You're right: grains are NOT the health foods we're led to believe. Wheat is probably the worst of them - and "whole grain" is the worst of the worst, since the bran layer is where most of the things we react to reside. If you're gluten-sensitive, you may well be cross-reactive with ALL grains.
The difficult thing for most people to understand is that it's not simply a digestive reaction. If you're "allergic" to seafood, you're going to react digestively as well as systemically to eating it. With grains, you may experience no distress whatsoever in eating it... your body reacts metabolically to it instead. As has been mentioned, sinus issues are common.
I love cheese and dairy too much to go Paleo. We do eat Primal, however, which is similar. Abstinence from wheat and grains is a form of low-carb, since grains are, in large part, carbs. Our diet is restricted-carb and Primal on order of our endocrinologist. It's been a great improvement to our overall health.
For good support and experience, check out the Wheat Belly and Atkins forums here on SP. Wheat Belly, especially, is for those who've adopted the wheat-free lifestyle as described in the book of the same name. It's a very good resource, too. You may be able to find it in your local library (if the wait list isn't too long!), or it's available on Amazon. Well worth the price.
Good luck! I think you'll find lots of benefits beyond the sinus one!
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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