(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.