Thursday, November 7, 2013

Everything bad is gluten...

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  1. Timely post on greed & marketing taking over for medicine. Less than 1% of the population is subject to actual celiac disease, but upwards of 20% are now into the "fad" of gluten free diets. Business must be good since you can now buy quinoa everything, even bed sheets I think. Had this occurred 1000 years ago the world's population would be half what it is today due to malnutrition and outright lack of food stocks. I can't buy toilet paper now in the market with out dodging around some quinoa crap. I figure there's gonna be a need for more TP 'cause shortly the psychosomatic affects of "gluten" will; give everyone the symptoms.

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    1. There is nothing wrong with avoiding or cutting back on wheat (it does contribute to inflammation). Problem is rather than eating more veggies and healthy meats, people substitute sugar and a bunch of alternative grains to avoid "gluten." So all you have done is something of negligible value from a health perspective (and in some cases worse) at greatly increased cost.

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    2. There is a reason Italians (in Italy) usually have a small plate of pasta as part of their meal and not several heaping bowls of the stuff. Truth is if you eat moderately of what you really like (and have a variety of fruits, meats, veggies, etc.), you will be satiated and will naturally not over eat.

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    3. I certainly agree with you on the idea of a balanced diet. My point is that for 99% of the people curring back on wheat is unnecessary if they aren't abusing it in the first place. The "gluten scare" is a scam...like Sushi being good for you :-))

      As for gastrointestinal issues, you are talking to the choir...they've been part of my life ever since my first bout (1956) with a nice little mountain stream bug named "Giardia" and my only salvation these days from chronic stomach issues is by eating a balanced diet, over-doing nothing.

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  2. Maybe you're just a gluten for punishment?

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