Your digestive system (commonly thought of as the gut) is the single most important thing you have. It takes the food you eat; then fuels, rebuilds and repairs every part of your body – every system, every cell. Your brain is NOT, repeat, NOT, in charge.
Historically, people with gluten-intolerance were advised not to eat oats. Oats do not contain the irritating gluten and lack many of the irritating cereal protein prolamines and are far healthier than wheat, filled with cholesterol-lowering fibres.
Are you one of those people who says they don’t crave treats through the day, yet can’t survive the day without having at least 2-6 slices of bread? Are you addicted to bread? That yummy, glutenous, stodgy, childhood glue that we all love so much?
Many people suffer from gluten intolerance, sensitivity, allergy and celiac disease today. This is largely due to long term exposure to a diet based around gluten, salt, sugar and bad fats. Gluten is not such a bad thing but in the amounts we eat, its a problem.
One of the most death-defying acts a human being can do is to allow the remains of a meal (the fecal material) to remain in contact with the delicate lining of the colon for three or four days at a time. That is exactly what some 99% of Westerners are doing.
Gluten has been shown to cause tiredness, anxiety and stress. The medical world accepts it can damage the gut, but it can also damage the brain, skin and nerves. Until now, many of these illnesses have been blamed on stress, to other medical conditions.
Always adjust your foods based on how you feel mentally and physically after consuming them. No one diet works for everyone. Some folks can eat gluten no problem; for others, gluten make them sick and tired. If you feel bloated then question your meal.
The myriad of research on gluten intolerance: 'White Flour Withdrawal Produces Chemical Response', ‘Impact of A Dietary Change on Emotional Distress', ‘Nonceliac gluten sensitivity: sense or sensibility?’, ‘Infertility and pregnancy outcomes in celiac disease.’
This is a 'Jason' version of the varied and controversial official food pyramids. It is a basic guide, a support, an inspiration, an overview. Print it and stick it up somewhere you will look at it while getting food, preparing food, cooking food or buying food!