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Dangerous Grains: Why Gluten Cereal Grains May Be Hazardous To Your Health Paperback – August 26, 2002
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About the Author
James Braly, M.D., has helped develop and popularize food allergy testing and celiac disease screening. He is also the author of Food Allergy Relief.
Ron Hoggan, M.A., lectures extensively on the topic of gluten sensitivity and has been published in numerous journals.
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Several extra points to consider:
1): Not a great book to take in to a standard medical doctor. Integrative or functional medicine doctors are the ones in the states who work with these ailments, as they often require Sherlock Holmes-type sleuthing to find the best answers, each of us differ. Need way more than 10 minutes and a prescription.
2): There is a fair amount of overlap between celiac types (small number of people have this condition) and the much larger (est as high as 90 million Americans?) group with non-celiac type gluten sensitivity. Had I not read about the non-celiac condition first elsewhere, I would not have clearly pulled out those differences from this book.
3): Discussion is seriously lacking what to do if you happened to figure this out after the age of say, 35? If one has a lifetime of depleted nutrient absorption, turn-around time can be much longer than that of the younger set. With a close relationship between lack of nutrients being absorbed from foods, including most vitamins and minerals...so when is the last time you found a standard medicine doctor handing out vitamin and mineral prescriptions? 25 years ago or earlier?
4): Some comments appear tangential: Consider the China Study is no longer valid (if it ever was), as western fast food has invaded China in force. Veganism may be no more than a fad, it is helpful for a few years, and most people revert back to some other eating style. US-raised cattle is a mess of antibiotics and drugs used to fatten, these are getting into our bodies, so seek grass-fed options. And we need to watch out for fish containing high loads of mercury. Eating properly can be a challenge with these pitfalls, add the gluten-free requirement and anyone may go in circles for a time.
5) The best part is few to no Americans are obtaining enough trace and essential minerals from foods grown in depleted soils since the 1930's (this is not a typo). Therefore, special attention to mineralization is needed in US than may be required in Australia. This is why it is suggested to work with a Naturopath or an integrative doctor.
Well worthwhile, this is a life-enhancing challenge for many people, just not as simple...
I rarely ate grains, because they made me gain weight; and the only time I ate them regularly was for a month in 1986 - and I wound up with arthritis symptoms; excruciating pain in my arms and shoulders; couldn't lift my arms above my shoulder level; and horrific pain in my joints, too. Being into health research - I didn't take medication.
I looked back in my food journal - and immediately stopped the grains.
Within two weeks the pain was gone. Three months later, as an experiment I added them back. In two weeks the same unbearable pain returned. So, I stopped using grains for good. At 73 I am still gluten-free & pain-free.
As a health researcher (46 years duration) - I found Dr. James Braly's Dangerous Grains - very worthwhile. It is a "must-read" for every family who is interested in health.
I didn't know that she had ordered a blood test for gluten sensitivity but I had already started going gluten free about 4 days before my appointment on my own after having a bad experience at a friend's home where I had been invited for a pasta supper. Within minutes after ingesting a little pasta and a bite of garlic bread, my stomach felt like it was going to blow up and I was very uncomfortable.
I am 71 years old and had no idea I was gluten sensitive until that supper.
Within two weeks, I went from 154 lbs. to 138 and my energy was back.
I bought this book and it has really helped me understand more clearly about the gluten issue. I wish I had known about the gluten problem earlier and possibly could have avoided the various health issues I have been coping with over the years. I suggest that if anyone is coping with various health problems, read this book and try going gluten free for a few weeks and see what happens. Who knows, gluten just might be your poison too.