The Horrors of Gluten-Free Food

It continues to happen: I run into people who say to me “I follow the Wheat Belly lifestyle. I eat gluten-free!” When I ask them what that means, they tell me that they only eat gluten-free bread, pasta, pizza, cookies, etc. I’m not entirely sure why this misinterpretation of the Wheat Belly message is so common. Let’s talk about this important distinction, as being gluten-free can be an absolute health and weight disaster, unlike the magnificent health and weight loss we enjoy on the Wheat Belly lifestyle when done right. It’s perfectly fine to be gluten-free, i.e., avoiding wheat, rye, and barley that contains the gliadin protein within gluten responsible for celiac disease and other gliadin-induced reactions. People with celiac disease often argue “But I have to be gluten-free!” But the problem comes when food manufacturers try to get a slice of the action and recreate gluten-free breads, rolls, pizza crust etc. using one or more of four ingredients: Cornstarch Rice flour Tapioca starch Potato flour Wheat and related grains raise blood sugar to high levels, higher than table sugar, due to the unique digestibility of amylopectin A. Very few foods raise blood sugar higher than wheat. So what foods raise blood sugar even higher than sugar, higher than wheat? Yup: cornstarch, rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato flour. Eat any gluten-free foods made of these ingredients and you will experience sky-high blood sugars. Do this repeate...
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DiscussionOur starting hypothesis was confirmed for the complication rate and clinical outcomes. The benefits of dual mobility cups are emphasized. While the indications for TFR are rare, they will likely increase in the coming years.Level of evidence: IV, Retrospective cohort study…
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of folic acid (FA) on diabetic retinopathy (DR) in a genetic mouse model of obese type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). C57BL/KsJ-db/db(db/db) T2D mice were divided into control, FA, metformin (MET), and FA plus MET groups (n = 10/group). Serum levels of glucose, glycated hemoglobin, and insulin were determined weekly. The retinal thickness was measured using optical coherence tomography (OCT) at 4 weeks after treatments. The retinal expression and serum levels of vascular formation, inflammation, and oxidative stress-associated molecules were examined. Our results demonstrated...
Source: Ophthalmic Research - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Eyes from diabetic patients in the initial stages of DR with different Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study gradings show similar prevalence of SCME and CIME, independent of the severity of the retinopathy. Retinal edema is located mainly in the INL and appears to be mostly extracellular except in the earliest stages of diabetic retinal disease where intracellular edema predominates.Ophthalmic Res
Source: Ophthalmic Research - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2019Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): Brooke Liang, Sara S. Lange, L. Stewart Massad, Rebecca Dick, Kathryn A. Mills, Andrea R. Hagemann, Carolyn K. McCourt, Premal H. Thaker, Katherine C. Fuh, David G. Mutch, Matthew A. Powell, Lindsay M. KurokiAbstractObjectiveTo assess the renal outcomes of gynecologic oncology patients who present with hydronephrosis and acute kidney injury (AKI), have
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 57Author(s): Han-Jun Kim, Eun-Ji Choi, Hyo Sung Kim, Chan-Woong Choi, Sik-Won Choi, Sun-Lim Kim, Woo-Duck Seo, Sun Hee DoAbstractPostmenopausal obesity is becoming a serious global health concern. Soyasaponin Ab (SA) inhibits adipocyte differentiation; however, the preventive and therapeutic potential of SA in postmenopausal obesity has not been clearly established. Here, we investigated the anti-obesity effects of SA in postmenopausal obesity in vitro and in vivo. SA inhibited adipocytic differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells and reduced lipid accumulati...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
In conclusion, STH have shown a chemo-preventive action on different colon cancer cell models.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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