Is Gluten Really the Problem?


According to what we hear, everybody and their cousin has trouble with gluten. Well, maybe. Digestive problems are running amok, but is it gluten? Or something else?

And more important than naming the problem, is it possible to heal all the dismay that’s going on? Or do we get to live the rest of our days dreading the next “episode.”

Let’s look at some facts.

Gluten is a natural part of wheat. For years, even centuries, very few people had trouble with gluten, only those with celiac disease, about 1% of the population.

What happened to skyrocket digestive problems to where they are today?

We don’t hear a lot about the good old days when bread was our friend. Oh, no. What we hear is gluten is bad, bad, bad, and the only way to deal with it is to avoid it.

Avoiding gluten

My first problem with that “solution” is that avoiding gluten-or anything else-doesn’t heal the damage that occurred. It may reduce the symptoms you have to deal with, but one slip off the straight-and-narrow, and you’re back in the old mess. You never get better.

Junk food

My second problem shows up when I read the labels on gluten-free foods and realize these people are still selling junk food. All the pious posturing about gluten-free aside, you don’t want to eat junk food. Artificial colors? Vegetable oils? Corn syrup? Carrageenan? Soy? And on, and on, and on. That’s no way to treat your wonderful self.

Biggest concern – glyphosate

But my biggest concern is that we’re missing the mark. Research shows wheat is not a problem; what they do to wheat is very much a problem. They spray it with a toxin so powerful that even small amounts damage your health. What is this toxin? Glyphosate. Made by Monsanto.

Glyphosate has been around since the 1970s. Sold to homeowners as Roundup, Rodeo or Pondmaster, glyphosate really hit the big time when farmers started spraying it far and wide, on all crops. On the wheat we eat-and also the corn and soy that factory-farm animals eat, so their meat comes with a side of glyphosate.

And now farmers have taken to spraying glyphosate on wheat just before it’s harvested. Toxins R Us, and all that.

Among its many bad habits, glyphosate shreds the digestive system. Then you suffer from malnutrition because you can’t digest protein-which creates amino acids, which, in turn, create enzymes, which then create the magic of health.

As your digestive system struggles for life, you spend your days making mad dashes to the bathroom, and your health heads downhill.


And glyphosate is only part of the where-did-my-health-go story. Fluoride doubles the damage. And the aluminum in vaccines, pots and pans, aluminum foil, etc. jumps in with both feet.

Put them all together, and they spell disaster. Learning disabilities, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, diabetes, schizophrenia, ALS, heart disease and cancer-all medically-related diseases that skyrocket when glyphosate, fluoride and/or aluminum are present.

Worse, our bodies receive absolutely no health benefit from glyphosate, fluoride or aluminum. Zip, zero, nada. We need to avoid all three of these toxins.

Given the research, it’s the glyphosate, not the gluten that’s the problem.

The bigger question is: Can we heal our damaged digestive systems? Yes.

However, medicine doesn’t have any answers for glyphosate. And there will never be a one-size-fits-all fix. Toxins take a weakest-link approach as they whack your health, so healing has to take an individual approach.

Healing the digestive system is one of the things I explain in my Moving to Health program. You will learn, step-by-step, to recognize your symptoms, what they mean and how to reverse them.

God is good,

Bette Dowdell   
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P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She’s a patient who’s been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, “Moving to Health” about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don’t, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.

Bette Dowdell

Bette Dowdell writes about taking control of your own health because that's the only choice life gave her.

Bette Dowdell

Bette Dowdell writes about taking control of your own health because that's the only choice life gave her.

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