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January 27, 2014

NATURAL HEALTH: Is modern wheat making you sick?

Tonawanda News — Are you wondering why so many people are becoming sensitive to wheat? Isn’t it supposed to be healthy, especially if you are eating whole grain? I’m sorry to say, most individuals would benefit if they completely avoided wheat — even if you don’t have Celiac’s disease.

Wheat is not what it once was. It has now been so genetically altered your body does not recognize it. It has been altered in order to feed the masses (people, cows, chicken, farm raised fish, etc.), grow faster, and be resistant to insects and drought. This causes the body to react defensively, which results in the form of inflammation. If you were living in Italy, for example, you may not be affected, as they have banned the altering or genetic modification of their food. Good for them I say. I wish we were that smart, for we’d be far less sick.

It is estimated that 90 percent of the North American population is in some way, sensitive to wheat. Gluten is a binding agent that gives dough its stretch and thickens soups, salad dressings and other commercially prepared foods. As far back as the 1970s, researchers noticed that when wheat was removed from the diet, psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia would improve markedly.

By 1985, most of the wheat in our grocery stores came from a semi-dwarf strain that does not resemble the three-foot, amber waves of grain you may be thinking of. I’d like you to note that shortly after this altered wheat dominated our food, we got very fat. Type II diabetes and heart disease numbers soared, and they still are. This evil form of wheat almost acts as an appetite stimulant.

Did you know that two slices of whole wheat bread raise your blood sugar higher than 6 teaspoons of table sugar? Diabetics beware! People who eat bread, crackers or other wheat products for breakfast, lunch and dinner are doomed to an almost certain issue with abdominal and visceral fat, as well as the likely diagnosis of type II diabetes. If you have already been told you are insulin resistant or suffer from metabolic syndrome, as far as I’m concerned, you are already diabetic unless you eliminate wheat and curb that sweet tooth.

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