Is Gluten Really the enemy?
For the past years, “gluten-free” was the new thing. You were cool when you were gluten-free, like more sophisticated. In fact, if you do not suffer from celiac disease, you are stupido my friend, not sophisticated (no offense – I include myself).
First and foremost – what is gluten?
Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as the glue that holds food together.
The problem is not gluten. Ok, but what actually IS the problem?
Each species has a long history of adapting to certain types of eating. If you give humans grass to eat, no saliva will be secreted. Humans have been eating wheat for the last 10 thousand years. According to Dr. William Davis (American cardiologist and author of health books), the problem is that wheat has now been mutated by humans to different types that are not compatible with the human body. Allergies, Asthma, rushes etc. are caused by specific proteins in grains that have been mutated. Not by gluten itself. Similarly, allergies are on the rise as they come by specific proteins found in wheat, because of mutation.
So my awesomies, the problem is not gluten. It’s the mutation of the food that has been processed that leads to all these problems that have been related to gluten. Just because something doesn’t have gluten doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Wheat contains many more ingredients that are bad for the organism than sugar. 4 ingredients used in gluten-free foods to mimic the taste & texture of gluten: Cornstarch, Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, potato flour. These foods raise blood sugar levels higher than wheat does. NOBODY should be eating gluten-free foods with those 4 ingredients.
So, why is “gluten-free” a trend?
Some say that “Gluten-free” is a marketing trick, unless, I repeat, you suffer from celiac disease. Lack of gluten-free labeling standards allowed everybody to enter the marketplace. Guys, we live in 2018, would you ever believe a fact if it had not been scientifically proven? Just so you know, testing for gluten sensitivity is a diagnosis of exclusion. There is NO accepted diagnostic test!
Remember: I am not here to make you change your diet or prove you wrong. I’m here to show you the holistic approach to each situation. If you’ve been doing gluten free and it works for you then keep it, that is perfectly fine! I have studied the field of postmodern nutrition, and have managed to get that holistic approach to all subjects I discuss. I give you the info, your beautiful mind processes it, and your amazing body reacts. As simple as that.