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  • Wheat Gluten Confirmed to Promote Weight Gain

    07/12/2014 4:11:32 PM PDT · by Renfield · 33 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 7-10-2014 | Sayer Ji
    New research confirms some of the basic tenets of the Wheat Belly, a book by Dr. William Davis, which argues that wheat avoidance results in healthy weight loss.Published in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry this month, and titled “Gluten-free diet reduces adiposity, inflammation and insulin resistance associated with the induction of PPAR-alpha and PPAR-gamma expression,” researchers compared the effects of a gluten-based diet to a gluten-free diet in mice.Researchers Noted Gluten exclusion (protein complex present in many cereals) has been proposed as an option for the prevention of diseases other than coeliac disease. However, the effects of gluten-free diets on obesity...
  • Having a Laugh About Gluten

    07/06/2014 8:45:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 205 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    It all started while we were on vacation and watched a video on the Daily Caller from the Jimmy Kimmel show. Jimmy likes to continue a tradition of the Man on the Street interviews started by the original late night guy Steve Allen. This time Jimmy was on a mission to show that anti-gluten is fueled mainly by ignorance. Four saps were lured into telling the world that they would never let gluten touch their lips or enter their body. Then when asked to describe what gluten is they were left on the clown pile of life helplessly babbling....
  • Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity - Results Were False/Wrong

    05/18/2014 8:43:16 AM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    BI ^ | 5-8-2014 | Jennifer Welsh
    Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Now Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn't Exist Jennifer WelshMay 15, 2014, 3:37 PMIn one of the best examples of science working, a researcher who provided key evidence of (non-celiac disease) gluten sensitivity recently published follow-up papers that show the opposite. The first follow-up paper came out last year in the journal Gastroenterology. Here's the backstory that makes us cheer: The study was a follow up on a 2011 experiment in the lab of Peter Gibson at Monash University. The scientifically sound but small study found that gluten-containing diets can...
  • I gave up gluten and here's what happened

    11/18/2013 5:17:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 143 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-12-13 | Douglas Brown
    Remember the days, not that long ago, when you never encountered the word gluten? Unless you were an ambitious baker, it was a rare word, like threnody, or anchorite. No more. Gluten today is nearly up there with yoga and latte, and way more common than twerk. I know people who do not have celiac disease if you are one of the 1 percent of Americans who suffer from celiac disease, letting gluten pass between your lips is not an option who banished gluten from their diets just because, and so do you. They report feeling so much...
  • The great gluten-free scam

    11/07/2013 12:14:35 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07 Nov 2013 | Julia Llewellyn Smith
    Once, pasta and bread were store cupboard staples. Now, many of us are replacing them with healthier gluten-free foods. But are they really better for us? ... The new ubiquity of gluten-free products certainly makes life much easier for sufferers of coeliac disease, an auto-immune response to wheat where the body believes wrongly that gluten is attacking it... But coeliacs make up only one in 100 of the population ... Nutritionist Ian Marber agrees that yeast, not gluten, may be the real culprit... Marber acknowledges that gluten intolerance does exist, but probably in fewer cases than is generally believed. ......
  • The dangers of going gluten-free

    09/12/2013 5:35:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 71 replies
    Maclean's ^ | September 10, 2013 | Cathy Gulli
    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...
  • Researchers genetically alter wheat to make it nearly free of gluten

    11/27/2012 9:39:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 11-27-2012 | Staff
    An international team of researchers has succeeded in genetically altering wheat seeds to prevent the production of gluten in subsequent plants. The effort focused, the team writes in their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, on disabling the enzyme responsible for activating genes responsible for the development of gluten protein. The research team is part of an effort by many groups to solve the problem of celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten. The current treatment for patients with the disorder is to instruct them to avoid foods with gluten in it....
  • Modern wheat a "perfect, chronic poison," doctor says

    09/29/2012 5:32:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 3, 2012
    Modern wheat is a "perfect, chronic poison," according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist who has published a book all about the world's most popular grain. Davis said that the wheat we eat these days isn't the wheat your grandma had: "It's an 18-inch tall plant created by genetic research in the '60s and '70s," he said on "CBS This Morning." "This thing has many new features nobody told you about, such as there's a new protein in this thing called gliadin. It's not gluten. I'm not addressing people with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. I'm talking about everybody else...
  • Gluten Alert: Many more people are gluten insensitive than is commonly believed

    03/25/2012 5:36:09 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 60 replies · 3+ views
    The Hindu ^ | March 25, 2012 | The Hindu
    I had no sense of well being till I went gluten free. I don't use my inhaler anymore. My skin rashes disappeared. The testimonials are startlingly earnest. Although food fads come and go with wearying regularity, perhaps it's time we investigated wheat. Why are a small but steadily increasing number of people going gluten-free, and saying it's changed their lives. Perceived as a Western disease,' gluten sensitivity has never really been taken seriously in India. Its most extreme form is Celiac disease, caused by acute allergy to gluten, present in wheat and related grains such as barley and rye. A...
  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    07/24/2009 3:37:21 AM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 10,032 replies · 68,111+ views
    Frugal Dad .com ^ | July 23, 2009 | Frugal Dad
    Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition Category: Roundups | Comments(15) Did you hear about the guy that lives on nothing? No seriously, he lives on zero dollars a day. Meet Daniel Suelo, who lives in a cave outside Moab, Utah. Suelo has no mortgage, no car payment, no debt of any kind. He also has no home, no car, no television, and absolutely no creature comforts. But he does have a lot of creatures, as in the mice and bugs that scurry about the cave floor hes called home for the last three years. To us, Suelo probably sounds...
  • Campbell's Soup Rant (angry vanity)

    01/01/2011 10:36:34 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 560 replies
    Me | Jan1, 2011 | DJMacWoW
    My husband bought me some of my favorite soup, Campbell's Cream of Potato. My mouth got all ready and I sipped the first spoon. I spit it back in the bowl. It tasted TERRIBLE! I thought it was spoiled. Nope. Now! With Sea Salt Added! If I wanted sea salt I'd go float in the ocean! I just discovered that they've done the same to Vegetarian Vegetable. No more Campbell's soup for me. And I wrote them to tell them where they can stick their sea salt! I don't buy Healthy Choice soups because they taste awful. So they are...
  • Wonder Bread run out of California for carbon diox emissions

    09/05/2007 6:22:00 AM PDT · by bboop · 147 replies · 3,911+ views
    No Wonder... Published On 08-31-2007 , 2:27 PM Gov. Schwarzeneggers drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions got a major boost this week when the makers of Wonder Bread announced the total withdrawal of their bread products from Southern California. Interstate Bakeries, the makers of Wonder Bread, Roman Meal, Home Pride and Bakers Inn breads announced the closure of four bakeries, 17 distribution centers and 19 outlet stores, leaving 1,300 Californians out of work. The iconic breads that had been staples of Southern California grocery stores since the 1940s will completely disappear from shelves starting October 20th. The parent...
  • Monsanto's genetically-modified Eucharist (Catholic / Orthodox Caucus)

    07/14/2010 4:04:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Beliefnet ^ | July 14, 2010 | Rod Dreher
    Many religions have laws governing ritual purity. The Roman Catholic Church, for example, ruled that under its own laws, a gluten-free wheat wafer cannot be used to confect the Eucharist. Unless you are a canonist or otherwise versed in this sort of thing, please, reader, spare me complaints about this. It is just as parochial to complain about why Jews can't eat bacon, Muslims can't drink wine, and so forth. It is what it is, and there are reasons within the various traditions for these taboos. The point is, gluten-free wheat wafers are unacceptable for the Eucharist in Catholic churches,...
  • New and improved gluten-free foods developed for patients with celiac disease

    05/05/2010 5:15:50 AM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies · 276+ views
    A wide range of gluten free cereals have been studies in detail as part of the HEALTHGRAIN project of the European Union, and their impact on product quality has been assessed. Enzyme technology, bioprocessing as well as high-pressure processing technology have been successfully applied to improve the quality, safety and nutritional attributes of gluten free cereal products. In genetically susceptible individuals, the ingestion of gluten and related proteins triggers an immunemediated enteropathy known as Coeliac Disease (CD). Recent epidemiological studies have shown that 1 in 100 people worldwide suffer from CD. Such a rate establishes CD as one of the...
  • Virus infections may be contributing factor in onset of gluten intolerance

    03/05/2010 7:24:29 AM PST · by decimon · 22 replies · 839+ views
    Academy of Finland ^ | Mar 5, 2010 | Unknown
    Recent research findings indicate a possible connection between virus infections, the immune system and the onset of gluten intolerance, also known as coeliac disease. A research project in the Academy of Finland's Research Programme on Nutrition, Food and Health (ELVIRA) has brought new knowledge on the hereditary nature of gluten intolerance and identified genes that carry a higher risk of developing the condition. Research has shown that the genes in question are closely linked with the human immune system and the occurrence of inflammations, rather than being connected with the actual breakdown of gluten in the digestive tract. "Some of...
  • Food Bank Pioneers Gluten-free Donations

    12/17/2009 8:10:34 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 29 replies · 777+ views
    Google News ^ | December 17, 2009 | Kristen Wyatt
    LOVELAND, CO As a mother of seven, Anne Miller already had a whopping grocery bill. When doctors recommended her teenage daughter go on a gluten-free diet, the family food bill went higher than Miller could afford. So Miller was first in line this week when a food pantry in this northern Colorado city became the nation's first to promote gluten-free food for needy families with wheat allergies. "Basically the whole family has to eat gluten-free now," said Miller, who walked out of the House of Neighborly Service food bank with a grocery cart full of gluten-free soups, pastas and...
  • Gluten linked to schizophrenia & type 1 diabetes

    05/04/2009 7:31:49 PM PDT · by MetaThought · 49 replies · 1,862+ views
    stv.tv ^ | 27 April 2009 07:00 AM
    Scientists study affect of gluten on mental health Scottish scientists believe that gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. Scottish scientists believe that gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. The researchers at the prospective University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) are looking at the links between schizophrenia and diabetes. The two studies undertaken by geneticist Dr Jun Wei and his team in Inverness are to be funded by 300,000 from the Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain. The first project is to explore...
  • Home gardening offers ways to trim grocery costs [Survival Today, an on going thread]

    03/23/2008 11:36:40 PM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 10,035 replies · 73,160+ views
    Dallas News.com ^ | March 14th, 2008 | DEAN FOSDICK
    Americans finding soaring food prices hard to stomach can battle back by growing their own food. [Click image for a larger version] Dean Fosdick Dean Fosdick Home vegetable gardens appear to be booming as a result of the twin movements to eat local and pinch pennies. At the Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta this winter, D. Landreth Seed Co. of New Freedom, Pa., sold three to four times more seed packets than last year, says Barb Melera, president. "This is the first time I've ever heard people say, 'I can grow this more cheaply than I can buy it in...
  • Two Separate FDA Recalls of Dog Biscuits and Chews

    04/05/2007 4:31:41 PM PDT · by Sally'sConcerns · 29 replies · 2,602+ views
    FDA ^ | 04/05/07 | FDA
    I received two alerts regarding treats for dogs. One is for the wheat gluten problem which is now affecting dry food items. The other is a completely different issue where salmonella is found in dog chews. Will post the email alerts with names of items being recalled.
  • Gluten-Free Market Set to Explode

    07/16/2006 3:33:18 PM PDT · by sully777 · 121 replies · 3,542+ views
    Gormet Retailer ^ | JULY 10, 2006
    A new report by Packaged Facts reveals that the market for gluten-free foods and beverages in the U.S. currently stands at almost $700 million, and is due to reach around $1.7 billion by 2010, according to an article seen on foodnavigator-usa.com. Most gluten-free products are alternatives to traditional grain-based goods, including bakery products, pasta and cereals. These are made with alternative grains and flours, such as rice, corn, amaranth and quinoa. In recent years, demand for gluten-free products has surged on the back of an increased diagnosis of celiac disease, which is characterized by intolerance to gluten, a protein found...
  • Consumers angry over McDonald's fries

    02/19/2006 8:10:54 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 180 replies · 4,700+ views
    The Age ^ | 20 February 2006
    McDonald's Corp is facing at least three lawsuits in the US related to its disclosure last week that its french fries contain wheat and dairy products. Debra Moffatt of Lombard, Illinois, seeks unspecified damages in a lawsuit filed on Friday in Cook County Circuit Court that accuses the company of misleading the public. Her lawyer, Thomas Pakenas, said his client has celiac disease that causes gastrointestinal symptoms when set off by eating gluten, a protein found in wheat. "You cannot sell gluten-free french fries when they have gluten," Pakenas said. Moffatt's lawsuit seeks class-action status. McDonald's said on February 13...
  • Wheat - the new red meat

    11/18/2004 8:48:52 PM PST · by MarMema · 89 replies · 2,750+ views
    Las Vegas Mercury ^ | 11/18/04 | Newt Briggs
    The food pyramid is a three-sided polygon of lies. First, since it is almost exclusively presented in two dimensions, it is not technically a pyramid but a triangle. Second--and far more importantly, according to nutrition expert and author Danna Korn--the so-called food pyramid puts an abnormal emphasis on the consumption of wheat and wheat products, a diet that couldn't be less adapted to the human digestive system. Wheat, she insists, is the devil's food--even more than the delightful chocolate cake of the same name. Korn's campaign against wheat began 14 years ago when her son was diagnosed with celiac disease--a...