Here are a few posts from the last few weeks related to what you eat, and its effects. This is timely, as the CDF Food Fair and Convention is this weekend.
- Countering the GF Craze. While I was on vacation, there was a Vox article that implied that everyone who is GF is scientifically impared. I called them on that, and the author indicated there would be a better replacement article. Here it is. I pretty much agree with it: A gluten-free diet is really only appropriate for those with Celiac disease or a demonstrated wheat allergy.
- The Next Progenitorivox. Find a problem, and the pharmaceutical companies will try to find a solution that they can put you on… for life. It’s no different for Celiac, and they are working on a “solution” to Gluten Sensitivity. Just take this little paisley pill twice a day for 60 years.
- The Gut Controls Us. Here’s an article that relates the microbiome in the gut to brain diseases. In particular, inflammation of the digestive system could have a role in Parkinson’s disease and ALS. You’ll see this theme in the next link as well: inflammation is a major culprit in loads of problems. Of course, what can a sensitivity to any food create?
- More From The Gut. Scientists don’t know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tracts—may be to blame. Here’s an article that explores the connection between RA and the microbiome. Yet again, diseases that affect the gut — or the biome in the gut — may lead to…