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Celiac-Friendly Wheat Could Be Coming Up


Scientists are developing a celiac-friendly type of wheat in response to the rising popularity of gluten-free foods. This by genetically modifying the gluten proteins.

The change might be helpful for some people. But it’s probably even better to stay away from it, given that gluten isn’t the only problem.

Food Dive: Celiac-Friendly Wheat May Be A Crop of the Future

Even if you remove the allergenic properties of wheat, it won’t get rid of the fact that it’s rich in fattening carbs while lacking nutrients. The rule of thumb is still to avoid processed foods – including refined carbs like sugar and flour – and instead choose real food.

There is also the potential risk that genetic modification of a hugely important crop will introduce new problems, the results of which may only become apparent much later.

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Which Foods Made Our Ancestors Thrive – And Which Caused Disease

Dr. Michael Eades - Paleopathology and the Origins of the Paleo (low-carb) Diet (SD-2016)4.9 out of 5 stars5 stars91%4 stars6%3 stars2%2 stars0%1 star0%48 ratings4840:45

What did our ancestors eat? Which foods made them thrive and which caused disease? And why did the ancient Egyptians suffer from the same diseases as modern man does – despite eating a perfectly “healthy” whole grain, low-fat diet?

Dr. Michael Eades gives answers to all these questions in this interesting historical talk.

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The Origins of the Low-Carb Diet – Dr. Michael Eades

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Studies: More Gluten, More Celiac Disease

Lots of gluten

Lots of gluten

The more gluten people consume during childhood, the greater their risk of developing celiac disease. This according to several studies from Lund University in Sweden:

Lund University: New Research Delimits the Possible Causes of Celiac Disease

The amount of gluten that kids eat appears to be more important than the timing of introduction, and whether people are breast-feeding or not.

The current treatment for celiac disease is to stay away from gluten completely. This shows that it could be a good idea to let children eat less gluten, even if they’re not intolerant yet. All in order to minimize the risk of developing the condition later on in life.

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Pasta Keeps You Slim According to Bizarre Study by Barilla – Fools Major Media

Will this give you a thinner waist and a lower weight?

Will this give you a thinner waist and a lower weight?

Can pasta make you slimmer? Probably not, but after a whole lot of statistical magic from a new study (partially funded by a pasta company), the answer becomes yes.

Lots of media outlets happily publish this Barilla-funded click-bait, apparently without actually looking at the numbers in the study:

Just one tiny problem. The study data showed the opposite. Obese people – both men and women – ate more pasta! Thin people ate less pasta.

So how come the conclusion of the study and the media headlines say the exact opposite? Well the researchers made some “adjustments” to the data.

The researchers basically assumed that the participants must be lying and changed black into white (see the study data to the right) using their statistical tools. And thus, even though obese people ate more pasta in the study, the bizarre conclusion became that pasta protects from obesity.

Interestingly the actual study mentions “no conflict of interest”. But the pressrelease (in Italian) tells another story: The study was “partially supported by Barilla”, a company selling pasta.

Surely it must be a complete coincidence. Probably the researchers were not at all influenced by pasta money when they used statistical magic to turn the study’s finding around to the absolute opposite of what the data originally showed.

Of course, should you not trust this piece of Barilla-funded statistical shenanigans, you can just read the original data: Obese people reported eating more pasta. Thin people reported eating less pasta. End of story.

The latter is the only correct conclusion if you ask me. Lots of major media companies are left with pasta on their faces, after being fooled by this Barilla trick.

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“The Best of It All Is That I’m Free of Pain”



Suzzanne was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after a long period of painful aches all over her body. She was in so much pain that she could barely walk when she found low carb, high fat. Here’s what happened: Continue Reading →


Bread Sales Plummet in the UK


Bread sales are plummeting in the UK. Among other factors?

Bread is falling from favour as growing numbers of Brits dodge carbs on health grounds.


Mirror: Is This the End of the British Butty? Bread Sales Plummet as Shoppers Shun Packed Lunches

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Is Everyone Better Off Not Eating Grains?

Is everyone better off not eating grains? I’m not sure, but Paleo/Primal guru Mark Sisson believes so, and explains it in this short segment of an earlier interview.

Stopping eating grains for a few weeks can be an interesting experience – perhaps you’ll notice something different? Or perhaps you already have, in that case feel free to leave a comment about it below.

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Were the Ancient Egyptians Healthy, While Basing Their Diet on Wheat?

4.5 out of 5 stars5 stars70%4 stars16%3 stars8%2 stars3%1 star2%87 ratings3,235 views Audio onlyIs it healthy to live on a diet full of “healthy” whole grains, while eating no sugar or modern processed foods?

Let’s look at a well-known people who did exactly that. Above is a short segment from a presentation by Dr. Michael Eades at last year’s LCHF Convention. The ancient Egyptians basically ate what most modern nutritionists would consider a perfect diet. So what happened?

Unfortunately, in autopsied mummies there are signs of severe heart disease and some people even had weight issues… perhaps it’s not so healthy to base your diet on wheat?

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Bread Sales Down – and One in Three Britons See Bread as Unhealthy

Here’s a sign of progress in the UK. Bread sales are down, and one in three Britons limit their intake as they see it as unhealthy.

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What Causes Stomach Problems – Gluten or Carbs?

Many people believe themselves to be gluten intolerant, without a positive result on tests (so called nonceliac gluten sensitivity). These people may instead react to carbohydrates (fructans and galactans) in wheat.

Nutrition Journal: The relation between celiac disease, nonceliac gluten sensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome

Which prompted this tweet from Dr. Ted Naiman:

Many people experience relief from symptoms like bloating and stomach pain on an LCHF diet. This not only removes the gluten but also the offending carbs.