I had serious lung congestion 3 years ago, was in tip top shape from varsity sports just prior, but couldn't shake this congestion I got from a cold for months. I tried everything I could, antioxidants, vitamins, and antibiotics. Nothing worked. At the time I lived in a place similar to Animal House, and even my very unhealthy roommates were seriously concerned. Into the 4th month, a nurse suggested that I go gluten free. I was cleared up in less than a month.
Gluten is Latin for glue. It is what allows bread dough to be sticky and stretchy, and the reason why bread houses all those little air bubbles as it bakes. Our North American wheat is larger and more rough than it's European and other counterparts. This difference in grain size and composition is thought to be why many North Americans have an issue processing wheat.
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