I've studied biochemistry and nutrition and, believe me, I know evidence based information when it comes to food. Eating clean (food is not dirty) and living on a restricted diet that has no solid evidence to back it up is not how I live. It isn't how most dietitians live. I eat healthy, so don't worry about that. I don't believe gluten is inflammatory in moderation. I don't have Celiac disease and I'm not gluten intolerant. I don't eat processes food.
Dr's get very little training in nutrition, so excuse me if I'm not jumping on the bandwagon. I eat a normal, balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies. I'm not going to go on a restrictive diet when I don't think it's necessary. I have a healthy relationship with food and I believe in intuitive eating. We cannot outsmart our bodies. There's a reason you're hungry and a reason you want certain foods. My mental health requires I be able to eat for enjoyment as well as nutrients.
Also, thank you PeteZa!
I used to think that way. In fact your views are the views of the majority of allopathic drs as well. I've read so many "articles" condemning cutting gluten as detrimental for those without diagnosed celiac. But then the health issues began to flow in. And my son developed fructose malabsorption. So we all cut gluten (and FODMAPs for him) and I found one of my migraine triggers! Gluten! Yes, I was now on the gf bandwagon and that is one I'm never tempted to get off. Often people won't know what they are sensitive to unless they eliminate it first for a few months. Grains get broken down into sugar. Wheat is a fructan and it has chains of glucose and fructose as it's building blocks. If it doesn't impact you personally it can still contribute to yeast issues if on long term antibiotics or if you have SIBO it can cause serious tummy pains. I l learned way more than I ever wanted to about
food and what natural chemicals and sugars/sugar alcohols are in food because of my son's issues. But I had to because the dietitians around us didn't know about
it. So I read books on the subject, sought the wisdom of other parents who have been there. And lots of trial and error. We settled into a mostly paleo diet but we are not rigid about
it. But having cut sugars for so long, when my kids do ingest it the reaction hits within an hour. If it's hitting my kids, it surely hits me too just in different ways.
And clean eating means limiting processed foods so you are eating clean and have a leg up from the standard American diet. We all come at this from different experiences. I come from a place where I used to laugh at people who went gluten free or was choosy about
what they ate. Then life happened and I realized that I didn't know as much as I thought I did! Ha! And I'm sure my views on food will continue to evolve as I get older and learn more.
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