Monday, March 19, 2012
So when i started thinking about going wheat free, the back of my mind kept saying this is the latest diet craze. So i decided to do a little research and that brought me to the book titled Wheat belly. I'm still working my way through the book, but the 6 or so chapters i have read so far has opened my eyes. And this is how.
Talks about how wheat is an addiction. I have a few friends who easily have given up wheat, but when i think about it i freak out. How am i going to live without wheat.. well.. did you know wheat attaches itself to the same receptors that opiate drugs attach to? yup the same drugs like morphine, codeine, heroin. This is why some people actually have withdrawal symptoms to wheat. From my own dna saliva testing I am someone that has addictive behaviors. i had a hard time quitting smoking which i replaced with soda, had a hard time quitting soda and now i'm faced with yet another set of withdrawal symptoms with wheat.
I learned that white and wheat breads spike sugars worse than sugar alone.. that is cause wheat is an amylopectin A and foods in this category spike sugars. potatoes are amylopectin B
There is also a relationship between wheat consumption and schizophrenia
In the last 50 years celiacs has more than doubled in the last 20 years more like four fold in the last 50. That is because GMO wheat has more gluten in it.
No wonder I can eat a balanced diet with whole foods but when i have something made of wheat i just want more and more. I thought maybe i had a sugar addiction but i can stop eating things made of sugar, i can't stop when they are made of wheat.
I'm not one to push a diet or lifestyle on to anyone, but this is one book that i do highly recommend to read.
i will keep you posted on my new journey.. I'm still in the process of learning and eliminating the wheat and getting a game plan for the withdrawal.