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Is it the Gluten? What is wrong with wheat?

Monday, December 13, 2021 2:21 PM

A lot of patients ask me if they are allergic to gluten.  So for this reason I wanted to give that question some perspective.  First I want to give the defination of an allergy:

"An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are:

Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body's defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm...

Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe.  Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening…” (https://medlineplus.gov/allergy.html)

Specifically I want to point your attention to, “does not bother most other people.”  The reason I highlight this part of the definition is because the truth is wheat as it is found in the United States today actually does bother most people, but many are unaware that it is not helping them.  


In the book Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD  explains that:


“Wheat of today is the product of breeding to generate greater yield and characteristics such as disease, drought, and heat resistance. In fact, wheat has been modified by humans to such a degree that modern strains are unable to survive in the wild without human support such as nitrate fertilization and pest control. (Imagine this bizarre situation in the world of domesticated animals: an animal able to exist only with human assistance, such as special feed, or else it would die.)”


So we are for the most part consuming a plant that can not survive without human intervention using taylored fertilization and pest control.  These chemicles used can accumulate in out bodies and create problems over time.  I did a video about this topic about 13 years ago highlighting other issues with this “food.”  Please subscribe to our newsletter below for more great information about food allergies and sensitivities.