The verdict is out.
A protein in wheat is responsible for inflaming the gut. In the past, scientists have focused mainly on gluten and it’s effect on digestive health.
But, according to research presented at one of the world’s most prestigious gastroenterology conferences (UEG, or United European Gastroenterology) in October 2016, the spotlight is now on a protein called AMI (it stands for amylase-trypson inhibitors).
Let’s just call it the culprit. It appears AMI can inflame not only the gut but through it the kidneys, lymph nodes and even the brain.
Why is this knowledge important? It’s because anything that causes inflammation in the gut has a negative effect over time on the mind.
Luckily we are living in an age where we have many choices besides wheat. I’ve written about a few here.
My clients are shocked and dismayed when they take stock and discover how much wheat and wheat based products they are eating.
Learning to read food labels is a great first step.
The real adventure begins when you decide to stop doing the ‘same old, same old’ and start exploring tasty and nutritious wheat alternatives.