EXTRA GLUTEN ON MINE, PLEASE!

I used to have multiple food sensitivities – wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, etc., – and kept blaming the foods for my symptoms. Now I can eat anything I want again (including ‘evil’ wheat and gluten) without a problem.

Interesting piece on the wheat/gluten debate on CBC TV’s Fifth Estate last week.

Personally, I used to have multiple food sensitivities – wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, etc., – and kept blaming the foods for my symptoms. Now I can eat anything I want again (including ‘evil’ wheat and gluten) without a problem.
gluten-free

So, what changed? I started eating in a way that allowed my digestive system to heal and strengthen. And once it did, I was able to start enjoying those ‘problem’ foods again.

And that’s the missing component in this whole debate about wheat and gluten – the impact of a healthy vs weak digestive system.

When your digestive system is damaged or weak, foods that are inherently more difficult for the body to digest (like wheat, gluten and dairy) will naturally start causing problems. But when your digestive system is strong and healthy, you should be able to eat almost anything without a problem. (Barring a medically diagnosed allergy.)

So bottom line: Are you happy and healthy eating wheat and gluten? Then keep it up! But if you’ve eliminated them and would like to get them back in your diet, then start to learn about healing and strengthening your digestive system.

And that’s what You Are NOT What You Eat is all about. Worked for me. And read the testimonials to see who else it’s worked for.

See the Fifth Estate piece here

 

The Wheat Belly Approach; Is Wheat Really The Enemy?

An estimated 30-50% of us suffer from digestive problems.
After the common cold, it has become the most likely reason
we will seek out a doctor. The most popular approach is to
change what we eat (e.g. The book Wheat Belly). And without
a doubt, that can play an pivotal role.

But we’ve been ignoring the other half of the equation – the impact
of how we eat on our digestive health. And that aspect is as critical
to an Olympic athlete as it is to a bed-ridden hospital patient.

It also offers the hope of once again being able to eat almost
anything without a problem. (Hey, I used to think wheat was the
problem, too. Now it’s back on my menu and I’m lovin it!)

The body truly is amazing.

I’ll write more on Wheat Belly soon.