ABOUT GLUTEN AND GRAIN INTOLERANCE:
Many people are gluten intolerant and you too, could have hidden intolerances you may not even be aware of!
These intolerances only come to light when severe illnesses such as asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis or joint stiffness, bloating, gas, constipation, persistent weight gain and even anaemia are medically confirmed to be gluten intolerances. As such, the immune system is compromised and one is prone to inflammation.
In the small intestine, the absorption surfaces on the protrusions called villi can be destroyed by gluten, especially from wheat and this causes them to flatten. Poor digestion, loose bowels, impaired food assimilation, allergies, mucous problems and Chronn’s disease are the result of severe grain intolerances. Insulin resistance, enlarged bellies and weight gain are more obvious results than symptoms like weight loss and swollen joints. Ironically, the craving for disruptive foods seems to justify faulty eating habits. Worst of all is the persistent misinformation from practitioners that blood type eating disciplines are unscientific and that we should not exclude certain “healthy” foods from the diet for fear of not getting enough nutrients.
The fact remains that wheat only suits Blood type A-secretors. Other blood types have specific antigens that allow them to gain optimal nutrition from foods that best suit their constitution.
We have had excellent results in all these categories by simply eliminating all gluten from a patient’s diet for at least 4 weeks. Gluten intolerance supersedes basic blood type recommendations and even popular “healthy” food choices like whole wheat bread, oatmeal, rye, barley and pasta. They all contain gluten. If you have a gluten-related health condition, they all have to go! Although an unpopular protocol, the elimination diet is a better alternative to taking cortisone, anti-inflammatory drugs, bronchial dilators and painkillers.
Example 1: Blood type O secretor (O1) with anaemia: After a lifetime of mysterious anaemia I discovered that my immune system was reacting to gluten and this was affecting my haemoglobin levels. Evidently this was due to feeding baby cereal before the digestive tract had developed. Today I don’t eat wheat but still had plenty of oats and rye bread. I gave it all up and after even two weeks there was a dramatic improvement, especially during jogging and workout sessions: more oxygen, better skin tone.
Example 2: Blood type O non-secretor (O2) with sluggish bowels and stiff joints: When your joints are inflexible in your twenties and you are doing advanced yoga you may scorn the suggestion to eliminate gluten from your diet. Try it! Now this young lady can twist into a pretzel without any strain. She also noticed healthy bowel movements every day. All this without pumping in bran or roughage! The reverse is also true: cheat with wheat and the belly blows up, the bowels block shut and the jeans get tight again. Regardless of counting calories – wheat in any form is blatant sabotage. (Yes, Pro Vita and whole wheat pasta included!)
Example 3: Blood type A non-secretor (A2) with extreme (morbid) obesity: A girth of over 90cm in your twenties? During a visit, I encountered a typical case of a family of A non-secretors being pumped full of wheat because it is so well tolerated by the mother, who made and bought all the food. Those brown bread sandwiches were taking their toll on everybody except Mum – who is blood type A – secretor (A1). People of this blood type are the worst culprits for downloading what is good for them onto others with disastrous results. Unfortunately wheat products are so integrated into the modern diet that everybody eats them exclusively.
Example 4: Irritable bowel syndrome, Blood type O non-secretor: Eating rye instead of wheat was not helping a young man with a lifetime of IBS. He then cut out the rye and oats and experienced relief and comfort for the first time in his life. After wolfing a slice of gooey pastry, he had two days of griping and diarrhoea again. Will we ever learn? Convenient food may not agree with you.
Example 5: Joint pain, crippled hands, Blood type O secretor (O1): Reluctantly a man in his sixties gave up wheat on my recommendation. His stiffening fingers began to loosen up and the pain abated. He could not give up the wheat, pies, sausage rolls and crackers, so the fingers worsened and he now swears by herbal supplements and painkillers! How “convenient” is his food?
Example 6: Taiwanese people then and now: Over ten years ago, when we first stayed with a family in Taipei, people ate their traditional foods, based on rice, vegetables and meats. A few years later we returned to see shops selling bread, hamburgers and lots of cakes. Oh, how they now complained of aches and pains, fatigue and becoming diabetic. Heart problems are also increasing in direct proportion to the Oriental intake of wheat that only benefits an extreme minority of blood type A – secretors. Rice suits them all and even though they have always fried a lot of their foods, nothing changed until they copied our white flour obsession.
Is white bread bad and brown bread good?
What about whole wheat and cereals made of wheat bran?
No! Gluten is gluten. Furthermore, wheat is not tolerated by 90% of the population due to their blood type (inherited) eating preferences. Only blood type A1 who secretes wheat friendly antigens in digestive juices can benefit from it. For these people it is a healthy choice, but for the rest of mankind it causes havoc to the constitution.
Wheat is a surreptitious, underhand cereal killer and has crept into just about every morsel we eat. Trying to scour out your intestines with wheat bran is even more hazardous and this includes blood type A -secretors. Bran is totally indigestible and can best serve to swell up with water and bulk up the intestines on its way out. Bran contains phytic acid and your bones are stripped of calcium in order to neutralize it. So, it contributes to osteoporosis as well.
We get so many self-inflicted diseases from stupid eating habits. Osteoporosis or the thinning of bones is merely a symptom of uncontrolled acidity. Diets laden with carbohydrates and disagreeable lectins or gluten you don’t tolerate can cause extreme acidity not only in the intestines, but also in the bloodstream and soft tissue. A diet that does not contain sufficient calcium means that this mineral has to be obtained from a dwindling supply contained in the skeleton. When the urine is too acidic, skeletal calcium binds up the acid and forms kidney stones. This is another symptom of osteoporosis and yet we keep on eating acid forming foods like wheat three to six times a day! It is bad enough overloading on simple carbohydrates and developing insulin resistance but it is even worse to do so with starches that contain lectins that are in conflict with your blood type. Most people will try to ignore this fact.
If you are not a blood type A secretor (A1) you can blame most of your minor discomforts on eating wheat. If you don’t believe this, then try the wheat-free challenge for a month. Only eat grains that suit your blood type. If there is not a dramatic improvement, then cut out all gluten: wheat bread, oatmeal, rye, barley and pasta. Now you know! Some people can tolerate these foods and others cannot. Taking MEGASLIM without eating disruptive grains will speed up the detoxification and hence the slimming process. And just think: you may even shrug off some other ailments that have been bothering you.
Food sensitivity and cravings for junk foods:
Extract from Fleet Street Publications:
Undiagnosed food sensitivities or allergies cause junk food cravings… especially for sugar, wheat, yeast and fat!
Food that does not agree with you triggers off opioids to try and ease the stress from the toxic reaction they cause. If you feel fatigued or have indigestion and start to crave snacky foods, you may have become addicted to the narcotic (but actually toxic) effect they have on you. They also cause obesity because fat cells swell up to try and absorb toxic chemicals like trans-fatty acids, preservatives, excessive salt and artificial flavours.
Toxins hang around fat cells to protect vital organs from being damaged. However, they also hang onto unused glucose molecules and bloat up with water to form a toxic waste dump. The hormone estrogen stimulates this effect and it also prevents the glucose from returning to the blood stream when it is needed for energy. Estrogen also interferes with thyroid hormones that burn fat and speed up the metabolism, making you feel tires and stressed.
Feeling depressed also triggers off cravings for sugar. The body bypasses its own fat or glycogen (energy) reserves when you keep tipping in energy drinks, chocolates and pizzas to get through the day.
How does the body raise blood sugar? Ironically your body always keeps a reserve of glycogen (stored glucose) in the liver for emergencies. But not if you keep on eating sugar every few hours! The liver will only raise blood sugar providing there is sufficient protein and potassium present and this is usually triggered by being very active physically.
If you have become insulin resistant, from eating too many carbohydrates for too long, the sugar will not convert to energy. Instead, it gets pumped into the already over-laden fat cells under the skin around the waistline, hips and thighs. Another way blood sugar is raised is from feeling stressed. Then the adrenal glands pump out the blood sugar-regulating hormone known as cortisol to compensate. Eventually, if you are not physically active, you don’t eat enough protein and you eat too many toxic foods, these hormones become chaotic and eventually chronic fatigue results. And the loop continues – you get fatter and more fatigued!
So, now it is time to cut out the cause of all your toxic misery: sugar, starches, fatty fries and endless snacks. Also cut out all that gluten and remember to have a little protein snack every few hours to release your own, built in sugar supply. Happy slimming, welcome to MEGASLIM!
A-Z of GLUTEN INTOLERANCE: THE FULL CHECKLIST
• Addison’s disease
• Gastrointestinal distress (gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, reflux)
• Headaches (including migraines)
• Mouth sores
• Weight loss/gain (unstable metabolism)
• Inability to concentrate
• Amenorrhea/delayed menarche (menstrual cycles)
• Bone/joint/muscle pain
• Dental enamel hypoplasia
• Short stature
• Tingling numbness in the legs
• Abnormal liver test
• Addison’s disease (adrenal malfunction)
• Alopecia (hair loss on head)
• Autoimmune hepatitis
• Chronic abdominal pain
• Chronic fatigue
• Crohn’s disease
• Dermatitis herpetiformis (a “sister” of celiac disease)
• Down syndrome
• Family history of celiac disease
• Gall bladder disease
• Total IgA deficiency
• Insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1)
• Infertility/spontaneous abortions/low birth-weight babies
• Iron deficiency
• IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
• Multiple sclerosis
• Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma
• Osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteomalacia
• Pancreatic disorders
• Pathologic fractures
• Peripheral neuropathy
• Primary biliary cirrhosis (liver disease)
• Recurrent stomatisits
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Scherosing cholangitis
• Sjogren syndrome
• Systemic lupus (autoimmune disease)
• Turner syndrome
• Ulcerative colitis
• Vitiligo (white patches on skin)