Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2013-07-04
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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People successfully navigate a wheat-free
lifestyle while at home. But what about while traveling?
We’ve heard from many readers how they
have traveled different parts of the world. It can take some effort,
but most people have found they can travel safely with minimal
to no inadvertent wheat exposure.
Pictured is a meal I recently had in a small
restaurant featuring Argentinian cuisine in the Westminster area of
London, England. I enjoyed several meals over the course of a week
and had no problem whatsoever in avoiding wheat. Yes, it was offered
in the form of dinner rolls, cookies and scones, and the many other
familiar forms, but avoiding the obvious and hidden sources proved
relatively easy and little different from navigating wheat landmines
in North America. Stopping in several London pubs along the way, I
enjoyed an occasional glass of Stella Artois lager, a wheat-free beer
(but not necessarily gluten-free). (Pubs typically now offer
substantial lists of open bottles of wine, too, if you wish to be
absolutely gluten-free, as well.)
In the countryside, I saw many fields of
closely-spaced stalks of wheat. As harvest time is drawing near,
most fields stood the expected 18 or so inches high, representing
the semi-dwarf creation of genetics research.
London, by the way, has no shortage of
wheat bellies. While the population of the city are surprisingly
youthful, I spied many, many overweight people among the crowds
(and, yes, speaking with English accents).