Skip to comments.The dangers of going gluten-free
Posted on 09/12/2013 5:35:47 PM PDT by rickmichaels
The first time Margaret Dron organized the Gluten Free Expo early last year, it was inside the gymnasium of a small community centre in east Vancouver. She had recruited one volunteer, two speakers, 38 vendors and expected 500 attendees. There was no entrance feeinstead, people were to bring gluten-free goods for the local food bank; three boxes were set aside for the collection. Six hours later, more than 3,000 people had turned out, and the volunteer had to call a one-tonne truck to pick up the donations. In one Sunday afternoon, Dron realized, there is some serious potential here. So I quit everything I had, got an extension on my mortgage, and just dove in. Since then, it has blown up.
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no meat. you better check that one again. check out the milk too.
there's celiac disease and ther's 'leaky gut" = gluten intolerance, that has the same symptoms and is debilitating. I could cite you case studies from just my family alone.
There are millions who suffer from leaky gut and go undiagnosed by most doctors.
A naturopathic doctor is likely to diagnose.
I could also suggest you do some real research before you decide you know it all - but I wouldn't want the facts to confuse you.
lol! Nice rubbing it in! Now I am hungry.
I wouldn’t call it a valuable protein. It is relatively cheap to produce in mass quantities, but as proteins go it is far inferior to animal proteins. The real value in wheat was that it provided a labor-intensive (think slave labor, or serf labor) form of bulk calories.
I went gluten free 2 years ago due to chronic bowel irritation. I found after six weeks that it did nothing for the irritation. BUT what did happen is my constant runny or stuffy nose cleared up and the 4 or more major flu-like allergy bouts per year I was suffering never happened again. Oh, and goodbye to 30 pounds of flab, thank you very much. Probably in major part by switching from fried foods to salads with no croutons, but at 51 years old I’ve never been healthier.
As for the irritation, apple pectin and Fibercon with every meal got it under control. Likely too much bile and no gall bladder since 1997.
I also have a 68 year old friend who would likely be dead now if she hadn’t tried the Whole30 program. Within two months after she started a basic paleo diet, she dropped 28 pounds, got her blood pressure and diabetes under control. 10 months later she is now lighter than she was when she got married 50 years ago and is feeling great.
Diet makes a huge difference, we just need to find out what works on an individual basis. And stay away from junk food!
I’m so happy that you figured out how to get to where your body could take care of itself. God bless you.
Thanks, same to you.
For years I had severe headaches & diarrhea, which in hindsight was related to celiac disease and not stress, smoking, coffee, like I was told many times. I’m now retired (no stress), stopped smoking 12 years ago. But you can have my coffee cup when you pry it from my cold, dead, caffeinated hands. LOL
As I said before..........
there maybe an issue for some people (very few)........
the hysteria is over blown and boring
(ok I may not have said boring)
And repeating this 3 times enhances your point?
I stand by my statement, the people who are effected are few compared to the population at large.....
the hysteria is boring.
Then why are you reading & posting on a thread that bores you?
Thank you! Dealing with similar issues here,and finding it real hard to keep glucose levels in even moderately elevated levels.
No the hysteria bores me.
The “danger” stated in the article is that individuals will cut out the middle man and go straight to the current research, something which doctors rarely have time to do. The topic of grains, and how to prepare and eat them is not something that one arrives at from reading a short article in a tabloid. The Weston Price Foundation has great information on how to prepare grains and nuts, such as soaking them to remove natural toxins (e.g. fitates). Living foods are another area that modern man is beginning to rediscover, those little “angels” that bear us up lest we dash our foot against a stone. :)
I read years back, that diabetics have extremely low vit D levels - and during a routine checkup with the doctor, I asked for a Vit D test on Mr. Peel. Turns out his Vit D level was so low, it was barely measurable. He takes a Vit D supplement, but nothing beats sunshine. Sitting out in the sun for 30 mins helps.
My biggest "a-ha" moment with Mr. Peel was when I realized how negative High Fructose Corn Syrup was to his system. I could give him a Hillshires Fram sausage (0 carbs) for breakfast, yet several hours later his blood sugar numbers would be in excess of 200. Slowly, I figured out that for him, the most deadly combinations were HFCS, aspartame, Splenda. I'm adding to this list daily - the number of additives in foods are pretty scary. I made him dinner of poached salmon and his numbers were fine. Two weeks later, I made the exact same dish, with a different brand of salmon and his numbers were through the roof. The difference was in the type of salmon - the last came from a bag I bought at Sam's - frozen salmon fillets, but they were farm raised salmon, grain feed. The previous salmon was also frozen, but it came from SeaBear - wild caught and flash frozen. So, it's getting to the point where I have to know exactly where the food came from before I will buy it or prepare it.
No Benfotiamine? Look into it if you haven't already, the stuff's miraculous.
No diabetes here either, but it's saved us a lot of pain, and about $2500 on a root canal and crown.
My 18yo son had a routine cavity filled in a front tooth, and a day later was in excruciating pain. Dentist x-rayed and all looked perfect, replaced filling. Pain continued, replaced filling with painkiller, let sit for a week. The only explanation was a "spontaneous pain," which happens occasionally (I guess).
I remember thinking, "I must have missed that chapter in the child-rearing books, where your teenager comes storming into the kitchen demanding a root canal...." The pain was relentless and worsening. It was a Friday, though.
What do I do? Eighteen is too young for that, especially if the tooth is otherwise okay. Wondered if it's some sort of neuropathy? I had some Benfotiamine in the house. I said, "Fine, but it's Friday night, and you can't just show up for a root canal on a Saturday morning and say 'fit me in.'"
Found the bottle(!). Told him, "Take 600mg/day, half in am, half before bed, NO DEVIATION, DO NOT FORGET! If it's not better by Monday I'll schedule a root canal."
Monday came and went. I didn't dare ask. Tuesday night: "How's the tooth...?"
"A little better, actually."
Interesting.... "Keep taking it," I replied.
By the following weekend, the pain was GONE. He kept it up for another two weeks, no recurrence. Was understandably nervous about going back to dentist for permanent (3rd) filling but it went fine, uneventful. Dentist had never heard of Benfotiamine.
I always keep it in the house now.
Will check it out.
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