• Gluten Foods
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Al Sears, MD 11903 Southern Blvd., Ste. 208 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 January 12, 2012 Dear Linda, You know, I dont go to the grocery store very often. So when they make a change, I really notice it. Like the huge section of gluten-free foods they now have. Thats good news, because when youre sensitive to gluten, it can ruin an enjoyable meal by giving you serious stomach pain. You see, gluten is not part of our native diet. Your body recognizes it as a foreign substance. You may already know that gluten is a gooey protein commonly used in baked goods. Gluten holds on to the carbon dioxide made from yeast and expands. Its what makes dough stretchy, holds cookies together, makes cake rise, and why bagels are doughy. Gluten also hides in lots of foods that dont seem like they would have grains in them. For example, different types of ketchup, mayonnaise, sauces and ice cream also have wheat flour mixed in to make them thicker. Many processed meats, like sausages and hamburger patties, add in bread crumbs or wheat products for texture. The problem is, its not so easy to just say avoid glutens and youre home-free. Gluten is only one part of a whole group of digestive troublemakers. Its a group of sticky proteins called lectins. Lectins are found in plants and serve as a natural defense system to fight off mold and parasites. When they sense an invader, lectins counterattack by binding to the foreign sugar molecules. That stops the unwanted cells in their tracks. Thats good news for the plants. But when lectins get into your body, theyre still programmed to attack sugar molecules. Thats bad news for your digestive system, which is lined with sugar-containing cells that help you break down food. The lectins are drawn right to that lining and your immune system retaliates. Then you have the perfect recipe for upset stomach, irritable bowels, bloating and other not-so-pleasant consequences. But other lectins are even trickier to avoid, because theyre not only in grainsbut also dairy, eggs, beans, peanuts, and even nightshade vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant. Its almost impossible to avoid them all. And thats why, for some people, a seemingly gluten-free diet is not enough to keep their digestive systems comfortable. The medical advisor over at True HealthDr. Michael Cutler, MDhas developed a unique, natural way to fortify your digestive tract and neutralize the lectins. He calls it Ultimate Lectin Defense. It uses sacrificial sugars to distract the lectins. The lectins bind to the sacrificial sugars, instead of to the naturally-occurring sugars in your intestines. That keeps the lectins away from your digestive system so you stay comfortable. These sacrificial sugars also dont affect your blood sugar. Its a unique way of helping you steer clear of all these gluten-like substances and their effects. Click here to try it for yourself... To Your Good Health, Al Sears, MD * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.