Is Wheat Intolerance the Missing Link?
Could eating wheat be causing you problems? There are many foods that commonly cause the body distress on occasion but wheat is one of the foods that regularly appears to makes a nuisance of itself.
Wheat as a dietary constituent has some advantages but these are largely outweighed by its disadvantages. Wheat can be a nutritious fibre rich food for some, but for others, it can cause many unpleasant symptoms.
Many people don’t realise they are intolerant to wheat but some of the symptoms can be:
As wheat features so often in our daily diets, the body adapts and copes with it to a degree, so people can be unaware of the problems. However once removed from the diet, many people experience great improvements in their health.
Wheat contains gluten, a sticky substance that can play havoc with digestion. Because wheat is so difficult to digest, it causes the environment of the gut to change, encouraging the growth of unfriendly organisms like Candida Albicans (yeast).
If a person does react to wheat, then the 1st step is to remove it from the diet, which for some is incredibly difficult. Wheat appears in foods that you would least expect. It turns up as a thickener in yogurts, in mayonnaise, mustard, baked beans etc etc. The best approach is to eat “real food” that is as close to nature as possible. A roast chicken dinner, for example, does not contain wheat! It can be substituted for other more tolerable grains like barley, oats, rye, corn or buckwheat.
It is also important to determine the reasons behind wheat intolerance. This can be successfully achieved through Kinesiology testing, so that while wheat is being avoided, positive steps can be taken to improve the person’s health. This will allow the body to tolerate the wheat if it is cautiously re-introduced. But it would usually be advisable not to eat large amounts of wheat at too frequent intervals.
So think about it – could your health improve by avoiding wheat?