Podcast with Tom O’Bryan about gluten (UW Radio #340)

Tom O’Bryan is one of the worlds best expert about gluten, here’s an interesting podcast with him:


Here’s his website:

and here’s another podcast 🙂

Påminnelse Jin Shin Jyutsu självhjälp/egenvårdskurs – Sensus (Stockholm)

Nu är det snart dags för höstens kurser att sätta igång, jag (Helene Iliste) ska ha Jin Shin Jyutsu självhjälp/egenvårdskurs i samarbete med Sensus på Medborgarplatsen i Stockholm.
Först är det en tre gångers introduktionskurs på torsdagar, med början 17/9, tid 17.30 – 20.00. Kostnad 900:-  Ni anmäler er till kursen via den här länken:

Sen kan man bygga på sina Jin Shin Jyutsu kunskaper med en fortsättningskurs, det är fem gånger, med början onsdag 7/10. Kostnad 1500:-. Och anmälan till den kursen går via den här länken:

Jag kommer framför allt att utgå ifrån Mary Burmeisters självhjälpsbok 1, den kan man hitta här, om man vill köpa den:
och man kan också köpa den av mig.

Jin Shin Jyutsu article, by Corey Radman, about Philomena Dooley

I took a class with Philomena in Ireland a couple of years ago, and I really wish I had time to go to another class with her, she doesn’t teach very much anymore, so there are not many opportunities out there – if you have a chance to go to Philomenas Q&A class in Spain in September – do it!!!!

Course Title: Body reading and Questions and Answers (in English with Spanish translation) Start Date: September/18/2015End Date: September/20/2015
Description:  (Fri-Sun.)
Organized by Rafael Roma Segura
Phone: 034 962907844 or 645993623
Email: marajsjspa@gmail.com
Vall de Albaida No 48 Bajo, Agullent (Valencia)
Co-Organizer: Eduardo Balaguer Garcia
Phone: (011) +34-629047064
Email: eduar.empar@gmail.com

This article is written by Corey Radman:


Spotlight: Philomena Dooley

Jin Shin Jyutsu

by Corey Radman

Spotlight: Philomena Dooley“Why do you look like you’re half dead?”

That question, uttered in passing, marked the moment that changed Philomena Dooley’s life. Up until then, she had been a registered nurse, but debilitating blood clotting issues had wreaked havoc on her health. She had experienced two pulmonary embolisms. Taking blood thinners and pain medications, wrapped from toe to groin in compression bandages, she still limped around in great pain. She was only 24 years old.

The condition forced Philomena to leave her hospital work and try real estate. At a convention in Florida, the cheeky comment from a fellow conventioneer got her attention. She would probably have never spoken to the man again, but a snowstorm in New Jersey stranded her at the conference. So, over lunch the man explained himself. He knew someone who could heal her, someone who had helped many people recover their health. That person was Mary Burmeister.

Until her death in 2008, Mary Burmeister was the American force behind the ancient Japanese art, Jin Shin Jyutsu®. Part energy modality, part life philosophy, Mary furthered the practice and interpreted it for modern day people. Her name and her work are still revered today.

Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) originated in India 2500 years ago, and then migrated to China, and finally to Japan where it had almost completely died out by 1900. There were few written works that explained the ancient knowledge of the body, but Japanese philosopher, Jiro Murai, discovered The Kojiki. The name means Japanese Record of Ancient Things, and it held the answers Master Murai sought. By interpreting and applying these writings, Murai recovered from his chronic illness. He spent the rest of his life writing about and teaching Jin Shin Jyutsu. One successful student was Mary. And Mary chose to teach Philomena.

Mary Burmeister (1918-2008)Finding Mary

It was 1978. Philomena was sick of being sick. Armed with Mary’s name and some vague information about energy work, Philomena decided she had nothing to lose by giving it a try. “I had the best treatments the medical world could do for me at the time, and I still looked half dead.” Her husband at the time and father of her children was a doctor. “He thought I had lost my marbles,” she says.

Feeling rotten can be a powerful motivator. Philomena booked a ten-day recovery trip to Scottsdale, Arizona where Mary was based. She received two treatments, twice a day from Mary and one of her students, Patricia Meador.

“By day five, I felt a dramatic change. I went from barely able to move to feeling like I had been awakened.”

Philomena recalls that on her return trip to New Jersey, her cousin didn’t recognize her at the airport. “I thought she was playing a game with me, but she really didn’t know me.” The same thing happened at her next doctor appointment. None of the symptoms she had been struggling with for so long persisted.

“My doctor said, ‘Whatever you’re doing, keep it up!’”

That was the beginning of Philomena’s career as a JSJ practitioner and teacher. “I didn’t decide to do this. I never decided. She decided.” Philomena laughs about this sudden change of path that was handed to her like a gift. While she did sit for trainings, she says the experience of becoming a JSJ practitioner was more like remembering.

“I would get phone calls from Mary asking me to go out to Long Island to a hospital. ’I don’t know what to do,’ I’d say. ‘Of course you do,’” Mary would respond. And, it turns out, she really did.

Her connection to the healing art and to its American leader was remarkable. Philomena says Mary would pull her aside and start talking to her about healing … in Japanese. She laughs, “I don’t speak Japanese, but I understood what she meant, even without the words. It was like we were …” Philomena winds her first two fingers together to show their intertwined connection.

Philomena’s 36 years in Jin Shin Jyutsu have been characterized by divine providence. So often, the people she needed to meet would just appear and ask for help. Most importantly, Philomena would say yes when those gifts appeared. Can you go help this person? Yes. Do you want to help me teach this workshop? Yes. Accepting these gifts has provided Philomena with a life’s work full of meaning and opportunity.

She recalls the experience of helping Mary teach a series of workshops in New York in 1986. “A doctor from France came up to me and said, ‘This is wonderful. I don’t understand a word of it. Could you come to Paris to teach me?’” Philomena worked out a week to come help. “And that was the beginning of my international practice.”

She went twice a year to teach medics and medical professionals for the next couple of decades. She has since taught workshops on JSJ in Lebanon, Dubai, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Ireland, England, Scotland, and all over the U.S. and Canada.

Now at age 80, Philomena appears to be closer to 60. Sitting in her Boulder, Colorado home-based treatment room, her hands repeatedly smooth the sheet of the treatment table in front of her. As she chases away the wrinkles, her fingers are powerful, her body confident. The pain of her youth is long gone, though the accent of her Ireland birth land still weaves through her crisp syllables. She says she has treated many, many people of all kinds – even Asian royalty.

“People come to me from all over the world,” she says. That experience has shown her that all people are exactly the same. “They all have the exact same blockages in the shoulders. People are just people,” she says.

Jin Shin JyutsuBut What Is JSJ or Jin Shin?

That question is one Philomena declines to answer in detail. Instead she invites the questioner to experience a treatment. “Would you like to lie down?” she offers.

She gifted me a treatment as a part of this interview process. The actual procedure involves holding various energy locks on the body. With her hands on my torso, feet, back, thighs, head or hands, she would seek harmony in the vibrations of my body’s energy system. It felt deeply relaxing, like warm liquid dripping slowly down my skin. The pain in my feet that I didn’t tell her about resolved during the session. Referring to a term coined by Mary, Philomena says the ‘jumper cables’ (her hands) encourage the body to right its own wrongs and unblock jams of energy that should flow freely, but often don’t.

“It’s a modern problem to have all the energy stuck in the back, shoulders, and neck,” she says. “We are so uptight. And what does that do? We’re living in this oval of energy. It flows down the front and up the back. Energy descends the front and ascends the back. It’s almost like living in an egg. Down the front and up the back.”

She explains that what we often call problems we should refer to as projects. “When we have a project that is above the waist, usually the cause is below the waist. As it is above, so it is below. As it is on the back, so it is on the front. And the same on the left and right. That’s the basic principal.”

In part because she can ‘speak doctor’ and partly because she shows instead of tells, Philomena has inspired doctors and hospital administrators to invite JSJ practitioners to volunteer in their facilities. Philomena started her first hospital JSJ project 30 years ago at Morristown Memorial Hospital, in Morristown New Jersey. Her volunteers have been offering treatments on every floor of the hospital, speeding patients to recovery much faster than the norm. Most recently she has helped begin a trial of JSJ for drug addicted newborns at the a hospital NICU in Lexington, Kentucky. She says that treatments reduce the detox and recovery time from 28 days to nine or ten. It will begin officially in January.

Trying to be retired now, Philomena plans to teach one more upper level JSJ course in Spain next September. But knowing how many little projects she is involved in, it’s hard to imagine that life will really slow down any time soon.

Philomena credits all of these opportunities directly to Mary. She says she is grateful and a little mystified at all that has happened. As we finish speaking, she leaves me with this quote from Mary,

“The truth is that within each one of us lies the power to cast all misery aside and to know complete peace and oneness. To be that beautiful creature of perfect harmony. To truly know (help) myself.” ~ Mary Burmeister.

Philomena couldn’t agree more.

Corey RadmanCorey Radman is is an award-winning writer based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her passion for story threads its way through her work, which has been published at 5280 MagazineStyle MagazineNorthern Colorado Medical & WellnessGet Born Magazine, and The Mom Egg. Her monthly spotlights at Whisperingtree.net feature interviews with experts in integrative healing who constantly challenge her ideas of ‘the best way to be.’

She can be contacted via her website at www.fortcollinswriter.com.

What One Can of Coke Does to Your Body in Only One Hour

I never drink sodas, this is several good reasons why not…. and I don’t care if it is so called “sugarfree” sodas, the things/chemicals they add to it to make it sweeter is not something I want to get into my body…


“Soda is a health food!” said no one, ever (well, in the past 20 years, at least). So it hardly comes as a surprise that drinking soda can have a negative impact on your body.

But while most of us know soda isn’t good for us, we also don’t know exactly what happens to our bodies once we drink it. A detailed new infographic from TheRenegadePharmacist.com breaks it down, step by step — and it’s not pretty.

Here’s what happens after you drink a Coke:

In the first 10 minutes: Ten teaspoons of sugar (100 percent of your recommended daily intake) hits your system.

In 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes and causes a burst of insulin. Your liver responds by turning the sugar it comes into contact with into fat.

In 40 minutes: Your body has absorbed the soda’s caffeine. Your pupils may dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver “dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.” The adenosine receptors in your brain are blocked to prevent you from feeling drowsy.

In 45 minutes: Your body increases production of the pleasure neurotransmitter dopamine.

In 60 minutes: The soda’s phosphoric acid binds with calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine to give you a further boost in metabolism. This is intensified by the high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners that also cause you to urinate out calcium.

After 60 minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic effect makes you have to pee. When you do, you’ll pass on the bonded calcium, magnesium, and zinc that were headed to your bones, as well as sodium, electrolytes, and water.

Then a sugar crash begins, and you may become irritable and sluggish. You’ve now urinated out all of the water that was in the Coke, along with the nutrients that the phosphoric acid bonded to in your body that would have hydrated you or gone on to build strong bones and teeth.

Registered dietitian-nutritionist Karen Ansel, co-author of The Calendar Diet: A Month by Month Guide to Losing Weight While Living Your Life, tells Yahoo Health that the infographic highlights some of the concerns with drinking soda on a regular basis. But, she adds, some of the effects of caffeine from soda listed in the infographic “are a bit of an exaggeration” unless a person is sensitive to caffeine — especially since a can of soda typically contains less than a fifth of what you’d get from a 12 ounce Starbucks coffee.

“However, cola has been shown to weaken bones and teeth, so it is on target there,” she says.

But Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic, tells Yahoo Health that the impact of soda on your bones and teeth is tied more to regularly drinking the fizzy stuff. “Studies show that calcium excretion affects bone health over time,” she says. “It’s not just, ‘OK, I’m going to have a Coke, and I hope I don’t break my leg.”

Related: This Is What Happens When You Drink 10 Cans of Soda Per Day for One Month

Nearly 25 percent of Americans drink soda on a regular basis, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and both experts say that’s a problem.

It’s mainly due to all of the sugar: A can of soda can contain 3 tablespoons of sugar, and a 12-ounce bottle of the drink has more than 4 tablespoons.

“When you drink soda, its sugar literally floods your system, quickly raising blood sugar levels,” Ansel says. That’s problematic because your body needs to kick into overdrive to try to convert all of that sugar into energy — and the excess is stored in your body as fat.

Soda also contributes to weight gain because our brains don’t feel full from the liquid calories the same way they do after we eat solid foods, says Ansel. As a result, it’s easy to drink a lot of empty calories without realizing it.

But drinking soda doesn’t just impact your waistline. A 2013 study that was published in the journal Diabetologiafound that study participants who drank one 12-ounce soda a day were at a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Related: Coke Makes Push to Market Sugary Soda as Healthy Snack

Another study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention in 2010, found that regular soda drinkers (those who had two or more sodas a week) were 87 percent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.

Ansel says having a soda on rare occasions isn’t a huge deal, but she recommends having as little as possible by filling your cup with ice first or pouring it into a small glass, rather than drinking straight from the bottle or can.

Adds Kirkpatrick: “Should you worry if you’re the healthiest person in the world and you have one can of Coke on vacation? Not really. Just don’t do it on a regular basis.”

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Jin Shin Jyutsu nyhetsbrev från Claire Boelhouwers

Claire och jag (Helene Iliste) gjorde en liten utflykt igår till Strängnäs, vi håller på att undersöka om vi kan ha vår nästa 5 dagars kurs där, i början på maj 2016, med Carlyse Smyth.
Alfa Hälsocenter hyr ut sitt ställe för de som vill anordna kurser av olika slag, när vi var där och hälsade på hade Steven Acuff en makrobiotisk matlagningskurs. Här finns mer info om Alfa Hälsocenter:

Och om vi ska ha kursen på Alfa Hälsocenter så behöver vi också ordna med catering, eftersom det ligger utanför Strängnäs, det är inga restauranger i närheten 🙂 så Claire och jag var på Hornuddens Trädgård och provåt – dom ordnar catering, och odlar sina egna grönsaker, ekologiskt förstås – om man har en kurs som handlar om hälsa och att ta hand om sig själv, så känns det bra att kunna erbjuda bra, ekologisk mat också.
Här är mer info om Hornudden:

Och här är Claires nyhetsbrev, så ni kan se lite vad som är planerat, studiegrupp i oktober, och självhjälpskurs i november i Uppsala, och 5 dagars kursen med Carlyse.

Hej alla kära Jin Shin Jyutsu vänner!

Det känns länge sedan många av oss deltog i en 5 dagars kurs med Nathalie Max i Uppsala! Många av er visade intresse om att återkommer till en studiedag/byta behandling dag.

Jag föreslå att vi träffas i October en söndag på Shen Dao Hälsocenter i Uppsala. Okt 4de kl 9.30-15.30
Min idé är att börjar med att meditera med de mudras (finger poses) som Jiro Murai delade med Mary och finns i våran Jin Shin Jyutsu Text 1. Också i Self Help Book III FUN with FINGERS and TOES pgs 11-16
Sedan tänkte jag att vi kunde gör Själv Hjälp Main Central Vertical Harmonizing Energi och dem Mediator och Supervisor Harmonizing Energi Flöderna.
Paus: I pausen kan vi diskuterar hur vi vill har nästa studiedag.
Sedan tänkte jag vi kunde byta behandlingar med varandra.

Jag tänker boka Shen Dao 10.00 till 16.00.
Maila mig gärna om ni vill vara med och jag återkommer med ett datum förslag. Vi kan ju dela på kostnaden av salen mellan alla som kommer. Det brukar kostar mellan 800-1000 kr. Berätter gärna om det är en visst  söndag ni inte kan var med.

Goda nyheter för denna läsår är att Carlyse Smyth, en authorised Jin Shin Jyutsu instruktör kommer två gånger till Sverige från England. Hon pratar tydlig, enkelt engelska. Ni kan läsa hennes Biografi på www.jsjinc.net under Instructors Bio.

November 21-22, 2015 Lördag och söndag;
Self Help class focusing on Mary Burmeisters Self Help Book lI : Mankind´s ” Safety” Energy Locks and Keys. KNOW MYSELF IT IS.
This class helps us practically find each safety energy lock on our bodies, and will unravel the meaning of each Safety Energy Lock in its spiritual, physical and emotional sense.
If you would like to read and practice from this book before the class you may purchase one from myself, Helene Iliste, or from the Scottsdale Office. see www.jsjinc.net

May 4-8 2016  Wednesday -Sunday

The 5 day Jin Shin Jyutsu seminar presented by Carlyse Smyth.
Further details will be in the invitations to these classes. If you already know you will come, please send me a mail or phone/ sms
0733 906 259.
Jag litar på att ni njuter av de härliga extra sommar dagar vi har!
Hör gärna av er,
Varma Hälsningar,
Claire Boelhouwers

Ancient touch therapy Jin Shin Jyutsu gains popularity in Connecticut


Sally Jane Algiere, a practitioner of Jin Shen Jyutsu, a method of acupressure that is thousands of years old and came from ancient Japan, in her Madison, Connecticut office at Complete Care Associates / Integrative Healthcare. Friday, February 22, 2013. Photo by Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register 

Article – Diabetes and diet: There’s an epidemic of misinformation

21 August, 2015 | By 

As the NHS struggles with rising cases of diabetes, it is time to examine the role of diet and lifestyle in tackling this challenge. The so called benefits of medical interventions detracts from more beneficial lifestyle changes, says Dr Aseem Malhotra

Early this year, Karen Thomson, the granddaughter of pioneering heart transplant surgeon Christiaan Barnard, organised world’s first low carb summit in South Africa and invited me as a speaker.

The four day conference was co-hosted by leading professor of exercise and sports medicine Timothy Noakes, and there was no food industry or pharmaceutical industry funding.  There were a total of 15 international speakers including academic researchers and medical doctors and was an eloquent and evidence based demolition job of current dietary guidelines that promotes “low fat” as best for weight and health.

Award winning author of Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health Gary Taubes opened the conference explaining that obesity is not so much a disease of energy imbalance but one of fat accumulation caused by excess insulin, driven primarily by carbohydrate consumption.

‘You don’t get fat from eating fatty foods just as you don’t turn green from eating green vegetables’

Swedish family doctor Andreas Eenfeldt, who runs Diet Doctor, the country’s most popular health blog, discussed the beginning of a decline in the rate of obesity in Sweden where it is estimated that up to a quarter of the population are embracing low carb diet and the sales of butter have rocketed in the past few years.

“You don’t get fat from eating fatty foods just as you don’t turn green from eating green vegetables,” he said in response to a two year review of 16,000 studies carried out by the Swedish Council on Health Technology.

It concluded that such a diet may not only be the best for weight loss but also at reducing several markers of cardiovascular risk in the obese. And he’s right.

Fat calories which have the least impact on insulin secretion promote satiation and energy utilisation whereas refined carbohydrates in particular promote fat storage and hunger.

A public health message to lower cholesterol as if this was the end in itself may have also been counter-productive.

More powerful than aspirin

Not many people know that during the first 14 years of the Framingham heart study – a long term, ongoing cardiovascular study on residents of the town in Massachusetts – which sanctified high cholesterol as a major risk factor for heart disease for every 1mg/dl per year drop in cholesterol levels, there was a 14 per cent increase in cardiovascular death and an 11 per cent increase in mortality in the following 18 years in those aged over 50.

The Honolulu heart study published in the Lancet in 2001 revealed that in those aged over 70, a high total cholesterol was inversely associated with risk of death.

A re-analysis of unpublished data in the Sydney heart study also revealed that cardiac patients that replaced butter with omega 6 containing safflower oil margarine had an increased mortality despite a 13 per cent reduction in total cholesterol.

As professor of cardiology at the University of California, Rita Redberg says: “Cholesterol’s just a lab number. Who cares about lowering cholesterol unless it actually translates into a benefit to patients?”

In comparison to the American Heart Association’s recommended “low fat” diet, adopting a Mediterranean diet after a heart attack is a more powerful life saving tool than taking aspirin, statins, or coronary stents. But makes little significant difference in total cholesterol, triglycerides or high-density lipoprotein between the two groups. The polyphenols and omega 3 fatty acids abundant in olive oil, nuts, vegetables and fatty fish are responsible for rapidly reducing  thrombosis and inflammation.

‘Policy makers fail to acknowledge there are many different types of saturated fat with varying effects’

What many scientists, doctors, media writers and policy makers fail to acknowledge is that there are many different types of saturated fat with varying biological effects.

Two recent Medical Research Council Cambridge studies concluded that the consumption of dairy saturated fats found in yoghurt and cheese were inversely associated with the development of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, whereas endogenously synthesised plasma saturated fatty acids that correlate with an increased risk are driven by the consumption of starch, sugar and alcohol.

In the closing talk of the convention Professor Noakes delivered a humble, yet devastating response to some critics who have described his bestselling book, The Real Meal Revolution, as dangerous.

But what makes Noakes, a man who has over 400 scientific publications, most remarkable is the U-turn in the very dietary advice he himself promulgated for most of his illustrious career: endurance athletes need to load up on carbs to enhance performance.

Maybe more academics should consider the words of Stephen Hawking, who proudly disproved his own theories on the existence of black holes: “People are very reluctant to give up a theory in which they have invested a lot of time and effort.

“They usually start by questioning the accuracy of the observations. If that fails they try to modify the theory in an ad hoc manner. Eventually the theory becomes a creaking and ugly edifice.”

Misguided on sugar

Earlier this week Diabetes UK rightly raised concerns over a significant rise in the cases of type 2 diabetes in the past decade and called on the NHS to improve care for patients and concentrate on greater efforts for prevention.

Although aggressive glucose control can marginally reduce the risk of microvascular complications, earlier detection through routine screening or medical treatment does not have any impact on reducing cardiovascular disease outcomes or improves all cause mortality.

A recent critical review in Nutrition concludes that dietary carbohydrate restriction is the “single most effective intervention for reducing all of the features of the metabolic syndrome”. It should be the first approach in diabetes management with a diet that comprises less than 10 per cent of calorie intake from carbohydrates. It also reveals the greatest falls in HbA1C and reduction in the use of medications with benefits also occurs, even without weight loss.

But how many patients are explicitly given this information?

‘There’s an epidemic of misinformed doctors and patients’

And given that type 2 diabetes is a condition related to an intolerance to metabolise carbohydrates, it is puzzling why Diabetes UK recommends as part of a “healthy balanced diet” the consumption of plenty of starchy carbohydrates and modest amounts of sugary food and drinks including cakes and biscuits.

It is therefore not surprising that the public have such misguided perceptions. Even many doctors’ understanding of nutrition comes from TV and magazines.

Biased funding of research, biased reporting in the media and commercial conflicts of interest have resulted in an epidemic of misinformed doctors and misinformed patients where an exaggeration of the benefits of medical interventions has simultaneously detracted from more impactful lifestyle changes.

If we are to truly maintain the sustainability of the NHS, clinicians need to take a broader population perspective so that responsibilities extend beyond the patient admitted to hospital but also to have a responsibility to the health of their local population.

To reflect on the words of the late Mr Barnard: “I have saved the lives of 150 people through heart transplantations. If I had focused on preventative medicine earlier, I would have saved 150 million.”

Dr Aseem Malhotra is a London based cardiologist and adviser to the National Obesity Forum

Jin Shin Jyutsu självhjälpskurser, i samarbete med Sensus

Nu är det snart dags för höstens kurser att sätta igång, jag (Helene Iliste) ska ha Jin Shin Jyutsu självhjälp/egenvårdskurs i samarbete med Sensus på Medborgarplatsen i Stockholm.
Först är det en tre gångers introduktionskurs på torsdagar, med början 17/9, tid 17.30 – 20.00. Kostnad 900:-  Ni anmäler er till kursen via den här länken:

Sen kan man bygga på sina Jin Shin Jyutsu kunskaper med en fortsättningskurs, det är fem gånger, med början onsdag 7/10. Kostnad 1500:-. Och anmälan till den kursen går via den här länken:

Jag kommer framför allt att utgå ifrån Mary Burmeisters självhjälpsbok 1, den kan man hitta här, om man vill köpa den:
och man kan också köpa den av mig.

Jin Shin Jyutsu self help class with Astrid Kauffmann, 22 Aug 2015, Wiltshire

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self help class Day 2 – Mankind’s Safety Energy Locks and Keys, with Astrid this Saturday, August 22 in Wiltshire. For more information please send an email to astrid@flowsforlife.com

Astrid Kauffmann's photo.

Kemikaliecocktail bakom matintoleranser

Jag försöker laga mat från grunden, så gott det går – jag tror inte heller att det är bara gluten som ställer till det i våra kroppar – och de sk glutenfria produkterna som ska vara någon slags ersättning för pasta, bröd osv är ju tvättade på all näring och fibrer, så man mår sämre av att äta sånt.. man får verkligen fundera över vad man stoppar i sig, och vad det är gjort på – så naturligt och i så ren form som möjligt är bäst!


Det råder rena börsyran på hälsomarknaden. Men kostråden är ofta dåligt underbyggda och kraftigt förenklade. Detta har skapat en lönsam nisch av ”fri från-mat” inom livsmedelshandeln. Tyvärr är denna industrimat inte bättre än de lättprodukter som togs fram på 1980-talet för att ”rädda oss” från fetma och hjärt-kärlsjukdomar. Snarare spär den på problemen med matintoleranser.

Glutenhypen är bara ett exempel på ett växande kostsyndrom. Gluten är en kedja av små proteiner i sädesslag och andra gräsväxter som numera anklagas för allt från autism och matintolerans till diabetes, cancer och andra sjukdomar. Men bakgrunden är mer komplicerad än så. Nyare forskning pekar på en syntetisk kemikaliecocktail i botten på dagens anstormning av matintoleranser och andra kroniska sjuktillstånd.

Tyst celiaki

Glutenallergi som orsakar en akut reaktion av immunförsvaret är en överkänslighet mot spannmål och ska inte förväxlas med fullt utvecklad glutenintolerans som är en autoimmun sjukdom, celiaki. Dessutom talas det alltmer om ”tyst celiaki” NCGS (Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity) som byggs upp under lång tid.

I Sverige är det svårt att få gehör för den tysta celiakin inom sjukvården. Men antalet patienter ökar som vittnar om att de blivit bättre av att ta bort gluten fast de testat negativt för celiaki. Det är bara att hoppas att fler svenska doktorer följer överläkaren Eric Ronges exempel att ta begreppet NCGS på allvar.

Läckande tarm

Enligt forskaren Aristo Vojdani, professor i neuroimmunologi, kan stress, infektioner, miljögifter och mixen av kemiska tillsatser i maten skada ett matsmältningsenzym (DPP IV) som påverkar kroppens immunreglering och som behövs för nedbrytningen av gluten och mjölk. Det ger då inflammation i tunntarmens slemhinna med dålig matsmältning samt vitamin- mineral- och blodbrist som följd. Det här sker ofta i tysthet och under många år innan symtom visar sig i form av magsmärtor, gasbildning, illamående, diarré/förstoppning, viktpåverkan, muskel- och ledvärk, trötthet, hyperaktivitet, depression och humörsvängningar.

Inflammationerna kan till slut göra hål i tarmslemhinnans fogar mellan cellerna, tight junctions. Syndromet kallas för ”läckande tarm” (Leaky Gut Syndrome), där mikroskopiska matrester, kemikalier och annat kan slinka igenom och gå direkt ut i blodomloppet och skapa antigener. Då matens proteiner påminner om de i vår egen vävnad kan immunförsvaret på sikt ta fel och attackera även den egna kroppens organ och orsaka autoimmuna tillstånd som MS, reumatism, diabetes, Alzheimers, samt sjukdomar i hjärta, kärl, bindväv, sköldkörteln, mage och tarm mm.

 ”Du får inte Alzheimers i 70-årsåldern, sjukdomen startar decennier tidigare genom att hjärnceller dör på grund av autoimmuna reaktioner”, säger professor Aristo Vojdani.

Kemikaliemix ger autoimmunitet

Det här är den linje som alltfler forskare slår in på inför ökningen av matintoleranser och andra kroniskt autoimmuna sjukdomar. Men för att över huvud taget kunna drabbas av celiaki måste det till en svag gen som kan triggas igång av alla de miljögifter och syntetiska kemikalier vi omges av i vardagen. Inte minst de från maten som träffar tarmslemhinnan direkt.

Läkaren och forskaren inom gastroenterologi (matsmältningssystemet), Alessio Fasano, som specialiserat sig på autoimmunitet och celiaki menar att gluten är ett ”gift” för alla, men att inte alla blir sjuka av det. Han poängterar att det endast är ett fåtal som har genförutsättningar att drabbas av celiaki. I stället pekar även Fasano på kemikalierna i maten bakom en inflammation i slemhinnan som på sikt kan leda till läckande tarm. Med en autoimmun matintolerans som följd.

Grundproblemet verkar alltså inte ligga hos vissa av de proteiner vi äter, utan snarare i den kemikaliecocktail vi får i oss. Som sedan gör att vi utvecklar olika matintoleranser och autoimmuna sjukdomar.

Effektivt konsumenttryck

De som drabbas av celiaki måste givetvis hålla sig helt ifrån gluten. Detsamma gäller för alla som eventuellt lider av en tyst glutenintolerans. Men att försöka dämpa en inflammation i tarmen med livsmedelshandelns fri från-produkter, fulla av tillsatta kemikalier, blir detsamma som att försöka släcka en brand med bensin.

I USA där debatten runt kostsyndromet fördjupats, har konsumenttrycket fått globala industrijättar som Kellogg, Nestle och General Mills att börja fasa ut syntetiska färg- och smakämnen i sina produkter. Konsumenttryck måste även sättas på svenska myndigheter och politiker runt kemikalietillsatserna i maten om inte folkhälsan ska knäckas helt.

Ulla Gabay

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