I blogged about seeing Dr. Mark Baxter as he helped me figure out the “deficiencies in your body” and I wanted to expand on the gluten free diet component. Dr. Baxter talked to me about eating a gluten free diet, as my stomach was getting affected by the wheat flour I was eating. (I was having constipation and bloating in my stomach). He said he could see that if I continued to eat wheat, I would be gluten sensitive or allergic in a few years down the road. He then began to share with me how the wheat is now being sprayed with “round up” before a harvest to make it easier for them to harvest it. Yes, the pesticide “round up.” This has been documented by many articles, including this current one from MIT.
What was happening for me was that, the pesticide was affecting my stomach and intestines. For me, this made sense as I love eating breads, pretzels, cookies, and cakes. This was contributing to me not feeling well and my hair falling out too! I figured this out easily when I stopped eating gluten! My stomach was not bloated, I didn’t have constipation and my hair didn’t fall out like it was on a continuous basis! Another thing I can contribute to my gluten free diet was eating celery sticks. I had a friend that passed on the book called “Medical Medium” by Anthony William. In this book, Anthony is a Medical Intuitive that works with his guide and helps people with their health. He has several chapters on different ailments but one specifically for the gut and gluten. He shares that eating celery (several stalks or juicing up to 16 oz.) in the morning on an empty stomach can heal the gut. I can concur to his claims as I have been eating it for over 2 months. My stomach has been feeling great and I can feel a change in it immediately. In one instance, my sister gave me a few pieces of good and plenty candies, well as soon as I ate them I felt terrible. I ate 3 pieces and felt my stomach knotting up. I knew there was something wrong and I googled if they had wheat in them and they DID! Who knew licorice has wheat! I immediately went and ate some celery to calm my stomach and that worked immediately, to combat the wheat. Celery is an alkaline food that helps to balance your system. Since I stopped eating gluten I have been feeling better, lost some weight, and realized that it’s not that hard to be gluten free. Many restaurants offer gluten free choices along with many options at the grocery store. However, I want to point out that, eat more vegetable and fruits versus buying all gluten free choices of things because many are loaded with more sugar and that can lead to diabetes. Nevertheless, I am happy that I have gone gluten free, and making new strides to continue to eat healthy on my journey ahead!