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Gluten-Free Insanity -Roger Mason
It's 2017 and every grocery store now has an entire gluten free section. This has become a totally unfounded mania in America. A psychotic obsession with no foundation at all. Wheat is the second most predominant food on earth, after rice, and supplies ONE FIFTH of the world's nutrition. Each year over 200 pounds per person is grown. Wheat feeds more people than any other food than rice. Unfortunately, most of it is refined. The Northern Chinese eat more wheat than anyone (not rice), and have far fewer digestive problems than we do. In fact, they have far better overall health than we do. They show no evidence at all of gluten intolerance there. Wheat has been a staple of mankind for thousands of years now. Studies have proven it is the same basic grain as it has always been; nutritionally better in fact. The same basic grain that has not been genetically modified in any way.
Celiac disease, or gluten intolerance, is a widely promoted myth, a mania. The truth of the matter is that this is a very rare condition- if it exists at all. Dr. Peter Gibson, the "inventor" of gluten intolerance, now says this condition is really IBS, is rarely due to gluten, and only possibly exists in 1 in 200 people. Wheat allergies are probably non-existent. Almost no one in America eats rye and barley. All this talk about “gluten intolerance” and “gluten free foods” is ridiculous. Another scam to sell over-priced "gluten free" junk foods. "Gluten intolerance" is generally just plain old IBS. So-called gluten intolerance is extremely difficult to diagnose, and cannot be diagnosed with certainty. This is really an illusory self diagnosed psychosomatic "illness". The current clinical tests (TTG, EMA, DGP, etc.) are just not reliable at all. The media has pushed this, as if it is some kind of epidemic. Only about 1 in 200 people even possibly have this. Please note the word, “possibly”. The figure may be much lower- more like 1 in 500, or less. Or not at all. Many studies have confirmed this, especially the University of Maryland in Baltimore (Archives of Internal Medicine v 163, 2003). Their guess of 1 in 133 may be far too high, as you just cannot diagnose this conclusively at all. Humans complaining of gluten sensitivity were given high gluten and no gluten diets (Gastroenterology v 145, 2013). This double blind study found, "In a placebo controlled, crossover, rechallenge study, "We found no evidence of specific or dose dependent effects of gluten in patients."
Note that all of them complained of worsening symptoms, including bloating, gas, pain, and nausea when eating no gluten at all!!! Dr. Gibson said, "We are convinced gluten is not the cause of their gut issues."
It is true that all digestive diseases have increased dramatically in the last fifty years, especially irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Read the article Colon Health to cure yourself. Poor digestion is epidemic in Western societies, due to our hideous diets. Our 22 feet of small intestine and 6 feet of colon are affected. The common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, physical weakness, and weight loss. Same as IBS. The very same symptoms as IBS. The "diagnosis" is basically guesswork, and really only verifies you have a digestive problem. Do not get a biopsy, as it is expensive, painful, invasive, unnecessary, and harmful. Get a colonoscopy. This is vital to do. Yes, there is a genetic factor here, but it really is for weak digestion, and not for gluten intolerance at all. People who claim they are gluten intolerant really have irritable bowel syndrome, and not gluten intolerance. Exotic tests like serum antigliadin antibodies, and antiendomysial anti-bodies, are just not specific predictors. Impaired digestion results in damaged intestinal walls, or “leaky gut syndrome”. Here, one has multiple unknown food allergies. No food allergy test on earth works. That’s a fact. None of them are accurate. Read the Food Allergies article. One thing you can do is buy seitan ("say tan") from a health food store. It is pure gluten. Eat just one ounce of it to see if you react. It is the purest form of gluten. Of course, neurotics will always claim to react. People with any of these serious digestive issues are far more prone to most diseases, have a poor quality of life, and die earlier. Your digestive system really is the heart of your health and immunity. Read the article Good Health Begins with Good Digestion. Do this program for one year for dramatic results. Again, also read the Colon Health article.
Where does all this total insanity come from? Morons like William Davis, who wrote Wheat Belly. He says all whole grains are poison, not just wheat. David Perlmutter wrote Grain Brain. He says 40% of everyone is gluten intolerant, and the other 60% needs to be worried. April Pevereaux wrote Gluten Is My Bitch. She says, "No matter what kind of sickness has taken hold of you, let's blame gluten." Words fail here. Loren Cordain wrote The Paleo Way and a series of other books advocating no whole grains at all. Read the Paleolithic Diet article.
For god’s sake, we eat twice the calories we need, we eat twice the protein we need, and we eat eight times the fat we need. Most all those fats are saturated, artery-clogging animal fats. We eat 160 pounds of various sugars we don’t need at all. We are overfed and undernourished. Our food is refined, preserved, and chemical laden. We eat a mere 1% whole grains, when we should be eating 50% whole grains. We eat almost no whole wheat at all, and should not be eating any nutrition-less refined wheat. Is it any wonder so many people have digestive problems? Stop wondering!
Have you noticed most all the “gluten free” products are overpriced garbage junk food? Gluten free cakes, gluten free cookies, gluten free pies, gluten free donuts, gluten free cupcakes, gluten free muffins, gluten free pizza, gluten free candy, and just more crap. There is now a Gluten Intolerance Group, Gluten Free Marketing Group, as well as a national annual Gluten Free Expo, among other venues, to push this garbage. The Gluten-Free Certification Organization certifies gluten free foods- for a hefty fee. Over $15 billion dollars of gluten free junk was sold in 2015, and this is rising. Do people think they are going to get well eating that kind of crap? Now we have gluten free dog food and Girl Scout cookies! It's a gluten free SCAM folks. A study (Alimentary Pharmacology v 32, 2010) proved "celiacs" are far more nutritionally deficient than normal people. Those who claim to be gluten intolerant eat meat, dairy, eggs. poultry, refined foods, and lots of sugar. No wonder they're sick! What is the big deal here? If you think you are gluten intolerant, just stop eating wheat, barley, and rye (also kamut, triticale and spelt). How many people do you know that eat barley and rye with any regularity? That means you just avoid wheat for, say, one month, and see if you get better. Of course, neurotics will always claim to "get better". In a recent national poll, 30% of Americans wanted to reduce the gluten in their diets. Media brainwashing at work. You are just wasting your time, effort and money going gluten free. Plus your health will get worse, not better.
Again, such people have no proof at all that they are, in fact, gluten intolerant. The current tests are just not reliable at all. The ones who claim this simply have the same common symptoms as IBS. IBS is an epidemic, as are all digestive illnesses.
The real issue here is that people who think they are gluten intolerant certainly do have a digestive issue- like IBS. This is rather easy to cure naturally. Read the articles Good Health Begins With Good Digestion and Colon Health. Read my book Macrobiotics for Everyone. Eat only macrobiotic foods. Eat lots of brown rice, whole wheat, oats, barley, corn, buckwheat, and millet. Eat lots of beans and legumes. Eat lots of cooked green and yellow vegetables. Limit fruit to 10% of your diet. Eat 10% seafood if you want. Limit any raw foods and salads to 10% of your diet, as they are harder to digest than cooked foods. Eat two meals a day. Fast one day a week on water. It is very important you fast every week to give your digestive system a chance to rest and heal. Join our two day monthly Young Again International Fast if you like. If you are under 40, take the Supplements for Younger People (read the article with the same name), and add 1 teaspoon of glutamine. If you are over 40 take all the supplements recommended in the macrobiotic book and the article Serious Supplement Program. Buy bulk glutamine and take 1 tea-spoon a day for a year. Take two capsules of (200:1) aloe vera for three months. Take FOS and acidophilus twice a day AM and PM. Our acidophilus is refrigerated, has 6 billion units per capsule, with 8 different strains. Only use refrigerated acidophilus.
Do not concentrate on healing your digestive system; concentrate on healing your whole body. Holistic medicine is whole body medicine. Treat your whole body, and your digestion will improve dramatically very shortly. The celiac epidemic is a myth, but digestive disorders really are an epidemic. You can cure these disorders with a total program of diet and lifestyle. Cure yours naturally without drugs or surgery. Celiac disease and gluten intolerance is a very rare condition- if it exists at all. The epidemic of gluten free products is merely another way for criminals to make money from neurotic people. Another media creation of a crisis that doesn’t exist. Now you see gluten free certified foods at high cost. And organizations to certify them for profit. The Gluten Intolerance Group now certifies 25,100 products in 27 countries. Got it? It's all about money, and it's all just a scam folks. 25,100 products in 27 countries and growing every day. In 2017 doctors have heartily embraced this illusory nonsense, because it is very profitable for them to write prescriptions for exotic tests that don't work.
You will see serious neurotic obsessive-compulsive behavior with people who claim to be gluten intolerant. Talk to any of them, and you'll immediately see they are terminal obsessive-compulsive neurotics. That's right- they're all nuts! Look at the "stars" such as Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga who are gluten free. Published studies prove this. Supposed celiac patients have a very neurotic psychological profile. Their whole lives seem to revolve around avoiding gluten. They see gluten in everything! They think all their health problems are due to gluten, even though they don’t eat any. They claim even the tiniest amount of gluten will put make them deathly ill. A Russian study (Terapevitcheski Arkhiv v 80, 2008) looked at people of all ages who claimed to be gluten intolerant. They found all of them to be mentally ill! “The celiac patients demonstrate social-psychological mal-adaption in the form of situational and personality anxiety, and moderate depression. Their psychic component of health suffers more (viability, social functioning) than the physical one (physical performance, scales of pain, and general health)”. Their mental health was far worse than their physical health in plain English. Another stunning study (Journal of Affective Disorders v 99, 2007), at the famous Karolinska Institute, found celiac patients suffered far more from depression that normal subjects. Doctors at the University of Torino (European Journal of Gastroenterology v 15, 2003) just came out and said, "celiac patients need psychiatric intervention”! They actually said they are plain damned crazy. Doctors at the University of Naples (Psychosomatics v 45, 2004) said celiac disease may be associated with changes in personality, that may interfere with patients adaption to living.” In plain words they are DYSFUNCTIONAL! At the University of Chapel Hill, doctors said their mental problems far exceeded their physical ones (Digestive Diseases v 55, 2010). At Catholic University in Rome ( Hepatogastroenterology v 43, 1996) the researchers found high levels of anxiety and depression in celiacs. Pediatricians at the University of Catainia in Italy (BMC Pediatrics v 11, 2011) found children with supposed celiac symptoms to be highly neurotic overall, with increased “emotional and behavioral problems.” Even the children are crazy. Celiacs are all nuts folks. This entire unfounded mania is a scam for money. Now we have gluten free travel agents, gluten free wedding planners, and gluten free psychotherapists. The whole world has gone nuts folks.
In 2017 doctors have accepted all this nonsense as gospel. Why? Because they make big money giving these nutcases expensive, exotic diagnostic tests that don't work.
Please read the complimentary articles Wheat Baloney to learn more.
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