#Glutenfree Why Gluten Free? Part 4
January 2, 2014
Let’s talk about free radicals in the body and brain. Dr. Perlmutter, the author of Grain Brain, concludes that most of us eat too much sugar and simple carbohydrates—which also turn to sugar quickly—to let good fat do its work. By the time the fat reaches the brain, it becomes free radicals that cause inflammation in the body, stomach and brain, causing many diseases, such as Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Diabetes…. The list is very long.
My mother has diabetes. She started reading the book yesterday and couldn’t take her nose out of it. She didn’t understand, however, how carbohydrates affected her overall body health. So, I explained this to her. There are two kinds of carbs: Simple and Complex. Simple carbs are food such as bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, and virtually any white food. Complex carbs are vegetables and fruit. But even fruit has sugar in it, so when you choose your fruit, pick one that isn’t high in sugar, and only choose one piece of fruit a day. The majority of our carbohydrate load should be in the fresh vegetable section of the food chart. The rest of our diet should be protein. Even sugar substitutes like agave nectar are sugar produced by fruit, so go easy on it.
Perlmutter says that we shouldn’t be too concerned about the amount of fat that is on our beef or pork or even the use of butter. The fat we should stay away from is hydrogenated fat. Avoid it at all costs. Hydrogenated fat is any oil that has been genetically modified to turn into butter. Examples are most name brand peanut butters, margarines, and Crisco. He believes it would better to use lard than to use genetically modified oils. His reasoning: fat that is not been modified, can be used to create brain health, if your sugar intake is low. Again, when you sugar intake is low, then the fat—even if it is meat fat or milk fat—will be used by the brain as a good contributor to brain health.
Personally, in my desire to move toward with this diet, to try out its efficacy, I have had trouble limiting the amount of sugar I eat. It seems that refining my diet to no breads, limited simple carbs, and adding more protein isn’t a problem. I feel full and vibrant. It is in the late night I want to eat something sweet.
Perlmutter says to expect to feel a withdrawal from the sugars and white carbs. He believes that as wheat and sugar has been genetically modified, scientists have added to the content of these little demons an opiate effect in the brain. This means we are actually drugging ourselves every we eat refined sugars and white flour. Even the whole grains have been modified to create this same opiate effect in the brain. So, when you get off of sugar, expect to have some withdrawal symptoms. As I try to stay away from the sugar, I have to tell you, my brain and body are craving it like an addict. I hope that by weaning off if it, I can titrate completely. But, I have to tell you, that when I took sugar out of my diet before, I went cold turkey, with just fruit for the first week, then no sweets after. I literally sweated like an addict for two days.
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The masses search outward for things that qualify them as a person, but I always go inward for that which quantifies me for greatness. At twenty-five I preached on street corners in NYC as an in-the-closet Pentecostal minister. One day I heard a still small voice say, ‘God cannot be contained in a book or a law or even in a religion. Dig deeper, reach further to find me, and you will find your authentic Self.’”
A Year to CLEAR Challenge!
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Accessing the ability to change and finding yourself actually pursuing change must be a daily search, which I call getting to the “observer mind.”
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