Avoid toxic wheat re-exposures

Found on: https://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2019/05/avoid-toxic-wheat-re-exposures/

We learned years ago that, once you are wheat- and grain-free, re-exposures to any wheat or grains can provoke some awful re-exposure reactions.

Here, I discuss the range of unpleasant consequences that develop with wheat and grain re-exposure. Among the consequences of re-exposure are:

  • Gastrointestinal distress—discofort/pain, diarrhea, bloating
  • Joint pain—especially of the fingers, hands, wrists, and elbows, occasionally large joints
  • Mental/emotional effects—most commonly anxiety, anger, depression, irritability
  • Reactivation of autoimmune diseases
  • Hunger—re-exposure to gliadin-derived opioid peptides reactivates hunger, what I call the “I ate one cookie and gained 30 pounds” effect
  • Provocation of small LDL particles—that raise cardiovascular risk
  • Alterations in bowel flora—due to the many bowel toxins in wheat, as well as the amylopectin A that nourishes unhealthy bacterial species and fungi.

The key is to remember: Once you are wheat/grain-free, you should remain wheat/grain-free and avoid all the potential problems and unpleasantness associated with re-exposure.

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