Ryan Phillipe: Wheat Allergy
On a recent Men's Health mag issue with SWEETIE Ryan Phillipe 'Break Out of the Box', he talked about having a wheat intolerance and giving up his favorite foods (including beer), after suffering from stomach issues since childhood. My sister read the feature and insisted I post on it... The article reports he prepares home-cooked meals for his kids and wakes up at 6am to make them breakfast. CUTE CUTE CUTE. [YES. How could I miss this? I did not read the article just the relevant... um... . OK anyway. I like male magazines b/c they are short, to the point and really relevant. And, nice articles *WINKY*]
Who recommended going wheat-free to Mr. Phillipe??!
Both my sister 'M' and I were surprised to read that it was HIS DOCTOR. I about fell OUT OF MY PLAIN CHAIR. So yes I am posting this and his shimmering, G-Free, beautiful abs of Mr. Phillipe deserve a spot today. His bod flies like a G6. See his MH fullbody workout. It's functional HIIT and xfit... Another revolution.
Bill Clinton: Wheat and Dairy Intolerant
Chelsea's wedding featured a gluten-free cake from La Tulipe Desserts. Read NYT: HERE.
USA Today HERE reported from the White House chef in 2007, 'Cooking for Clinton was often a challenge because he had allergies to chocolate, dairy and wheat flour... But Clinton could be voracious when it came to desserts.' Well. When you are low fat, low saturated fat, that is what happens. HUNGER.
'Posh' Beckham + other fem celebs: Wheat Intolerant
- look who eats gluten free... Courtesy Vanilla Spoons Bakery
What do Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), former Spice Girl Victoria “Posh” Beckham and The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck have in common? You guessed it. They all enjoy the gluten free life! Not to mention so does the adorable Zooey Deschanel. (She played Will Ferrell’s romantic interest in the box-office hit Elf.) So whether you require a gluten free diet because of a specific medical condition (e.g. celiac disease) or have simply chosen the gluten free way (it offers some pretty amazing benefitswhich often include improvement to overall health and vitality), we invite all of you, celebs and regular folks alike, to send us your story about going gluten free. You may be featured right here alongside Rachel and Elisabeth!
- New York Daily News "Elisabeth Hasselbeck"
- Time Out NY "Zooey Deschanel"
- Newsweek "Heidi Collins"
- BBC News "Rachel Weisz"
- The Sun "Victoria Beckham" **
- The New York Times "Susie Essman"
- IMDB "Emmy Rossum"
- IMDB "Keith Olbermann"
**I've always liked David Beckham, soccerhusband of 'Posh', especially a few years he started endorsing a (overpriced) fish oil product... G-O3...
G-Free Definition: Problem Not Grain-Free and Full of Cr*p
Personally I believe gluten-free is not enough for an ultimately optimal lifespan and health. Gluten-free products often still are refined, vastly processed and full of high carbohydrates and problem oils (oxidized, pesticide-laden crops of omega-6 canola, safflower, cottonseed, etc) which spike and increase blood glucoses (BG) and promote silent inflammation. Chronic silent inflammation leads to cancer, obesity, fibromyalgia, mood disorders, arithritis, weight gain, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes.
Gluten free however alone improves stomach and GI symptoms including bloating, constipation, bloody stools, iron deficiency anemia, chronic fatigue, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and gut dysbiosis.
Oats are Heart-Healthy? Iron and Mineral Deficiencies
In 1950 Sharpe and Peacock et al reviewed the effects of phytate in oats (study funded by Quaker Oats) on radioactive iron. They found that oats reduced iron absorption by 2/3 effectively. Obviously this would not pass IRB these days! But their results are quite curious. It's a GEM.
Oats can lead to iron deficiency by chronic consumption via the effects of phytate binding and making minerals unavailable for absorption in the intestines; this trial shows the iron binding effects of oat grains (Free PDF. The effect of phytate and other food factors on iron absorption. J Nutr. 1950 Jul;41(3):433-46.). Below are the meals each containing relative same amounts of radioactive-iron and the resultant radioactive-iron retention over time -- the best retention was the water only + iron. Next was milk only + iron. Milk has calcium which may chelate iron and make bio-unavailable.
Prior post: Pica/hunger and Mineral Deficiencies -- Vast Zinc Deficiencies in U.S. and globally
Grain-free is far better and more evolutionary aligned with our DNA... No oatmeal, no oatbran, no millet, no wheat/barley/rye (GLUTEN), no rice, no maize or corn...
G-Free is a G-OOD START and raises much needed AWARENESS.