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A Life Saver
on May 13, 2014
During a three year-span, I gained 35 lbs, had heavier and heavier menstrual periods, and felt foggier and foggier and more and more tired. My ovaries developed cysts and there's a nodule in my thyroid. It was during this period that I restarted to consume grains. Before this period, I went grain-free, for about three years as well, but resumed grain consumption after being convinced by many vegan diet "gurus" that whole grains, not refined ones, were fine, and healthy. Many times, I tried to go vegan, and every time, I needed (or so I thought) grains and starches to hold me together, because otherwise, the weakness and the cravings would be unbearable.
It's been about a week since I am off again of grains now, and my head no longer has that fog it was immersed in, and I am feeling much more alive, and so happy about it.
I knew grain-free diet made you loose weight, but told it was "the unhealthy way", and plus, never knew about the fact that the toxins found even in whole grains and beans could lead many to thyroid immune disease. This book made me make the connection, and just in time. I could not afford to wait any longer.
The author DOES point to the fact that not every one is going to have an auto-immune disease because of eating grains - some people do just fine. That is why she put in this book a serious of tests that help you determine if you are OK - or not - eating either wheat, carbs or grains.
Some of us are allergic to peanuts; some to dairy; some to eggs - but it's nice, really nice when someone points out a type of allergy that is so often hidden from you: allergy to grains. It can cause your body to turn against itself. No you won't end up at the emergency room the very first time you eat a bowl or pasta - but it will slowly, over the years, undermine and destroy your health and consequently your happiness. Period.
No more bloating, flatulence, mental fogginess, extreme fatigue, continual weight gain. I am now 3.5 lbs down and my days are much more normal.
I am very thankful for Melissa Smith to show me the connection.