I've been getting a lot of questions lately about the
mysterious molecule I consume before I eat bread and pasta - a
compound that allows me to digest gluten without any of the
"bathroom decommissioning" that so notoriously occurs after a hefty
bout of gluten consumption.
After all, I don't want to not eat bread or pasta for the
rest of my life. I find them enjoyable.
But due to glyphosate exposure from pesticides and herbicides,
stress, a leaky gut and other modern assailants that make gluten a
bigger issue than it ever has been in human history, I use a bit of
better living through science to make gluten digestible.
Matt Gallant is an entrepreneur,
a poker champion, an ex-rock guitarist, a serial
entrepreneur (who's built 13 companies in the last 20
years) strength and conditioning coach with a degree in
kinesiology, the CEO and co-founder of a company called
Wade T. Lightheart, host of the AWESOME Health Podcast, 3-time
All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, advisor to the American
Anti-Cancer Institute and Cofounder of BiOptimizers.
He is also the author of several books including the
best-selling books, “Staying Alive in a Toxic World” and “The
Wealthy Backpacker.” MARGE LINK TO WADE'S BOOKS
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-Why Matt eats between 6-10,000 calories every
For the calorie spike.
One meal per day for 6 days.
A combo of healthy and regular food.
Matt feels great afterwards.
He takes the day off from training.
-Why we should be cognizant of our gluten intake, even if
we don't have celiac disease...10:30
New England Journal of Medicine listed 55 diseases
that can be caused by eating gluten.
Many times we're not aware of these diseases; can be
immune, neurological and psychiatric.
Differences between wheat germ in the gluten and gluten
Different type of protein.
Both are resistant to digestion.
Can make the gut more permeable. (Leaky gut)
Amylase/trypsin inhibitors come packaged with gluten -
What about other factors to leaky gut such as stress and
4x increase in celiac disease; traced to glyphosate
interrupting the digestive process.
Will continue to increase due to the exposure to
-The use of enzymes in the preparation of food to
increase its palatability...18:10
In a perfect world, you'd be eating pre-digested food
You use enzymes to assist with breaking food
-Do Matt and Wade recommend any panels for evaluating
gluten sensitivity or gluten cross reactivity?...20:30
Anti-tissue trans glutaminase or endomysial
Helps you know if other foods such as coffee or quinoa are
exacerbating your level of gluten intolerance.
Also testing gliad and peptide antibodies.
How does gluten negatively affect the
Inflames the brain by causing an auto-immune response.
Antibodies intended to protect your body actually attack
During the digestive process, gluten can be broken down
into proteins similar to psychedelic drugs.
Has an addictive quality.
Overloads the brain with glutamate.
Irritates and damages brain cells.
Negative impact on your social life.
-What Wade REALLY thinks about Monsanto...29:50
They were written into protection against lawsuits by
federal law during the previous administration.
Demonstrable evidence of their products causing damage to
Has been bought out by Bayer.
Food has essentially been mutated, much to our
Destroy livelihoods of small farmers.
-The product Matt uses to pre-digest gluten before you even
Dipeptidyl peptidase 4, also
Dissolves bread placed in water in 15 minutes (watch the
You take it while you eat.
Does DPP-4 actually mitigate symptoms of gluten
Depends on the dosage.
Can be taken as late as the day after eating.
Citrusy foods have been found to inhibit DPP-4
Breaks down various hormones in the body such as
-Does DPP-4 have any effect on foods not containing
Milk proteins, but not milk sugars like lactose.
Good idea to add DPP-4 if you have a plant-based
Just mix and match until you find the right combination for
you, and for the right meals.
Safe for children to ingest.
-More on Matt and Wade's diet and workout
-How do HCL and hydrochloric acid work with Gluten
Plays a supportive role
Stomach acid decreases after the age of 35
Simulates the effects of apple cider vinegar
Optimal time to take is before bed or first thing in the
morning, rather than meal time.
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