Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, December 16, 2012

More on Modern Wheat

Here is some general information about Modern day wheat that I have come across in my research. There is much more than I can say here and a good place to start is "The Wheat Belly" book by Dr. Davis. However, here are some things that persuaded me that we really need to back off wheat. 1.Modern day wheat is not only less nutritious but produces phytic acid which bonds to the minerals that you consume making them unavailable to your body. (Broadbalk Winter Wheat Experiment) 2.Wheat contains excorphins which bind to our opioid receptors in our brain, much the same way that cocaine, heroine, tobacco and alcohol do. So it is addictive and eating it leaves you wanting more. 3. Along the same lines of eating wheat leaves you with wanting more wheat is the fact that wheat is a carb and turns into sugar which promotes highs and lows in insulin release. When you get on a cycle of insulin spikes then when you are low you crave more carbs. and 4. Grains which are carbs are inflammatories. They promote an inflammatory response which can lead to digestive issues along with general joint pain and fibro pain. The inflammatory response is not specific as to what is attacked, everything is attacked thus causing the inflammation and pain in joints and muscles. These are the main reasons that caused me to decide to eliminate wheat and see how I felt. I know that the other day when I pigged out on wheat I felt awful. Yesterday was a no wheat day and I didn't crash after lunch and had energy the whole day. Also no upset stomach or digestive issues. I plan to keep this up for awhile and see how my pain does. Hopefully, I will see some relief. Just that simple little bit would be enough to make me swear off wheat forever. Blessings, Kat

1 comment:

Chris Riello said...

I hope it works for you Kat. It would be a blessing to be symptom free.