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  1. NutritionFacts.org Author

    @g9g9g9 It'd be wonderful if you could post it to this specific video on nutritionfacts. org. This way more people benefit from the response, and I can actually provide you with links (which I can't do on Youtube). Thanks!

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  2. Vectraat Jones Author

    Wheat and other grains are good for you? Ok.

    -Wheat Interferes with Vitamin D

    -Gluten is directly toxic to intestinal cells: it inhibits cell proliferation, increases cellular oxidation products, and changes membrane structure. In the body, gluten changes the structure of the intestine: it reduces the height of villi, decreases the depth of crypts, and decreases enterocyte surface.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9989255?dopt=AbstractPlus
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10207218?dopt=AbstractPlus

    -Gluten sabotages the gut, reducing its surface area and impairing digestion.
    As all toxins do, gluten inspires an immune response. This immune response helps to clear the gluten
    from the intestine, preventing a buildup of toxins; however, in the process it makes the intestine inflamed.
    This inflammation kills intestinal cells and makes the gut leaky.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17519496?dopt=AbstractPlus
    http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.ca/2008/05/gluten-links-from-bloggeier.html

    There appear to be four levels of immune response to wheat:

    1. About 83 percent of the population may have an inflammatory reaction to partially digested wheat
    gluten.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17519496?dopt=AbstractPlus

    2. About 30 percent of the population develops anti-wheat-gluten antibodies locally in the intestine.

    http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.ca/2008/12/gluten-sensitivity-celiac-disease-is.html

    3. About 11 percent of the population develops systemic (circulating throughout the body) antibodies to
    wheat gluten.

    4. About 0.4 percent of the population develops systemic auto-antibodies that attack not only wheat
    gluten but also human cells in the intestine, thyroid, pancreas, and elsewhere.

    This last group is diagnosed with celiac disease. With the immune system attacking and killing gut cells,
    the intestine can be damaged to the point that sufferers have difficulty absorbing needed nutrients.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16214317?dopt=AbstractPlus

    -Wheat Consumption May Reduce IQ; Rice Consumption Does Not

    In Japan, most families eat rice as their staple grain, but some families eat wheat.
    Japanese children who eat rice for breakfast have “larger regional gray matter volumes of several regions”
    of the brain and higher IQ scores than Japanese children who eat wheat for breakfast. The IQ difference was
    substantial: verbal IQ was 3.4 points higher in the rice group and total IQ was 3.8 points higher.56
    The difference between eating rice and wheat could account for most of the IQ difference between Asians
    and Americans.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21170334?dopt=AbstractPlus

    There's more than this, but you get the point. Also, when you look at neolithic skeletons from the agricultural era
    They had major health issues.

    -Average height dropped
    -Smaller tendon attachments
    -Bone and teeth pathologies / cavities / osteoporisis / hypoplasias
    -Increased infection & inflammation

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  3. How deep is your hummus Author

    Do i need to be concerned about the phytate content in oats? I tend to add uncooked oats to smoothies, but now worried I'm undoing all my mineral absorption. Reading conflicting things online… that oats have to be soaked, that soaking actually achieve minimal phytate reduction… What to do?

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  4. j3 Author

    I bet the grain berries such as wheat berries have even more phyto-nutrient content than any kind of bread from the crushed berries. I'm gonna start cooking that up.

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  5. Kuango Seilah Author

    What about Millet instead of rice? It would be good to know. There are a few statements online saying millet does not pick up arsenic from the soil like rice does. I would love to know if there are test to validate whether that is true or not.

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