guest speaker from the medical community: Julie Griffith, MD. Dr. Griffith is a neurologist specializing in learning and behavior disorders including autism, gut/brain/immune dysfunction, and neuropsychiatry. In her San Rafael practice, the Neurology Health Center, she treats both children and adults.

Dr. Griffith will speak on How Gluten Can Affect the Brain: From Seizures and Headaches to Anxiety and Inattention. Though celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are most commonly associated with gastrointestinal symptoms, brain dysfunction can be the primary, or even the only, manifestation of intolerance to gluten.

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neurobiology, Dr. Griffith completed a pediatric residency at UCSF, a neurology residency at Harvard and a behavioral neurology fellowship at Harvard Children’s Hospital.

Please come to this important meeting with Dr. Griffith and bring your friends!

Whether you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or are learning more about gluten free living for yourself, family or friends, we welcome you to the GIG of Marin. New members, friends, and loved ones are always welcome.

As always, we request that you RSVP to this event by emailing us at: or on our Facebook page

The Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin will meet:

  • Tuesday, February 8th
  • 7:00 to 9:00pm
  • Community Room at Corte Madera Town Center (upstairs at PF Chang’s end) 770 Tamalpais Dr. Suite 201, Corte Madera, CA, 94925

We look forward to seeing you!

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  1. I live on the east coast (Boston area). You and your lecture
    sounds wonderful. I think many of my family members are gluten intolerant (sickness, quirpy stuff, learning disabilities, behavioural problems, substance abuse, cousins with seizure disorders & developementally delayed,
    nephew with autism, ADD/ADHD). The medical profession around here are not tuned in at all!! I need help here. I wish you were from my area. Any sugestions. Can your information be accessed on line. I supose the best help would be in learning who actually knows about these problems
    and is prepared to help, in this area. Thank you in advance for any help at all.

  2. Jamie and Patricia,
    We will be posting the doctor’s slide notes on our GIG of Marin website soon!

  3. I live on the East Coast (New Jersey) and the physicians here say the specialize in Celiac disease for pediatrics and they have no clue on what to do to help. If you have a way to access the meeting online or get information packet etc on this meeting please let me know. I am looking to spread the education on the East Coast to help families in my area. My daughter is turning 6 soon and she has had headaches for few years now that are not going away and behavioral problems that can be uncontrollable at times. Please send me any information you can. Your response is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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