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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wheat Belly - A Book That is Going to Revolutionize Our Thinking About Wheat



It is a book that is taking America by Storm and soon no doubt the rest of the world will get wind of it.  Certainly the Grain Foods Foundation feels threatened and up in arms.

Here is an interesting podcast interview with Jimmy Moore.

My interjection here:  My husband is losing weight hand over fist and his blood pressure has come down substantially.  He uses half the meds.  He still needs to get off his beloved beer and things would probably be even better; he has a couple of beers maybe once or twice a week. There is gluten-free beer but I think it is expensive - still, he should make the switch.  Incidentally it is not just the weight loss that has affected his blood pressure because when he goes back on gluten, his weight goes up, his belly gets bigger and his blood pressure goes up.  I, on the other hand, have always had low blood pressure, however, I don't doubt I react to too much in the way of grains by gaining weight.  I have seen that time and again - even when I was in my teens and early twenties.  I didn't overdo anything like that until I started writing my Splenda dessert cookbooks and by the end of the second book, I had to seriously diet.  I was only 37 years old.  I know of plenty of people who are not affected by eating grains and stay slim, so I don't think it applies to everyone.

Some people maintain that autoimmune diseases can be caused by gluten.  Maybe that is so but in my case it was definitely a mycoplasma infection that set in when my own immune system defenses were down during a prolonged few years of grieving over the loss of my old family.   If it were not so, I would not get better on a small daily dose of antibiotic.  I am substantially better and only take a tiny amount of thyroid hormone each day; any more and I become seriously hyper and overstimulated.  Here is the article for the skeptics.