I'm a vegetarian and a Christian as well, but I don't agree that our bodies were designed initially to be omnivores...consider our extremely long intestinal tract - it is too long for our diet to be largely meat (meat putrifies and then poisons the body if it isn't eliminated in a timely mannor). Our teeth are also not designed to tear into raw meat as much as they are designed more for grinding seeds & breaking up vegetables/fruits. The problem with modern grains is that they have been bread to have a higher protein content, and this is thought by some to be the reason that so many people have "Celiac" and/or gluten intolerance/sensitivity. I'm also not aware of meat eating by Adam & Eve until after the "original sin," but also am not interested in a public argument about
all this...so let's just agree to disagree...
For me personally, I know that my body has difficulty processing the proteins from animals (proven with genetic testing - google Nutrigenomics if you want more info). I felt so incredibly sick when eating meat, milk slows down my gut (delayed sensitivity reaction), and I am also allergic to beef, turkey, eggs & fish/seafood. So for me personally, a vegetarian diet is essential.
Anyway, as for why those with Lyme are told to avoid wheat, in addition to the other reasons already given, it is known that wheat (& milk) proteins promote inflammation (& mucus production) in the body. Chronic Lyme involves a lot of inflammation, so reducing unnecessary sources of additional inflammation is usually a good idea. Nut/Seed fiber (such as flaxseed meal) is a good alternative to wheat fiber, since it is low carb and a good source of protein, fatty acids, and minerals as well.
Thanks for the compliments...you guys have also taught me a lot. Take care,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.