Got allergies?

You can probably attribute that to the grains in your diet. If you haven’t taken the time to cut back on the bread/cereals/grains, you may want to give it consideration. They’re really…not…good for you.

Dietary cereal grains are noted to be causative agents for celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis, both autoimmune diseases. While the incidence of celiac disease is only about 2 percent of the population exposed to cereal grains the consequences can be severe. There are a number of diseases that may occur simultaneously with celiac disease, including Addison’s disease, asthma, autoimmune thyroid disease, dental enamel defects, epilepsy, liver disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Withdrawal of gluten-containing cereals from the diet can ameliorate symptoms of celiac disease and herpetiformis.

Personally, I can attest that since we’ve cut out the grains/breads/cereals in our diets, I feel so much better. Several unappealing symptoms of my general diet have since disappeared, including bloating. There’s a ‘heaviness’ missing, and I clearly remember feeling that before I started this nutrition. It does kind of suck because hey, bread and cakes and pancakes taste REALLY effing good…but then again…look at what I’m not ingesting.

A plant’s natural defense is something we call an anti-nutrient, and the anti-nutrient’s whole purpose is to convince the predator (man) not to eat the plant. Cool how nature takes care of itself, non? Anyway, when these anti-nutrients are ingested, over time our bodies stop forming certain enzymes that they need for digestion of proteins and amino acids. Trypsin, lactase, pepsin, protease, amylase, chemotrypsin, and lipase production are inhibited, and all are essential to human digestion of animal fat and protein.

Throw in other effects, like gastritis, allergies, ADD, dental cavities, constipation, hemorrhoids, IBS, ulcers, GERD, iron deficiency anemia, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, eczema, leaky gut syndrome, acidosis, acne, colon cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, and candidiasis, and whole grain bread is certainly unappealing in my book.

Why are grains everywhere if they’re so bad for us?
They’re cheap.
They’re easy to grow and cultivate in incredible quantities.

This post has taken me most of the working day to write, because I’ve been poking around with my googlefoo, trying to find information. Did you know there’s a HUGE marketing campaign right now telling us that HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP is okay to eat, because it’s ‘natural’? Please. Someone show me where I can find high fructose corn syrup readily available in nature? Anyone?
I digress.
The information is there, you can find it, and take what you will from it. I am taking my own experience thus far and applying what I’m finding out to the viewpoint that we don’t need grains, beans, and tubers.

Haven’t jumped on board with the paleo thing yet? Can’t blame you, won’t lie, it sucks. Bad food tastes so GD good, it’s not fair. Just try cutting the grains out, give yourself a month of no grains, see how you feel.


2 Responses to “Got allergies?”

  1. damaged justice Says:

    I realized how easy grain-free was when I realized that they only taste good if you load them up with fat and/or sugar anyway!

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