Actually, eleven has it about right. Same reason that the govt states that people with celiac disease only react to wheat, barley and rye when in reality they react to all grains, only to a much lesser extent in most cases whereas, I react to corn and rice instantly, and it would have helped me out greatly to have been clued into the fact at the beginning of my diagnosis, same as it would help everyone else with the condition whose health continues to deteriorate bc they are continuing to eat sub-grains.
You have to keep in mind that we are the bread basket of the world and the biggest producer of grains worldwide. There is no way the govt is going to advocate we forgo grains no matter how many of us become ill or, even die. I know someone who literally had a lung removed bc their CD had attacked it, but showed none of the classic digestive symptoms that doctors rely upon for ordering diagnostic tests for the disease, and didn't find out they had it until she and her doctors started scratching their heads wondering why an otherwise healthy, young, non-smoker suddenly develop lung disease. Bingo! Celiac Disease.
Many people with CD have no symptoms, but will suddenly come up with pancreatitis or, liver failure. In my case, though I did have periods of disability where I had obvious digestive symptoms, it took me 18 years to get diagnosed and by that time, it was attacking my cerebellum. If I hadn't figured out for myself that I was reacting to all the so-called gluten free foods sold on the marketplace, and corn and rice additionally, I would most likely be in a wheelchair right now with no chance of recovering the damaged areas of my brain.
Something everyone should consider is that before the invent of steroids in the late 1930-40's, MS was specifically treated with a gluten free diet. After steroids came on the market, the govt and MDs stop advocating that those patients stop eating wheat, barley and rye bc the steroids masked the symptoms of ingesting them, but the damage, just like in the case of celiac patients who continue eating sub-grains, progresses, and in a lot of cases, eventually leads to some type of organ failure that is never connected to the disease itself. It is an immune disorder, afterall and many people are asymptomatic though the damage to their bodies is occurring, nonetheless.
With the population explosive and the global recession, the value of a human life has been greatly diminished. We have to look out for our own interest, and already, even before Obamacare kicks into place, have to advocate and research many of our chronic illnesses on our own. There is no way I will ever again take what my doctors tell me at face value. I will always take what they tell me home with me, do some research of my own and make my own decisions regarding every aspect of my health. I expect this situation to only get worse when Obamacare is in force. One reason I was never tested for CD over the course of the 18 years I suffered undiagnosed was that I didn't have all the classic signs of the disease that insurance companies expect doctors to check off before ordering the test. Namely, I wasn't stick skinny.
(Clinton really screwed us when legislating for managed care, and for 18 years, I was a victim of THAT.)
It is estimated that one out of 33 of us have the gene for CD. Our consumption of modified grains is thought to have triggered a higher incidence of the disease in recent decades. I challenge all Americans to get tested even if it means that they have to lie that a relative has been diagnosed or, barring that, self test by going off of all grains for a period of at least a month - NO GRAIN CONSUMPTION, including no HFC - and see if they react when they reintroduce them into their diets.
You are exactly right. HFC is a poison for many people who will never have symptoms until their liver gives out and even then, may never know that their ingestion of HFC/grains was the causative factor, and believe me, as someone who now has to be very much and constantly aware of everything I put in my mouth, I can tell you HFC is the most common food additive in our grocery stores. Going primal cave man style for a period of a month may save you the pain and economic inconvenience of becoming permanently disabled later.
(I am now back to work after being completely defunct for two years - thanks, God - but I would not be had I not taken my condition into my own hands and done my own research apart from what the doctors were telling me, giving up corn and rice on my dinner plate was not enough. Giving up HFC put me back to work.)
Otherwise, you're exactly right. We don't need sugar. We don't need mayo and we don't need butter. The latter two I was wise enough to have given up very early in my life.