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Living Wheat-Free For Dummies by Rusty Gregory, Alan Chasen

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Chapter 4

Not the Whole-y Grail: Tracking Wheat's Relation to Overall Health

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the process of metabolism

arrow Pulling the mask off so-called healthy whole grains

arrow Linking wheat consumption to leaky gut, inflammation, and other maladies

Probably the biggest obstacle to achieving success on a wheat-free lifestyle is wrapping your head around the fact that wheat isn't good for you. If you're in your 50s or younger, you've heard the “eat more grains and lower your fat intake” message for most of your life. Trying to delete that mindset from your brain's hard drive can be difficult.

Everyone is motivated to change by identifying what's most important to her. It can be a personal ailment or even a friend's poor health. It may be reaching what you consider middle age and not wanting to suffer the same fate as many around you. How many people do you know who suffer from arthritis, stomach issues, or neurological disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's? These diseases are becoming more common despite a 50-year push that wheat is an essential part of a healthy diet. Something isn't working.

In this chapter, we hope to start the motivation process by explaining the ...

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