What happened to Wheat? I mean, it’s the staff of life, right? A basic food staple throughout the ages.
So, why are people avoiding grains? What changed? Why is wheat causing serious metabolic, digestive and inflammatory conditions and diseases?
There are two very important reasons. Technology & Science
For thousands of years, until the mid-1800‘s, when wheat was harvested, it lay in the field until all the wheat was cut. Then the farmer collected it. During that time, the wheat was on the moist ground, and the grains had time to sprout. When the stalks were collected and bundled together, they continued to be stored in damp, moist conditions.
This is called sprouting. Sprouting is a very important step in the process because it breaks down the parts of the wheat that are meant to protect the plant from predators. These are also the parts that are most difficult for humans to digest. The nutrients that are meant for human consumption are more readily available and digestible, after sprouting. Cool, huh?
Nowadays, harvesting is done with sophisticated machinery, so the wheat is collected, stored and processed for consumption long before it has a chance to sprout.
You see, G-d, in His infinite wisdom, created ALL plant life with pesticides already built in. They are called oxalates. Once inside our bodies, the oxalates are removed by a special bacteria that was created for the sole purpose of eating those oxalates so no harm comes to us. Quite amazing, no?
The thing is, companies like Monsato didn’t want to leave well enough alone (they wouldn’t make all those millions of dollars if they did). So, under the guise of larger crop yield, they set out to make wheat indestructible.
They altered the DNA, so that the wheat now has synthetic pesticides built right in, too. Now, It can withstand hail and locusts, literally! So, how on earth are our bodies supposed to digest it?
But, you know, that wasn’t enough either, so the wheat crops are sprayed with round-up (glyphosate) right before harvest, to kill the wheat ahead of snow or just for convenience, so they won’t lose the crop.
Now that you have those two pieces of the puzzle, it’s starting to make more sense, isn’t it?
It’s no coincidence that the rise in use of glyphosate is in direct correlation to the rise in Celiac Disease.
In fact, consumption of glyphosate is linked to many other diseases and conditions as well, including autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, birth defects, a host of cancers, kidney disease, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, liver disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, infertility, miscarriages, stillbirths, obesity, and respiratory illnesses. Just to name a few…
Our bodies were not designed to handle chemicals. All of these diseases occur because the glyphosate disrupts the well balanced systems that make up our body.
The good news is, that many, if not all, of these conditions can be reversed and healed simply by removing the offending chemical from our diet.
Unfortunately, glyphosate cannot be washed, scrubbed or peeled off food. So, the only solution is to avoid foods that contain it.
That list is too long to detail. On a minimal level, anything processed containing wheat, corn or soy in any variety will contain glyphosate, and should therefore be avoided.
Non-organic animal products contain glyphosate due to the genetically modified feed that the animal eats. Additionally, most non-organic fruits and vegetables will contain glyphosate.
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