How wheat is slowly killing millions of people

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(NaturalHealth365) Genetic manipulation and hybridization has taken what was considered the staff of life to an engineered monstrosity. Wheat has become more than a staple at family meals; it has worked its way into becoming a filler for everything from soups, vodka, lipstick and just about every product on supermarket shelves. But is it healthy?

The worst “frankenfood” of the 21 century

According to Dr. William Davis, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based preventive cardiologist, wheat has “drug like” toxic effects on our body. In fact, many health experts agree that wheat allergies are the source of many people’s health problems – they just don’t know it. And, to make matter worse, getting off these products can have drug-like (negative) side effects.

“Modern” (dwarf) wheat, which through genetic manipulation and hybridization is designed to put food on the plates of millions of starving people – is a chemical solution that has put nature and chemical processing on a colliding course. This monster food creation has too much gluten for the human body and has contributed to everything from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia, depression and much more.

The dangers of modern farming practices

Today, we see farmers getting rid of specific (natural) wheat traits and mixing non-wheat plants – to introduce entirely unique genes. By using chemicals – to induce mutations that can be propagated in the offspring – they create BASF’s Clearfield wheat. And, of course, exposing the seeds to the industrial chemical sodium azide is highly toxic to humans.

Worst of all, according to Dr.William Davis, by definition, hybridization, backcrossing, and mutation-inducing techniques are difficult to control, unpredictable, and generate plenty of unexpected results. Dr. Davis, as well as many other medical doctors, warn us that these farming practices are the worse kind of genetic modifications.

How your diet can promote disease

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, dwarf wheat contains excessive levels of the “super starch” – Amylopectin. This is a super starch that can make two slices of whole wheat bread spike your blood sugar more than two tablespoons of sugar.

In addition, dwarf wheat contains “super gluten”, a chemical capable of setting off body-wide inflammation. Gluten can help trigger Celiac disease along with insulin resistance, weight gain and diabetes. In fact, there are substantial collaborative studies that see the rise in autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel syndrome and the list goes on and on.

Is your diet making you a drug addict?

By eating wheat – you can actually cause hunger and food addictions. Dr. Hyman has said, “This is because the food product is formulated with a ‘super drug’ or proteins that, when digested in the body, create a drug-induced high.”

According to Dr. William Davis, “National Institutes of Health researchers showed that gluten-derived polypeptides can cross into the brain and bind to the brain’s opiate receptors.” This is a super drug in that it can solicit a mild euphoria, which is what creates an addiction, and brings on binge eating.

It’s time to wake up and get healthy

Obviously, these food addictions and illnesses only benefit food producers and conventional medicine. By affecting the human brain in the same way as morphine, we will see generations of insulin resistant people, high obesity rates, sickness rising, and an industry that will prosper with people eating way over 100 pounds of wheat per year.

Health-minded people are finding their own health solutions from the paleo, primal and low carb to gluten free diets. It’s impossible to know what the future will be – due to the manipulation of our food supply. But, as always, vote with your purchasing power to help change the world.


About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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http://drhyman.com/blog/2012/02/13/three-hidden-ways-wheat-makes-you-fat/
http://www.rejuvinstitute.com/hybridized-high-yield-semi-dwarf-wheat/
http://www.medpedia.com/news_analysis/68-The-Heart-Scan-Blog/entries/62642-Heroin-Oxycontin-and-a-whole-wheat-bagel
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http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2011/07/herbicide-resistant-wheat

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  • Eric

    What if you get organic wheat flour and make your own breads and pastas? If its labled organic it cant be GMO right?

    • ptmp

      It is not about Organic, Organic is just the farming process, all it means is that the soil does not have chemical fertilizers and it is a more natural form of farming. But the problem with this wheat is that the entire breed of this grain is genetically modified to begin with so no matter how organic the farming is the seeds are unnatural in the first place. The best option is to buy Einkorn grain seeds, crush them yourself and prepare traditional bread in the traditional process which is a 2-3 week process using the sourdough method. Organic bread wont cut it.

  • Ken

    I have read this ‘modern’ wheat creation produces 10 times as much as natural wheat. This is important to understand, so you can look at it from the commercial per$pective. Is this now a world wide phenomena, or is there countries where heritage seeds are still used ? What year was this dwarf wheat introduced ? I remember eating fresh ground wheat and it was very delicious, now it is either old or has lost its flavor as well as nutrition.

  • mary gruss nurse practitioner

    I think a good rule of thumb is to only eat what GOD made even if it takes a little detective work. If your food is man made it is dead food, simple. Nutrients are stripped out and chemicals are added. If you can, buy organic from farms and companies that have a good reputation AND those that support food labeling.

  • L Danby

    Are there any “good” wheats?

  • Dr LLoyd S. Gordon

    I do believe that our allopathic medical colleagues are begining to see the ligh that Complementary and Alternative Nutritional Medicine is an integral part of the “Art of Getting People Better”The New Medicine is definitely Integrative and must include Naturopaths having a strong foundation in Molecular Biology and Genetics who can counsel people on food choices in relation to Food
    Sensitivity.

  • Dr. T. Bricker

    Dr. J. deVries,who is a United Nation’s Laureate,observed my work for many years and advocated that never before have we tampered with our food, water and air supply as much as we have since the second world war. Thus it stands to reason, that we should eat scripturally based food.Our clinic is based on scriptural principles,for all of the aforementioned reasons, stated in your much appreciated researched article. The PMA, which is a sritpturally basedOrg.advocates/encourages it’s members to practice under God’s dietary and life principles, which are listed throughout the entire scriptures.If we would adhere to such practices, illnesses would not be as much on the upswing as they are.

  • C. Johnson

    Is there pasta that is wheat free and corn free that I can purchase at a specialty market?

  • suresh

    Modern wheat’s side effects make sense. I live in the U.S. now. After eating Indian bread made from wheat in the U.S., I would feel sluggish and experience bloating problems. I would eat the ‘same’ bread in India, but feel light after eating. Of course, the wheat used is different, it makes sense.

  • Laurel

    @ C. Johnson. Trader Joes has brown rice pasta that is great!!

  • Dorothy

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has committee meetings of the Codex Alimentarius to study questions of food safety. Thru the Convention on Biological Diversity international governemnts recognize the need for biological diversity in the human food supply, and have actually set aside about 20 kinds of wheat grown in the world in a food bank. The fear being that we currently only use a few types of wheat all over the world, and if these should become diseased or unable to sustain us, we could fall back on the other varieties. In reality, we should be pushing our government(s) and agribusiness to promote the use of the other varieties now, particularly in the US where genetic modifications have completely overtaken our commercial food supplies. Out of my family of 4, my husband and two daughters must all eat gluten free, and I have now chosen to do so to avoid the toxicity in modern wheat. The Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet recommends a wheat-free, gluten free diet. Starches that are considered safe and recommended instead are potatoes, white rice, yams, cassava, boniata and various tubers (many available where Hispanic foods are sold). I am feeling much better when off wheat. Give it a try!

    • Steve

      White rice also contains a form of gluten.

  • Carol Ferguson

    Heirloom or Heritage wheat grains or flour are the only
    safe solution. I found 2 sources,Heartland mill turkey
    red, anson mills,NC all of the grains they sell are
    heirloom.

    We are not eating food as god intended that is why
    we are all so ill.We need to wake up to what is going
    on in our food supply!

  • Donna Bernhardt

    Wish I would have had this info 40 years ago! I wouldn’t have had to suffer stomach aches, ezcema, bloating, weight gain, pains in my knees so bad that I could hardly walk.
    I’ve been wheat free now for 3 months & all of my health problems are GONE!!! People, wheat is killing us. Many Doctors don’t understand this yet. They just give you a pill and send you on your way with all the side effects! Give eating wheat free a chance. By the way, wheat is in almost all packaged foods. Eat good old vegetables for your fiber. You will be amazed at how good you will begin to feel! Use the brown rice noodles for your pastas…it tastes the same.
    Go out & buy “The Wheat Belly” book & read it cover to cover…it’s a real eye opener!

  • Cathy

    On May 1st I decided to stop eating all wheat products….and I try hard to avoid corn/corn products as well. Since then I’ve nearly eliminated all of my headaches. I’ve been having constant headaches for at least a decade now and elimating wheat finally put a stop to it. I also no longer have fluid retention problems in my lower legs any more. I’m also curious to see….in the very near future….how this will effect my blood pressure and cholesterol. I’ve lost 10 lbs. so far too. I did not have any struggle giving up wheat. I did lose that constant craving for Carbs though and rarely snack between meals anymore. Now I’m hungry when I should be and not hungry all the time. I also started eating nothing but organic fruits and veggies as well as raw unsalted nuts. I switched to free range eggs and organic dairy products. I also get quality meats that are hormone free when possible.

  • christian

    In sweden we make paint from boiling one part wheat together with 4 parts of water. Would you drink/eat paint? Wheat is not looking bad by analyzing it, but what do you think happens in your gut if you are eating/drinking paint, like you do, the gut is getting clogged and you have terrible low nutrition uptake of vitamines and minerals to your blood, then you die slowly without knowing the cause, wake up now.

  • Tom Luhrs

    This article is such a joke. I want to see the basis and years of study or proof that wheat is slowly killing millions of people.

    I am a Nebraska wheat farmer. I obviously over indulge in wheat based products, because I am a wheat farmer, and I also eat a lot of red meat cooked on my Treager grill. I am 53 years old, 6′ tall, weigh 180 pounds and can bench press 225 pounds. I exercise 5 times a week (run, walk and lift weights). I have perfect health.

    The lack of exercise, whether is recreational or work oriented is the major cause of peoples health going to hell. Kids are obese today, because they are to lazy to go outside an play. They sit in front of a TV and play video games. Fortunately, my kids know how to work and play. Older people that are of employment age, are un-healthy because they do not work – I mean physically work. Sitting at a desk without exercise is an easy way to get un-healthy. If you honestly examine an un-healthy person, 95% of the time it is directly related to no exercise.

    The future of bio-tech wheat will fix your fears of “wheat slowly killing
    millions of people”. If you understood that bio-tech wheat can be
    developed that has less gluten, better end use qualities and even have
    improved health results, you would get off trying to kill the development of bio-tech wheat and actually support its development.

    Hey, but its all about the money and scarring people into your beliefs.

    Tom Luhrs
    Nebraska Wheat Farmer

    • Shaun L

      Since you are a wheat farmer then are you using genetic manipulation and hybridization in your wheat crops?

      • tom luhrs

        Wow, I just happen to run across this article again, are you really that stupid? There is currently no commercially raised genetic manipulated or hybrid wheat in the market place. Taking a gene type from one wheat plant and crossing it with another wheat plant is not GMO. This is the process of breeding better wheat varieties thru natural selection and cross breeding within its own species (other wheat plants). It is so obvious, that people that believe in “Frankenfood” have no clue about agriculture and where their over abundant, high quality, food supply comes from. This is a sad – mis-lead society we live in. If you do not believe me, look up the “un-bias” “Widipedia” definition of genetically modified wheat. No GMO wheat is grown any where in the world. Yes it has been tested and continues to be tested, but none is in the human food chain. Have a good life and live it the way you want, but quit mis-leading society.