My good friend, Dr. John Douillard’s new book, Eat Wheat, is fascinating. It’s a backlash against our gluten-free-obsessed society because Dr. John believes that by not eating good quality wheat, we are missing out on vital nutrients. He also thinks that by and large, gluten-free food isn’t necessarily that healthy. I agree. Gluten-free does NOT equal healthy, and can often be unhealthier because it can be filled with refined flours, sugar, gums and stabilizers.
I asked John if he could give us some tips on the back of a recent Facebook live show. So here, my friends, are the show notes/tips.
2. Avoid any bread with cooked vegetable oils
3, Avoid ingredients you have never heard of
4. Avoid bread with any added sweetener no matter how healthy the sweetener sounds
5. Look for whole wheat, spelt, rye or sourdough breads that are either fermented, sprouted or soaked
Cause of the 16 Billion a year Gluten Free industry
3. Environmental toxins also kill microbes that make enzymes that digest wheat – Detox regularly
Gluten was found in teeth of ancient humans 3.4 million years ago, suggesting we have been eating it for millions not thousands of years
Whole Wheat Not refined wheat actually decreases risk of Alzheimer by 54%
Whole Wheat Not refined wheat actually decreases risk of type 2 Diabetes in numerous studies
In fact Whole wheat has been shown to increase weight loss, heal leaky gut and increase longevity form all causes.
Eat Wheat Digestive Tips
Boost Fat Burning with – Beets, celery and apple juice (blended) every morning
Boost Lymph flow which causes wheat related rashes and brain fog – Berries, cherries, cranberries, leafy green, lemon, and beets
Healing your intestinal wall with grass fed ghee and kitcheriBoost upper digestive strength to Eat Wheat with five spices: Ginger, cumin, coriander, fennel and cardamon. (Our formula is called Gentle Digest)