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So im guessing none of you actually "wasted" 20 minutes of your life before you posted. Way to be part of the 50,000, gang.
I watched every one of the videos. They were amateurish, redundant and offered no evidence for their claims. To be honest, they sounded quite ridiculous telling people their symptoms were imagined as they had all been brainwashed. I can tell you that I suffered from horrible gas pains and digestive upsets my entire life. My Mother was a wonderful baker and we always had fresh hot rolls right out of the oven, cakes, pies, etc, etc. I was a major wheat/high carb eater for over 60 years suffering these nasty symptoms assuming it was just the way my body works. Then I discovered PB and decided to give up all grains cold turkey. Almost immediately all of my symptoms disappeared. All in my head? I think not.
I watched every one of the videos. They were amateurish, redundant and offered no evidence for their claims. To be honest, they sounded quite ridiculous telling people their symptoms were imagined as they had all been brainwashed.
Ya, I wasted the 20 minutes too and I want it back.
What a god damn waste of my time. It took eleven videos for them to actually make a point worth responding to, which was the study of a gluten-free diet altering gut bacteria. I remember that study. It was linked in another idiotic gluten-is-good-for-you-because-I-say-so blog. What it didn't seem to mention was the gluten-free diet contained only certified gluten-free products. Is meat certified gluten-free, I wonder? Or was it a diet full of wheat-free boxed pancakes instead of regular boxed pancakes? No one in this community really gives a shit about which boxed food diet is better.
Also, I couldn't help but notice the guy was reading a paper that used the term elective affinity, a term used in sociology. He was reading a paper from a journal of sociology? You're going to have a hard time convincing us that dietary restriction is more dangerous than gliadin.
In the end, who knows what's healthy? Maybe it's eating bagels with your buddies so you don't feel like a loser. Or maybe it's not eating bagels because your arthritis went away, your depression improved, or you have MS and have been asymptomatic since adopting a gluten-free diet.
By the way, you could have saved us a lot of sanity by linking to the paper he was reading so I didn't have to listen to him and coach babble on for an hour.
No need to waste a lot of anyone's time. Simply google "calories in" bread, pasta, or any other wheat product you choose. Once you see the nutritional profile, if you still think this crap is something you want to eat on a regular basis, have at it. It has been an empty garbage meal for me since the 1980s. Honestly, even before primal, I ate pasta about four times a year. Pizza a bit more because it's easy to get delivered. But I always knew it was crap food pure and simple.
I know I should be open minded and all, but if you can't suss out nutritional info on a food, well, I feel sorry for you. You have to depend on the "experts," and sadly, most of them are on the take.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
I guess my point from earlier was there is no need to re-invent the wheel when it comes to wheat. Enough is known to say loudly and clearly we are better off w/o it-some of us immediately reaping the benefits-in the short-term and in the long term.
I want to know how to tell a soy-fed vegan from a whole-foods vegan. Do the nutritious ones have yellower fat? At least they'll be easy to catch. Not sure if I'll mistake a few of them for zombies by mistake. Oh, well.
All I can say is that I feel a lot healthier not eating gluten. I also gain weight more easily through not having chronic diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome. I feel a lot stronger now and am more muscular.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.