The wheat we eat today is full of gluten – the stuff that makes it sticky; in fact this stuff is often used as a binding agent for postage stamps yum – not. The wheat we consume today is actually bio engineered to contain 90% more gluten than our grandparents ate, and there is less than half the protein in our wheat today versus 50 years ago. Also while on the subject of nutritional value according to a Rutgers University study it now takes 19 ears of corn to equal the nutritional value of one ear of corn grown in the 1940’s!
It’s crazy, the soil our crops is grown in is so depleted that it is entirely dependant on the chemical fertilizers it is given to grow, so it becomes devoid of the essential minerals we need as humans!
So what happens when we eat wheat – well when you consume wheat, the gluten in it swells in your intestinal tract, often constipating you. Then the immune system is activated to attack that very part of the lining of the intestinal tract, causing bloating, wind, maybe diarrhoea and nausea – these symptoms should alert you to the fact that your body is rejecting the food you’re putting into it. And also the immune system can’t do its normal job of protecting you from viruses – it’s trying to protect you from what you’re eating, so you’re getting sick easier.
Also, when consumed, wheat is more easily transferred to blood sugar in the body than any other carbohydrate. Dr William Davis, a preventative cardiologist, says, “two slices of whole wheat bread increase blood sugar to a higher level than a chocolate snack bar. And then, after about two hours, your blood sugar plunges and you get shaky, your brain feels foggy, you’re hungry. So let’s say you have an English muffin for breakfast. Two hours later you’re starving, so you have a handful of crackers, and then some crisps, and your blood sugar rises again. That cycle of highs and lows just keeps going throughout the day, so you’re constantly feeling hungry and constantly eating. Dieticians have responded to this by advising that we graze throughout the day, which is just nonsense. If you eliminate wheat from your diet, you’re no longer hungry between meals because you’ve stopped that cycle. You’ve cut out the appetite stimulant, and consequently you lose weight very quickly
So, any one for a sandwich???
DIET IS WONDER CURE FOR DIABETES
If you have Diabetes – I’m not saying that you should try a very low calorie diet – but if you are STILL eating a lot of starches THINK and swap them for more nutritious and healthful foods.
Eating a low-calorie diet for just four months can cure Type 2 diabetes
Tuesday November 29,2011
By Jo Willey Health Correspondent
EATING a low-calorie diet for just four months can cure Type 2 diabetes, it was revealed yesterday.
People who slashed the calories they ate each day had a far more significant improvement in the condition and in their general health than medication offered.
They no longer needed life- saving insulin, the level of dangerous fat built up around their hearts was significantly reduced and their cardiac function improved.
“It is striking to see how a relatively simple intervention of a very low-calorie diet effectively cures Type 2 diabetes,” said the lead author of the study, Dr Sebastiaan Hammer.
“Moreover, these effects are long term, illustrating the potential of this method.
“Lifestyle interventions may have more powerful beneficial cardiac effects than medication in these patients.”
The discovery has major implications because diabetics and the obese are particularly at risk of suffering a potentially fatal heart attack or being struck down by debilitating heart disease.
Lifestyle interventions may have more powerful beneficial cardiac effects than medication in these patients
Dr Sebastiaan Hammer
The breakthrough is good news for the nearly 2.5 million people in Britain with this type of diabetes, caused by the pancreas not producing enough insulin to break down glucose in the blood.
It could revolutionise the treatment of what has long been seen as a lifelong condition with no cure.
Dr Hammer, whose study was presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, wanted to discover the long-term effects of weight loss by restricting calorie intake.
Pericardial fat is a build-up around the heart that can stop it from working properly, particularly in the obese and sufferers from metabolic disease seen as a precursor to heart disease.
Dr Hammer, from the Department of Radiology at Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, said: “Our results show that 16 weeks of caloric restriction improved heart function in these patients.
“More importantly, despite regain of weight, these beneficial cardiovascular effects were persistent over the long term.”
Dr Lorna Layward, a spokeswoman for the Stroke Association said: “Diabetes, being overweight and poor heart function can all increase our risk of stroke.
“Losing weight is something that everybody can do something about and it can have a huge impact on improving our overall health.
“It’s never too late to start losing weight, and as highlighted in this study, the less fat you have around your heart, the better your heart will function.
“Losing weight will also reduce our risk of stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.”
Using scans, researchers analysed heart function and pericardial fat in 15 patients—seven men and eight women—with Type 2 diabetes before and after four months of a diet consisting of 500 calories a day.
Changes in body mass index (BMI) were also measured. The results showed that caloric restriction reduced BMI from 35.3 to 27.5 over four months.
Pericardial fat also decreased by about a third and resting heart function improved noticeably.
After an additional 14 months of follow-up on a regular diet, BMI increased to 31.7, but pericardial fat only increased slightly.
On average, someone who has a BMI of 30 will get diabetes.