Yes, I like that stuff too, but they make you sick. Not only do grains make you sick by raising insulin levels, messing up your fatty acid ratios (n-3/n-6), and irritating your gut, but they are also addictive. Grains, particularly the gluten-containing grains, contain molecules that fit into the opiate receptors in our brain, (this IS fact!). You know, the same receptors that work with heroine, morphine, and Vicodin? Most people can take or leave stuff like corn tortillas and rice. Suggest that people should perhaps forget bread and pasta for their health and they will bury a butter knife in your forehead before you can even say “whole-wheat”. Sorry folks, I don’t make the rules, I just have the beautiful task of educating you about them.
” There is an analogy about environmental change that goes like this: A frog is living in room temperature water, going about its normal froggie life. One day the temperature of the water starts to rise, but it happens so incrementally, the frog does not even notice. While he is frogging around, he literally boils alive. Im not sure the scenario would actually happen this way- Id sure hope that our friend Kermit would notice things were going from balmy to bisque, but the analogy is powerful, and it eerily describes our modern world. As a society, we have become sick, weak, and broken, we accept the abnormal as normal. We accept that our kids are too fat to play and blame it on “genetics.” What people don’t realize is that it’s not the frog in the soup, its us, and the temperature is most assuredly rising”
Here is how grains cause malabsorption issues and how that affects our health and well-being:
1. Damage to the gut lining. If the gut is damaged, you don’t absorb nutrients. We need healthy villi and microvilli to absorb our nutrients, be they protein, Carbs, fats, vitamins, or minerals.
2. Damage to the gall bladder and bile production. If you do not absorb fats and fat soluble nutrients such as vitamins A,D,K, and other nutrients, you will have problems utilizing any minerals you do absorb, to say nothing of the nutrient deficiencies from inadequate essential fats.
3. Opens the door for autoimmunity and cancer: Once the gut lining is damaged, we are at exceptionally high risk of autoimmune disease.