First time you have heard of this? Me too. One of our clients rolled in and explained she can have only very limited sun exposure without suffering some serious blisters…that apparently can extend all the way to the BONE! You can geek out on the topic by checking out thus Wiki entry.
I found that entry by dropping the term into google (shocker) and just perusing the offerings. Then I did what I always do when I’m researching a new health condition I add a few other selection criteria. The first I added was “celiac”. You know, that wacky gluten intolerance stuff. The results are interesting. Then I checked with “hyperinsulinism” and again, the results are very interesting.
Now correlation is NOT causation, I do not want to head down that road but I hope it’s clear to folks that when we see gluten intolerance associated with virtually every autoimmune disease known…there is something significant going on here. Similarly, when excess insulin (too fucking many carbs) is tied to a plethora of health conditions, you’ve got to perk your ears up and think about this.
I often feel like the crazy guy in the shed (our gym) who is on par with Roswell/Area 51 fans. Aliens are invading…and they are using wheat and sugar to destroy our health so they will easily conquer our fat, sick selves. How can staple foods, the base of the food pyramid possibly be a problem? It’s absurd! It’s also true. Not the Aliens…I don’t think.
I don’t know that it is a loosing battle but it is an up-hill affair. If you read this blog I’m likely preaching to the choir, but if folks have not at least TRIED a grain free, paleo type diet they have no real experience in how beneficial it can be. Try it for a month, you’ll be amazed at what it can do, how good you will feel.