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Gluten Intolerance on the Rise

Have learned so much about Hashimotos and other auto-immune diseases here on Health Unlocked. Want to thank everyone for taking the time to share and listen.

The question: "Is Gluten Intolerance increasing at an alarming rate?" is a question that has been posed in this forum, and answered and re-answered. The evidence continues to mount. Still, mainstream medicine refuses to discuss / recognize. Found this website and thought to share yet one more report on Gluten Intolerance and related auto immune disorders:

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Grains have been around for millennia, so for us to suddenly have issues with them is highly suspect...a few thoughts..

(1) Wheat has been bred to be super resistant from harm from fungal / bacterial disease to the point that it has become highly indigestible to us; (2) Wheat has also been bred to give a lot of value for money (it's completely bloated), which would be a highly dubious practise if it were an animal rather than a plant; (3) Crops are starved of naturally occurring nutrients, due to loss of woodland, hedgerows and run-off into streams and are instead 'fed' on cheap fertilisers and sprayed with chemicals; (4) Much of the nutrition is removed in processing, so it is then 'fortified' with synthetic vitamins and minerals, noting that some people cannot easily absorb these synthetic vitamins (5) It is added as a 'filler' in cheap pet food for carnivorous animals - how many dogs need wheat??? (6) Most children consume gluten-containing grains at a very young age in the West, before their digestive systems are really up for it, which, possibly, damages their intestinal tract and sets them up for allergies and long-term health problems.

So, grains are not inherently bad, it's just that 20th century Western agricultural, food processing and cultural practises started at a time of ignorance, but now seem dated and blinkered to their effects on health and the environment. I'll possibly go back to gluten containing grains one day, but only if I'm well enough and they're organic grains of a more traditional composition.

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Agreed. 100 %

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Forgot to mention - a lot of pastoral animals are raised on grains, rather than on grass, which effects the nutrition of their meat and milk.

Vitamin K2 is an example of that, and there is evidence that the rise of osteoporosis is due to a lack of it.


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