Way before Wheat Belly and Grain Brain we had Dangerous Grains. I personally do not eat grains (no grain brain here) and I also understand how difficult it can be to avoid them. It is my belief that people should not be consuming grains of any kind. I hope this book can help you understand why.
Dangerous Grains by James Braly, M.D., and Ron Hoggan, M.A.
Early farmers would also appreciate the sense of physical comfort caused by these grains. Paradoxically, they provide this comfort through our inability to fully digest some parts of the grain. Undigested partial proteins, or peptides, found in gluten cereals have morphine-like properties, becoming potent drugs once they enter the bloodstream. Those who are at greatest risk from these foods often experience something akin to addiction due to the pleasant feelings caused by these exorphins, suggesting an origin for the phrase "comfort Foods."
Science is in trouble whenever the will to believe overwhelms the duty to doubt.
I thought I share this wonderful link/article. The oiling of America by the Weston A Price Foundation.
"Excess consumption of sugar, Starch, and cereal-based carbohydrates is easily the most destructive dietary tendency today. It is a rampant problem, leading to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and many other degenerative disorders as well as numerous mental health and cognitive problems."
Primal Body, Primal Mind
I found this very interesting, after researching more on gluten and type 1 diabetes. The loss of beta cells is now being connected to type 1 diabetes. Save your beta cells and avoid type 1 diabetes. Checking for pancreas antibodies early on, and going on a gluten free diet is known to stop the destruction of the beta cells. See link: Poor Beta-cell Function
Throughout your life the most profound influences on your health, visited and function are not the doctors you have visited or the drugs, surgery or other therapies you have undertaken. The most profound influences are the cumulative effects of the decisions you make about your diet and lifestyle on the expression of your genes.
I have my new blood work number's in. I am happy to share that my numbers have improved. I will be adding full description to the website but in the mean time here are a few of the number's. HDL has gone up from 39 to 44. I personally think this number is low. I will be working to get this number above 75. A1c has remained the same as my last reading at 5.1 Vitamin D gone up from 49 to 72.4
Creat/kidneys function 0.7 down from 1.0
Whenever you find yourself doubting if you can go on, just remember how far you've come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won and all the fears you have overcome. Then raise your head high and forge on ahead, knowing that YOU GOT THIS.
Ambition is believing in yourself even when no one else in the world dose.
Food Journey with Raul