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Eliminating Wheat and Sugar Can Improve Autoimmunity

 

 

Ever wonder whether food contributes to disease?

You should.

My posts on the NRGTRIBE.com represent many of my clinical observations day after day, year after year.

One thing I can say for certain, wheat, sugar, and grain based foods trigger autoimmunity.  

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, chronic osteoarthritis, eczema or even migraine headaches, you deserve a trial elimination.

For years I have counseled people with autoimmune and chronic inflammation on the value of decreasing or even eliminating wheat and processed sugar from the diet.  I am constantly amazed at the so called “Uncurable” conditions that simply fade away with these basic recommendations.

My Healthcare Wish

If I could make one recommendation to health policy makers in this country–STOP RECOMMENDING GRAIN BASED FOODS FOR BETTER HEALTH.

I have 15 years of practical experience and observations with patients. In that time, I have consistently recommended my patients try removing sugar, wheat, corn and soy products for various ailments.   With great consistently, I routinely witness amazing changes in autoimmune and inflammatory related diseases and symptoms.

I stopped being amazed years ago.

Over the years, I have had numerous cases of rheumatism, inflammatory polyarthritis, eczema and migraines simply resolve with this safe, cost effective advice.

Downside = ZERO

Cost = ZERO

Savings = Potentially HUGE given some of the patients I have treated have completely stopped taking expensive and dangerous autoimmune medications, pain killers, anti-inflammatory drugs etc.

Plus, if the symptoms are gone, doesn’t this represent “Cure?”  

Time To Empower

Even better than simply curing a condition, I love how this simple dietary advice can empower individuals.  Truthfully, we need more of that nowadays.  If avoiding wheat and sugar became a standard, uniform recommendation, I believe we could see massive decreases in autoimmune related conditions and associated medical visits, lost work time, and healthcare expense.

As an added bonus, severely curtailing wheat, sugar and grain based foods dramatically improves obesity and diabetic control.

Imagine the possibilities.

Better yet, begin a trial elimination, see how you feel.

Here are a few links to spur thought.  Ask questions if you struggle with this advice.  Share if you have advice or experience with these recommendations.

Thank God For a Hangover

Focused Nutrition:  What you don’t know is killing you!

 

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  • Tracy Clark October 22, 2016, 9:39 am

    Great read. I have experienced the joint relief that you speak of when eliminating these items. I did a 21 day cleanse and completely eliminated all grains, sugar and dairy. After that I have eaten them in moderation for 8 months with ZERO issues. By “in moderation” I mean maybe three meals spread over a week had a grain based item in a side dish like noodles or rice.
    Recently, due to an additional amount of chaos I had allowed more “quick meal” fixes into my meal planning. With only a couple of weeks of doing this a lot of the joint pain had returned. I again eliminated dairy, grains and sugar for ONE day and relieved the symptoms.
    I continue to spread this message to any who will listen and hope for a day when the food pyramid is turned up-side-down!
    Thanks again for your leadership in this area of our lives!

    • William Curtis MD January 6, 2017, 11:33 am

      Thanks for the kind comments!! I am very happy you have found a recipe for avoiding autoimmune medications and more dis-EASE.

  • Debbie Auld October 23, 2016, 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the reminder of focusing on my goal to rid my skin of eczema. I fell off the wagon with my gluten and sugar free eating plan and now am suffering the consequences with a bout of eczema. I am battling the itching and rash as a result. Wondering if dairy is a possible contributor also. Am trying different remedies to ease the itching and stop the spread of the rash but nothing seems to be a solution and the relief it brings is only temporary. I know I just have to keep trying to find what works without resorting to steroid creams or medication. Thanks for your articles of encouragement and helpful advice.

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