Toxins in Your Food

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The following is a list of items that are toxic to you and should be eliminated from your diet:

  • Cereal grains (especially refined flour)
  • Omega-6 industrial seed oils (corn, cottonseed, safflower, soybean, etc.)
  • Sugar (especially high-fructose corn syrup)
  • Processed soy (soy milk, soy protein, soy flour, etc.)

What is a toxin? Anything that causes the body to gather it’s defenses just like it would if you had the flu or other disease. The problem with food based toxins such as those listed above is that they are insidious. One little bite may not provoke any reaction but each subsequent bit increases the toxicity so by the time you finish that bowl of Cheerios you have ingested a large amount of toxins, i.e. the grains in the cereal.

Grains in general but particularly wheat & all “refined” grains contain things that cause all sorts of issues: Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis and Celiac’s Disease among other things.

We’ve only been eating grains for 10,000 years or so and our gut hasn’t evolved to properly handle the gluten, gliadin and other substances contained in wheat.

Plants, including cereal grains, have a survival mechanism just like animals. Since they can’t run away from a threat they have to do something else to protect themselves and reproduce. Their their line of defense is to make you sick so you won’t eat them anymore. The gluten in cereal grains damages the lining of the gut, binds to minerals and vitamins preventing your body from absorbing them (the vitamins & minerals) and also can block the absorption of protein. Over time you get sick and stop eating the plant or cereal. However because we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that “100% whole grain” is healthy and that grains are a staple crop we should eat a lot of it. Grains are so ubiquitous that the food industry keeps propagating the myth that grains are good for you. To them it’s all about the $$$.

Current research and anecdotal evidence points more and more towards grains being toxic to humans and the amount we eat is causing more and more health problems. Gluten intolerance has been linked to problems in the:

  • brain;
  • endocrine system;
  • stomach and liver;
  • nucleus of cells;
  • blood vessels; and,
  • smooth muscle

If you are gluten intolerant you will have trouble with a wide variety of other foods which have a similar molecular structure, some of which include coffee, chocolate, all cereal grains, quinoa, milk!, American Cheese! and host of other things.

For more information on Toxic Foods and how they affect you, check out this link

http://chriskresser.com/9-steps-to-perfect-health-1-dont-eat-toxins

 

By | 2017-03-21T08:02:12+00:00 February 11th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Toxins in Your Food

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