TAG: gluten

7 Benefits of Going Grain-Free

Leah Zerbe, EcoWatch Waking Times 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

Why Wheat is One of the Worst Carbs for Your Health

Natasha Longo, Prevent Disease Waking Times Technically speaking, wheat is a grain containing carbohydrates. It makes up most of our noodles and breads that are the source of most carbohydrates in our diet. Modern wheat really isn’t wheat at all and far from the health food the wheat industry wants you to believe it is.

Another Reason Why Wheat and GMOs Can Destroy Your Health

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times A new study indicates that wheat contributes to the growth of pathogenic bacteria in our gut, adding to growing concern that GMO foods are doing the same.  A new study published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology titled, “Diversity of the cultivable human gut microbiome involved in gluten metabolism: isolation of microorganisms with potential

Should Wheat Be Reclassified as a Pathogen?

Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times A provocative, though still largely under appreciated study titled, “Parallels between Pathogens and Gluten Peptides in Celiac Sprue,” published in PLoS in 2008 proposed a radically new definition of pathogen be employed to understand the extensively documented harm that the consumption of wheat is capable of doing to human physiology. The new theory proposes that

Psychobiotics: Bacteria For Your Brain?

Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D., Green Med Info Waking Times Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the ‘probiotic cure’ – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation. Is this voodoo or is it based on a growing understanding of the role

Two Popular Foods May Turn Immune System Against Brain

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times A new study published in the open access journal Nutrients titled, “The Prevalence of Antibodies against Wheat and Milk Proteins in Blood Donors and Their Contribution to Neuroimmune Reactivities,” implicates two of the Western world’s most popular foods in various forms of immune-mediated brain damage and dysfunction, including gluten ataxia and multiple

Is Your Daily Wheat Bread Healthy?

Raluca Schachter, Guest Waking Times Wheat is everywhere and in everything. There is no food store that doesn’t have at least several isles with foods containing wheat! In my practice, it’s interesting to observe the reactions people have when we talk about wheat and I recommend to eliminate it from their diet. I often get

Heritage Grains – The Solution to Modern Wheat

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times There’s no doubt about it – modern wheat is quickly becoming the new high-fructose corn syrup and a menace to wellness. Gluten found in modern wheat has been linked to rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, ADHD, psoriasis, poor gut health, depression, and multiple sclerosis, and is not tolerated by people with celiac

Research Proves Wheat Can Cause Harm To Everyone’s Intestines

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times The myth that you need to have ‘bad genes’ to experience intestinal damage from consuming wheat was disproved years ago. It is a common myth that wheat only causes immune-mediated intestinal damage within those with a rare genetically based aberration called celiac disease. Still relatively unknown research from 2007 clearly

10 Hidden Sources of Gluten

Dr. Amy Myers, Guest Waking Times Whether you are newly gluten-free or it’s been a way of life for you for awhile now it is important to watch out for hidden sources of gluten.  The best possible way to avoid gluten is to eat non-packaged, real whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry and grass-fed

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