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If you’ve given up favorite foods due to a sensitivity to gluten or dairy—or out of fear of that those ingredients could negatively affect your health—you’ll find good news in the book, Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back into Your Diet by John Douillard, DC (Doctor of Chiropractic).
As a well-known expert in Ayurvedic practices as well as sports medicine, Douillard makes a compelling case against blanket rejection of gluten or daily. Instead, he advocates looking at what, how and when we eat to determine the root causes of digestive problems. Eating whole foods instead of processed foods, as well as foods—especially grains—in moderation can clear up digestion problems, as can eating only foods that are ripe and in season, and limiting sugar content.
Douillard’s common-sense approach to nutrition is a refreshing perspective in the world of fad diets that often demonizes ingredients for causing illness and disease—and leave a lot of people with few choices of foods they can eat and enjoy.
Instead, he looks at environmental pollutants, how foods are produced, as well as eating patterns that cause digestion troubles. The book offers realistic ways to eat so that our digestive systerms are strengthened. It also offers research to back up his points and features testimonials from the many people he’s been able to help eat happily.