RadioMD: Naturally Savvy
RadioMD: Naturally Savvy

Why You Should Add Wheat to Your Diet

February 21, 201730 min
In order for your body to properly digest wheat or gluten from other grains, you need to repair your digestive system.Many individuals experience negative effects from eating foods that contain wheat (gluten) or dairy, including digestive distress, rashes or hives, and brain fog.Why would you eat something that makes you feel bad?While you may temporarily solve those issues by removing the suspected problem food, you haven't really addressed the root cause. Dr. John Douillard, author of Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet, explains that a breakdown in digestion has damaged the intestinal wall and leaked undigested foods and environmental toxins (i.e. pesticides, herbicides) into the body’s lymphatic system, causing “grain brain” symptoms and food allergies.In order for your body to properly digest wheat or gluten from other grains, you need to repair your digestive system. Dr. Douillard suggests the following approaches:Liver and gallbladder: improve your bile flow by eating red beets, artichokes, leafy greens, turmeric and fenugreek. Upper digestion. The five spices of ginger, cumin, coriander, fennel and cardamom.The key is to eat whole wheat in its natural state, as opposed to refined wheat products, which do cause negative health effects. Remember, any food in a processed version is a poison.Listen in as Dr. Douillard joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to explain why wheat is not the enemy, as well as provide tips for restoring the health of your gut and allowing for healthy consumption of gluten and other typically problematic foods.

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