Today's Foods

What's going on with the foods and why are there more issues in this modern day?

a) pesticide use
b) genetic mutation of seeds
c) more antibiotic/hormone use
d) increased use of additives and preservatives
e) poor animal conditions
f) preconception poor gut health/inutero food exposure
g) faster pace life, less time -> rely on fast, convenient foods;
increased processed foods/fast food access

What's all the talk about about GLUTEN?

The wheat today is not the same wheat of a little over 50 years ago. Wheat has been genetically morphed into a high glycemic index (GI) food that spikes your blood sugar as bad as or worse than sugar. This morphing was done over decades of cross breeding compatible plants. According to naturopath Glen Depke, it appears that the old wheat was three percent gluten, and now it is 50 percent. This hybrid was created to make better textured breads and pastries and produce a higher crop yield. So gluten may be perceived genetically by many as a foreign invader to over stimulate the immune system, creating inflammation. Chronic inflammation from chronic consumption of a perceived allergen leads to an assortment of autoimmune diseases.
(Naturalnews.com9/1/12) This is why many tested will be postitive for gluten and is the primary food that may need to be eliminated of all results.
For someone with gluten sensitivity it can take up to 6 months for the inflammatory response to resolve.
Gluten is one of wheat’s main proponents. Gluten is degraded to a mix of polypeptides. Once having gained entry into the brain, wheat polypeptides bind to the brain’s morphine receptor, the very same receptor to which opiate drugs bind. When people stop ingesting wheat products, 30% experience something that can only be called withdrawal: fatigue, mental fog, irritability, inability to function at work or school, depression.

What about DAIRY?

Casein is one of the proteins found in dairy. When this milk protein is unable to be digested, the resulting peptide, casomorphin, is associated with GI, neurological, and neuro-developmental disorders. Some individuals have difficulty breaking down peptides, small protein fragments that engage in cell-to-cell signaling and interact with opiate receptors. Negative symptoms from excess casomorphin range from constipation to drowsiness to poor concentration. The "morphins" are so named because, like morphine, they act on the opiate receptors. Because casein peptides function as opiates, a withdrawal reaction similar to that of a drug addict may occur when these foods are removed from the diet. As Casein breaks down in the stomach producing the peptide, casomorphin (an opioid), it acts as a histamine releaser, which is also why so many people are allergic to dairy products; An estimated 70% of the population worldwide. (Int Arch Allergy Immunol 97(2): 115–120)

Whey is another protein found in dairy that may be a good alternative and source of milk protein if casein has been found to cause adverse effects. However if sensitive to whey via ALCAT test results, whey should be avoided.


What about SOY?

Today, Soy is one of the top 4 genetically modified foods. Soy is commonly used in processed or packaged products and many common foods, such as bread, cookies and condiments. Since the symptoms of soy sensitivity can be delayed up to three days, it can be difficult to determine with a food diary if soy is the problem, or — more likely — part of the problem, since children who are sensitive to soy are also often sensitive to casein and gluten.

What about GMOs?

Faster production = More money


4 Top GMO foods: SOY

USDA Organic does not = NON-GMO

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