Wheat, Gluten, GMO Free 60 Days - I'm a New Person

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posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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I thought wheat was a good thing.

Maybe I should just start eating rocks.




posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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Great topic OP, I let go o gluten , artificial sweeteners, and sodas almost altogether, and bread that hasn't been baked in my presence, it has been hard.
Desperation was the thing that got me into changing my most important habit, we are what we eat, its true, but I once read that it was impossible to really have a deep and profound change in the perception one has of reality and its mysterious mysteries


If one really wants some kind of meaningful and noticeable chance in character, conduct or inner rationale towards developing some of our hidden possibilities, then one MUST begin with the life sustaining "key issues"

I had to wake up very early for work and couldn't just evacuate properly yesterdays meals, I was sick and tired and stupid, I´m sure it was all the goddamn gluten in almost everything I ate, my intestines where full with excrement from months back, stuck like glue to the walls of the large intestine, inhibiting nutrient absorption, making me slow and easily irritable, you could have said I was full of crap.

The first thing one notices in the change of diet, at least for me, besides everything else mentioned was that I could crap regularly, in fullness
that for me is the deal breaker, look it up my friends, see how many crap stays stuck in the intestines, specially in some cases of lower abdomen obesity, those are your intestines overloaded, and don't even get me started on the liver overloading that is the main cause of 60% of ailments that are wrongly diagnosed in order to get you to buy some hundred dollar medicine...

I´d also like to stress the importance of taking a few drops of artichoke extract, every single day, It helps the liver metabolism, taking a bit of the load off until it gets back to normal in a few years hopefully and healing that feeling of having an inflated balloon in the stomach, once you get rid of that, you are on the other side of the fence, and can start tackling some other risky endeavors of the mind and perception.

Its hard, I did it gradually, I don't think cold turkey would have worked on me tho, sometimes the cravings still come at nights, near fried food joints, through the televisions and the interwebs, but the benefits are totally worth any kind of temporal discomfort.

cheers!





posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 11:57 PM
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Are you eating dairy though? Not that I'm trying to sway or anything but both dairy and wheat, as many people I'm sure know, have opiate peptides which can bind to receptors. If anyone is looking for clear thought, both dairy and wheat might be something to look at.

However, I have heard that organic unpasturized milk is supposed to be very healthy...so given an ideal diet, I don't know what I'd do in that regard.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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Glad to hear you are feeling better and have adopted a better diet! My whole family has started going organic, and as expensive as it may be buying organic, you just cannot put a price on the way you feel. Call it a placebo call it what you will, but I feel much better eating organic, period.

Other life enhancing choices you might want to try that helped me greatly in almost every way are:

Cod Liver Oil
Vitamin K
drink Distilled (non fluoride water) exclusively
CoQ10

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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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Reply to OP:

Might I suggest that your self-valued sense of well-being is subjective, and that without actual testing criteria, it is impossible to determine if your new diet has actually improved your health.

It could easily be the case that the simple act of "knowing" that you are no longer consuming "bad" foods has improved your outlook on life, and increased your sense of self worth.

To that point, I will suggest that what you are experiencing is an increase in self confidence - not improved physical health. All of the symptoms you originally described sound to me like psychological issues, and you seem to have defeated them by applying placebo medicine to yourself in the form of lifestyle change.

You're feeling better because your outlook and self-confidence have improved - not because you are eating different foods. It is the fact that you think (not that it is, but that you think) that your new diet is better that you are experiencing increased energy and optimism, NOT that it is actually improving your physical health.

I am NOT trying to detract from your lifestyle change - you knew what yiou had to do to feel better, and you did it - but it would be a mistake to suggest that this sort of change would help everyone suffering from the same problems you were. There is simply not enough evidence for that kind of assumption.

Your mind did the work, not your diet.

Congratulations, you've made the first step towards understanding the extent to which you manifest your own reality.

Kudos.

S+F



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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I have eaten GMO food, and gluten products for 15 years without even thinking that it was unsafe in any way. At the same time I suffered from digestive disorders and minor mental problems. When I ate organic and GMO free food at first I did not think it would help me in anyway because I thought it was all BS.... Well the first day my digestive problems stopped and I felt 10 times better then I regularly did. Since that day I avoid GMO and gluten foods, because now I know it is the direct cause for problems for me. Not placebo.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 04:37 AM
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That's brilliant, bet you feel fantastic!


I've been doing a similar thing since July - I've cut out all caffeine, sugar, dairy, white bread/white pasta and junk food. I drink only filtered water, nothing else. I've lost 2 stone and my anxiety disorder doesn't seem to be an issue anymore. As you say, the fogginess has lifted and my mind seems a much friendlier place to be!

I haven't tried cutting out wheat, gluten and GM foods yet though but I'm definitely going to try it! There's always room for improvement!

Well done you, it's certainly enlightening isn't it! I've tried to convince others to do the same but they're not interested, or they only last a day and then they're back to their fizzy drinks and microwave dinners.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 06:44 AM
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Thank you for taking the time to post this. I am going to show my BF who is a 'friend of flours!'
I already knew this about sugar...but not about wheat gluten. I guess it is just sugar in another form.
Ever see a plant perk up when you give it fertilizer and water? It is almost immediate and an impressive change in appearance??? I have seen that exact same type of dramatic and noticeable physical change in myself when I go on a fruit fast. Lines vanish and keep vanishing day to day...the skin changes to a rosy color and plumps up. Eyes brighten....mood improves. It is astonishing. I know what you are talking about.
Sometimes I think I must like being a tired, aging lump of flesh....or I would stay on the fruit fast.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 06:46 AM
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Might I suggest that your self-valued sense of well-being is subjective, and that without actual testing criteria, it is impossible to determine if your new diet has actually improved your health.


You might...but I doubt anyone would believe you.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 07:59 AM
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Blood tests show that i might be gluton intolerant. I've been looking into alternatives and i'm pleased knowing that i can do this and i look forward to losing weight and overall health improvement.

Thanks OP for this topic.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 08:46 AM
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Anything anyone consumes effects them period. Ever hear the saying? " You are what you eat."

My self confidence has very little to do with my feelings, in fact, I am an extremely confident and independent person, this has been the case for many years, there were only touches of emotional issues that seem to be attributed to nothing in particular.

Eating or drinking things will changed moods and emotional states, this is a proven fact. If you think I am kidding eat or drink allot of sugar for a few days and see what happens. Or drink allot of beer, wine or whiskey and see what occurs. Things we put in our body change moods, some subtly others more pronounced.

What I have felt is an increase of physical energy like never before, even when working out, or playing hockey which I do 5 to 6 days a week. I can tell this just by my work out strength, endurance, play time and speed on ice.

And not consuming bad foods, well my diet was very strict even before. I almost never ate fast food unless I had nothing else available and I would say that was maybe twice a year. I have been going to the local farmers market every Saturday for 10 years and I make all my meals at home, so my eating habits where actually by most people standards, way above average. My close friends here on ATS will vouch for that, lol.

Impossible to determine? Not really, getting rid of the daily monkey lethargy was huge.

Subjective? everything is subjective, so why even bring that into the mix.

Testing criteria? I have tested for years, this diet seemed to do the trick within about 10 days and kept getting better everyday.

Psychological change? Damn straight it helped that as well, now I have even more piss and vinegar mentally.

I personally know that you can't have one without the other, when you have a physical improvement the mental always greatly improves and personal mental sharpness increases greatly.

So placebo effect has nothing to do with my particular case, but I understand how would ask this particular question.

Only thing I can say is, prove it to yourself, then all this subjective, placebo, testing, statistics conjecture goes right out the _

My saying is "Just do it"

Cheers



Originally posted by RedBird
reply to post by Realtruth
 


Reply to OP:

Might I suggest that your self-valued sense of well-being is subjective, and that without actual testing criteria, it is impossible to determine if your new diet has actually improved your health.

It could easily be the case that the simple act of "knowing" that you are no longer consuming "bad" foods has improved your outlook on life, and increased your sense of self worth.

To that point, I will suggest that what you are experiencing is an increase in self confidence - not improved physical health. All of the symptoms you originally described sound to me like psychological issues, and you seem to have defeated them by applying placebo medicine to yourself in the form of lifestyle change.

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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 09:04 AM
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I am very happy for you, the mental fog and body aches and pains are one of the main side effects of processed and manufactured foods.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 09:40 AM
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I would also stress that anyone seeking to change their diet should start with having a C-Peptide Test (blood is more thorough than a urine based C-Peptide Test) done.

I would also suggest any of you with old amalgam based fillings have them replaced.

The best diet is the old ancient one; plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit, and keep your meat intake to the minimum preferably only lamb, fish and free range chicken. For flour, use millet or spelt which is very low in gluten and can be purchased through health food shops. Goat's milk is the closest to human breast milk and can absorb better than cow's milk. In ancient times no one ate beef or drunk cow's milk and their diet was gluten free.

Also be aware of these assorted salad leaves now on the market as some of those leaves are in fact toxic to the gut.

If you can get hold of rice oil, use that in cooking and never use canola based oils.

In regards to drinking water; use a good filter.

A little red wine with dinner won't go astray and beer is a no no.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 09:44 AM
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Marg,

I thought people were FOS when they told me that wheat/gluten caused emotional and physical ailments. I have always tried to stay away from processed foods, but with my schedule it was hard.

I wanted things fast, quick, and inexpensive, but what I have just found is there is a price to pay.

But with my choice, I now have to take a bit more time to prepare my meals and it's all worth it.



Originally posted by marg6043
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I am very happy for you, the mental fog and body aches and pains are one of the main side effects of processed and manufactured foods.




posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 09:48 AM
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You're feeling better because your outlook and self-confidence have improved - not because you are eating different foods. It is the fact that you think (not that it is, but that you think) that your new diet is better that you are experiencing increased energy and optimism, NOT that it is actually improving your physical health. I am NOT trying to detract from your lifestyle change - you knew what yiou had to do to feel better, and you did it - but it would be a mistake to suggest that this sort of change would help everyone suffering from the same problems you were. There is simply not enough evidence for that kind of assumption. Your mind did the work, not your diet.


I am sorry to disagree here again RedBird but I have to stress that food is medicine.




You're feeling better because your outlook and self-confidence have improved - not because you are eating different foods.


Not true. This would be like saying "you're not really tripping on the acid - you only think you are tripping," or "your imagination is making you think the penicillin worked" or, "you are only getting fat because you think ate too much food."
Food has an effect on people. All food. We do not always notice it.
Sometimes it is immediate and sometimes a little later, sometimes over the course of time, but it is certainly true, you are what you eat.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 09:58 AM
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Last year i finally discovered that gluten was my problem also. I had always had a weak immune system since i was a kid, but when i turned 30 i started getting sick (colds/flu) way too often. Doctors had no answers so i resorted to doing my own research. I stumbled on the gluten thing and stopped cold turkey. The results were amazing. I'm gluten free for over a year now and haven't been sick one time since quitting. The remarkable thing is that when i start to feel run down, i don't continue to get sick. It's amazing having a functional immune system

oh, and on a sidenote. For YEARS i thought i was lactose intolerant...to the point of stopping all consumption. Turns out that one of the many symptoms of gluten intolerance is that it destroys the cilia lining your intestines.....these same cilia produce the enzymes that digest lactose. So not only did i figure out my gluten issue, but i now can enjoy all of the milk and cheese i want



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 10:06 AM
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and for the people on the fence or claim it's impossible...if i can do it anyone can. I was a gluten addict for decades.

and also an FYI...studies are starting to show that up to 25% of Caucasians have some form of gluten intolerance. Not sure about other races
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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 10:11 AM
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I think everyone is really allergic to wheat and dairy. I try to keep my kids off it due to constant ear infections. The 1st natural MD I took them to years ago told me to, but all the other specialist and pediatricians , think I'm crazy.
Several years ago , it was much harder to follow are GFDF diet, but nowdays even in chain grocery stores, you can find Gf bread, pasta, cereal and I even just found a stuffing mix.
I know you should try to stay away from the processed stuff, but That is very hard with today's busy lifestyle. The time to make everything from scratch is very limited.

Thanks for this post. The more that people are aware, the better.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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What I am eating now and Menu Choices:

Remember plan ahead too.


Morning:

Old fashion oatmeal with dried Michigan Cherries and Honey.
Omelet with Greek Feta and mushrooms
Eggs grown organically, free range chickens
Scrambled eggs with cheese and fresh garlic
Sometimes I Juice in the morning
Bacon, no pork, Turkey bacon or sausage
Non-Gluten/Wheat bread or French toast with honey or powered sugar
Fresh fruit
Coffee


Lunch:


Some time's left over from a large dinner
Corn Tortillas with Black refried beans topped with cheese, shredded chicken, lettuce and fresh tomatoes
Fresh fruit of somekind
Fruit Smoothy
Hommus
Bean soup
Lentil soup
Medium-Rare Steak
Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Rosemary
Sliced soft Mozzarella on top of, sliced fresh Tomatoes and basil


Dinner:


Deep fried Amish chicken breasts battered in corn meal and spices, I use 100% virgin coconut oil when cooking
Or marinated lemon chicken breast
Also I like a strip steak or fillet once in awhile but I keep the red meat to a minimum
Potatoes can be prepared in so many great ways, to many to list here
Roasted peppers on the grill
Bean stew which is great
Any type of Veggie's that I have bought during the weekend
BBQ-d Ribs
Sauteed Veggies
Any homemade soups



Snacks:

Peanut Butter balls non-baked and yummy!
Popcorn
Corn chips
Non-gluten Gummy Bears
Espresso- not giving that up
Wine
Ice Cream
Italian Gelato
Homemade Kettle chips seasoned with Garlic, or Habenero powder
Roasted Pumpkin seeds

This list is only a part of the whole menu.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 10:25 AM
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I did the Dairy thing for the first 20 days, but decide to add it back in.

Dairy doesn't seem to bother me, but if it starts to I will get rid of it.

Everything is subjective, and should be evaluated and tested by each person.

I think the processed foods are much more troublesome than the dairy, so I agree with Marg 100%.



Originally posted by toolstarr
I think everyone is really allergic to wheat and dairy. I try to keep my kids off it due to constant ear infections. The 1st natural MD I took them to years ago told me to, but all the other specialist and pediatricians , think I'm crazy.
Several years ago , it was much harder to follow are GFDF diet, but nowdays even in chain grocery stores, you can find Gf bread, pasta, cereal and I even just found a stuffing mix.
I know you should try to stay away from the processed stuff, but That is very hard with today's busy lifestyle. The time to make everything from scratch is very limited.

Thanks for this post. The more that people are aware, the better.





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