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I found this very interesting and thought I'd share.



If you, or anyone you know, is still having a hard time losing weight or has Diabetes , Arthritis or Inflammation of any sort . (brain, joints, sinus, bowels)


This guy may have the answer to your problem that you may have not yet explored.




His name is Dr. William Davis MD, a cardiologist. He makes a good case for avoiding all wheat products.


The time line he presents for the explosion in obesity here in America and the vast amount of other health problems just happens to coincide perfectly.


Check it out for yourself.





part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VklT8uL8yo



part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYBvDee69lk&feature=BFa&list=UL3lq_5o9_iy4



part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMJaXx4DAOg&feature=BFa&list=ULZYBvDee69lk



part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLVjiDIwhuo&feature=BFa&list=ULDMJaXx4DAOg



part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0NKcJfcPw4&feature=BFa&list=ULYLVjiDIwhuo



part 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lq_5o9_iy4&feature=channel&list=UL







His blog can be found here



http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/





These videos where taken on the 2012 Low Carb Cruise. If you click videos on the top of the youtube posters page it will open the other videos from the cruise. They have a ton of information on the Paleo (aka low carb high fat) diet. The speakers in the videos from the cruise have Phd's and Md's. Also, there are physical trainers and nutritionists that give presentations.


Paleo, is the way to go...

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There are several other groups of people who should avoid wheat, limit how much they eat, or at least try excluding it from the diet temporarily to see if doing so improves their physical or mental health:


People with autistic spectrum disorders, especially asperger syndrome & high functioning autism (semi-anecdotal; given the high degree of comorbidity between ASD's and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, people with ADHD may also want to try excluding wheat from their diet)

People with certain autoimmune diseases (in addition to coeliac disease) including crohns, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

People who have an food intolerance for any kind of allium (for some unknown reason, onion and wheat intolerances seem to occur together quite often)

People with very severe forms of epilepsy (ultra-low-carb diets, known as ketogenic diets, have been used since the time of Hippocrates, 2,400 years ago, to reduce the risk of epileptic seizures; even with modern medication ketogenic diets are used in around 1/4 of cases in children, and have the advantage of not dulling the mind)
 
                            
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My sun as Asperger's syndrome. We are just starting to avoid wheat. More specifically, we are avoiding gluten. I just found EarthFare, which I think is better than our local Trader Joe's. They have signs above each section of the isle. They have MANY gluten free sections through the store. At Trader Joe's, I get a list and have to hunt for the gluten free stuff.

The reasoning behind avoiding wheat and gluten in our case is that there could be a link between celiac disease and all of his illnesses (he gets sick a lot), he doesn't gain weight EVER and so on. I will let you guys know how it works for us.
 
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Bedbug Abscond wrote:My sun as Asperger's syndrome. We are just starting to avoid wheat. More specifically, we are avoiding gluten. I just found EarthFare, which I think is better than our local Trader Joe's. They have signs above each section of the isle. They have MANY gluten free sections through the store. At Trader Joe's, I get a list and have to hunt for the gluten free stuff.

The reasoning behind avoiding wheat and gluten in our case is that there could be a link between celiac disease and all of his illnesses (he gets sick a lot), he doesn't gain weight EVER and so on. I will let you guys know how it works for us.


I have several wheat-free recipes you might like to try. My mother is wheat/rye/barley-intolerant, so we've developed a few recipes over the years. The recipes for wheat-free chocolate cake and shortcrust pastry are so good that I never make the wheatflour versions anymore.

Send me a PM if you're interested.
 
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Those recipes sound fantastic. I would love to know more.

Maybe we need a new recipe forum
 
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After avoiding wheat, I found out that it was also better to avoid all kind of sugar. After years gluten free, some digestive problems were coming back... Might not be only gluten for some people, but also the carbohydrate part!

I think sugar is not part of paleo anyway! fruits yes.... fruit juice no...
 
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I have just embarked on the paleo diet as a weight loss and fitness program. In the past I have lost alot of weight on Atkins but could not sustain it due to no carbs making me feel weak and irritable. Last night I had Lamb Patty and turnip root. Much more satisfying. I also have ADHD rated as severe , but I have functioned well and achieved much by thinking outside the box alot. Now , at this stage of my life I need get the inside the box stuff together and ADHD has become a big impediment . I never went the medication route and do not intend to. So in line with this thread , I hope to see an improvement in my concentration and organizational skills , sleep pattern , mood , etc. Along with exercise and brain strategies I will let you all know if it has gotten better. If it does not improve I will continue my lifelong pattern of viewing " going off on tangents " as an asset.
 
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I'm very interested to see how the diet changes work for you, wayne.
 
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Hubby and I have been on the Paleo diet since the fall of 2011. My triglycerides fell 50%. My cholesterol went down. Hubby had a heart attack right BEFORE we changed our diet, and the doc prescribed statin drugs, which we refused. His cholesterol is now lower than ever.... just with the Paleo diet.
 
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Americans are very fond of the concept that is some is good then more is better, along with the concept that if too much is bad, then even a little bit must be also.

When I was a kid, the big idea was that all fats were terrible and would give you heart attacks. There fore it was thought that all meats were bad, except maybe fish.

So, to get enough calories during the day, people turned to grain. Now they are realizing that a diet heavy in grain is a really BAD idea, because it puts a strain on the pancrease, which is the organ that regulates blood sugar. High blood sugar makes for high triglycerides, a more modest increase in cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

We are true omnivores: we were not meant to live off of one type of food. For myself, my blood sugar stays steady if I eat up to 2 carb exchanges at a time, . No more. I also feel better if I eat some carbs. SOME! carbs, but way less that what the old diet triangle that the USDA used to push! That was WAAY too many carbs and too much grain!

My opinion of the Paleo diet? I do not believe that grain is an evil food, though too much grain certainly is!
 
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I've been leaning towards the paleo diet for nearly a year. I say leaning because I haven't been able to get off of beans and the occasional gluten-free baked good.

What I've found by going off of wheat is that at first I could cheat a little. By a little I mean a cracker or two here and there. Once I walked away from wheat and most grains there was always the point at which my stomach protested. The longer I've been off of them the more sensitive I've become. I have a single stuffed clam the other night which was supposed to be gluten-free and turned out it wasn't. It sent me to the bathroom throwing up within an hour.

I'm wondering what if anything that people have heard about getting more sensitive over time. Is it that my system has been taxed to the max or that it was always affecting me that way and now I can see it?

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Kirsten Bonanza wrote:I'm wondering what if anything that people have heard about getting more sensitive over time. Is it that my system has been taxed to the max or that it was always affecting me that way and now I can see it?
I think that was the problem in my case. During my late 30s I started having problems with spicy foods like curries (It's almost the national dish in the UK these days ) and then shortly after I started having problems with other foods as well. I think my body was worn out from tolerating certain foods for so many years and wasn't able to take anymore.
 
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Xisca Nicolas wrote:After avoiding wheat, I found out that it was also better to avoid all kind of sugar. After years gluten free, some digestive problems were coming back... Might not be only gluten for some people, but also the carbohydrate part!

I think sugar is not part of paleo anyway! fruits yes.... fruit juice no...


After spending my whole life as a migraine sufferer, to the point that it became daily, I was spoken to by the brother of a friend who started naming off a list of other issues I had and never told anyone about. Such as the fact that my brain was working slower, my memory was worse than my grannies, and I could not loose weight. He dared me, for one month, to give up ALL wheat gluten. Not even toothpaste with gluten in it. Yes, there is gluten in most toothpaste. You have no idea, folks, just how much of what we consume has gluten in it that really should not. Anyway, he told me the first two weeks I would hate him. After that, things would gradually get better. He was right. So much so that I learned it was more than just intolerance for me. I am celiac. Some celiacs' nearly die before they are diagnosed because their bodies can not take in nutrition. This is why, in my opinion, GMOs are very bad. There is plenty of science to back up the personal beliefs of many that GMOs are the cause of so many of our health problems today.

Well, after that, I dropped weight like crazy. It was as if my body was holding on it, convinced it had to keep it stored because my body was being starved of nutrition. My migraines went away, at that point. (I now have Lupus, so I get "lupus headaches" ever so often) I could think clearer. It was as if I went from watching my life to actually living it. That was how it felt, mentally. It was amazing. Note! Most celiacs are also allergic to millet. I found that out the hard way.

When my nephew stays with me on his school breaks, he eats gluten free. He has ADHD and Aspergers Autism. After a few weeks, he feels and acts so much better, all from being off of wheat gluten.

Here is where I need help: my medications are making me gain back all the weight I lost. Which really ticks me off. Ya know? I bought some high rated Paleo cookbooks that are gluten free. I am completely new to Paleo. This is the start of it for me. My thoughts are that between the paleo eating, and giving up any kind of cane sugar that it will help. I would like your thoughts on this one. Also, my mother wants to know of giving up honey would be a good idea too. Thoughts?

Anyone have thoughts on Paleo diet for blood type A-? I know that eating for my blood type I am mostly vegan, which suits me until winter. Should I ditch the blood type thoughts for a bit while starting in on the Paleo?

Let me know your thoughts.

Thank you,
Mindy
 
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I think a lot of these problems are caused by imbalances in digestive flora that occur as a result of eating yeast and the foods that causes yeast to rapidly multiply. In other words; go into the woods and find as many bloom covered berries as you can, here in Northern Utah these would include elderberries, oregon grape and juniper berries. The white powder covering these berries is called bloom and it contains a well balanced local mix of yeast and bacteria that will help you digest anything you wish to eat. This is the original leavening for baking. That said, I would still avoid anything with commercial yeast or grains that have been gm'd or even just hybridized.
As an aside, our(indo-european) ancestors were riding and eating horses and baking with grains at least 10,000 years ago, so IMO paleo includes grains.
 
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Bill Bradbury wrote:As an aside, our(indo-european) ancestors were riding and eating horses and baking with grains at least 10,000 years ago, so IMO paleo includes grains.

10,000 years ago the amount of grains our ancestors ate was such a small part of their diet that unless you're using as little as they would have it's a real distortion of the paleo concept.

I like the concept of Paleo but the science of Low Carb eating trumps the conceptual grounding of Paleo. Forget grains for a moment and look at acorns, which humans have been eating prior to becoming homo sapiens. A cave was found in Morocco where people lived 15,000 years ago. There was plenty of evidence of high carb / western diet type diseases including cavities. That clinched it for me. I’m mostly going to let animals process those carbs (like acorns) for me, and then eat those animals.
 
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Wheat is bad news. Not only does it wrech havoc on your digestive system(whole wheat is worse. The germ causes leaky gut!) but it is now dosed in toxic gick to dry it up for harvest. I believe grains are bird food, since they have a gizzard, where the stones can grind it up. We don't need all the sugar either! Meat, fat and vegetable/fruit carbs for me!
 
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Blayne Prowse wrote:Meat, fat and vegetable/fruit carbs for me!

I agree completely except for December when I indulge in holiday cookies. It's December 2! Better preheat the oven!!!
 
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Cj Verde wrote:
Blayne Prowse wrote:Meat, fat and vegetable/fruit carbs for me!

I agree completely except for December when I indulge in holiday cookies. It's December 2! Better preheat the oven!!!


You can make them paleo style! No joke!
 
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I'm sure that's true but like I said a few posts up, low carb trumps paleo big time so if I'm going to indulge in cookies, and more importantly swap them anyway, I may as well go the conventional route.
 
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True true. I tend to indulge with wheat once in a while, then make all the "paleo" alternatives all the time. Pizza and gingerbread must have wheat lol
 
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What happens with wheat is that consumption of modern varieties creates a sugar rush scenario in the body. If you look at the nutrient profile of any of the modern grains, there is a marked increase in many compounds that it now is said are bad for our bodies.
It reminds me of when Most Doctors said Butter was bad for you and to eat Margarine instead, some thing that has been reversed since the discovery of how bad for us Hydrogenated fats and triglycerides are.

I am growing Einkorn wheat, seeds that are truly ancient and the chemical analysis shows this 10,000 year old wheat to be far lower in all the "bad" items that are high in the modern wheat seeds. I am beginning to grow my own local wild yeasts as well. I am getting away from buying much of any food, instead growing and raising my own vegetables, fruits and raising my own meats (goat, rabbit, chicken, duck), and we plan to start a small guinea hog family so we can render our own lard for the necessary fat every diet must have.

All things in moderation is a truism. This mantra does not leave anything out. The key to good health is to be able to listen to your body and understand what it is telling you. Then you can act accordingly and heal your self.

If you get a full blood analysis that includes mineral counts, most would be very surprised at what and how much nutrition they are missing by eating the "modern" diets.

I am also looking into the new dietary ideas so I can do some research to determine if they are truly valid. Anyone remember how many Diets have been touted as great, only to later find out they were total bunk? I have counted 35 that were endorsed by many doctors, they looked good on the face but when they had been around for up to ten or more years, every one of them was found to have flaws. This is something to be expected I suppose. I believe that any diet that excludes the necessary portions of fat/ carb/ protein (doesn't matter where you get them, just that you do get them), is going to be found to be bunk in the long run. The Paleo diet seems to be very sound so far to what I know about it.
 
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Hubby and I have been on the Paleo diet since the fall of 2011. My triglycerides fell 50%. My cholesterol went down. Hubby had a heart attack right BEFORE we changed our diet, and the doc prescribed statin drugs, which we refused. His cholesterol is now lower than ever.... just with the Paleo diet. 


Get a particle size test (vap test), its much more informative about healty cholesterol function.
 
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wayne stephen wrote:I have just embarked on the paleo diet as a weight loss and fitness program. In the past I have lost alot of weight on Atkins but could not sustain it due to no carbs making me feel weak and irritable. Last night I had Lamb Patty and turnip root. Much more satisfying. I also have ADHD rated as severe , but I have functioned well and achieved much by thinking outside the box alot. Now , at this stage of my life I need get the inside the box stuff together and ADHD has become a big impediment . I never went the medication route and do not intend to. So in line with this thread , I hope to see an improvement in my concentration and organizational skills , sleep pattern , mood , etc. Along with exercise and brain strategies I will let you all know if it has gotten better. If it does not improve I will continue my lifelong pattern of viewing " going off on tangents " as an asset.


While eliminating excess carbs is very important to health, having a substantial intake of healthy fats is just as important. Things like grass-fed butter, MCT oil, coconut oil, grass-fed lard, egg yolks, etc. will provide your body with the necessary components to feel energized, balanced and clear-headed.
 
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