I suspected you ate it for no other reason than pleasure, but I thought Id confirm In spite of all the wheat I ate, I didn't have any of the usual symptoms it gives me (acne, feeling that throat is closing up, cough...) which suggests that the chemicals they use to make the bread in my part of the world is what I react to, as opposed to gluten.
Energy-wise, I actually felt really good on this trip, and it didn't seem like I was peeing more or less than normal. Peeing clear isn't good though, right?
I actually think you're right on the bacteria thing... I've drunk kefir quite a bit and never noticed any benefits. (Just had it this morning, which is why I asked )
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat