If you are suffering from gut issues and have gone gluten and dairy free in addition to cutting out foods that biochemically mimic gluten, such as corn and supplements containing gluten, but still see little progress, you may want to consider your coffee.
Instant And Ground Coffees Have Been Shown To Be Cross-Reactive And High In Mycotoxins.
This is serious issue for anyone struggling with digestive disorders and gut health.
The study done on coffee and gut health, indicates that it may have partly to do with the processing of coffee. The protein of coffee beans seem to damage during processing, as organic, whole-bean coffee did not have the same health devastating effect. We see the same issue with dairy - damaged protein during processing, so that's not a far-fetched conclusion.
Regardless, it is worth noting that caffeine can contribute to mucosal degradation in the stomach and esophagus.
Many Who Have Gluten Induced GI Damage Also Have Problems With Coffee.
Add to that, that most people struggling with gut health has burnt out adrenals.
We know that caffeine overstimulates the adrenal glands. Often you need to eliminate coffee for several months while your body is recovering.
Conventional coffee is one of the most pesticide laden crops around - pesticides are related to leaky gut and hormone disruption.
1 Cup Of Conventional Coffee = 20 Pounds Of Pesticide Exposure Yearly.
Yup, you want to switch to organic at least.
In any case, try eliminating coffee for one week and see if this clears up some of your gut related issues. After the antigen load has been significantly reduced, try to reintroduce it again, having just a cup in the morning. Make sure it is organic, whole bean coffee - if you can tolerate that, then it is safe for you to begin drinking this type of clean coffee.
And remember, adding some fat to coffee helps to mitigate that cortisol/insulin spike that occurs when drinking regular black coffee. This simple trick - delicious as it is - protects your adrenals big time.
And Indirectly Also Protects Your Waistline, Because Stress Hormones = Belly Fat.
Fatburn and metabolism is about biochemical balance, not calories.
Sugar In Caffeinated Beverages Is The Worst Thing You Can Do, Because The Sugar Will Further Increase That Stress Hormone Response.
However, adding some fat to your cup of joe like a dash of organic, grassfed cream, helps to stabilize your blood sugar.
Antibiotics And Pesticides Accumulate In Fat, So Any High-Fat Foods Is Something You Want To Be Sure To Get Organic.
Reference: Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2013, 4, 20-32. Cross-Reaction between Gliadin and Different Food and Tissue Antigens. Aristo Vojdani et al.