Sorry Paleo Diet followers. If you want to live longer, eat Whole Grains??? Dr. Brett A. Goldstein D.C.

If you want to live longer, eat Whole Grains???So we all know how bad grains are for the digestive system and how they promote inflammation. Humans have only been eating grains for the last 10,000 years although our genes were formed about 2million years ago. Without grains, people wouldn’t get fat and wouldn’t have high insulin levels. Since grains are very simple carbohydrates, they break down into sugar quickly. Due to this, you blood sugar spikes  which causes your insulin levels to spike. When your insulin levels are always high, the inflammation process starts. Your cells then become resistant to insulin. The end result of this is diabetes.So with all of these negative factors, why choose whole grains?After analyzing data from more than 15,000 people aged 45-65, researchers from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that as whole-grain intake went up, total mortality went down according to a new study coming out of Harvard’s School of Public Health. Eating more whole grains may decrease a person’s chances of dying by up to 15 percent.

The team’s findings were published in the latest issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. From more than 118,000 nurses and health professionals who filled out dietary questionnaires every two to four years between 1986 and 2010 the data that was collected said that of the 27,000 deaths of study participants, one-third fewer people died among the group that ate the most whole grains per day. Even after accounting for other factors such as obesity and exercise, researchers say data showed whole grains decreased a person’s overall chance of death by 9 percent. Cardiovascular-related deaths went down 15 percent.



So you want to know if you should eat whole grains or stay away from them. I myself have been following the paleo diet for a month now. I do feel better, have more energy and have lost a good amount of body fat.  To be honest, if your body reacts poorly to grains, try to eliminate them from your diet. If this makes you feel better then do not eat them. If you are staying away from grains, make sure you get your nutrients elsewhere.  If you are currently eating grains and notice no negative consequences then there is no reason to stop eating them. Some people may say that you may not be experiencing any consequences now but you will later which is true, you may. You only live once, so if you love your pasta and grains now and then I do not see a problem with that. Everyone’s body is different. Everyone’s body reacts differently to whole gains. You know your body better then anyone else so the choice is yours.

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Dr. Brett A. Goldstein is a Palmer Graduate Chiropractic Physician who dedicates himself to treating his patients’ symptoms and physical dysfunctions and returning that patient to a pain free status. Dr. Goldstein received his B.S. degree from Florida Atlantic University in Exercise Science and worked in the gym part time to help teach correct techniques for lifting. This is where he discovered his passion for working with people who care about their health. He has helped a wide variety of people from working on professional athletes at the regional cross-fit games to the weekend warrior and office worker. Dr. Goldstein was recently named the official Joimo Sports league Chiropractor. Since graduating from chiropractic school, Dr. Goldstein has learned the techniques in Active Release Technique (A.R.T), Graston Technique, and Kinesio® Taping, which are the leading soft-tissue diagnostic and treatment protocols that deal with over-use strain that plagues today’s society. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family, playing soccer, kayaking and extreme bike riding.


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