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Testosterone & Gluten! The Symptoms of Wheat Allergy

by Alec

Testosterone & Gluten! The Symptoms of Wheat Allergy!

Hi Mark,

What is your take on wheat?

You must eat it sometimes because it's in almost everything at the supermarket.

I think I may have a wheat intolerance myself, because I get bloated, have stomach cramps, and urinate more frequently when I eat it.

I've also noticed I feel sexually low the day following a wheat binge, and was wondering what your take on that was.

Thanks for your wonderful site!

Testosterone & Gluten! The Symptoms of Wheat Allergy

Hi Alec,

Some people can get away with a bit of wheat in the diet, especially those with pure middle eastern genes.

Wheat has been grown in that region for more than ten thousand years, so some adaptation has taken place.

But most aren't so lucky!

If you have any ancestry from peoples not exposed to wheat until recent times, it's a completely different story.

Good examples of this are Native Americans and Pacific Islanders, like the American Samoans.

Take a look at a modern day Samoan, and you'll see the type of damage this grain can do.

When Samoans switched away from their native diet of fish, breadfruit, bananas, and coconuts, things went downhill very rapidly.

Today, 93.5% of the people living in American Samoa are overweight, with 74% clinically classified as obese.

And of these, a whopping 47 percent have full blown diabetes.

The statistics for many of the Native American populations aren't much better.

These are two of the more extreme examples, but proof of wheat's destruction can be found on every continent worldwide.

Here's how this destruction normally takes place...

Wheat causes a rapid and extreme spike in blood sugar and insulin in the body, soon after consumption...

As a matter of fact, the glycemic index for wheat is actually higher than pure sucrose, or table sugar.

Consume wheat on a daily basis, and you'll place yourself in a chronic sate of hyper glycemia.

The same hyper glycemia, that fuels metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and several forms of cancer.

But that's not all...

Wheat is chock full of anti nutrients that can cause severe health and autoimmune problems in humans.

These include phytates or phytic acid, an agent which prevents the body from absorbing many essential minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.

Next come the lectins...

These glycoproteins are produced by the wheat plant to defend itself from natural enemies such as fungi, bacteria, and insects.

But lectins can attack the human body as well, even when consumed in very small amounts.

This assault can lead to pro-inflammatory action in the body, gene expression interference, endocrine disruption, and other autoimmune problems.

Testosterone & Gluten! The Symptoms of Wheat Allergy

If the phytates or lectins don't take you out, the wheat gluten most certainly will.

Gluten, the protein faction in wheat, adversely effects many people who simply do not digest it properly.

This undigested protein triggers the immune system to attack the lining of the small intestine, doing damage the microvelli cells in the gut.

Once damaged the microvilli can no longer produce the enzymes needed to digest food properly, which often leads to diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

After years of such abuse, the gut lining can become severely damaged, leading to a condition called, leaky gut syndrome.

And once leaky spaces open up inside the gut, bacteria, toxins, and food can enter the blood stream completely intact and undigested.

Once again, the body responds by revving up the immune system, in an attempt to eliminate these foreign invaders.

Testosterone & Gluten! The Symptoms of Wheat Allergy

So how can you tell if wheat is adversely effecting you?

Here are some clues to watch out for.
  • Are your bowel movements often a gassy, crampy, time consuming, major event?

  • Do you often get tired soon after consuming a meal that includes wheat?

  • Do you ever sneeze 5 or more times is quick succession?

  • Do you regularly get blisters on the inside of your lips, cheeks or tongue?

  • Do you suffer more than most from hay fever and seasonal allergies?

  • Do you seem to catch every single bug or virus that comes around?

  • Do you suffer from a skin problem like rosacea, eczema or psoriasis?

  • Do you have shiners, or big dark "badger like" circles under your eyes.

  • Does your nose run constantly, do your eyes water and itch, or do you have a chronic, unexplainable cough?

This isn't an exhaustive list, but it does cover some of the most common symptoms of wheat intolerance.

If any of the above resonates with you, do yourself a favor and try a little experiment.

Drop wheat, and all other grains, entirely for 2 weeks and pay very close attention to how you feel.

I think you'll be surprised at the outcome.

And libido?

For me, the improvement was immediate and profound.

Try it yourself, and I think you'll experience the same.

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