Your permanent down on grains – the human digestive system, including the teeth, is designed to consume grains, vegetables and fruits with, in emergency, also small quantities of meat. Throughout human history and in all parts of the world grains are and have always been a staple of the human diet. Fossil human teeth also show typical wear patterns associated with chewing grains. Many nutrient deficiencies and certain emotional problems are linked to the absence of proper grains, i.e. whole, cooked grains (bread and cake, especially made with white flour can be worse than useless) and can be remedied by adding the missing grains to the diet.
Celiac disease is caused by a massive disturbance in the emotional functions of the liver. Specifically the pressure to “perform” instead of being who you are can lead to a 50% loss in liver function. The liver becomes overheated and relieves itself by passing this on to the intestines where celiac disease may result. Experience has shown that correcting the emotional information of the liver will drastically reduce celiac disease and may, over a few months, completely eliminate it. It is worth noting that one other common effect of the “performance” pressure on the liver, apart from difficulties in digesting grains, is baldness!
Now, this whole “saga” about the liver is not incidental for this is the central problem area with osteoporosis (and its “sister” ailments arthritis, gout, arteriosclerosis and one of the problems labelled “fibromyalgia”).
The liver is the principal mineral store for the human body. Your body maintains its acid/alkali (the ph value) balance by the liver adding minerals to or removing them from your blood. With a constantly acidic diet (the typical First World diet) the store of alkalising minerals can become exhausted. Your body HAS to maintain the ph balance or it will die within minutes. One of the emergency ways in which it does this is by removing minerals from your tissues. This results in slipped and ruptured inter-vertebral discs, osteoporosis and many other health issues.
Further, as all the wastes from normal metabolism are acidic, a whole complex of minerals is, as Dr. Mercola correctly states, essential to maintain proper function. Whole grains are a very good source of these minerals. As a supplement “Royal salt” or “Himalaya salt” can be very useful – these are simply normal salt which has NOT been processed by the chemical industry to remove all the other minerals and, thereby, to create the hazardous waste, sodium chloride, which they sell as “table salt” rather than pay to have it disposed of properly. Salt appropriate for human consumption is not white but pale pink! Alternative sources of high quality mineral in a form which the human body can readily assimilate are the ocean algae – Kelp, sea tongue, etc. Many of these are better known by their Japanese names because, although they grow right around the planet, it is only the Japanese who “farm” them in large quantities. The Japanese names are Kombu, Wakame, Nori and others. Nori is usually the best one for beginners as you can easily crumble it into a soup to minimise the taste. And, no, it doesn’t taste like fish; fish taste like algae!
Finalising this, osteoporosis and its “sisters” need not merely a correction to the diet but also to the general emotional balance. There is an easy way to do this but as Dr. Mercola doesn’t like people recommending anything that he doesn’t sell (why don’t you sell them???) you’ll have to exercise your detective skills to work out how to find out.