Friday, January 3, 2014

Why Gluten free?

When asked about the meal plan we promote, the easy answer is we are similar to the paleo diet. So what is that you ask?

The Paleo diet is the diet of our ancestors. The Paleolithic era occurred during the period spanning from 10,000 to 2.5 million years ago. During that time we were hunter-gathers. Then things changed with the advent of the agricultural revolution.
Around 10,000 years ago grains were introduced into our diet. This has been a radical dietary shift for mankind. For 99% of our existence man has lived on a grain free diet. Therefore, grains are a “new food.” I believe that certain people, including myself are ill adapted to digest grains and that the consumption of grains can cause chronic “untreatable” health conditions.
Why? Grains contain certain antinutrients which prevent their absorption in the gut. The antinutrients in grains serve as an evolutionary strategy to protect the integrity of the grain so that it can survive. This same protection creates harm in the body of people such as myself. 
This is why I personally promote a gluten free diet. There is a majority of us that are gluten intolerant; however, we do not take the time to find this out for ourselves. When you remove this from your diet during the detox and reintroduce it, you will learn very quickly if you have an intolerance just like me! Fuel your body with what makes you feel good!!

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