Celiac disease--a genetic autoimmune disease that damages the small intestine--is for real. May is "Celiac Disease Month," calling attention to this disease.
That's not what The Motley Monk is pointing out.
Dr. John Douillard, a leader and author in the field of natural health, is taking direct aim at this "wheat-is-a-villain" attitude. Dr. Douillard says:
Wheat was found guilty without a fair trial and there are risks when we just blindly take a food that people have eaten for 3.5 million years and remove it from our diets. People with celiac disease should avoid gluten, there’s no doubt about that. But for the greater majority of people, the anti-gluten frenzy has gone too far and needs to dial it back.
That’s why people often feel bad when they eat wheat. But taking foods out of the diet won’t fix what processed foods have done to your system. That just kicks the problem down the road, leaving people at risk for more serious health concerns later on.
- Eat more fiber. The amount: 50 grams/day. Try: 50% of the plate green vegetables, 25% starch, and 25% protein. Eat more beans. Can't handle beans? Try the split yellow mung beans and as digestion improves, re-introduce other beans.
- Drink water between meals. Dehydration often translates through the brain into hunger pangs. No unhealthy snacks but a glass of water, especially 16 ounces 30 minutes before each meal.
- Don't overeat. Stop eating when 75% "full."
These three changes in behavior can contribute to good digestion and a longer, healthier, and more vital life.
To the anti-gluten Food Police, Dr. Douillard says:
Your digestive strength is the key to a long, healthy and vital life. Whether you eat gluten shouldn’t be decided for you because of weak digestion. It should be decided by you based on what you prefer.
What in the bejeezus is going on? "Designer Communion"?
What's next? Confession via Twitter?
Let the discussion begin...
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