Gluten-free diets tied to Diabetes?

Gluten-free diets may be tied to an increase in Type 2 Diabetes

If you have not read the above article it is an interesting read about Gluten-free diets and being tied to increase risk in Type 2 Diabetes.  Seems that every new study finds something new for us all to fear, however if you are eating and living primal (or Paleo) I think you have nothing to fear from this study.  Before I switched to primal I was gluten-free.  I found that my stomach was always doing something weird after almost every meal. My sister had been gluten-free for about a year and told me she had previously had the same issues and it worked.  I gave it a shot and let me tell you it was a night and day difference.  Heck I even lost about 15 pounds, and I quickly found that at the store, restaurants etc there were plenty of Gluten-free replacement products, including breads, pastries, and sugar-filled deserts.  After taking some quick looks at some popular breads comparing gluten-free to regular bread you might skip the gluten, but you don’t skip the carbs or the sugar.  In fact one could argue because of the use of rice and corn flowers in the Gluten-free products that it might be worse in what ultimately turns to sugars in your body, just thinking about how high rice is on the glycemic index.  The biggest issue I see is that going Gluten-free is not enough.

The real enemy is sugar.  No matter what you see, the proof is their that our society eats too much sugar.  All this consumption is what is leading to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic syndromes. If you are currently Gluten-free you have taken a big step, why not go all the way when it comes to your health.  I benefits I have seen from moving to 100% primal on my diet are far better than the simple pleasure of eating a gluten free pie, and yes I use to love pie.  I have lost more weight, constant energy levels, no ups and downs of carbs, sleep better, no more allergy medication, and I could go on and on.

Let me sum up for you, I still wonder about all the parameters and control groups in the study and will reserve my final assessment to being able to read the entire study. Why not instead of just changing one thing in your diet make the jump to an entire new lifetstyle and retrain yourself on what is real food.

 

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