I Didn’t Eat This And Said ‘Adios’ To Aches And Pains…

I hope this post helps you to avoid certain potentially problematic foods if you have similar symptoms I had. I didn’t go to the doctor. Instead, I self diagnosed I had rheumatoid arthritis (RA.) This, I don’t recommend. Therefore, don’t take my word, see your doctor to remove any doubts. Continue reading “I Didn’t Eat This And Said ‘Adios’ To Aches And Pains…”

Are You Sure Wheat Actually Bothers You? Or, Is The Culprit Other Ingredients In Your Bread?

I am still not sure if wheat bothers me, in that it causes leaky gut and then inflammation throughout my body. It is possible other ingredients within the bread are causing it, not simply the gluten. You might be buying 100% whole wheat, but it may have other ingredients causing you pain. Continue reading “Are You Sure Wheat Actually Bothers You? Or, Is The Culprit Other Ingredients In Your Bread?”

What! No Cheese on my Pizza? Here’s why You Won’t Miss it…

Health, diet and weight loss has been for me at least, an ongoing study where I am learning all the time. It’s so easy to get fooled into buying something you know for certain you shouldn’t eat at the grocery store, especially if you haven’t learned to not shop hungry.

‘I make my wife a Canadian bacon pizza with sauce, onions, pineapple and cheese. And, yes, I succumb and take a few bites out of a slice. I don’t try to be perfect or preach my way of eating, but do eat mostly plant based whole food…’ ~ your author

Most of the time I don’t go food shopping hungry. And, when I do, I find myself not thinking right and buy stuff I know I shouldn’t. I don’t know how that works, except that your mind tends to play tricks on you or your stomach has a mind of its own and takes complete control over the brain!

‘I found out that dairy and wheat bothered me, in that it caused my ears to plug, my sinuses to flare up and made me cough up mucus. The combination of wheat and cheese or too much of each by themselves sometimes made it hard to breathe waking me up in the middle of the night in a panic. What I did was open up a bottle of Vicks® Vapo Steam which has menthol and other ingredients like eucalyptus oil you pour in a steamer. Instead of what they recommend,  I shook it up, opened the lid and breathed it straight from the bottle mouth. I would take a walk outside and breathe in the cold air deeply for awhile. This really worked for me in getting me breathing right again, erasing the fear, then falling back asleep…’ ~ your author

I can actually eat a few slices of homemade pizza with cheese, but don’t take a chance on eating more than that. I began cooking it without cheese, but my wife didn’t like it. So, I used to make half of it without the cheese for me.

You actually don’t really miss the cheese. To me, it tasted just as good. After you eat mostly fruits and vegetables for some time, pizza will taste very greasy and you probably won’t like greasy tasting food anymore.

As you likely already know, pizza is a very high calorie treat. But, did you know that fat is higher in calories than carbohydrates? Pre-made pizza crust usually has salt, refined oil and milk products, and more added.

‘The higher net total energy, saturated fat, and sodium intake associated with children’s and adolescents’ consumption of pizza demonstrates the importance of implementing policies and practices aimed at curbing its consumption and improving its nutrient content. Dietary strategies to address and treat obesity should focus on the principal sources of calories in the diet, particularly from foods that contribute to excess caloric intake [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4306796/]’.

If you don’t want dairy and do well by wheat, you can make a vegetarian pizza with items like pineapple, mushrooms and onions with just sauce. This does make a very satisfactory pizza.

‘My best estimate is that when you make your own pizza at home with cheese on it, each average sized slice will have approximately 250 to 300 calories, not including any meat…’ ~ your author

I used to make my own pizza dough and let it rise by adding yeast. It was fun, but more work. Now, I buy Boboli® pizza crusts whenever my wife gets the craving. Much easier. It only takes about twelve minutes in a 450 degree pre-heated oven. Personally, I would rate it up there with all the major fast food pizzas for taste. But, for me at least, there will be no more pizza cheese or no cheese.

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4306796/
Website Title Pediatrics
Publication Month February
Publication Year 2015
Access Day 04
Access Month january
Access Year 2020
Article Title Energy and nutrient intake from pizza in the United States

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

Why Stop Eating Bread? (And, Other Foods You Thought Were Healthy)

I always loved bread and cold cereal. I could eat a whole loaf of sour dough myself with butter on it. But, what does grain do that’s good for you? I know how it makes me feel in the morning when I eat a big bowl of cereal the night before. Here’s what happens to me. Do you have any of these symptoms below? Continue reading “Why Stop Eating Bread? (And, Other Foods You Thought Were Healthy)”

Giving Up Eating All Grain: 5 Healthy Reasons

I am not going out of my way to ‘bash’ all grains. I ‘used to’ love eating the majority of them. Although, I have not been tested for a ‘sensitivity’ to Continue reading “Giving Up Eating All Grain: 5 Healthy Reasons”

9 Reasons to not eat Whole Wheat Crackers

I don’t eat wheat crackers anymore. Why? Yes, they taste good. And, I still love them. But, what tastes good isn’t necessarily good for you. They are so addictive, I can’t stop until I eat the whole darned box! Really! They are designed to make you not stop Continue reading “9 Reasons to not eat Whole Wheat Crackers”

Healthy lettuce wraps: Wave ‘bye-bye’ to bread!

My wife doesn’t eat much bread these days. I congratulate her for it. Bread is made from refined grains and can raise your blood sugar too quickly. It can also affect you because of the wheat gluten itself. And, I have my doubts about how healthy Continue reading “Healthy lettuce wraps: Wave ‘bye-bye’ to bread!”

Is eating Grain worth the risk: Why it may be healthier to ‘skip’ it

There’s a lot of good and bad talk about about grain in that innocent looking bowl of cereal we may eat everyday. But, how do you know what you should believe? Foremost, you should learn to trust how your body feels after you eat grain.

For example, if you eat bread, do you Continue reading “Is eating Grain worth the risk: Why it may be healthier to ‘skip’ it”

Are Resistant Starch Foods like Potatoes, Rice and Beans Good for You?

Are resistant starch foods good for you? Potatoes and rice are essential staples in many societies. But, is all starch healthy? It seems to depend upon if Continue reading “Are Resistant Starch Foods like Potatoes, Rice and Beans Good for You?”

The ‘skinny’ on the so called Gluten Free Diet

What is a gluten free diet? One evening my chest hurt from eating wheat granola and wheat English muffins. I woke up in the middle of the night and had to step outside and breathe fresh air. I felt like I was Continue reading “The ‘skinny’ on the so called Gluten Free Diet”