A lot of parents sometimes get confused why wheat consumption provokes an autoimmune reaction in their children, and sometimes not. Something is definitely going on with the wheat which is not familiar to the public.
What indeed is going on with wheat?
There has been quite some time, that I share the opinion that the wheat in the U.S. is genetically modified. It couldn’t be the wheat or gluten hybridization because their hybrids have been consumed for millions of years. So, this cannot be the reason why so many people all of a sudden star having problems with gluten and what in the past 10 years.
The reason why wheat is toxic in the U.S is because of the manner in which it is harvested by the traditional wheat farmers.
The U.S wheat harvest protocol includes drenching the wheat fields several days before harvesters combine the field. However, the herbicide application in the pre-harvest season was suggested in the early 1980s. Since then, it has become routine and was used as a drying agent 10 days before the harvest season in the farming community.
Dr. Seneff of MIT explains that when wheat is exposed to a toxic chemical such as glyphosate it releases more seeds. U.S. Agriculture Department informs that in 2012, 97% of spring wheat, 61% of winter wheat, and 99% of durum wheat was treated with herbicides.
Keith Lewis, who has been a wheat farmer for more than fifty years, explains that application of herbicide roundup (glyphosate) prior to harvest is very common and farmers like this practice since glyphosate kills the wheat plant and by so doing, it allows an earlier harvest. Most of the time, the wheat field doesn’t ripe evenly, so the application of the roundup in the pre-harvest season evens the green parts of the field to become mature.
This practice is widespread all around the world
The UK Food Standard Agency reports that the use of wheat desiccant such as the roundup results in bread samples. However, Netherlands have banned completely the use of roundup and France is about to follow soon.
Although using roundup desiccant on wheat prior to harvesting saves money to the farmers and increases their profit, it’s devastating to the consumers’ health.
However, the momentarily accepted belief is that glyphosate isn’t harmful to humans. But, just because it does not kill you at the time being, it doesn’t mean that it’s not toxic.
Roundup disrupts significantly the function of all the beneficial bacteria in the gut and contributes to the consequent expression of autoimmune disease symptoms and permeability of the intestinal wall.
Glyphosate affects the cytochrome P450, a.k.a. CYP enzymes which are produced by the gut microbiome. They have very important role in the human body since they detoxify the multitude of foreign chemical compounds that we are exposed to. What’s even worse is the fact that negative impact of glyphosate exposure is very slow over months and even years and the inflammation it provokes gradually gains a residence in the body cells.
The consequences of this systematic inflammation are several diseases and conditions, such as:
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Heart Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
As a conclusion, the study of Dr. Seneff about roundup’s glyphosate applied to the wheat crop in pre-harvest season in the U.S.A unveils the manner in which this lethal toxin kills the human body slowly. Even if you haven’t got the picture yet, still try to avoid eating conventional wheat as much as you can.
No Matter What You Must Avoid Toxic Wheat
The avoidance of the U.S. traditional wheat is imperative even though at the time being, you don’t have a wheat sensitivity or gluten allergy. The rise of the glyphosate amount to wheat correlates closely with the increase of gluten intolerance and celiac diseases. This means that if you do not have problematic issues with wheat at the moment, you will have them in the near future if you continue eating conventionally produced wheat!
How to Eat Wheat Safely
If you’ve already developed an allergy or sensitivity to wheat consumption, you must avoid it. However, if you are not gluten or celiac sensitive and you like eating this food, then you should use only low gluten, organic, and unhybridized wheat for pancakes, cookies, and breadmaking.
What Are You Going to Do About Toxic Wheat?
What is your instant reaction to the U.S. news about wheat farmers using Roundup, not only to kill weeds but to dry out the wheat plants as well, in order to allow for easier and earlier harvest no matter that such a practice provokes toxic glyphosate absorption?
And, what about the rest of the crops where roundup is used as desiccant for pre-harvesting like sugar cane, barley, seeds, rice, seeds, sweet potatoes, and dried beans and peas? Will you buy these products in organic form from now on in order to avoid this man-made, modern scourge?