Friday, November 03, 2006
I've mentioned before I'm sure, that I suspected that I have a wheat intolerance. My biggest clue was how my body reacted to my menstrual cycle. I went pretty much without wheat for amost 2 months. I've tried reintroducing wheat recently, and had no reaction. So what was causing my symptoms of PMS? Was it the wheat, or did my body have too much weight on it? It was only 10lbs extra, but it put me in the BMI of overweight. Since I've lost 10lbs, I have had no problems with PMS.
I do know that fat acts like an extra organ. It has its own blood supply, it secretes it own hormones, every extra pound of fat raises your estrogen levels, increasing certain risk factors for heart disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer.
Is it wheat, or was it weight? I'm adding wheat to my diet, so I guess I'll know for sure in a couple weeks.