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Wheat-free

19 Jan

Reading an interview of William Davis, M.D. (author of Wheat Belly) got me thinking… is wheat really that bad? According to Dr. Davis, it is. He says that wheat has been bred to increase the amount yielded, causing a change in a protein called gliadin which today is a very powerful appetite stimulant. Yikes! So, he is saying that the very wheat you think keeps you full is actually making you over-eat. According to Dr. Davis, glaidin, a component of gluten, stimulates hunger for carbs.

wheat-productionHe goes on to say that glaidin is unique to wheat but other carbohydrates should be limited for other reasons. Two-thirds of Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic and to reverse that you much limit other carbs, says Dr. Davis.

Dr. Davis recommends nut meals and flax seeds in place of wheat flour as they don’t cause the spikes in blood sugar that lead to diabetes.

All that said, I’m still on the fence. I will need to do some more research. I might try more flax seeds since I have learned they are helpful for other reasons. But to cut out wheat completely? I just don’t see that being possible for me. What about you? Wheat or wheat-free?

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