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What about the enzyme factor with wheat??

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I somehow sort of "lost" yesterday, and I think it was because of not being able to sleep Monday night. I've had increasing problems with sleep over the past few weeks, and I guess it culminated in a lost night Monday night/early Tuesday morning, which then resulted in a sort of lost day on Tuesday. I just wasn't very aware or awake. My eating was pretty bad last night, too, and I know it was off because I just felt off all day from lack of sleep.

So last night I went to bed early and made sure I took a little something to help me sleep through the night. It was great to get a solid night's sleep again! I'm kind of draggy today, probably from what I took to help me sleep last night. But, this too shall pass.

Let's see......oh yes! On Monday evening I went for my after dinner walk. There is a dearth of nice walking places around here, sadly, so we chose a local cemetery. It's pretty sad when a cemetery offers the best walking place, I think. The wind had picked up, so even though I wanted to go just a wee bit further, my walking companion had had enough and wanted to get back to the car. So I think I walked around 700 steps for that walk, and ended the day around 1300 steps total. Not much, but.....

Yesterday was just a loss all the way around. I did not take my post dinner walk. Just could not do it. In the late afternoon I knew my steps for the day were going to be very very low, so I made myself take a walk around the back yard. This is always a challenge because the yard is not flat. It's not that it is hilly; it's BUMPY and lumpy. Very challenging to walk with a cane. Even with that effort, I ended the day at less than 500 steps total. emoticon

I continue my research on wheat, niacin, Vitamin C with lysine, and enzymes. Research-wise, I am wondering if any of the research I'm reading about wheat has included testing with and without additional enzymes??? Maybe PART of the wheat issues I'm reading in the research have to do with people being low in enzymes, and additional enzymes ameliorate SOME of the problems SOME people have.... certainly not ALL, but at least part, and for SOME people, not all. It's a question I find interesting....... On the whole, most people in this country are woefully low in enzymes, since we eat very few raw foods, and enzymes are destroyed through cooking. So I wonder if, say, the wheat in my Bob's Red Mill Muesli, which has not been cooked or processed much (and certainly not ground into flour!), is better tolerated because I also do not cook it, so the enzymes I might need to digest it are still alive and active in the very food I am eating?? Again, just asking questions..... I'll continue to research.....

For this morning, I am focusing on a raw fruit and veggie smoothie. emoticon I really like the Naked Juice Green Machine, which I happen to have on hand. Maybe it will energize me. At the very least, it is teeming with live enzymes. Lunch will be Greek yogurt with 1/4c uncooked Bob's Red Mill muesli, and a fresh apple. Enzymes and live bacterial cultures of the helpful kind. Later, I may cook some rice and lentils in my rice pot, and have that with some veggies for dinner. emoticon emoticon emoticon . That means 2 meals of uncooked foods (except for the yogurt, which has live cultures), and only 1 cooked meal at dinner time.

If anyone has any info about the interplay between enzymes and wheat in particular, let me know. My guess is that many of the wheat studies have left out any focus at all on missing enzymes, and that for people with only slight issues with wheat, enzymes might bring it back into line. I'm just not willing to see wheat as an all or nothing at all kind of food, except for those with true celiac disease of course. Even then, who knows how much better they might feel with a focus on getting proper amounts of good enzymes? No biochemical reaction takes place in our bodies without enzymes, so it's important to keep our levels well stocked.

So, anyway, it's Day 9 with only 81 left.....I'd best get to it! Hope yours is a GREAT one!!!
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REXTINE1 4/11/2012 7:17PM

    I have never had a problem with wheat - and I bake my own bread and eat bite size shredded wheat if I have dry cereal. My favorite lunch is two slices of peasant bread (half a cup of rye and half a cup of whole wheat along with 5 1/2 cups of unbleached white flower)with a slice of onion and another of tomato inside, along with a bowl of soup. The BW had the book called "Wheat Belly" and tried to give it up - but she keeps eating my bread.

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