Is gluten-free a good thing or just a fad to band-aid another junky, manufactured, food processing problem?
I think it is all of the above. It’s a fad, but a decent solution for an underlying problem that needs to be addressed – poor quality foods that are processed and sold to make more profits for the manufacturers at the expense of human health.
As food changes, our bodies will change, too. In modern times, food quality is declining, and our bodies must adjust to this.
Apparently, it isn’t working very well.
The Evolution of Food
I’m not opening a discussion on “evolution versus creation”, but I do defend adaptation.
Adaptation is a biological process where ALL species adapt to changing environments in order to survive.
Adaptation is a good thing because this allows all plants and animals to keep living when their environments change. We see this in Nature all the time – from reptiles to mammals. For some reason, we exclude humans in this, but humans are one of the biggest influences on this planet.
So, when the planet shifts, we will (by Nature) adapt to those changes. And this includes changes in our foods.
Today’s Food Debate
The question to ask is “are the changes in our food supply good or bad changes?”
- GE, GMO, diet sweeteners, MSG, cloning, corporate farming, animal abuse, pesticides ….
- Organic farming, hydroponics, herbs, roots, animal husbandry …..
The debate between food for profit versus slow and natural food processing is what really is behind gluten intolerance. THIS is what we should be focusing on.
I wrote an article on gluten intolerance that explains why I believe this “modern-day” issue is merely an untimely reaction to cheap grain processing and manufacturing. Our bodies are having a very hard time adjusting to GMO wheat, junk wheat, and improperly prepared wheat.
Humans have created this epidemic problem. Nature wasn’t prepared for it, and we are having a hard time adapting to it.
We can fix this in a heartbeat, though. We can ditch the GMO, GE, and non-fermented wheat, and return to growing quality, natural grains.
We can forgo cheaper processing, and provide the nutritious fiber our bodies are currently adapted to.
If we continue to offer junk wheat and grains, we may not adapt in time, and more health issues may sadly win this race.