Is that extra weight you put on caused by gluten?
There’s a good chance it is. The wheat we now consume comes from seed that has literally been selectively bred since the ancient Egyptians. The result is a wheat that our body has not been able to fully adapt to. The same gluten which helps improve bread and pizza dough is also causing havoc to our immune system.
Our body can tell that something is wrong with the amount of gluten in the wheat and then responds by defending against it by attacking it through the intestines, resulting in inflammation and intestinal damage. This keeps us in a constant state of inflammation around the gut leading to weight gain and other health issues.
Five signs that your weight issue is caused by gluten
- Gut disorders and yeast infections
- Skin problems, rashes, acne, and eczema
- High blood sugar
- Bouts of anxiety and depression – low energy
- Early aging disorders that include dementia
The good news it that you can start reversing these symptoms by just avoiding gluten. There are now many gluten free options available in the stores and also some of the breads are so good you wont miss the wheat stuff anymore. One brand I like is Udi’s. You can even find gluten free beer and pizza in some stores. Green’s gluten free beer is very good and another one that’s local to me in the Hudson Valley is RVP’s Honey Beer. Available nationwide, a more run-of-the-mill option is Redbridge Beer made by Anheuser-Busch. A more comprehensive list is here.
You can try avoiding gluten for a week to see if you feel better. If you do, you have just discovered one cause to some health issues you may have and the good news is that getting better doesn’t involve any pills or meds.