Is A Gluten Free Diet Alone Enough For Good Gut Health?

Is A Gluten Free Diet Alone Enough For Good Gut Health?

Greetings. Eric Bakker. Thanks for coming back. We’re talking about gluten. Gluten, gluten. I’ve done a few videos on this. By the way, do you like my pot plants in the
background? They’re pretty cool aren’t they? I’ve had them downstairs, but with the new
kitchen renovation I’ve been talking about, I had to bring them up here because they were
getting too much dust on them, so I spent all day yesterday taking out two massive big
ceilings on two rooms, which you can adjoin. So it’s going to be a 45′ long room by 25′
wide. Massive room so I can’t wait to show everybody
this new kitchen I’m building. Then I’m going to do some cooking stuff to
show everybody the kind of food I eat. But that’s all coming up months from now. It’s going to take a lot of time and work
and effort. Now, where was I? We’re talking about gluten. It’s interesting, I just had a look on the
internet and people have been going gluten free for a long time, a long time. When I started practice people were going
gluten free but mainly Celiac’s. And in America there are about 300,000 Celiac’s
out of all those hundreds of millions of people. But there are a lot of people who’ve gone
gluten free mainly because it’s hip and trendy like tattoos, like beards, like ripped jeans,
like piercings. It’s a trendy thing to do, like walking around
with your iPhone and throwing stuff on Instagram, everybody does it. So everybody’s going gluten free. Are they going gluten free because of health? I think they are going gluten free because
of the trend. Now there are different types and ways of
going gluten free. There’s no argument that Celiac’s that are
diagnosed through the trans-gluten or trans-aminase, whatever they call it, the antibody. There’s an antibody that can be found in the
blood, and it’s confirmed then with a biopsy that a person is a Celiac. There’s no argument that those people need
to be scrupulously gluten free. And if you’re not a Celiac, if you’ve got
a tiny problem or any kind of health problem and you go gluten free thinking you can cure
it by going gluten free you’re on the wrong page for me and I really can’t, I just can’t
help you there, I’m sorry. It’s a big problem because when you take gluten
out of your diet, if you want to really go gluten free you’re taking a lot of stuff out
of your diet and that can be causing problems. Many people lack sufficient fiber in their
diet as it is. Now if they are going to take every single
tiny little piece of gluten out of their diet, a lot of high fiber foods contain gluten,
they’re going to be in for a lot of big shock. A lot of problems with their gut because it’s
going to give them a lot of digestive problems. But even if they do that, is it still enough
to maintain a healthy diet? Is going gluten free really enough to maintain
a healthy diet. This is what I can’t understand. Many patients I’ve spoken to over the years
who have taken gluten out of their diets still drink beer or wine or alcohol. “Oh yeah, but I’m drinking gluten free beer.” Well hang on a minute, didn’t you take gluten
out of your diet to fix up your low sex drive or your hair loss, or the fact that you’ve
got an itchy ear, or that your eyes fluttering or that your butt’s too big or something? Whatever. People stop gluten for the darnedest of reasons. I’m telling you, I’ve heard it all. One guy told me he stopped gluten because
he wasn’t growing in height. So he thought if he stopped gluten from his
diet he would grow taller. I think what planet are these people on? If you’ve got a digestive issue the first
thing, for example you do, is don’t take gluten out of your diet. You take alcohol out of your diet. You start eating actually real foods, stuff
that’s not in cans, packets. You don’t go to Kentucky Fried Chicken for
lunch for example and ask for a gluten free meal there, things like this. This is all fake. Talk about fake news. So don’t come to me saying, “What do I do,
I’ve taken gluten out of my diet, and my health problem’s not getting any better.” It’s really about looking at your lifestyle,
and your diet combined. I’ve been talking about this for years on
this channel. It’s about trying to get a lot of things right
in your life. Not just about what particular type of food
that you need to eat. So if you’ve got a health problem the very
first thing you do is not take necessary gluten out of your diet and think that’s going to
be the be all end all. Or there’s another doctor currently promoting
take all lectins out of your diet because that will be the be all end all. I should start a new diet, let’s take ice
cubes out of your diet. If you stop eating all forms of ice you’ll
be cured of brain cancer. I mean people buy any kind of news won’t they? So coming back to gluten, I truly believe
that most people can tolerate gluten to some degree with a very healthy digestive system. It’s all about the amount you eat, and the
total balance of your diet in general. But this gluten madness is just beyond control. I saw a sign in a shop, our furniture are
gluten free, I mean come on. Maybe we need to get gluten free cell phones. I mean how far are we going to go with this
nonsense, this charade? I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds of
patients just in the last two or three years. I’ve put them back into gluten and they’re
perfectly fine. They’re pooping normal, they’re sleeping normal. They haven’t increased in height or shrunk
in size. Nothing’s really happened to them. So the question was, where was the question? Is gluten free diet alone enough for good
gut health? I don’t think gluten really counts that much
into the question. If you have got gut issues as I’ve always
maintained, get the stool test done. A comprehensive stool test. Get some assessments done of your diet and
your lifestyle by somebody like me, although I’m not no longer taking on new patients. And then find out where the problem areas
are in your life. These need fixing up. Are you working crazy hours or a shift work? Do you have big issues in your relationships
with people? Do you hate your job? Are you living on fast food? Are you drinking alcohol regularly? Are you taking ibuprofen or paracetamol, actinomycetin
regularly? Are you arguing with your neighbor all the
time? These things are more important to me than
should I take gluten out of my diet and what else needs eliminating out of my diet. It’s that total picture that needs an assessment
and some corrections made. It’s the small things that make all the difference
when it comes to improving your health. Not just gluten or salicylates or oxalates
or lectins or stuff like that. That’s getting pretty anal in my opinion. There’s a lot of anal people out there at
the moment, especially with the internet. Thanks for tuning in.

5 thoughts on “Is A Gluten Free Diet Alone Enough For Good Gut Health?

  1. Just because most can tolerate gluten doesn't mean you should eat them. Like smoking cigarettes, most people live to 75, but nobody should smoke in the first place. I agree we should eat REAL foods, but grains are NOWHERE near real foods. Gluten are a toxic protein and fiber frankly is something we humans cannot digest. Eating cellulose is like eating wood; it's basically a vehicle to bind the stool. Not in the slightest essential. Nobody should eat gluten, and no, gluten free pasta contains the same hundreds of harmful protein and sugar as all others. Just eat animal based diet with lots of fats and some vegg here and there.

  2. I really believe the culprit today is processed foods. I’ve cut out processed foods and gone back to a more traditional way of eating and have seen tremendous improvements. No more fast food. It’s more work. But it works! I make my own yogurt. I make my own ice cream. I make my own breads. Everything from scratch using the cleanest ingredients I can find. Well worth the time and effort.

  3. seems like you r the only clear headed man on youtube regarding health topics.thanks a lot for sharing your perspective!!

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