Modern as opposed to what? There is whole grain, sprouted, white but wheat is wheat. Understanding why it is giving you a negative reaction would be a start. I never did say that wheat specifically was good or bad, just that grains in general can be perfectly healthy.
Are you eating a low carb diet? How long have you been wheat free? Has it always negatively affected you, even as a kid or is this a recent problem? What do you mean by hormonal problems?
Thanks Otzi, not really trying to defend, more give people a chance to think about the other side of the coin, so to speak. I promise i wont be bumping this, just wanted to respond to people asking questions.
I don't eat grains or wheat simply because I prefer not to, not because I'm afraid to or because I believe that they're dangerous. I'll eat them on occasion when I go out with friends or family, but they're not a staple for me as I prefer to eat more nutrient dense foods.
I did not say that grains are the cause of disease, nor that one to stay away from them. I simply said there isn't a need for them (as they're nutritionally absent) unless you just really wanted to increase your carb intake.
Since you disagree with my thoughts about the amount of carbs people need, care to share your opinion on the matter?
I think maybe in a first world country like ours there is no need for grains, but around the world, people depend on them to stay alive. That makes them pretty important as a food.
Looking back, i guess i dont disagree with you per see, maybe it is true that obese, unhealthy, sedentary people do not need as many carbs as a highly active individual with a great metabolism. Dont dont agree that there is any one number like everyone needs 150g of carbs to fill glycogen storage. Everyone is different, everyones energy needs are different and i truly believe that for the vast majority of people, carbs should be their go to source for energy. This means that amounts could vary vastly, depending on many factors.
by modern i mean everything getting gmo'd with pesticide genes
and i'm not eating low carb, i eat potatoes, tomatoes, fruit and dairy. sometimes rice
and finally, i have hormonal issues in the form of pcos. when i cut out wheat i stop experiencing pretty much every symptom i had. when i add wheat back in, symptoms show up by the next day. the longer i eat wheat products, the more the inner symptoms develop (no period, etc)
yeah you are
if you think about it, any box could have vibrators in it
It's funny you're so irrational you have to twist around his words. A little bit insecure are we?
The crusade against gluten is pretty blown out of proportion. I would even go so far as to say the green vegetables you people eat truckloads of a day are more harmful.
Tired eyes, like our tired lives
I don't eat much greenery. All the oxalates and nitrates sort of turn me off. So I'm getting it on with organ meats, eggs, typical Primal fare. Because since giving up grains and crap oils I have changed my life. No longer do I walk with a limp, have huge zits, constant farts, a huge gut, seasonal allergies, and more. Maybe it's not the gluten, maybe it's Round-Up. Perhaps we all just have Round-Up allergies.
As for sugar, I say it's not bad in small amounts, maybe moderate amounts for some people. Remember, Mark himself puts sugar in his coffee and has - in at least one interview - given sugar a break. It's the excess of it, the living on it and being addicted to not only it, but the crap food it often comes in that can ruin health. Not that I'd just up and drink 80g of dissolved pure sugar anytime soon, but some dark chocolate, some honey, molasses and dates and raisins aren't the devil. Mountain Dew and Snickers are the devil.
Shocked and slightly embarrassed at the sight of Larry in a towelTurquoisepassion:
Knifegill is christened to be high carb now!
My pony picture thread http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82786.html