Gluten Free Myth Seminar
Thank you again for attending my presentation.
1. From NY Times and The New Yorker
- Against the Grain: Should you go Gluten Free?
- Some of My Best Friends are Germs
- It could be Old Age, or Could it be Low B-12?: Vitamin B12 Deficiency can Cause Symptoms that Mimic Aging
2. Scientific studies
- Mineral deficiency and structural nervous system decline due to bariatric surgery
- Management of Patients Receiving Bariatric Surgery
3. Special reading
4. Slide show: Click here
- Download from my dropbox.
5. Foods with the four common acids in fermented foods. (They generally taste sour)
- Foods fermented contain: a) acetic acid (vinegar); b) lactic acid (in yogurt and buttermilk); c) butyric acid (butter fat) d) propionic acid (swiss cheese); e) alcohol (not an acid but extremely similar to acetic acid).
- Keep in mind – you can purchase ‘digestive bitters’ in a tincture and practically any food coop. The customer service will be able to guide you to this product.
A. Acetic acid – in pickled or fermented foods. Acetic acid is a digestive aid for the gut and also feeds the cells of the gut. Since time immemorial, traditional/indigenous people fermented foods and recognized their benefits.
- Apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, etc
- kimchi (fermented cabbage)
B. Butyric acid (this means the cow fermented it – so you east it directly)
- Cream on top yogurt
- 2% or whole milk
- ghee – recommended for people allergic or intolerant to proteins in butter
C. Lactic acid
- All yogurts. Buttermilk.
6. Foods / substances that stimulate the release of stomach acid may be acidic and digestive enzymes are generally bitter – known as bitters. (good idea to acid promoters with enzyme rich tropical fruits – below) If you’re eating these foods below – you ought to be eating protein with these foods, which also stimulates stomach acid to be released.
- apple cider vinegar
- papaya pineapple
- high-quality salt – i.e. red colored sea-salt (Himalayan)
- red wine
7. Foods which ferment – preferably – in the hind gut, i.e. in the last part of the small intestine and colon.
- various berries (good in smoothies)
- split peas
- red lentils
- hummus – chick peas or garbanzo beans
- plantains and green bananas
- hominy grits
- navy beans, great northern beans
- black beans