Wheat (and other conventionally farmed gluten containing grains) - the most widely used grain
Used in Pasta, Bread, Baking, Beer etc.
A major source of starch carbohydrates - an additive used because it’s cheap and gives foods pliable texture.
A short 'need to know' version.
Humans are not adapted to consume grains as a major food source, these seeds are the babies of grasses destined to germinate (sprout).
Our bodies would need at least 20 000 more years to adapt in such a way (a little too ambitious even for the healthiest of us).
Humans evolved in this eco system as a beneficial connected part of it, not only taking from it but in a closed cycle.
Plants convert sun’s energy and soil nutrients to edible energy in the form of leaves, fruits, nuts and seeds.
Animals eat the food and distribute the seeds of the plants to new locations.
Birds are adapted to eat grass and grain seeds, their physiology allows them to harvest, redistribute and thrive on that energy.
Humans cannot fly among grasses and pick tiny hard seeds for nutrition, efficiently enough, to make it a major food source.
Our ancestors made it possible, becoming the only species on the planet to manipulate its food.
Food manipulation has allowed us to build structured societies where we can become highly specified creatures who accumulate and share in-depth knowledge about everything.
That knowledge has lead to a deeper understanding on what food humans evolved with to look, feel, perform and age at it’s best.
This knowledge allows us to make a choice, for ourselves, regardless what is marketed.
To optimise our body’s functions and health, and feeling the difference by experiencing it.
This can be felt by returning to a pre-agriculture type of diet which is free of these well know problems.
But this does not mean sacrificing 'nice' or 'modern' food such as cakes and ice creams! Watch this space for REAL solutions!
Real Problem 1
Gluten & Agglutine
Seed protecting proteins that are impossible for our stomachs to break into useful aminoacids.
These proteins find their way out of digestive system into the bloodstream, brain and even in you eyes.
They are the root cause for digestion problems leading to nutrient deficiencies
Most importantly, autoimmune problems, that take years to develop, where the body attacks it’s own tissues because it detects these foreign proteins there.
Real Problem 2
Wheat products are man-made, dry, calorie dense and a nutrient poor 'feed' to replace real foods.
The problems arising from lack of variety in food sources can be seen everywhere from degenerative illnesses to obesity, which are both forms of malnutrition. You are not meant to limit your calorie or food intake, your body will do it for you once all the nutritional requirements are met, this is not possible with processed foods like bread or flour in the diet.
Real Problem 3
Pesticides & Herbicides
It was never a good idea to grow our foods with poisons (duh).
The more we see how closed a cycle the ecosystem is, it’s really about reaping what we sow.
The grains are of particular concern because of the extremely toxic glyphosate herbicide used on them and because grains have a very large surface area (as opposed to vegetables for example) gathering these toxins before they are harvested. Real links to autism and developmental problems are blamed on these toxins or gluten.
Real Problem 4
With frequent small meals and a load of slow digesting “bread” carbohydrates in the stomach, the digestion is always at work, the blood sugar rollercoaster causes the body to feel hungry 2-4h after eating. This is because the body has become lazy switching between natural cleansing fat burning mode and fed state, carbohydrate burning mode.
This causes the body to never clean up and always ask for more when it’s time to switch modes.
The root cause of obesity is the loss of natural signals of satiety.
And ... exhorpins (external, endorphin like) molecules that happen to be present in wheat, are opioid like, making the feel good connection with wheat emotional and often very hard to break, comparable to opiod withdrawal symptoms.