I hear people making fun of the movement toward gluten free all the time.
I hear comments about why is this an issue now, when no one was GF when we were young etc. It’s true, people did not have many gluten sensitivities when we were young like they do today, and here’s why.
As I explained in my post about eating conventional (non-organic) foods, we already know our gut linings are compromised. The change from stone milling to steel milling wheat in the 1870s was the start of the downward spiral, then fertilizers entered the picture, but the tipping point was the introduction of Roundup.I explained this process in a previous post.
As I discussed in detail before, glyphosate is fraught with health problems, one of them being the rise of gluten sensitivities. In 1992, glyphosate started being added to wheat to kill it so it could be dried quickly. Wheat would (and still does) literally just soak in the stuff before being dried out. That’s a problem for us because of a receptor called CXCR3. The CXCR3 Receptor is sparse in a healthy gut in the small intestine and colin, but when you introduce Roundup, it begins to emerge in large quantities all over the entire gut membrane. Then when you eat gluten, the entire gut membrane will bind with gliadin (a breakdown protein product of gluten) and trigger the opening of all the Tight Junctions upon contact and turn your gut into a leaky gut. The Tight Junction is a multiprotein junctional complex whose general function is to prevent leakage of transported solutes and water and seals the paracellular pathway.
This spirals into many problems including autoimmune issues because food and other substances can now pass though the gut membrane and the body beings to attack itself. Anyone with thyroid issues needs to cut out gluten ASAP. If the issue doesn’t resolve, cleaning out the liver from toxins is step two. Personally, I would work on cleaning out the liver anyway, and I do so on a regular basis. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and bloating are obvious symptoms, that hopefully make more sense to you now that you can see the link between gluten consumption and our very sensitive gut linings.
As I said, the damage to the Tight Junction creates a spiral effect including autoimmune issues and acute inflammation turns into chronic inflammation which leads to any and all diseases you can think of. ANY inflammation in the body, no matter where it is located, affects our brains, and creates inflammation in our brains, which leads to degenerative brain diseases. You’ll feel it as brain fog and more subtle cognitive symptoms before full blown degenerative brain disease is diagnosed.
When you go to a restaurant and start your meal with the bread that’s been placed in front of you, you’re immediately opening your gut lining. Then you eat a salad thinking it’s healthy for you, but at most restaurants it’s not organic, so all the chemicals have a direct path past your gut lining. The combination of gluten consumption and eating non-organic foods is truly lethal and it’s the bulk of the reason we see so many around us feeling like crap and getting sick. The other major culprit is air quality (indoor and outdoor).
The graph above refers to Celiac Disease which is an extreme and very serious reaction to gluten, but gluten sensitivity is just as serious as far as the systemic effects it has on your body. Even if you don’t have Celiacs, you’re still getting the leaky gut, and then the issues that follow (inflammation, autoimmune issues, degenerative disease).
We can prevent the injury by removing gluten from our diet, eating organic foods, avoiding processed “gluten free” foods, and by adding healthy bacteria, by eating PREbiotic foods, eating fermented foods — which are rich in probiotics, taking Restore for Gut Health, cutting out non-organic foods, and filtering our water because it’s contaminated with glyphosate. Expose yourself to different environments to breath in different microorganisms and repopulate your body with diversity.