How do we insure our recovery?
The two things that help to remove the big 4 “glue foods” from our villi and help them to heal are alcohol and vinegar. It’s great to know there is a non-alcoholic alternative for removing these alcohol-soluble glues. What do we use to get wallpaper glue residue off the wall? Vinegar and water. What is wallpaper glue frequently made from? Wheat gluten. Yes, these glues from casein, gluten, soy and corn are not water or even acid soluble. They are alcohol and alkaline soluble. That’s why they survive the digestive process of simple-stomached animals, leave that stomach, and adhere to the villi. But alcohol and vinegar will help get them off. Ruminants (animals with a forestomach, such as cattle, sheep, goats) are better equipped to handle these foods because they ferment their foods, a process that produces alcohol. But even they are not immune to the harmful effects of lectins, as illustrated by the negative effect that corn has on the fat in their muscles. We like the marbling of meat that corn-feeding produces, but this is a totally abnormal physiological event. (I explain this in the Obesity section).
How have Italians survived as celiacs?
Understanding this principle gives us tremendous insight into how Italians have survived over the years being a pasta-based culture. They drink wine with their meals and eat their oil and vinegar-soaked salad after their meals. Their appetizers (antipasto) are usually high fat meats (e.g. salami, prosciutto) and those items marinated in olive oil or vinegar. The fat and oil protects the villi from the attachment of gluten and casein in their upcoming main course while the vinegar and wine washes clean what does manage to attach. The fiber from the salad then scrubs the villi clean. It’s like soaking a paintbrush in mineral spirits then wiping it clean. How cool is that?
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