... I had gone down to 160, then eased back up, because of the symptoms.
What are the symptoms? (I think Jungledoc already asked this.)
No I am not strict paleo. I live with my vegetarian wife. She is a cultural vegetarian, which is a different type than you are used to.
I know lots of cultural vegetarians. Yes, people are attached to their foods. I am. It's one of the things that makes changing diets difficult.
I am trying to increase fruits and raw vegetables in my diet, to reduce oxidative stress, and giving rest to my adrenals, but I don't feel like eating them much, so I don't know if that is really healthy.
I'm surprised to learn a cultural vegetarian wouldn't eat many fruits or veggies. But then the world is full of surprises. I don't think eating veggies raw is all that important, but nearly every diet published suggests more veggies. Eating too few is almost certainly unhealthy. ( I'm not buying your theory about your adrenals, btw.)
I am not saying anything like that. I am just saying that there is quite a bit of science that shows that wheat is bad. I don't think Gluten is the real bad agent. It seems to me the worst offender is WGA, which most people don't know about. It damages the gut lining. A damaged gut lining is what allows gluten, casein, peanut proteins, etc to enter our blood system. Without a damaged gut lining it would not be a problem.
A lot? Is there any science in favor of this idea? I think this sounds like make up bunk used to sell more expensive grains.
It also seems the recent strains of wheat are a bigger offender compared to older strains like Einkorn and emmer wheat. They don't have as much of an effect on celiacs.
First-- so what if something does or does not have an effect on celiacs? If you don't have celiac, this doesn't matter.
If you were in a habit of cutting yourself, would you feel the pain. It is like when you are in a very smelly room, you don't smell it, but if you go out of the room and re-enter you will smell it for a small time.
Interesting analogy... but do you actually know anyone with celiac? They don't stop noticing the symptoms.
Take the one month test. Get rid of all wheat for a month, and try to reintroduce, you will know the effects. If you don't get them, then you are practically immune to the problems. Some people maybe immune but they should be rare, from the looks of it.
Form me, this would be a heck of a lot of trouble and expense to just to indulge your odd theory. If you want to do this yourself, I have no problem with that. If you want to fund a large double blind experiment, go ahead. If you have any links to real literature, let me know. Meanwhile, I'm just going to believe your theories are similar to all the other weird made up diet theories I read in diet books.