Health : Wheat = Chronic Poison?
Hi guys I hope you are having an amazing week so far!
I received many emails from some of our Facebook friends after I post the picture of my flat stomach after cutting wheat and gluten off my diet. To my surprise, in less than 10 days, I became less bloated, my stomach became flat and I feel better. Ok I was not an obese person, I was already fit, but my stomach was always a bit bloated and big compared to the rest of my body. No more!
Why? I started a new gym program and a new diet, because I have goals with my body (do more photography/fitness modelling etc…) and I talked about my stomach to my trainer and to some of my friends who don’t eat gluten because they are intolerant. They all suggested that I stop eating gluten and that wheat was bad for me. So I started to read about it and everything I was reading told me disastrous things about how modern/transformed wheat was bad for our body.
Wheat is not only the world’s most popular grain, but also the deadliest for the human metabolism. Modern wheat isn’t really wheat at all and it is a “perfect, chronic poison” according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist, author and leading expert on wheat. Modern wheat is not wheat at all….Once agribusiness took over to develop a higher-yielding crop, wheat became hybridized to such an extent that it has been completely transformed from it’s prehistorical genetic configuration. The balance and ratio that mother nature created for wheat was also modified and human digestion and physiology could simply could not adapt quick enough to the changes. But agribusiness don’t care about that right, they want to make money!
This modern wheat has many features nobody told us about, such as this new protein gliadin. It’s not gluten. So I’m not saying that wheat is bad only for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, I’m talking about everybody else because everybody else is susceptible to the gliadin protein that is an opiate. This thing binds into the opiate receptors in your brain and in most people stimulates appetite, such that we consume 440 more calories per day, 365 days per year. People turning away from wheat people turning away from wheat are dropping substancial weight.
Dr. Davis says “If three people lost eight pounds, big deal,but we’re seeing hundreds of thousands of people losing 30, 80, 150 pounds. Diabetics become no longer diabetic; people with arthritis having dramatic relief. People losing leg swelling, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and on and on every day.”
So what I suggest is to eat real food! Fruits and vegetables, olive oil, meat. “The majority of wheat is processed into 60% extraction, bleached white flour. 60% extraction–the standard for most wheat products means that 40% of the original wheat grain is removed. So not only do we have an unhealthier, modified, and hybridized strain of wheat, we also remove and further degrade its nutritional value by processing it. Unfortunately, the 40% that gets removed includes the bran and the germ of the wheat grain–its most nutrient-rich parts. In the process of making 60% extraction flour, over half of the vitamin B1, B2, B3, E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, and fiber are lost. Any processed foods with wheat are akin to poison for the body since they cause more health risks than benefits. The body does not recognize processed wheat as food. Nutrient absorption from processed wheat products is thus consequential with almost no nutritional value” says Davis.
Check out this amazing text here. It will give you tips on what to eat instead of wheat, it will also give you proof that wheat is bad for you and will also tell you what effect it will have on your health.
No more wheat for me….and I’m trying to cut on lactose as well… I read bad things about it. So cheese without lactose, milk without lactose and greek yogurt (which has very little lactose) is what I use.
I hope it answers your questions and that it helps you with your diet and health!
Oh and if you want to know more, google “wheat poison”, you will find tons and tons and tons of article on the subject:)