Is it SAFE to be grain-free?

Listen to critics of the Wheat Belly lifestyle and you’d think that, by banishing all things wheat and grains from your life, you will be excommunicated from your church, tossed out of your club, ostracized by friends and family, and suffer dire health consequences like heart disease and colon cancer. After all, they say that you are eliminating an entire food group and will be crippled by lack of fiber and nutrients. Worse, our focus on increasing our intake of fats and oils will get you a heart attack, three stents, or bypass surgery and you’ll be obliged to take Lipitor and Repatha for a lifetime. First of all, I challenge the notion that we are eliminating a food group. Recall that wheat and grains were added relatively recently (speaking anthropologically), around 12,000 years ago as einkorn wheat in the Fertile Crescent, millet in sub-Saharan Africa, rice from the swamps of Asia, and maize in Central America. I’ve previously discussed what happened to human health in each of those locales upon the consumption of these seeds of grasses: explosive tooth decay, a doubling of arthritis, iron deficiency, and other health effects. It means that we did NOT consume any seed of a grass plant for the preceding 3.5 million years. In other words, we have consumed wheat and grains for about 0.3% of our time on this planet and flourished. Just as we paid the price of acquiring zoonoses like tuberculosis and influenza upon the domestication of herbivorous ruminants, ...
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Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Tyler McKechnie, Yung Lee, Colin Kruse, Yuan Qiu, Jeremy E. Springer, Aristithes G. Doumouras, Dennis Hong, Cagla Eskicioglu
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Kurt S. Schultz, Susanna W.L. de Geus, Teviah E. Sachs, Ryan B. Morgan, Sing Chau Ng, David McAneny, Jennifer F. Tseng
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
The objectives of this paper are the presentation of a sample of patients with PC undergoing treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in usual clinical practice and the determination of parameters associated with the development of resistance to castration (CRPC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Multicenter, observational, retrospective study that analyzes patients treated with ADT from January 2016 to January 2017. Descriptive analysis of the most relevant clinical variables and univariante analysis and progression times by Kaplan-Meier test. RESULTS: Sample of 952 patients. At PC diagnosis median age 74 years. Med...
Source: Archivos Espanoles de Urologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Arch Esp Urol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that despite the fact that the plasmacytoid variant of BC is rare, it is important to take into account the pathologic and clinical features of this tumor in order to manage the optimal treatment of this poor prognosis cancer. PMID: 32633253 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archivos Espanoles de Urologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Arch Esp Urol Source Type: research
We present two cases of lithiasis in patients treated with mesalazine at high dosage, an adverse effect to betaken into account as a drug lithiasis and which is not even mentioned in the patient information leaflet. PMID: 32633252 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archivos Espanoles de Urologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Arch Esp Urol Source Type: research
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AbstractCIA is a well-studied animal model of autoimmune arthritis. It resembles rheumatoid arthritis as far as histopathological changes and molecular pathogenesis are concerned. CIA is induced by immunization with collagen type II in susceptible strains. The purpose of this review is to assess the use of CIA animal model on bone metabolism and the potential therapeutic agents that could reverse this effect. A database search from their inception to 2019 was conducted to identify experimental animal studies pertinent to CIA model and bone examination. Studies including ovariectomy or without a direct comparison between co...
Source: Calcified Tissue International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In this study, we hypothesize that areas of bone marrow with high fat volumes are associated with significant changes in cell number within a similar region of interest (ROI). Inbred albino Louvain (LOU) rats, originating from the Wistar strain, have been described as a model of healthy aging with the absence of obesity but expressing the typical features of age-related bone loss. We compared local changes in distal femur cellularity and structure in specific ROI of undecalcified bone sections from 4- and 20-month-old male and female LOU rats and Wistar controls. Our results confirmed that older LOU rats exhibited signific...
Source: Calcified Tissue International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: To address flaws in conceptualisation and the resulting gaps in knowledge, we suggest a definition and a theoretical framework that are suited to allow heterogeneity in the field, but enables the development of sound interventions, as well as facilitate the interpretation of intervention effectiveness. PMID: 32631110 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research
Authors: Kruska M, Fastner C, Scheitz JF, Kolb A, Rutsch M, Papavassiliu T, Borggrefe M, Alonso A, Akin I, Szabo K, Baumann S Abstract Routine determination of troponin levels is recommended for all patients with acute ischemic stroke. In 20-55% of these patients the troponin levels are elevated, which may be caused by ischemic as well as non-ischemic myocardial damage and particularly neurocardiogenic myocardial damage. In patients with acute ischemic stroke, the prevalence of previously unknown coronary heart disease is reported to be up to 27% and is prognostically relevant for these patients; however, relevant ...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
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