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Life-Changing Findings About Non-GMO Wheat and Gluten-Free Eating


| 1/3/2018 1:28:00 PM



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I attribute the following to a series of happy accidents and the culmination of focusing on the food and drink that we’ve been putting into our bodies. I qualify everything below with: This has been the finding of my husband and me. Other people may have different outcomes. However, our findings have been so striking that I believe it’s worth the effort to test for yourselves.

I can now enjoy artisan breads and pizza like I used to but without the pesky side effects that had been accumulating and were lifelong in some cases. My side effects (at least where related to gluten) have disappeared as long as I follow my new routine. I’ll share that below, but first a brief history.

Several years ago, a friend shared her experience with an elimination diet and how it helped her chase down several health issue causes. Since I had been dealing with a few minor issues myself, I decided to try this diet to see what might come of it. I can unequivocally say that the JJ Virgin Diet changed my life.

Up until this elimination diet (which cuts out 7 problematic foods for 7 weeks), I had chronic insomnia. I would cherish the handful of days a year that I slept solidly through the night. I also had a pelvis that would go out nearly monthly and resulted in lower back problems. Both of these were patterns since at latet my teens (I just turned 60). More recently, I had developed a knee problem that resulted in pain and inflammation. Since menopause I had also begun to add weight.



Within the first week of JJ’s Diet, I was sleeping solidly through the night and my knee problems evaporated. I was aghast! I never would have connected my insomnia to my diet without the information I was accruing with this diet. Since the change in my eating habits, I also now see a direct correlation between my pelvic alignment and certain food intolerances—specifically dairy.

Justin Pittman
1/15/2018 8:07:17 AM

Hi Blythe, +1 to your observations. A friend of mine bumped into a similar experience. She regularly travels to Europe for long stretches. When in Europe, she eats all the baked goods her tummy desires. But back in the States, symptoms start building up from gluten foods and she just cannot stomach them. Your experiment with Italian flours wasn't a surprise when I read your article. Call me a "gluten skeptic" -- I've been one of those people wondering what changed to cause these affects after humans had been eating wheat germ goods for so many, many centuries -- but I do have friends who face symptoms and have gone gluten-free. What I've noticed in reading about this is that there's been at least two recent changes to wheat: GMO and pesticides. Neither change is specific to wheat but maybe the affect is biggest for a wheat goods. Hopefully more light can be put on options people have. Jp




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