Falling Away from Grains

I never thought I would get to this point. I’ve felt like it was something I needed to do for a while. This is drastic people. I knew it was coming.

When I watched Underground Wellness’ Real Food Con a few weeks ago some truth bullets fired by some of the presenters shattered my illusions. One of them in particular talked about how grains can be very inflammatory and cause a host of health symptoms.

So because I felt that maybe I have a slight insulin resistance, I went off grains! Yes, no bread, no oatmeal (my breakfast staple for years, even decades, dare I say), no more grilled cheese sandwiches.

Yes, even my breadmachine sourdough bread that I absolutely love fresh from the (breadmachine) oven, smothered with butter and honey, is now verboten.

This is part of the ketogenic diet that I am on. It’s now Day 13! (I did cheat on Day 2 because it was my son’s birthday party with mainstream pizza and I did not want to get up at 5 AM to make my own cauliflower crust pizza, the recipe of which is in the keto diet ebook mentioned in the link). I have never felt so satisfied by my food, on such little amount of food (1 serving for each meal). I have more mental clarity and don’t ever feel the “gluteomorphic effect” that I have sometimes felt after consuming bread.

I always thought that wheat and I agreed. My own grandfather was a wheat farmer! It felt weird to attend a conference today and request a gluten free option for the boxed lunch.

How many of us have symptoms that could be alleviated by lightening the load of grains, especially the hybridized wheat that most people consume?

Would you like to learn more about gluten intolerance? Come to the The Gluten Summit. It’s free, it’s online, and it will be fascinating. It starts Monday Nov. 11 and goes through Sunday Nov. 17th. It’s full of the top experts on gluten intolerance, including Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. I can’t wait to learn more!

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