Article published in Lotus Guide, April/May/Jun 2014 issue:
Tagline: When My Lab Tests are Normal!
An amazingly fantastic naturopathic book about the link of Hashimoto’s to many, many health conditions including Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease. But most importantly this book is an auto-immune disease directive – refer to its data on auto-immune thyroid disorders, and you will understand how “leaky-gut syndromes”, including gluten intolerance and other digestive illness, adrenal fatigue, estrogen fluctuations, insulin resistance are all interconnected leading to auto-immune diseases such as SLE, MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and Diabetes.”
“81% are predisposed to gluten intolerance”, based on research on genetic testing of Americans – because we are of Northern European ancestry. (p. 31)
Hint: Gluten molecule similar in structure to thyroid hormone molecule!!!!
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Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD, was published in 2011. This book tells more of the story as to why wheat is a grain that should be consumed rarely, if at all. This book especially shows how wheat consumption leads to a a ‘wheat belly’ – visceral fat accumulation – and hence to the rise in diabetes since it affects our blood sugar levels almost as bad as plain table sugar (this includes ‘whole grain’ bread)!
If you have arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or simply want to lose weight: READ THIS BOOK so you understand why the inflammatory cascade that wheat causes has helped lead us to an epidemic level of obesity, many inflammatory conditions and even auto-immune disease!