In the previous article on this topic, I mentioned that I have noticed different people having different reactions to gluten-containing products, or more specifically, different reactions to ingredients found in many grain products. Sometimes it's gluten, sometimes the grain itself, or the glyphosate/Roundup herbicide or other chemicals used in the production, or other ingredients.
Yes gluten intolerance is a huge issue in some people, but there are many more issues caused by other ingredients in grain products. These issues include the high amount of carbohydrates in grains and the quantity of them which our ridiculous food guidelines say we should eat, the anti-nutrients in most grains, phytates, oxalates, lectins, fructans, heavy metals, moulds, and all of the inflammatory effects and symptoms these cause.
Going gluten-free instead usually means changing from one type of grain to another, which can still cause the same symptoms! Weetbix contains gluten, but gluten-free weetbix (or other similar product) is still high in carbs, sugar, phytates, anti-nutrients, moulds, and other negative effects to your health. Just because some food or drink is labelled as "gluten-free" doesn't make it a healthier option!
I've seen gluten-free lollies, beer, meat, water, chips, clothes, and many other products! All of which have never had gluten in them anyway! It's all just misleading marketing.
For your health and that of your family, you should not only ditch the gluten-free foods, but also any grains and processed grain products. That way you don't get any of the negative ingredients or effects from them! Replace grains with whole, fresh, and preferably organic real foods - mainly vegetables, some fruit, quality protein and healthy fats! There are NO nutrients in grains which cannot be found in these healthier options.
Food labelled "Gluten-free" is just a marketing ploy. It's not healthier for you, unless it's "grain-free". Maybe that should be a new marketing campaign?!