... I had gone down to 160, then eased back up, because of the symptoms.
What are the symptoms? (I think Jungledoc already asked this.)
Mostly low blood pressure, low temperature. Dizziness. Sometimes I will feel faint when getting up from bed. This happens when I do low carb and exercise together. So now I have given up low carb, and reduced exercise to short weight lifting sessions two times a week. I gained back 10pounds. Not a bad trade off I guess.
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.)
Cultural vegetarians don't eat meat, but thats all. They will eat all sorts of junk that does not have meat in it.
We do eat a lot more vegetables compared to people around us. But the point here was reducing grains and legumes and replacing them with vegetables and making potatoes the staple.
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.
I have given a number of papers on the ways WGA causes damage above. Those are on mechanisms by which it does damage. These papers are the real deal, not an epidemiological study.
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.
No, its not that much of a problem in India. Isn't it curious. I suspect the reason is that our guts are not in as bad a shape as in western countries because we grew up on mother's milk.
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.
Yes, it is tough. It is a challenge. Starting this thread made me interested in taking up this challenge. Yesterday, I did not eat the Pizza. I hope I will be able to say no for the whole month. It is a problem living with people making such delicious food :-(. It would be so much more easier if I did not have these temptations.