The Myth of Big Bad Gluten
Geege Schuman stashed this in Nutrition
AS many as one in three Americans tries to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten-free menus, gluten-free labels and gluten-free guests at summer dinners have proliferated.
Some of the anti-glutenists argue that we haven’t eaten wheat for long enough to adapt to it as a species. Agriculture began just 12,000 years ago, not enough time for our bodies, which evolved over millions of years, primarily in Africa, to adjust. According to this theory, we’re intrinsically hunter-gatherers, not bread-eaters. If exposed to gluten, some of us will develop celiac disease or gluten intolerance, or we’ll simply feel lousy.
Most of these assertions, however, are contradicted by significant evidence, and distract us from our actual problem: an immune system that has become overly sensitive.
So is the problem our immune system really? Or pesticides?
Or inflammation? Or how our current microbiome behave?
Or that carbohydrates aren't really human food at all?
How our current microbiome behaves, which results in damaged gut flora.
So... Can we retrain our Microbiome?
Our immune system is our environment is debilitated by pesticides is inflamed... these are all the same things as if talking about a lagoon and not recognizing or valuing the seawater and plankton (and other microorganisms) that surrounds and nourishes all life held within it.
PS Great Stash, Geege!
Is the Microbiome part of the Immune system? Or vice versa? Or do they just affect each other?
Professional scientists have yet to come up with any real definable criteria of what our immune system is... it's actually an amorphous and changing concept that reveals our ignorance.
As a practitioner I can say that my environment affects me and my well-being, and the experience of eating whole natural foods with tons of wholesome local environment still left on it has been the most profound improvement in my life.
Our local biome and our internal microbiome are inextricably linked and enmeshed in each other ... if we eat, drink, breathe and play that way.
I vaguely remember play.
Okay, so everything is interconnected. That makes sense.