Our world has changed dramatically in the last two centuries. The foods we eat have changed with it and wheat is a part of that. Our cultural and scientific understanding of the causes of many of these illnesses is only now beginning to emerge. Uncomfortable maybe, inconvenient, certainly, even a little sad, but nonetheless true. If we want to be healthy, we have to pay attention to these things. Do you believe that wheat has affected your health?
And thank you for posting this.. I gave it a shot and now I ask anyone I know to try removing it just to see how they feel.
Tonja, Thanks for your comment. Bruh, the addiction is real, I go thru periods where I will eat a whole package of flour tortillas. If your cravings and withdrawal symptoms are that strong you probably need to work with someone knowledgeable to be successful. Check to see if there is a licensed naturopathic doctor in your area who works with addictions.
Many other States have naturopathic doctor organizations you can check with. Good luck. Thanks doctor Sandro. Keep helping people, your awesome! Especially in decoding the nutritional chaos of opinion out here! It is much appreciated to hear some balanced opinions. My stomach is so much better after taking out the gluten from my diet.
More and more stores and restaurants are getting on the band wagon. The owner has Celiac disease, so they have two separate cooking stations.
If you do not mind a very up front owner give it a try. I did lunch would like to try dinner since the menu is larger.
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Mostly pastas and pizza:. Thanks Betty. Excellent point. Thanks for the tip about Seven Sisters restaurant. Thanks Dr. Sandro for sharing the results you have seen from your clinic. Thanks to my work with Dr. Greta some years ago I found out that I too have a problem with wheat.
What a relief it has been knowing I can work inside of a small massage room without worrying about needing air freshener or excusing myself to RUN to the bathroom. I owe it to your clinic for pointing me in a healthier direction. Sincerely, Claudia. Thank you for sharing this information. I have several of the health issues listed in your article, but never attributed them to wheat because my doctors keep telling me to switch to wheat.
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I, finally, just stopped eating wheat bread completely, but will also try eliminating other wheat products as well, to see if my conditions lessen in severity. Obviously, there are other factors at work. As I said in the post, the important thing is to do a complete elimination of all wheat containing products for a reasonable period to determine if your symptoms are improving.
My family has been wheat free for about 15 months now. It not only improved my hubbies IBS, it reduced nasal conjestion in most of my kids, eczema has cleared up and even asthma has been enormously reduced. I also noticed the dark circles under my kids eye has lessened as well. I work very hard to give my kids the treats they need to feel like the rest of the kids in the neighborhood. A note on pizza…Pizza Guys now have a GF crust and deliver.
A must for a household of kids and a busy sports schedule. Hello Dr. One of my sons was wrestling and would bruise like crazy, one time we counted 50 bruises.
The MD did blood tests and said he was fine. I tested him for Celiac and he was positive. Once we stopped the wheat he stopped bruising!
I think that every infant born should now have a DNA screening for celiac!!!! No problem, just buy the pure Einkorn flour. I bought some and its delicious! I even made yeast bread from it and although its not spongy in texture like other breads, the flavor is to die for!
Thanks for your comment. I think many people who have an adverse reaction to modern wheat will do fine with Einkorn flour, however, there are genetic commonalities so not everyone will. People react to wheat for many reasons and they are not all related to gluten. I would recommend that people try Einkorn and seen how they feel. Your body will let you know within a few days. Can I cut out all wheat and grains without replacing them with meat? My diet mostly consists of bananas, berries, spinach, soy, beans, nuts, cereals and grains.
If I cut out soy and grains, what are the best replacements? There are few truly concentrated, high quality plant based proteins, soy is one of them. In my opinion, traditional soy foods such as tofu and tempeh are healthy foods and do not need to be avoided unless you are have an identifiable adverse reaction to them. Modern soy foods such as soy cheese and soy meat products, on the other hand are best avoided. The traditional Inuit diet consisted almost entirely of animal protein and fat, whereas diets of tropical cultures would have consisted of a lot of fruit and starchy tubers as well as some meat and fish.
Prehistoric peoples undoubtedly ate some grains, just not in the quantity that we do now.
Against the Grain
In my opinion we all need to individualize out diet using logic, reliable dietary information and personal experimentation. The ultimate determination of what foods are best for you is in how they make you feel, in the short run and in the long run and how they affect your health and wellbeing. You can certainly try cutting out grains and soy and see how you do on that diet.
If you feel weak or hungry all the time then you will know that diet is not adequate for you. Additionally, you can experiment with incorporating some high quality animal protein and see how you do. Your body will give you the feedback you need if you listen to it. I definitely have wheat problems … along with others like an adverse reaction to keemun tea and acidic fruits.
Efforts have been made to explain and counter arguments about toxidity etc. So the word of warning right off: Davis agrees with the low carbs recommendation to the extreme. He calls his book The Wheat Belly, as wheat is the widest used and most readily available grain product in the world. He does refer to all gluten containing, genetically altered grains by this one term: Wheat!
Through crossbreading it has been turned into a high yield, low growing plant to produce as much grain with as little loss as possible. Through modern food science it has become possible to alter it to growing specifications that are the most satisfying for the producer. At the same time people were advised to eat as much whole grain product as possible as it was advertised as healthy.