Prof. Jelinek recommends all grains, including wheat, as part of the OMS diet in his book. I live in the US (Seattle – high incidence of MS). When I started on the recovery journey in June, 2015 I began with dr. Terry Wahls’ protocol, which meant no gluten, no dairy, but lots of fruits, veggies, meat, and coconut oil. I improved but still had persistent symptoms. Then I switched to dr. Amy Myers’ protocol, which was very similar to the Wahls Protocol (fruit, veggies, lots of meat, coconut oil, no gluten) but easier to follow. I felt Ok, but still had symptoms.
Then in January of 2016 I discovered prof. Jelinek and OMS program and that brought a huge change in my health. I am symptom free, I follow the OMS diet and I find it so easy and natural that it’s effortless. However, I am still gluten free, as gluten is considered the #1 enemy in USA.
Of course I was tested for antibodies, and didn’t show any gluten intolerance, but according to functional medicine doctors like Dr. Myers & Dr. Wahls gluten is bad because of molecular mimicry, it can look like casein and can trigger the immune system to respond to it as if it was dairy.
I tried to reintroduce it and a few days later I had slight symptoms come back, but then they went away. I can’t be sure whether it was related to gluten or not. I understand that gluten in the US and Australia might be different, it is even different in West and East Coast of the US.