TMHS 027: The Dangers Of Eating Gluten-Free

In this episode of The Model Health Show we’re talking about one of the hottest health topics in our world today: Eating gluten-free. Is eating a gluten-free diet really healthy? Can a gluten-free diet help us lose weight and have more energy? And what the heck is gluten anyway?! You’re about to discover all that and more in today’s episode.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why switching from conventional “white” flour to healthy “wholegrain” flour is not very effective.
  • The story of a debilitated asthmatic child I worked with (don’t worry, there’s a happy ending).
  • Why eating gluten-free will not reverse autoimmune diseases for many people.
  • What is gluten? And what gluten does to your food.
  • What gliadin is and the impact it has on your body.
  • How 100 PERCENT of people are experiencing harmful effects of eating gluten.
  • What in the world a zonulin is (it’s about to get sci-fi in your belly!)
  • Why every-single-person (including YOU) is “gluten sensitive” regardless of testing.
  • What causes autoimmune diseases.
  • What Scooby Doo has to do with the wheat we eat today.
  • How phytates and anti-nutrients impact your body.
  • Why wheat and other plants have toxic compounds in them that hurt humans.
  • The 5 reasons that eating gluten-free is dangerous.
  • How Asian cultures figured out thousands of years ago that brown rice is not ideal for eating.
  • The compounds found in gluten-free foods that are very similar to gluten.
  • Why gluten-free oats, rice, and even corn can be problematic for gluten sensitive people.
  • Is quinoa the safe, gluten-free grain to set us free?
  • How eating gluten-free can cause nutrient deficiencies.
  • How consuming gluten-free foods can cause you to overeat.
  • Why gluten-free foods are causing diabetes and insulin resistance.
  • My personal pancake story (the end result: Delicious).
  • Why putting gluten-free on a pedestal is a mistake (because people aren’t really changing behavior).
  • Why gluten-free foods are causing hormonal problems and making people obese.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

* Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD

The Calorie Myth with Jonathan Bailor – Podcast

How To Stop Sugar Cravings – Podcast

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  • jacomina
    20 Nov 2013, 6:43 pm

    Please send me a link to read your very very important articles. I prefer it that way. Asap as I’m behind on your latest stuff. with much appreciation. jacomina

    • Shawn
      21 Nov 2013, 1:19 pm

      Jacomina, I’m definitely working on it! We’ll have full transcripts of the shows for those who need/want to read instead. Coming real soon.

  • 20 Nov 2013, 9:01 pm

    Loved the show! And, you are so right, gluten-free does not equal healthy!! haha. While it’s not likely that I will be giving up the gluten free pancakes anytime soon, I do love being present to this context.

    I will say this though…when I do a detox 1 or 2x a year, I don’t even crave these kinds of things, my body generally craves more healthy whole foods. I am uber aware that I am craving this kind of stuff because I am on a down swing.

    Time to get back to a detox! Thanks for the show, great content. J

    • Shawn
      21 Nov 2013, 1:23 pm

      I like how Jade gave this amazing play-by-play of the gluten-free pancakes she made… even including whole foods like sweet potatoes, and then feeling that she did something “not right”. You know, as I know, it’s not about that. It’s just about being aware, and radically upgrading our food choices whenever possible. I’ll be adding some mashed sweet potato to the mix next time myself! Thanks for sharing, Jeremy!

  • Daniel
    24 Nov 2013, 5:39 pm

    amazing show! love the vibes between Jade and you 🙂

    I have diagnosed myself celiac / glutenintolerant through the elimination of gluten and feeling a lot better.

    Iron defiecy as child, low body weight and under-active thyroid gland…now I am gain normal weight, have a normal colour and feeling so much better.

    I think the point that glutenfree does not equal healthy is very important!!
    I consuming fresh vegetables and fruits as much as possible every day. I think gluten / kasein-free AND a big amount of raw, fresh vegetables / fruits are the main way to a healthy and happy life 🙂

    • 5 Dec 2013, 5:57 am

      Thanks for this show! You know I advocate eating whole foods, but I must admit, lately I’ve been experimenting with coconut flour. In fact, I have a coconut flour pancake recipe. 🙂 What are your thoughts on coconut flour?

      • Shawn
        6 Dec 2013, 12:35 pm

        Elaine, you know how we roll! Of course we’re focused on real food the vast majority of the time, but during the show I shared my pancake story (and I’ve used coconut flour many times too). I feel it’s one of the better alternative flours available, but we still have to keep it in it’s rightful place as a processed food (though a gluten-free and delicious one 😉