More Whole Grains, Is This The Worst Nutritional Advice Ever Given?
More whole grains, gluten and the worst nutritional advice exposed by functional nutrition expert Dr. Thomas Polucki, Santa Clarita’s Five Star Chiropractor.
More whole grains may be the worst nutritional advice ever given to the American population.
We've heard for over 50 years... Eat more whole grains. And why not? Grains are cheap, easy to store and process into just about any type of convenient food like:
But are whole grains really good for you?
Grains are a good source of the fast fuel, carbohydrate and grains also have a protein called gluten.
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If not for this convenient, storable protein, gluten, we would most likely still be chasing down our next meal. But as technology advanced so did the manipulation of grains to make more food at a lower cost. And as grains became cheaper, more heavily processed and more widely used we started to see more people having a problem with gluten.
Common symptoms of gluten sensitivity include:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Chronic infections
- Digestive symptoms
- Sleeping problems
If you have had any of these symptoms in the past thirty days, you might have a problem with gluten sensitivity.
Without getting all technical, highly processed grain products can be irritating in most people’s digestive tract. This irritation can cause the very selective doorways between the digestive tract and the bloodstream to get jammed open creating a “leaky gut”. Any protein entering the blood stream through this back door can cause an immune response ranging from mild sensitivity symptoms, through allergies and any "itis", inflammation, all the way to life threatening auto immune and degenerative diseases.
The first step in resolving gluten sensitivity is to remove gluten from your diet, at least temporarily, to stop irritating the surface of the digestive tract. So stay away for any food that started off as a grain.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that may help in the repair of the digestive tract tissues.
Digestive enzymes may help reduce the inflammation in the digestive tract and help clean up the un-digested proteins that have sneaked into the blood stream.
A simple, inexpensive saliva lab can be used to track the progress of a gluten sensitivity /digestive tract repair program and for most people it is possible to start eating some grain products again if you wish.
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About Santa Clarita Chiropractor Dr. Thomas Polucki
Dr. Thomas Polucki is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor and Certified Upper Cervical Chiropractor.
Dr. Polucki provides Functional Medicine services in most cities via remote labs and Internet consultations. He sees patients by appointment at 25050 Peachland Ave., Suite 105, Newhall, Calif., 91321. Visit http://www.drpolucki.com for more information or call 661-753-9340 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Polucki also hosts the “Dr. Polucki Family Health Hour” on AM 1220 KHTS radio in Santa Clarita Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon. Click here to listen to the podcasts.
The information in this article is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease.