My last blog post was about GMOs and touched on how it might not be the new genetic material causing disease, but rather our current farming practices - high pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide toxic coating our food and leaving soils depleted of any nutrients. Corn, soy, and canola are the most sprayed, but I also want to touch on the rest of our grains.
Why are grain food intolerance's on the rise?
The answer to this again is multi-fold, but I am again going to suggest it is associated with our current chemical dependent farming practices. I once attended a scientific lecture given by a researcher from Queens university discussing how durum wheat was bio accumulating the heavy metal cadmium instead of calcium. Another scientific journal I just read showed that if a plant was provided with aluminum and magnesium in the soil it will take up aluminum. Our minerals are competing with heavy metals for uptake into our plants and accumulating in the seeds. This is alarming as heavy metals have a similar shape, charge, and properties as our much needed minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium, and plants cannot tell the different.! No doubt this is why all rice is now found to be contaminated with arsenic and our wheat contaminated with cadmium.
So no more bread?
Wheat is another topic that has entire books dedicated to it, Wheat Belly is just one that comes to mind. Some people have to avoid it altogether, some can only handle it every once in a while, and some cannot eat north american wheat, but are fine when they go to Italy. Why so much discrepancy?
9 Reasons to be weary about eating wheat: