Grown up as a real Italian with pasta, bread, biscuits, pizza and anything you can think of with wheat in it, it never crossed my minds wheat/gluten could ever affect me.
It goes back a couple of years when I started feeling bloated, uncomfortable, heavy and I wasn’t digesting. My eyes, or better, the bags under my eyes were telling me something was wrong. And I knew it couldn’t only be lack of sleep. As a believer of alternative medicine, I knew there was something wrong with my body. Not even Instantly Ageless would work for me!
I started following my favourite portion control eating plan but after certain meals (-> those with even a small portion of wheat/gluten) I still felt horrendously heavy and bloated, with an enormous gas bubble in my stomach. “How could that be possible?” – I was wondering. I was even taking digesting enzymes before eating and Rennies, Gaviscon, Maalox etc afterwards and nothing helped. The only tablets that slightly helped me were “Deflatine” Rennies with some simethicone in them.
I went to reflexologists, energy healers, schio machine practitioners and I still wasn’t digesting.
One day, while talking to a friend she mentioned to me: “why don’t you try eliminating wheat from your diet?” I still wasn’t convinced that was the culprit. But after a day or two of no wheat I felt better. So I carried on and now, every time I eat even a small piece of pizza, pasta or bread, my body goes into “bloated-undigesting mode”.
I’ve done some research about wheat and gluten and I’ll share it with you.
The problem with wheat is that we no longer have real wheat. We have something created or “improved” by scientists in a laboratory to make it resistant against pests and plant illnesses and grow in any part of the world. Part of the “improvement” is that the wheat kernel has a higher and molecularly altered gluten content. These changes lead our body to not being able to digest the wheat because it does not know how to do it with a foreign (“improved”) substance, thus causing allergies, digestive problems like bloatedness and IBS, constipation, weight gain, sinus related problems, eczema, asthma, ADD etc.
“So what are you going to eat now?” –another friend asked me.
Because this problem is now worldwide, you find any kind of alternatives in shops. Even your local store will probably stock some gluten free products.
If you’ve experienced similar problems, leave me a comment, I’ll be happy to connect with you!