Grains, Grains and More Grains

Marian shot me a link a few hours ago to a hilarious video on gluten sensitivity (or gluten intolerance). It’s  a tongue-in-cheek parody of the blockbuster hit, Les Miserables, but it makes some very good points on the challenges and difficulties of eating gluten-free.  I eat gluten-free and do not suffer at all. We will show you how. Look for upcoming posts.

Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related species, including barley and rye.

Gluten sensitivity is much more prevalent than you may think.  Besides the common symptoms associated with this disorder such bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, and diarrhea, there can be joint pain, fatigue, headaches and even emotional hyperactivity and depression.

Is a Gluten-Free Diet for You?

Going gluten-free has been touted as a way to boost health and energy, lose weight, or cope better with ADHD, autism, headaches, and other conditions. There are tests for this condition, but one sure-fire way to see if you may be sensitive to gluten products is to avoid all wheat products for several weeks. If you notice your energy increasing and your symptoms disappearing, you may be on the right track.

There are some good tasting gluten-free substitutes on the market. Some do taste ‘yucky’ and have questionable ingredients in them. However, one product we like a lot is Organic Gluten Free Brown Rice Pastas  made by ‘Jovial.’ For our members, Marian will be showing you how to make a great spaghetti plate on video, very shortly.

My brother, Dr. Gary Hardy, an expert on autoimmune diseases (including gluten intolerance) will be doing a podcast with me in a few weeks outlining some of the hidden symptoms of this widespread health problem and what to do about it. Looking forward to it! Again, for members only.