Have you been hearing lately how horrible wheat is for your body?
Sure, you may think eating a whole-wheat bagel with low-fat cream cheese is a better option over eggs and bacon, but if you have allergies or sensitivities to wheat, eating foods with wheat are wreaking havoc on your gut and overall health.
What’s surprising is that many people may not realize they are sensitive to wheat.
The symptoms of wheat intolerance can be deceiving, since the symptoms on their own don't appear related, leading to a misdiagnosis.
You might have an intolerance to wheat if you experience many of the following symptoms:
While only 1% of the American population have celiac disease – an autoimmune disorder resulting from an allergy to gluten – nearly 20 million people experience some form of agony after eating wheat products. Still, many others suffer from digestive issues on a daily basis.
Why are more people becoming sensitive to wheat?
All Disease Begins in the Gut
Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates made a profound statement,
“All disease begins in the gut”
It still rings true today. Having a wheat allergy stems from having poor gut health.
Your gut is part of a larger digestive system responsible for turning what you eat into energy that’s used by your body. It houses approximately 100-trillion gut flora.
Your gut flora is responsible for keeping you in optimal health. Without healthy gut flora, sickness can creep in. With a gut imbalance, you’re at risk for:
The food you eat has a big effect on how your body behaves. Don’t let what you eat ruin your day.
To start your journey to a healthy gut, you need to go to the source of the problem: wheat.
Grains are everywhere. They’re even in your cosmetics, among other things. If you think you are sensitive to the ill effects of wheat, here are 4 simple ways to avoid wheat without depriving yourself.
1. Adopt a Paleo Lifestyle
Paleo is all the rage lately – that’s because it works and it’s a healthy and simple way to live. The premise of the diet is to eat like the caveman – meat, seeds, nuts and fruits. Occasionally you can have honey, maple syrup or blackstrap molasses.
Although people who eat Paleo avoid dairy, if you are not sensitive to dairy products, keep it in your eating plan.
On this wheat-free eating plan, you can still make wonderful dishes that satisfy your cravings. Check out Paleo Hacks for great articles on health and recipes.
2. Avoid Gluten-Free Products
It’s tempting to go out and buy replacement wheat products like gluten-free bread and gluten-free pasta. Unfortunately, in most cases, what you are really buying is a highly-process food product full of refined, unhealthy ingredients.
Most ingredients in gluten-free products are:
Eating gluten-free, then, isn’t doing you any good to help restore the balance in your gut. Adding more sugar and omega-6 fats into your diet will only irritate your gut and exasperate your symptoms.
3. Find Other Carbs
Transitioning from eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) to a healthier eating plan can be a challenge.
If you find that you are craving wheat products, there are other sources of carbs that are gluten-free and healthy for you. These include:
If you’re still craving wheat, there is one other option. You can try authentic sourdough bread. Most sourdough breads you find in stores aren’t real sourdough, though.
True sourdough bread contains no yeast and instead, uses a lactobacilli based starter culture. This culture feeds off the gluten in flour, making it a safer bread to eat, even by celiac disease standards.
4. Eat More Fat
From an evolutionary standpoint, humans crave three things: sugar, salt and fat. When you deprive the body of one of these, you invariably eat more of the other two categories as a way to compensate for this void.
That is why low-fat diets contain high amounts of sugar. A processed food product without fat doesn’t taste that great, so to compensate, manufacturers load these products with sugar.
When you adopt a whole foods or Paleo diet, you end up cutting a lot of processed sugar from your eating. As a way to help deal with the cravings you’ll have, start eating more fat in your diet.
Fat is a great hunger stabilizer and is a nutritious food source for your brain. Here are some great healthy fats to add to your diet:
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By Elna Cain
1 Improve our digestion.
More than half of our immune system is found in the digestive tract, which makes having a proper functioning digestive track is so important. Unfortunately, most doctors don’t see the correlation between how food sensitives and food allergies can affect diseases like irritable bowel, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease, lupus and skin conditions like psoriases and eczema.
People who have issues with bloating, indigestion, acid reflux and other bowel problems may not see the root cause associated with hidden food allergies. These often overlooked food allergens, if allowed to continue, will weaken the immune system and cause inflammation. If this is allowed to continue, the constant overexposure to these allergies overworks and confuses the immune system that can lead to autoimmune diseases.
The problem arises when these food allergies inflame and irritate your digestion tract and comprises your intestines and health in general.
2. Better absorption of foods by eliminating allergies.
Allergens reduce your ability to absorb the nutrients in your foods. Just because you eat a healthy diet doesn’t mean you absorb the nutrients in the foods. We had a patient that worked at an organic market with allergies. And she was allergic to many of the foods she thought was good for her. Eliminating allergies is a critical step in healing, because nourishment is the only way to heal and strengthen the body.
Also, undigested food particles can leak through the gut and enter your bloodstream. This is where the immune problem begins.
These undigested food particles are considered ‘foreign invaders’ by the immune system and triggers an antibody and histamine response to fight the foreign invaders and creates an allergic response. So the next time you eat those foods, your body starts the process all over again. This is why the immune system becomes confused as to which are the harmful bad guys and which aren’t. These food particles aren’t supposed to be there and are attacked like any other virus, bacteria or other microbe.
3. Eliminate stress.
And when you add stress the equation, we have a cascade of chemical reactions that triggers cortisol, your primary stress hormone. Cortisol can attack the intestinal lining. This can cause leaky gut and makes you more susceptible yeast, candida, fungus and parasites.
Constant stress can also interfere with your body’s ability to create the proper amount of digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid which are very important with food digestion. Many medications made to tread digestive issues, like proton pump inhibitors, like prevacid, do just the opposite of what is needed. They inhibit the production of HCL.
The first step in calming down your gut is to either stay away from all potentially irritating foods. That means, no dairy, wheat, corn, soy, peanuts, coffee, and other things you might be allergic to for up to a month. This will give time for the digestive tract to heal.
A better approach is to eliminate your allergies by using The Allergy Kit,
an alternative approach to eliminating your allergies that reprograms the immune system to react normally to allergens rather than react. This allows the gut to heal and could be the answer to your digestive and other allergic related problems. The Allergy Kit could also address many autoimmune problems and other health complaints.
And since most of the serotonin is produced in the gut and serotonin increases our mood and fights anxiety, insomnia and behavior problems in children, it only makes sense to eliminate your allergies so your gut can heal and you can get your life back.
Sauerkraut can be an important part of diets designed to heal the gut and stop cancer. Sauerkraut means white cabbage in German. Lacto-fermented white cabbage has a history of providing health benefits by strengthening the immune system and now it is proving beneficial for cancer. They have found that fermented cabbage has many added benefits by increasing the bioavailability of the nutrients already present in original cabbage.
Studies conduced in Poland and the United States observed higher rates in breast cancer among women that came from Poland, a 30% increase. When comparing their diets, a significant change was in the amount of fermented cabbage that was consumed. In the United States, these women consumed one-third less, approximately 10 pounds of sauerkraut as compared to more than 30 while in Poland for the year.
It seems like the glucosinolates in the sauerkraut have an anti-cancer activity and the ability to strengthen the immune system to fight off cancer by decreasing the amount of DNA damage and cell mutation. Sauerkraut also blocks unregulated cell growth.
Eating more raw sauerkraut is found to strengthen the immune system and significantly reduce breast cancer risks. A study published in 2012 in the Nutrition Cancer shows that the consumption of cabbage and sauerkraut is connected to reduced breast cancer incidences somehow controlling the estrogen production which has been considered a breast cancer risk.
Besides lowering cancer risk, this study shows how beneficial eating raw sauerkraut can be on the body strengthening the immune system and creating benefits including improvement in digestion, balancing the gut flora, reducing allergies and creating an environment where health and positive changes can be attributed to simple changes in the foods we eat.
Make sure that your sauerkraut is raw and not cooked or pasteurized . Cooking destroys many of the health benefits. Raw sauerkraut contains lactic acid and living probiotic microorganisms that are destroyed if pasteurized or other canned sauerkraut is used.
You can make you own by adding salt to raw organic cabbage or buy it in your health food store. It’s easy and a fun afternoon project for the kids.
It's time to say goodbye to you allergies once and for all.
If you don't have leaky gut, going through The Allergy Kit once is all it takes to eliminate your allergies.
If you have leaky gut, I recommend doing the kit again. Benefits are available by going through the kit one more time, especially if you feel that you have leaky gut.
(If you don't have the kit yet, not is the perfect time to get it.)
Leaky gut is a condition that allows food particles to enter the bloodstream through small perforations in the gut. The leaks come from digestive problems and antibiotics.
Food belongs in the gut, not in the bloodstream. When these leaks occur, the body attacks the foods with a vengeance and creates an allergic response over time. As you eat the food again, you may have a minor reaction, but the time after that, a full blown allergy may be created.
To help the gut heal, besides diet, it helps to eliminate the allergies until the gut heals. That will heal the gut faster and keep those pesky allergies from recreating themselves by the leaking process.
In other words, as you eliminate the allergies, the gut heals. But some food still leaks through to the bloodstream again (until your gut is completely healed). And the allergy comes back because the gut is still leaking and the process repeats itself. And the Allergy Kit should be repeated again. Eliminate the allergy again and let the gut heal some more.
This should cut the time it takes for the gut to heal and allow you to feel better during the healing process. Once the gut is healed, your allergies won't come back. That's our goal.
The next thing that happens is the body is now able to absorb nutrients from the foods they were allergic or sensitive to. Now is the time to feed your body the most nutritious foods available. We recommend and put all our patients on Juice Plus+. Juice Plus is a whole food nutrient that the body can understand.
Get more information about it by clicking here. If you have kids and want them to get it free, give us a call, and we can add them to the Children's Research Program where they will get Free Juice Plus as long as the parent is signed up (up to 4 years). Act now and make you child healthier in the process. It's a win, win, proposition. Call 954-632-5817.
Sugars and carbs, yes, even the "healthy" kind, have been linked to everything from chronic headaches, insomnia, depression and even ADHD. Award winning author and American College of Nutrition Humanitarian of the year award Dr. David Perlmutter discusses his book "The Grain Brain".
Dr Ynge Ljung, inventor of The Allergy Kit has been telling anyone that will listen how bad wheat is and how important fats are for your brain and brain health, how the low fat diets are killing us and the statin lowering drugs that so many doctors prescribe for cholesterol is just simply wrong.
Finally, others now are getting on the bandwagon and helping to better inform the general public about the truth. Fat is good and wheat is bad. Even though you can eliminate the allergy to wheat and gluten and for that matter just about any allergy with The Allergy Kit, she still preaches, DON'T EAT WHEAT, PERIOD.
A John Hopkins University study links the increase of allergies to the antibacterial craze. No matter where you go these days, there are antibacterial hand washing stations everywhere. Even in food stores, you find them.
Parents are recommended to pass up the antibacterial washing stations and go back to using plain soap and water for themselves and especially their children. The body has to learn to build up an immunity to the world around it and soap and water allows them to do just that.
If you do too good of a job and kill all the germs, then your immune system switches to a more allergic type. So letting the immune system battle it our with the bacteria in our environment is the best thing for allergy prevention.
The study took almost 900 kids between the age of 6 and 16 and measured a chemical found in antibacterial soaps in their urine and discovered that the kids with the higher levels of this chemical also had more allergies.
Playing in the environment, in the playground, and such shows that a dirty child is a happy and healthy child. We let them play and just be themselves.
it's important to let kids be kids because the bacteria they touch doing everyday things is good for their immune system.
By Dr. Mercola
Food allergies affect an estimated 15 million Americans, including one in 13 children. Statistics indicate something strange is afoot, as food allergies in children rose by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011 alone.
Similarly, in Great Britain one in three people are allergic to something, be it pollen, dust mites, or food. Previous research has drawn parallels between the rise in allergies and increased antibiotic and antimicrobial use. One study showed exposure to antibiotics early in life increased the risk of eczema in children by 40 percent.
Other research has shown how genetically engineered foods and the use of the agricultural herbicide glyphosate destroys gut bacteria, thereby promoting allergies.
According to one recent study common gut bacteria called Clostridia specifically help prevent sensitization to food allergens. In short, by destroying gut bacteria and altering your microbiome, agricultural chemicals like glyphosate can play a significant role in creating food allergies.
Antibiotic Pesticides Can Cause Allergic Reactions
But glyphosate is not the only culprit. Part of what makes glyphosate so harmful is the fact that it has antibiotic action, and antibiotics are also part of other pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides.
Researchers now claim to have identified the first case in which a serious allergic reaction was traced to an antibiotic pesticide. In this case, a 10-year old girl suffered a severe allergic reaction to blueberry pie.
The culprit turned out to be a streptomycin-containing pesticide that had been applied to the blueberries. According to lead author Dr. Anne Des Roches, this is "the first report that links an allergic reaction to fruits treated with antibiotic pesticides."
As noted by allergist Dr. James Sublett:
"This is a very rare allergic reaction. Nevertheless, it's something allergists need to be aware of and that emergency room personnel may need to know about in order to help determine where anaphylactic reactions may arise."
He goes on to recommend that anyone at risk of allergies should carry epinephrine, and know how to use it. While that's certainly good advice for acute reactions, it's not really an ideal long-term answer.
Truly, anyone suffering from food sensitivities or allergies would be wise to reconsider the kinds of foods they eat, and I don't mean simply avoiding foods known to cause a reaction. Ultimately, your best bet is to switch to an all-organic diet.
Or you could treat yourself with The Allergy Kit. It eliminates your allergies using proven energy medicine techniques. To find out more, click here.
This is particularly important for young children and pregnant women, but I really believe this is the answer for everyone, whether you're prone to allergies or not.
Agricultural Antibiotics Also Promote Antibiotic-Resistant DiseaseAlong with its potential for causing food allergies, agricultural antibiotics are also a primary driver of antibiotic resistant disease. It's important to realize that antibiotics are used:
Since the Wheat Belly revolution, people all over the world have reported amazing results: being able to reverse type 2 diabetes, shedding layers of dangerous visceral body fat that encases the organs, and revving up to super-charged energy levels. But we started to wonder...how does ditching wheat - and all grains for that matter - impact the brain? We turned to William Davis, MD, best-selling author ofWheat Belly and the mastermind behind the new Wheat Belly Total Health, to learn more about the benefits of the grainless brain.
The concept is quite simple - although removing grains from your life could be a bit tough, thanks to the fact that they're in so many foods and we've become addicted to them. That's where Dr. Davis' new total health plan comes into play. "Remove grains from your diet, and your brain is released from the control of their mind-active components. It is liberating, wonderful, and empowering," he says. "Your brain can be restored to its normal alert, energetic, calculating, and creative state."
The easiest way to get off grains is to eliminate the allergy to grains. We usually totally avoid or totally crave what we are allergic to. And treating yourself with The Allergy Kit can eliminate the allergy to wheat and make the process of going off much easier.
Dr. Davis explains the incredible ways your brain could heal (after withdrawal) when you cut grains from your diet: Read More . . .
By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF - The New York Times
WILL the cure for allergies come from the cowshed?
Allergies are often seen as an accident. Your immune system misinterprets a harmless protein like dust or peanuts as a threat, and when you encounter it, you pay the price with sneezing, weezing and in the worst cases, death.
What prompts some immune systems to err like this, while others never do? Some of the vulnerability is surely genetic. But comparative studies highlight the importance of environment, beginning, it seems, in the womb. Microbes are one intriguing protective factor. Certain ones seem to stimulate a mother’s immune system during pregnancy, preventing allergic disease in children.
By emulating this naturally occurring phenomenon, scientists may one day devise a way to prevent allergies.
This task, though still in its infancy, has some urgency. Depending on the study and population, the prevalence of allergic disease and asthma increased between two- and threefold in the late 20th century, a mysterious trend often called the “allergy epidemic.”
These days, one in five American children have a respiratory allergy like hay fever, and nearly one in 10 have asthma.
Nine people die daily from asthma attacks. While the increase in respiratory allergies shows some signs of leveling off, the prevalence of food and skin allergies continues to rise. Five percent of children are allergic to peanuts, milk and other foods, half again as many as 15 years ago. And each new generation seems to have more severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reactions than the last.
Some time ago, I visited a place where seemingly protective microbes occurred spontaneously. It wasn’t a spotless laboratory in some university somewhere. It was a manure-spattered cowshed in Indiana’s Amish country.
My guide was Mark Holbreich, an allergist in Indianapolis. He’d recently discovered that the Amish people who lived in the northern part of the state were remarkably free of allergies and asthma. More....
GERD or Gastroesphigal Reflux Disease (Acid Reflux) is one of the most common side-effects of pregnancy. Acid reflux is a condition when the esophagus becomes irritated or reddened due to stomach acid backing up the esophagus. After a meal, the stomach produces hydrochloric acid to aid in digestion. That acid doesn’t irritate the stomach due to the mucus lining, but the esophagus has no such protection. Normally, the acid is prevented from backing up by the ring of muscle known as the esophageal sphincter. When the sphincter relaxes between swallows the stomach contents and acid back up (reflux) and irritates the esophagus.
About 25% to 40% of the US adult population will be affected by GERD or acid reflux to some degree at some point. About 10% of adults experience GERD weekly or daily. Not just adults are affected; even infants and children can have GERD. An entire market of medication has exploded to minimize the effects, as well as suggestions about what to eat, to sleep sitting up, and other treatments.
During pregnancy, expectant mothers want to limit their intake of pharmaceuticals, so many of the standard drug therapies are not applicable. The most common medications used to treat acid reflux are Histamine-2 (H2) receptor antagonists/blockers which are considered the first-line agents for patients who have mild to moderate symptoms of GERD. Histamine medications work because they block the body’s reaction to an allergen, but with concern about using pharmaceuticals, it’s not the most desirable treatment.
This is where The Allergy Kit can help. This safe treatment for acid reflux during pregnancy reprograms the body’s adverse reaction to allergens and irritants, by stimulating acupuncture meridians. The Allergy Kit changes the body’s response and eliminates the allergic symptoms. It is safe to use during pregnancy, eliminating concerns about taking medication while carrying a child.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is fast becoming one of the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorders in children and young people and it often can persist into adulthood.
A 2011 study by the Impact of Nutrition on Children with ADHD (INCA) recommended that “dietary intervention should be considered in all children with ADHD”, and suggested a restricted elimination diet over a period of time.
The subjects of the study, a group of young children with ADHD, followed a restricted elimination diet and nearly two-thirds experienced reduced ADHD symptoms. In the study, their diet was restricted to whole, hypoallergenic foods such as water, rice, turkey, lamb, lettuce, carrots and pears, containing very few if any additives. When they went off the diet, they relapsed.
That's the drawback of an elimination diet, especially with young children with picky eating habits.
There is an easier and more permanent way to bring peace to the family using a natural, home treatment called The Allergy Kit. The Allergy Kit treats the underlying allergies causing the ADD/ADHD symptoms and is a more permanent solution than eliminating foods that your child probably craves.
The Allergy Kit treats the underlying allergies that bring about the ADD and ADHD symptoms by treating and eliminating the allergies permanently.
Instead of eliminating their favorite foods, they will be able to eat whatever they want. And eating out at restaurants and birthdays will not be a problem either. Once your child has been treated, allergy is eliminated along with the ADHD/ADD symptoms linked to the allergies.
To learn more about ADD/ADHD and the link to allergies, click here.
An allergy is an incorrect response by the immune system to a substance that doesn’t affect most people. Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies against substances in the environment (allergens) that are normally harmless. These substances can include foods, pollens, dust and even cosmetics and prescription drugs.
The body produces antibodies to neutralize the foreign substance, which sets a chain reaction by releasing histamine, which produces the unwanted allergic reaction and allergy symptoms. Even though allergies are the result of the histamine inflammatory system, we need to first address the body’s hydration levels and intake of adequate sea salts. In his insightful book, “Water and Salt”, Dr. F. Batmanghelidj proclaims the following:
“You can naturally prevent allergies and asthma by drinking more water. When you understand the physiology of the human body and the role of histamine in its water regulation and drought management, you realize that chronic dehydration in a vast majority of people is the primary cause of allergies and asthma. Increased water intake—on a forced, regular basis—should be adopted as a preventive measure as well as the treatment of choice.
In those with food allergies, pollens, dust and dust mite allergies or autoimmune disease, more strict attention to daily water intake should become a preemptive measure. You will also have other indicators of dehydration you need to recognize and treat before an autoimmune response crisis attack endangers your health and wellbeing.
Keep in mind, the chemical pathways for communication in the body dealing with hydration have no brain, they rush forward like a cascade. They are actually called ‘chemical cascades’ and have been known to kill thousands of asthmatics a year. They are turned off by adequate water and salt, and act as strong, natural antihistamines.
One way to resolve this problem of allergies is the use The Allergy Kit. It is a natural home treatment that uses a laser and vials to eliminate allergy symptoms easily and quickly. To learn how, click here.
As a guide your intake should be half of your bodyweight in ounces. i.e. a 140 lb woman should drink 70 oz of water a day (8-10 glasses). Salt used should be organic, unrefined Himalayan, Celtic or sea salt; half a teaspoon per 10 glasses of water per day. Those having trouble sleeping may put a small pinch of salt on their tongue and allow to melt after turning in. This is also a good idea after drinking two glasses of water upon rising. Sensors on the tongue detect salt intake and help suspend the body’s production of histamine.
Dr. Ynge Ljung, an acupuncture physician for over 17 years and also a Naturopathic Medicine Doctor, BodyTalk Practitioner and Herb Hoffman, an EFT practitioner and BodyTalker, would like to share healthy info that will empower you to become healthier and happier. Health comes one step at a time. Your time is now.
Elna Cain (@ecainwrites) is a freelance writer and blogger. She specializes in health, parenting, digital marketing and careers. She writes articles, blog posts and site content. When she isn't writing, you can find her with her twin toddlers dishing out the latest parent fail. To learn more about her services, visit Innovative Ink.
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