Is IGNORANCE Bliss?
Aug. 24, 2011 11:11 pm
Updated: Aug. 26, 2011 8:12 pm
25yrs ago, I may have said "YES," but alas, I'm still here, despite the abuse I've put my body through, some of which at the hands of my doctor! Toxic meds, dining on a "fair" diet - I feel that anything in moderation (but they do make pills for other
issues!) Last, but certainly not least, my LOVE AFFAIR with BEER! Despite, my #'s have climbed toward "better" and beyond, for more than 20yrs. Now, I'm not using this as an excuse to avoid certain issues... it just has seemed pointless as my doc(s) have
all agreed, that it will make NO DIFFERENCE. I may look like I need a diet and major exercise, but having been told that they are each pointless... again, the "moderation" theory arises.
Now, there are a couple reasons my head has brought me here, tonight... First, a friend has gone gluten free due to a diagnosis of Lupus (not sure I understand that... but I will research!) Second, was reading "YAGOTTAWANNA" posted by Mike Harvey, right here
Some years ago, when I had a "diabetes" scare, I worked with a dietician for months, and followed the "diabetic diet outline" she had provided me. Yes, this did work... as long as LIFE didn't interfere with the regimen. This only caused a major drop in "sugar"
levels, causing uncontrollable shakes, which would prohibit me from funtioning, and were best treated by a "spoon of peanut butter!" Once back on my "old" diet, these episodes all but vanished...
All of this so far is off my "mark." I spent some time today searching for info regarding "GLUTEN." Frankly, I had little to NO idea just what it was, or how to eliminate it from one's diet! I'm certainly not "educated" now, but at least I have a basic idea.
J cautioned me, not to "obsess" over this, to which I explained that the "movement" (shall I call it?) is HUGE, so I feel there must be something to it! I'm remembering kids from my youth, who were "allergic" to wheat... Guess back then, it didn't really
have a name! So, this morning/afternoon, I searched a few sites, to try to understand why, and would it be good for me to go into the "moderation" mode? I simply felt that as it is so prevelant at this time, that it might be worth looking into...
One thing that I did learn today, is that with my "new" culinary habits, I've got a pretty good head start, short of the "all purpose flour" aspect... One site however, has claimed that many new(ish) products are available now to replace flour, some boxed
mixes and prepared foods... Just don't tell me in a month that it's all plain "poppycock" and that it's simply a waste of time and money! There certainly seems to be enough evidence supporting the theory that I doubt it will ever be refuted... but then,
one never knows, does one? There also seems to be quite "the buzz" here at AR regarding the "gluten issue," so I certainly don't mean to belittle or disbelieve... I'm just wondering if one who (seems) to have no issues (like me,) will benefit by minimizing
gluten, at least...
Well, I guess I've prattled on long enough about a topic I know little about, and have little idea as to whether I would benefit by reducing/eliminating gluten from my diet...
Meantime, be well, be healthy (don't obsess, Stevie,) be crazy!