Durum is an older wheat specie and it has AB genome and it doesn't have the D genome so it doesn't contain alpha gliadin. Corn steals minerals and witamins from the body and blocks the absoprtion of them. Which one is worse?
I usually prescribe to the Mark Sisson 85% rule. I stay 100% gluten free but I will have some corn now and then as part of my 15% non paleo/primal eating. Living in southern california it's easy to just give in to a few tacos here and there... (more)
Here's the link: http://documentaryheaven.com/seeds-of-death/ Now, I LOVE science. I'm also a big fan of genetic engineering. So far I may have deluded myself into not worrying too much about GMO in the food supply. But this isn't about... (more)
When I ingest wheat (and sometimes when I ingest cow dairy) I get a delayed allergic reaction at night in the form of acid reflux. The casein in cow dairy (even happens with hard cheeses, but never happens with sheep, goat, or buffalo dairy)... (more)
I ate pasta made only from rice flour and non gmo corn. I ended up having a lot of stomach pain that lasted from 8 at night to 7:30 the next morning. Grains are still grains even if non gmo.
I have a question concerning corn. I know corn is a grain, but is generally gluten free. In the Paleo/Prinal diet, can you eat corn if it is of the non-GMO (heirloom) variety? Thanks for your feedback.
I'm trying to implement some of the ideas in The Perfect Health Diet (P.H.D.) and want to switch my sweetener to one that doesn't have fructose. I found this... (more)
Have you seen the rats? http://www.naturalnews.com/037249_gmo_study_cancer_tumors_organ_damage.html Use honey or fruits (very ripe bananas) they are nutrient dense sweeteners as opposed to dextrose and due to the fiber in bananas they don't spike... (more)
OK - I have been trying to follow a more primal diet for a while now and do well other than Scotch, which I absolutely refuse to give up. But I have a question - the holidays are coming up, I live in the south, and cornbread dressing is... (more)
Screw paleo on holidays, eat the standard fare, it's not (likely) going to kill you. Probably the best alternative you could do is make gluten-free cornbread (Google knows how to make this) and use that to make dressing.
Been paleo for a few months now, but recently i had some corn at a family dinner and it's like i fell in love with it all over again. Corn is one of those neolithic foods that i actually miss, along with sweet peas and white rice. What's so bad... (more)
Let me ask several questions this time. I can't tolerate any white rice and corn. They seem to be similar foods and it makes sense. Yet, why do I have an issue with bananas? Besides being white like rice, there seems to be no connection. I have... (more)
One thing I have noticed about the different grains, some are much worse than others. I cannot tolerate any amount of white rice or corn. Even a handful of corn tortilla chips causes me all sorts of problems, especially a funky one where the... (more)
Hello, I've been eating a paleolithic diet since about Thanksgiving of last year. I've lost roughly 25 lbs and for the first few months there were no issues. In late January I asked a question here because I thought I was having some digestive... (more)
So, the wife and I love roasted bone marrow, typically beef bones. Since going Paleo/Primal, however, there's nothing to act as a vehicle for the beefy marrow goodness; normally toast points or crostini would be the typical serving option. How do... (more)
While I prefer to spoon it, a crunchy cucumber sliced would nicely contrast the fat, especially if you've salt and peppered your marrow. And if I was feeling really naughty I might crisp-fry bacon and use that as my "spoon"...
According to Mr. Cronometer.com , ounce per ounce, corn chips have less omega 6 than peanut butter or almond butter. After 3 months of Paleo, and reading paleohacks.com each day, I still don't understand why nuts seem to enjoy a magical,... (more)
I'm curious, which of the industrial seed oils is considered the worst for a person and which might cause the worst or most common negative reactions in a person? I've seen canola oil discussed in great lengths but never a true comparison of the... (more)
I hear people talk about the "80 / 20" way of eating Paleo, and when I they admit to what the other 20% is, it's usually that they eat potatoes, some sort of dairy product, or even just a chocolate bar. I haven't heard anyone admit to eating any... (more)
I decided to try the Paleo diet due to a wheat and corn allergy I've ignored for years. After only three days on Paleo, my stomach and digestive issues/pain were 100% GONE. Unfortunately, I've been really sick lately (flu, then Strep, then... (more)
My 12 year old son and I were discussing Paleo and he asked why corn was a no no because as he put it "you dont digest corn anyway"? Which raises my question, if we dont indeed digest most of corn is it really that bad? I REALLY miss my chips... (more)
If corn wasn't digested there would be a huge market in the diet industry for "The Corn Diet", in which you stuff yourself with nothing but "zero-calorie" corn all day long and lose amazing amounts of weight...
I'm not familiar with the autoimmune protocol, but for any other Paleo/ancestral/related(I include whole food LC in that), it should be inconsequential. I've yet to see any evidence that ANY starch is detrimental -- it's the proteins that go with... (more)
I have some corn flour that has been treated with lime water. This is supposed to break down the kernel and help increase the bioavailability of many of the vitamins, especially B3. If I were to take this flour (also called masa harina) and soak... (more)
I'll be honest... personally it does worse things to my gut that gluten. So I avoid it, no matter how traditionally prepared. Then again, I do OK on WAPF style soaked beans which I know messes other people up. Try it and see.
Someone posted this on my facebook fan page a few weeks ago... "Why is corn a grain? that's another question I just thought of. the native americans did corn - not sure if they count as the "agricultural era." I would love to read your thoughts!... (more)
Uhm, indigenous Americans not only had agriculture but built massive empires based on corn crops. The Aztec and Incan civilizations would have given Rome a run for its money at their height. This sort of thing requires agriculture. Grains are the... (more)