Cindi O'meara is a nutritionist who in her effort to heal herself and determine if wheat is poison, made the documentary “What's with Wheat.” In this documentary, Cindy brings together some of the best experts on health and fitness to discuss what we've done to wheat over the last several decades and what it is doing to our bodies.
In a search for optimizing her own longevity, Cindi started an elimination diet. Within days she had lost weight and was looking and feeling great. As she reintroduced food, she recognized that wheat was a problem for her. Shortly after her discovery, books began coming out on the dangers of wheat.
Is wheat poison today?
As hunter-gathers, we were nomads. Once we could cultivate crops, we were able to settle in towns and cities. This made civilization possible.
In the 1920s we began having the first shelf stable foods. Finding we were developing vitamin deficiencies, food companies began fortifying foods with artificial vitamins. Then in the 1970s we began developing hybrids and spraying the wheat with chemicals.
And one of the core differences, we are exposed to much more wheat through our food, cosmetics, etc.
Cindi used an elimination diet to get healthier, and she provides a guide for doing a four-week elimination-style diet. Many people shy away from dropping wheat and grains from their diet. While this is not the easiest of protocols, it is typically only temporary for most foods. It is only the foods that make you sick that you'll have to avoid after the initial period.