Here is a guest post from Nutrition and Fat Loss expert, Sean Croxton.
In this article Sean takes you on the Journey of the Grain – (very interesting read)
How can something that The Bible refers to as The Staff of Life be the source of so much modern illness?
Didn’t God nourish the Israelites with the bread (manna) from Heaven? Well, according to gluten expert Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, seven out of ten people are sensitive to gluten, the toxic protein found in most grains!
Were the Israelites somehow exempt from gluten’s wrath? Or was the all-knowing God just a little behind on his research?
The truth is that we are not eating the same grains that Moses may have snacked on as he hiked up Mount Sinai. In fact, we’re not even eating the same grains our grandparents ate!
In just a mere 50 years, grains – wheat, in particular – have become a mutant species crafted by the hands of human intervention in the name of increased crop yields, resistance to drought, disease, and heat, as well as an end to world hunger – all of which are honourable causes and tremendous scientific achievements.
However, the accelerated evolution of wheat through hybridization – a feat that would make Gregor Mendel proud – has been to the detriment of human health.
Instead, einkorn was ground by hand and served as a porridge. After a rather long monogamous existence, the now-cultivated einkorn got itself a girlfriend – goatgrass – and made a baby.
They named it emmer. According to Dr. Davis, “plants such as wheat have the ability to retain the sum of the genes of their forbears.”
The 12 chromosomes of goatgrass combined with einkorn’s dozen, making for a more complex emmer plant containing a total of 24 chromosomes.
For thousands of years, einkorn and emmer went unchallenged as the most popular forms of wheat.
The latter is likely the grain referred to in biblical texts.
It was assumed that wheat was, well, just wheat.
This, too, is understandable – in my opinion – since the research on gluten-related illness was in its infancy at the time.
- The truth about calories in vs calories out, and how this doesn’t work
- How to reduce your toxic load
- How to control your hormones which are keeping us fat
- What foods we need to be eating
- How to heal your gut
And tons more. Here is a sneak peak of whats inside. (click the image)