Posts Tagged ‘gluten’

Discount on the Nima gluten testing device for Wheat Belly followers

If you are interested in your own Nima device to test your food for gluten residues, they are offering a 20% discount on the Nima Starter Kit if you enter coupon code WHEATBELLY.

The Nima device is useful for anyone with substantial gluten/grain sensitivities. While it only tests for gluten residues, this can serve as a marker for grain contamination. You can find more information about the device and the starter kit here.

In my experiences, the device is easy to use:

 

It’s easily portable, small enough to carry in your purse or jacket pocket.

Gluten and diabetes: The headlines get it wrong again

Another study was released recently that purports to “prove” that gluten-free diets are associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes. As with many studies of this type, the findings were misinterpreted but fed into the media’s continual need for titillating headlines. I thought this hubbub would pass by now, but reports about this study (such as this piece of tripe from The Washington Post) seem to be gaining more traction than usual, fueling the misunderstanding and misinformation that plagues nutritional thinking. While I thought this would just pass, it looks like it will not and I’m therefore posting my comments.

What is gluten?

  • Jimmy Kimmel gluten

In an effort to expose how little most people claiming to adhere to a gluten-free diet actually know about gluten, late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, posted this interview of everyday people claiming to be gluten-free. Clearly, among those not familiar with Wheat Belly, there is an astounding lack of understanding. This is unfortunate, because it allows people like Jimmy Kimmel–yeah, all meant in fun–to discredit what is proving to be one of the most powerful movements in nutrition in health to come along in thousands of years.