The Gluten Summit Day 3 – Dr. Mark Hyman

mark-hymanDr. Mark Hyman is one of the most exciting guests I wanted to hear from. I’ve learned a lot from the Gluten Summit so far. There is so much valuable information in these interviews, a lot of which I’m already aware of but I’ve never thought this critically before on the subject. Some of the case stories are truly astonishing.

I feel like more now than ever I hear “blood sugar” come up in conversation, I never really took the time to look into it myself or consider that some of my own complications could be a result of a blood sugar imbalance. Some of the dangers include the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia, depression, and cancers.

“Diabesity” is hitting America like the plague. Sugar and wheat flour are the two driving forces of obesity and poor health. Pre-diabetic conditions are making so many people sick and going undiagnosed by doctors. Sugar in the form of flour is one of the biggest forms of fat in our diet. Starch especially in wheat is just sugar, this is not healthy! Two slices of whole wheat bread have a greater affect on blood sugar than 2 tablespoons of sugar. Flour is not healthy and whole grains still have a high glycemic index. The government is recommending that you consume these “whole-wheat” products. No wonder why the health care system is such a huge ordeal and why Americans are blowing up. Now, people hear fat and run. Bad fat is bad for you. Fat from avocado, nuts, olive oil, and mediterranean style diets are good for you. Carbs are good for you from the right sources like green veggies rather than the starchy ones.

“Health doesn’t happen in the doctor’s office. Health happens where we live, in our kitchens, where we cook, where we eat. It happens where we work, where we play, where we pray. That’s where health happens.” – Dr. Mark Hyman

We need to change our behaviors and make smarter decisions when it comes to what we put into our bodies. As someone who understands how to live a healthy life and truly believes in the power of nutrition, I feel responsible to share what I know with as many as people as possible.  Social media and the internet are really what have helped spread awareness so quickly. We have access to so much data and information it’s just that people need to look for it. An elimination diet is more effective than any tests, especially when it comes to sensitivity. Cut out gluten and take note of the difference.

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