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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Three Foods to Avoid For Good Health

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Written by KerryAnn Foster

Gluten is a major health issue for a rapidly growing number of people, adults and children alike. Because the outdated testing methods in the US have a high rate of false negatives and there's an average of 20 years between onset of symptoms until diagnosis, trying a gluten-free diet despite a negative blood test or biopsy is a good idea. And not everyone bothered by gluten is celiac.

You can have all of those tests accurately register negative and still have a gluten intolerance that will respond to a gluten-free diet.

Gluten today is the not the gluten that our ancestors consumed. Even just 100 years ago, wheat had far less gluten in it. Hybridization and cross-breeding drastically increased the amount of gluten in wheat in order to be able to make the soft, spongy white breads that are now on the market. Ancient varieties of gluten grains did not have the stretch or the loft of today's breads; the wheat was composed of fewer genes, contained far less gluten and created a dense loaf.

Wheat is not the food of your ancestors, it is a modern invention due to breeding. If you aren't getting answers from the medical community, try a 6-week trial of a strictly gluten-free diet to see if you respond. Three months of strictly gluten-free will give you a good picture of how much your health will improve if you are intolerant or have celiac disease.
Packaged and processed foods almost always contain chemicals, additives and other products that you would not choose to consume if you knew where they came from. Many petroleum-based products are in foods now. MSG can be hidden under 35 different ingredient names and still proudly display 'MSG free' on the label. Ingredients such as
beaver anal sac glands can be made into 'natural flavors' and added to your food.

Animals can be held in filthy, horrible conditions and pumped full of antibiotics and hormones before they land on your dinner plate. When you consume real food and opt out of the factory farmed and packaged foods, you can largely avoid the issues and many, many more. As the old saying goes, garbage in, garbage out. If the food isn't nutritious and is lacking in the necessary nutrients, you won't be getting them, either, and your health will suffer.
Soy is not a health food. In addition to its highly allergenic potential, soy contains anti-nutrients and phytoestrogens that can have a devastating impact on health. Most women today are estrogen dominant thanks to xenoestrogen exposure through plastics, pesticides and more in our everyday environment. Adding more estrogen into your
body is a recipe for disaster, especially for developing children or women of childbearing age. Soy has high amounts of protease inhibitors, phytates, lectins, saponins and oxalates that prevent you from absorbing the nutrition that is present in the legume. Even though I am no longer intolerant to soy, I choose to avoid it because I believe it will be detrimental to my health

About the Author:
KerryAnn Foster is the author of Family-Friendly Allergen-Free, a 4-week menu plan for those on a diet free of gluten, dairy, eggs, and soy with a weekly shopping list for your convenience. Do you need to eliminate just one of these foods? Read KerryAnn’s section on eliminating each ingredient to help you down your own path.

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