Wary of Wheat?
Wheat today is not the same wheat our grandparents baked with many years ago. Today's wheat has been hybridized to create a dwarf wheat that increases output by ten fold on the same acre of land. This hybrid wheat protein has been dramatically altered and it has not been tested for human safety.
What is gluten?
Gluten-free is a buzz word you have surely heard or seen at your local supermarket.
It’s the protein found it wheat, barely, rye and spelt and sometimes oats.
Gluten is what gives your favorite breads and bakery goods their chewy texture.
What's the big deal?
I wondered the same thing. I grew up on a steady diet of white bread, pizza, pasta, you name it!!!
A small percentage of the population, is affected by celiac’s disease, a severe auto-immune response triggered by the consumption of gluten. Those with celiac’s disease must completely avoid gluten.
What I didn’t know was that gluten can cause a host of other health issues for the rest of us, such as eczema, asthma, abdominal cramps, bloating, skin issues, achy joints and more. By removing gluten from the diet, many people resolve a myriad of health issues and feel better.
Wonder if wheat is causing issues for you?
If you are curious, something easy you can do is remove wheat from your diet for a week and then reintroduce it. By taking this “wheat-free holiday”, you will be able to see how your body reacts to gluten when you reintroduce it to your diet.