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Old 09-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Modern wheat is poison, according to this guy

I read a great deal of food literature, but this is the first time I've ever heard this Dr's claim.

Modern wheat a "perfect, chronic poison," doctor says - CBS News

He maintains that even whole wheat is a food to be avoided.

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Old 09-11-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Let's not forget the ominous threat of dihydrogen monoxide. It's everywhere and unavoidable. Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division - dihydrogen monoxide info
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I read a great deal of food literature, but this is the first time I've ever heard this Dr's claim.

Modern wheat a "perfect, chronic poison," doctor says - CBS News

He maintains that even whole wheat is a food to be avoided.
Interesting. He is talking about wheat that is different from what we ate 40 years ago. I wonder if the organic wheat from the smaller farms is the same.

I somehow doubt that it is the simple answer as to why North Americans are getting fatter and fatter. It might be part of the problem. We keep hearing one thing after the other is "the problem".

I wonder how much nutrition this cardiologist has studied.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:02 PM   #4
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Interesting. There are a lot of different strains of wheat. Following the "dust bowl" years, research went into creating drought-resistant hybrids that also yielded more bushels/acre. I wonder if with crop rotation practices (another problem re: the dust bowl--farmers weren't rotating the crops to replenish the soil's nutrients), farmers could plant "heirloom" varieties of wheat and get high enough yields to compete with modern varieties?

On a totally different subject, I saw an interesting documentary on marijuana the other day. Marijuana used to have a 12-month growth cycle. It used to grow to 12 ft. Now, it has a 90-day growth cycle, grows to about 3-4 ft. and is an INDOOR plant. This stemmed from the fields being raided and the growers moving their operations indoors. I can't remember all the details and the height of the indoor plants and the previous growth cycle may be wrong--it was much longer than 90-days. But I remember the 90 day and 12 ft information. This all happened from about 1970 to now, so about 40 years.

Open a seed catalog and look at heirloom tomatoes and how long they take to produce fruit vs. the hybrids that started emerging in the '60s.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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I saw a piece about him on television.

He may be correct or he may be the nut de jour.

I do know that I feel better and eat less if I keep wheat, milk and refined sugar out of my diet.

That is a real struggle for me, I am like an alcoholic that goes on a bender when I eat them. It takes a few days to get back on track.

Sort of like Ray Milland in Lost Weekend, only with milk and cookies!
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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I really enjoy baking homemade breads, so it would be kind of a downer if it turned out to be true. I have to admit, though, that since my wife and I started a diet last month that prohibits simple carbs, we both feel immensely healthier. Though feeling better might just simply stem from the fact that I've lost 22 lbs.
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...Though feeling better might just simply stem from the fact that I've lost 22 lbs.
I think you've hit the nail on the head! Losing a bunch of weight always makes you feel great.
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Let's not forget the ominous threat of dihydrogen monoxide. It's everywhere and unavoidable. Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division - dihydrogen monoxide info
I accidentally drank a glass of that once and it went right through me.
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I think I like the 90 day kind best. And I ain't contemplating heirloom tomaters.
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I been working my latest invention....dehydrated dihydrogen monoxide. If I can get all the bugs worked out, you will be able to carry some with you in case of emergencies. Think of the advantages!!!!
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