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Gluten Free Barefoot Running DVD

When thinking about a plant based diet we are best to remember we are not all created equal in the realms of digestion and assimilation of nutrients from our food source, indeed it can be toxic to some.

gluten intolerance

Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Quick and sometimes not so quick opinions, observations,interviews, and tips around a barefoot, raw food athletic lifestyle.


I have some great news to announce that I will be getting an interview with the producers of the new Barefoot running video over at http://www.runbare.com/themovie

I really like the work Michael and Jessica are doing over at http://www.runbare.com  sensible, well documented and actionable information on getting you safely barefoot running.


Five gluten intolerance indicators

1) High blood sugar

2) Skin problems, rashes, acne, and eczema

3) Bouts of anxiety and depression – low energy

I have written on the effect of depression and raw food here http://www.watzzupsport.com/885/is-raw-food-a-healthy-lifestyle/

4) Gut disorders – yeast infections

5) Early aging disorders that include dementia

As well as bloated belly and tiredness.

although whole wheat grains are considered complex carbohydrates, modern day wheat contains amylopectin A, which is a rapidly absorbed carbohydrate that spikes your blood sugar.

Other grains that can contribute to wheat belly include: Barley, rye, triticale (a cross between wheat and rye), bulgur, farina, kamut, seminola, durum flour, and spelt.

I have tried the sourdough type of bread which is supposed to decrease the gluten effect but a story that interested me being as i know I have a digestive issue is other antinutrients in whole grains include enzyme inhibitors.

These can inhibit digestion and put stress on the pancreas; containing irritating tannins; complex sugars which the body cannot break down; and gluten and related hard-to-digest proteins.

These have been linked to allergies, digestive disorders and even mental illness.

As always would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have