TOXIC: DANGEROUS POPULAR FOOD
Did You Ever Think……….
Your Brain Is Vulnerable To Great Harm With Just A Little Of This:
That’s all we need right? Our bread might be killing us. Why didn’t they tell us this before!!! I like to watch what I eat to the point that you may call me obsessive but alot of us don’t give proper eating a second thought. I believe as much as 80% of the population are not aware they’re falling short in the area of food safety awareness. What is it that makes our bread dangerous? Well I for one wanted to hear more cause even though I watch what I eat I have always loved bread and I thought if I ate whole wheat bread I was ahead of the game. Just like many of you, I learned how wrong I was, I didn’t really want to hear it.
Ever heard of Celiac disease or (CD)? Many people have this disease and they can’t eat anything with gluten, they are allergic to that particular ingredient even if it’s organic. I always believed that our wheat products were wholesome and healthy. Unfortunately, the evidence indicates that whole grains and whole wheat especially can be negative for our health even our mental health! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S.D.A do not address this issue for some reason. The evidence is there these two foods may be keeping us from being healthy and strong human beings.
Wheat contains a high amount of wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), this is a glycoprotein classified under lectin. This ingredient is responsible for the vast number of wheats’ ill effects. Other grains which contain a large amount of lectins are rice, spelt, and rye. That’s not all, wheat also contains other health harming components, including: gliadin (an alcohol soluble protein component). Gliadomorpin (exorphins, or group of opioid peptides that form during digestion of the gluten protein. Aspartic an glutamic acid (potential excitotoxins). And Enzyme inhibitors.
Sprouting and fermenting these anti-nutrients is usless because lectins can withstand degradation at high temperatures. [Sources for the investigative material can be located at here:] [Biological Psychiatry July 1 2010; 68(1):100-4]
[Biological Psychiatry March 1984;19(3):385-99] [Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology October 2010;45(10):1197-202] [Green Med Info]
According to These Studies: It Shows: The Gut Brain Connection: We as in you and I fail to realize that our gut is quite literally connected to our brains, it has the ability to influence our mind, our mood and our behavior. Therefore, WGA can damage both our gut AND our brain. Let me clarify this further, by virtue of the gut-brain connection WGA can alter your mind, mood and behavior all by itself……anxiety and depression are part of the signs and symptoms of celiac disease. Our gut and our brain are created out of the same type of tissue. During gestation one part turns into our central nervous system while the other develops into our “enteric” nervous system. These are connected via the vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from our brain stem down to your abdomen. This is what explains why you feel butterflies in your stomach when you are nervous for example.
According to a 1984 study:
“If, as hypothesized, neuroactive peptides from grain glutens are the major agents evoking schizophrenia in those with the genotype, it should be rare if grain is rare. To test this, we analyzed the results of our clinical examinations and observations of anthropologists on peoples consuming little or no grain. Only two overtly insane chronic schizophrenics were found among over 65,000 examined or closely observed adults in remote regions of Papua New Guinea and Malaita. When these peoples became partially westernized and consumed wheat, barley beer, and rice, the prevalence reached European levels. Our findings agree with previous epidemiologic and experimental results indicating that grain glutens are harmful to schizophrenics.
Another more recent study found that: “Individuals with recent-onset psychosis and with multi-episode schizophrenia who have increased antibodies to gliadin may share some immunologic features of celiac disease, but their immune response to gliadin differs from that of celiac disease.” One piece of evidence that should help explain the connection between wheat and mental health problems is the fact that wheat inhibits production of serotonin which can be found not just in the brain but also in our gut. In fact the greatest concentration of serotonin, (involved in mood control, depression and aggression), is found in our intestines, not our brain. So it’s a good idea to nourish our gut flora with probiotic foods and supplements to maintain optimal serotonin function. This conclusion is supported by a recent animal study, which found that the absence or presence of beneficial gut microorgaqnisms during infancy “permanently alters gene expression,” specifically genes and signaling pathways involved in learning, memory, and motor control.
There is more to this investigation and you can research the sources which I have listed above.