• Peggi Ingram

What's with Wheat?

For those who have gotten rid of almost all of your sugar, it is time to take the next step. For those that have not - DO NOT start this. Remove the sugar first. Wheat/Flour - yep that means bread, pasta, crackers, cereal. Yes I know you have been told how our body needs grains but I will tell you that is not the case. Almost all of us have some sensitivity to gluten. Some more than others.

I don’t want to get too medical on you all but all autoimmune diseases start with 3 things:

  1. A family history,

  2. a trigger a

  3. a leaky gut.

This is a new concept but one that has been proven. Here is an article that goes more into detail on leaky gut. http://genesistransformationblog.com/2014/08/03/rn-advice-my-guts-are-leaking/.

What this means is that when we take care of removing the triggers and the leaky gut we can control or eliminate the disease. Wow - how powerful is that information? Wheat is many times the trigger as is sugar but wheat also activates the leaky gut. Removing this will help in healing the total body.

That means getting migraines, arthritis, crohn’s, irritable bowel, high blood pressure, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, Hashimoto (thyroid), diabetes, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, restless leg syndrome, etc can all be managed or eliminate the symptoms with healing the body.

There are some great books to read on this - Grain Brain by Dr. Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis. These are powerful reads. Usually reading Grain Brain is enough for you never to pick up another piece of bread again. Really.

So I know this one is a tough one too however if you are removing the sugar you will see that much of the bread, pasta and cereals/crackers had sugar added to them anyway.

So what can you eat? I would suggest that you can try Ezekiel Bread, Siete or Julian Bakery as a TRANSITION food - this will be found in the freezer section of the store. They have breads, tortilla wraps, raisin bread, etc. This is a sprouted bread that does not have the same effect on the gut however as I said - this is a transition. Use it as you are working on getting your head wrapped around letting breads and pasta go.

For pasta go the rice noodle route.

So what about the gluten free options? Many of these are based on corn which is not the best. Better than wheat in this case but still should be avoided. Put a goal out there for 1 month decreasing your dependence on breads and pastas.

I will guarantee that when this transition is made and you eat it again, you will definitely feel a huge response in your body.

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