I’ve never bought into “gluten intolerance” or “gluten allergy” craze. It just never made sense to me why God would make wheat (and other grains) grow with gluten in them if so many were going to be made sick by it. And why is it such an epidemic NOW but never seemed to be much of an issue for our parents, grandparents, and previous generations?
As a kid, I was diagnosed with a wheat allergy. Years of allergy shots and it seemed to subside, mostly. If I’d only known then what I know now. My gut was wrecked! I needed probiotics and enzymes. I suspect if I’d had those things, I probably wouldn’t have needed allergy shots, and I certainly wouldn’t have been the sickly kid that I was.
So what does one thing have to do with the other?
Sarah Pope, the Healthy Home Economist, recently published this article explaining “The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic” and it is the explanation that makes sense! It’s not gluten or wheat…
There is clearly something going on with wheat that is not well known by the general public. It goes far and beyond organic versus nonorganic, gluten or hybridization because even conventional wheat triggers no symptoms for some who eat wheat in other parts of the world.
What indeed is going on with wheat?
For quite some time, I secretly harbored the notion that wheat in the United States must, in fact, be genetically modified. GMO wheat secretly invading the North American food supply seemed the only thing that made sense and could account for the varied experiences I was hearing about.
I reasoned that it couldn’t be the gluten or wheat hybridization. Gluten and wheat hybrids have been consumed for thousands of years. It just didn’t make sense that this could be the reason for so many people suddenly having problems with wheat and gluten in general in the past 5-10 years.
Finally, the answer came over dinner a couple of months ago with a friend who was well versed in the wheat production process. I started researching the issue for myself, and was, quite frankly, horrified at what I discovered.
The good news is that the reason wheat has become so toxic in the United States is not because it is secretly GMO as I had feared (thank goodness!).
The bad news is that the problem lies with the manner in which wheat is grown and harvested by conventional wheat farmers.
You’re going to want to sit down for this one… Read the full article at TheHealthyHomeEconomist.
God knows what we need to maintain healthy bodies. And what we’re doing to wheat (and other things like rice, sugar, beans, and peas) is NOT natural, nor is it beneficial to our bodies. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The effects may not be felt or known for quite some time. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t doing damage. The question is, can we reverse and correct it? God is merciful, so I have to believe that He’ll make a way for us if we make good choices going forward. The time to start is now!