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What wheat does to your brain

Our gut-brain connection is real.
Some call the gut the second brain.
The ‘two brains’ work together to ensure a healthy balance in mind and body is achieved.

Wheat is a culprit which interferes with blood flow to the brain in certain individuals.
This results in a compromising situation of the brain function.

The frontal lobes of the brain enable one to:

  1. distinguish right from wrong, good from bad

  2. retain memories

  3. manage self-control

    If one is sensitive to gluten, wheat disables the functionality of the frontal lobes to the point that, over time, psychiatric conditions can arise. Yes, this is extreme but more and more psychiatric clients are showing signs of gut-brain inefficiency due to gluten.

    Signs of gluten intolerance:

    * headaches

    * fatigue

    * bloating

    * diarrhea

Unsure of your gluten status? Empower your mental and physical health by knowing your gluten status. Take the test. R300 for 30 minute assessment. Book for online or in-person sessions. helen@helenhansen.co.za

42 on Sonneblom Deli, Bellville, Cape Town, stocks gluten-free products. I recently purchased their gluten free almond and onion seed wraps which taste really yummy and my son enjoyed them too.

More gluten free options from 42 on Sonneblom:

Pasta Regalo Gluten Free Spaggetti and Fetucinni @ R40 per 500g
Baked Cheese Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache (eat at the Deli @ R20 per slice)
Macadamia nut Chocolate brownies with Almond slivers (eat at the Deli @ R10 each or take-away)
Selection of alternative nut flours available at: www.42onsonneblom.co.za

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