Sunday, August 22, 2010

Slightly off topic! But I want to get to know you.

This post is slightly off topic BUT I thought that I wanted to get to know my readers to make my blogs more personalized. My question for everyone today is: What's a "perfect world" to you?

I would like to post "off topic" blogs weekly, do you think that is a good idea? I hope this will be a way of interaction between myself and my readers AND between the readers.

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  1. Dr Ford, Is it possible to influence the influencers - by that I mean change the views of the dietitians, nutritionists, health advisers and doctors who deal with people who need to cut out gluten to be healthy?
    I seems to me there are a small number of scientists, and doctors like yourself who could change the view of gluten in the health sector. I imagine this is not easy to do. But isn't there enough scientific evidence now to change the way doctors are taught in Med school for example?
    That's my "perfect world" I guess, where the knowledge amongst health providers that gluten is damaging is common knowledge.

  2. I guess my perfect world is doing what I am doing now anyway - but extended across many others. That is, a world where humans do not consume grains and know and understand why. A world where just as we accept we need to breath oxygen, we accept that humans were never meant to consume grains. Utopia I know.

    I think any information that you are willing to put out in a public forum like this helps. I would be very eager to hear your case studies Dr Ford... some of the more vague symptoms that you have seen improved by going gluten free.

    Also, I would be interested in your view on living without gluten free substitutes. Is this advice that you are increasingly giving out?

    Thanks in advance.


  3. Julianne and Jamie have excellent points. Yes, there is a long way to go. But many people on our planet have a stark choice between eating wheat and starving. However, demand for gluten-free foods will slowly cause a change in the crops that are planted. Yes, grains are not the best foods for us, but convenient to feed the millions. The tension between money and health (interesting that we use greed to refer to both money and food) will always be there. Consumers have a lot of power.