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6 Reasons to Go Wheat-Free (At Least For a Bit)

6. Depression

Depression can be triggered by wheat intolerance. Lucretius said, “One man’s food is another man’s poison.” Mark Hyman, MD of the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, said this to Elle Magazine:

The culprit and cure for most psychiatric disorders lies in the gut, Hyman says. Allergies and toxins in food, the environment, and drugs damage it, causing it to become inflamed and to “leak,” allowing undigested food and bacteria to slip into our bloodstreams. This leads to autoimmune disorders, malnutrition, and brain damage. To heal, he recommends taking supplements, discontinuing nonessential drugs, and embarking on an abstemious diet often called the gluten-free, casein-free diet (or GFCF), which eliminates all foods containing wheat or dairy

Maybe going wheat-free isn’t for you but making dietary changes can have a big impact on the way you feel from day to day.

 

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2:58AM PDT on Sep 15, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

10:32AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

Thanks

9:03PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

thank you for the information, bought 7 grain wheat bread. thought wheat was good

6:42AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

For our health

2:20AM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Thank you!

2:20AM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Thank you!

8:29AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

went low carb for a month and dropped 20 lbs, got rid of my fliud retention, bloat, heart burn, cravings etc. started cheating and kablowie.... guess who's going back low carb

3:33AM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

noted

9:31PM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Thanks for the inormation.

9:03AM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

I live in FL and have allergy problems. When I cut out all wheat gluten, my stuffiness began to clear up. I also cut out dairy products. When I was tested all food products, all
turned up negative. I'm supposedly only allergic to dust and dust mites.

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