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“But I Like Bread and Pasta”

Yes, I like that stuff too, but they make you sick. Not only do grains make you sick by raising insulin levels, messing up your fatty acid ratios (n-3/n-6), and irritating your gut, but they are also addictive. Grains, particularly the gluten-containing grains, contain molecules that fit into the opiate receptors in our brain, (this IS fact!).  You know, the same receptors that work with heroine, morphine, and Vicodin? Most people can take or leave stuff like corn tortillas and rice. Suggest that people should perhaps forget bread and pasta for their health and they will bury a butter knife in your forehead before you can even say “whole-wheat”. Sorry folks, I don’t make the rules, I just have the beautiful task of educating you about them.

There is an analogy about environmental change that goes like this:  A frog is living in room temperature water, going about its normal froggie life. One day the temperature of the water starts to rise, but it happens so incrementally, the frog does not even notice. While he is frogging around, he literally boils alive. Im not sure the scenario would actually happen this way- Id sure hope that our friend Kermit would notice things were going from balmy to bisque, but the analogy is powerful, and it eerily describes our modern world. As a society, we have become sick, weak, and broken, we accept the abnormal as normal. We accept that our kids  are too fat to play and blame it on “genetics.” What people don’t realize is that it’s not the frog in the soup, its us, and the temperature is most assuredly rising”

Here is how grains cause malabsorption issues and how that affects our health and well-being:

1. Damage to the gut lining. If the gut is damaged, you don’t absorb nutrients. We need healthy villi and microvilli to absorb our nutrients, be they protein, Carbs, fats, vitamins, or minerals.

2. Damage to the gall bladder and bile production. If you do not absorb fats and fat soluble nutrients such as vitamins A,D,K, and other nutrients, you will have problems utilizing any minerals you do absorb, to say nothing of the nutrient deficiencies from inadequate essential fats.

3. Opens the door for autoimmunity and cancer: Once the gut lining is damaged, we are at exceptionally high risk of autoimmune disease.

About DiabeticAthletic (30 Articles)
A type 1 Diabetic and a firm believer that hard work produces the best results and that there is no easy road to success. Functional and Crossfit Training are my FAVOURITE training styles, "I train for LIFE, not to look good in a mirror! After all... What is a Ferrari , without its engine.." Nicholas Caracandas is the owner of City Bowl Fitness - Strength and Conditioning and has been in the game for just under a decade. With more than 600 clients under his belt and over 5000 hours of personal training completed his knowledge and ability to deliver results are unparalleled. Starting off specialising in Kettlebell training and boxing he became head coach and programmer for CrossFit Mother City's Strength and Conditioning program. He runs the Bikini Body Challenge at City Bowl Fitness which specializes in female weight loss and overall body sculpting. Being a type 1 Diabetic for 19 years he has a vast knowledge on Nutrition and healthy living with a vast understanding of tried and tested training methods capable of delivering any goals you may want and need. Nicholas works at 4 facilities around Cape Town and is the proud bid winner of a 2017 Government contract to provide services to profile government employees. Weight loss, lean muscle mass, sport specific training, performance training and injury rehabilitation are just some the services on offer. No matter your goal, shape or size he is one of the few trainers that offer a money back guarantee.

2 Comments on “But I Like Bread and Pasta”

  1. such an interesting read. Cleared alot up for up!!

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