Have you ever noticed that modern health epidemics seem to come in waves? For example, how many kids do you know with peanut allergies? It just popped out of nowhere a couple of decades ago! Think back to when you were a kid — do you remember having at least one kid in every class with a peanut allergy when you were going to school? Even one in your whole school? And today there's another problem... gluten! Everybody seems to have a gluten sensitivity and no one knows why. Then, years after the epidemic has run its course, the research starts to come out of the woodwork. Take the peanut allergy epidemic for example. First it was a mystery... now people are discovering that peanut oil has been used as a vaccine adjuvant (adjuvant "65-4") since the 1970s. Could the unnatural injection of peanut oil directly into the bloodstream (bypassing the body's natural filters) have been a contributing cause of today's peanut allergy problem? Likewise, there's now an equally intriguing connection between the modern epidemics of gluten-sensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome. Brand new research is making the case that gluten-containing foods may be a leading reason for IBS symptoms — and that a gluten-free diet may be a significant step toward alleviating those symptoms. Researchers observed 22 people with IBS-D (diarrhea predominant IBS) on a gluten-containing diet and 23 people with IBS-D on a gluten-free diet. The result? People on the gluten-free diet had fewer bowel movements. This finding was such a revelation that the study authors proclaimed that a gluten-free diet could be a "reversible mechanism for
Talk about groundbreaking!
This research flies in the face of conventional wisdom!
As you may know, Ann suffered with IBS for more than 10 years and — before she discovered The Hallelujah Diet — ate white bread for relief simply because it didn't have any fiber to irritate her colon. Doctors often advise refined grains for the same reason... yet these refined grains also contain gluten!
Ironically, doing the opposite seems to be the logical answer. As the research cited above indicates, alleviating symptoms by avoiding gluten may be a very real possibility for some people with IBS.
Interestingly, gluten intolerance may not be exactly what it appears, either. Some people who think they are gluten sensitive may actually be reacting to the fructans in gluten-containing grains because they are actually fructose intolerant.
Like gluten intolerance, could the overabundance of fructose in our society be causing people's immune systems to backfire, manifesting as fructose intolerance?
The good news is, for many people, IBS (no matter what's causing it) can be overcome — in fact, you can click here to watch a video of Ann explaining how she did it.
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