Lets face it, you
have more people telling you the benefits of whole grains than people telling
you to avoid them. You also have a lot
more people drinking soda than not, more people sitting on the couch instead of
exercising, and more than half the population is obese. So majority does not
always provide validity. It’s not about who’s saying or doing what … its’ about
fact and truth.
‘All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.’
Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860)
- Cereal Grains are so nutritionally deficient
that it is absolutely pointless to consume them
- Cereal Grains are inferior in every way to
vegetables, fruits, and meats, which contain far more nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes to sustain life.
- Cereal Grains can be linked to every major
disease and condition our era faces.
- Cereal Grains are the leading cause of
Diabetes, Obesity, and High Cholesterol.
Grains, along with refined sugars and dairy, are the leading causes
of day-to-day conditions such as allergies, joint pain, skin disorders,
indigestion, acid reflux, and an inflamed prostate.
Grains were a product of the Agricultural Revolution, some 10,000 yrs ago,
and made popular due to the ease to grow, store, form into many other
foods, and were responsible for the creation of permanent settlements and
rapid growth of many economies.
- Cereal Grains wreak havoc on the digestive
process by damaging the intestinal lining, hindering the absorption of
crucial nutrients, predisposing autoimmunity, chemical sensitivity, and
- Cereal Grain’s damage to the intestinal
lining allows incompletely digested food and unwanted chemicals to enter
- Cereal Grains promote incomplete digestion by
impeding bile release, contributing to gall stones.
- Cereal Grains compromise the Pancreas by
inhibiting the release of pancreatic enzymes causing elevated insulin,
systemic inflammation, and the potentiation for pancreatitis, and cancer.
- Cereal Grains eventually contribute to
Insulin Resistance in the Liver due to excessive conversion to Glucose.
- Cereal grains expend useless time, energy,
and effort to process and cook them just to make them edible.
- Cereal Grains are addictive due to their
conversion to glucose and brain chemistry dependence.
- Cereal Grains create Leptin Resistance, which
is basically your body’s ‘I’m not hungry anymore’ mechanism.
- Cereal Grains contain innate protective
mechanisms such as Lectins giving you every indication they do not want to
Grains are actually worse because they contain more Lectins
- Cereal Grain wheat contains a Lectin called
WGA, which attaches to receptors in the intestinal lumen and are
transported intact through the intestinal lining. Recognized as a foreign
invader, the immune system mounts an attack on them as well as other
‘good’ tissues in the body.
- Cereal Grains contain Phytates, which bind to
metals such as Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, and iron that are critical for
human growth making them unavailable for absorption. Bone growth is
Grains such as Wheat, Barley, and Rye contain Gluten of which up to half
the population is intolerant, diagnosed Celiac or not.
Grains, contrary to popular dogma, are a poor source of Fiber. In
fact, insoluble fiber, especially those from whole grains and the mucus
they drag down your pipe, can and do cause damage their lining.
Grains disrupt the Omega 3 & Omega 6 ratio.
- Cereal Grains are made ‘popular’ by large
‘counsels’ with links to government receiving large subsidies.
- Cereal Grain farmers are subsidized by the
- Cereal Grains line every aisle of every
supermarket because they are cheap and have along shelf life.
- Cereal Grains were not eaten in the
Paleolithic era and shouldn’t be now.
Whew! Did you
realize that cereal grains were so bad for you? How many of those have you
heard before? Did your doctor tell about those at your last annual physical? This information is readily available yet seldom talked about.
are yummy. I ate them, and I still like the occasional piece of carrot cake.
Crunchy is fun. Hot rolls with butter are tasty. The Trix bunny, Captain
Crunch, even the Quaker, (in a funky way), are cool, and a hot bowl of oatmeal
brings back nice memories of cold winter mornings in Canada. But, as the saying
goes: “The more you learn, the more you realize what you didn’t know.” Growing
up a drug-dependent asthmatic, red rash around my mouth, with serious digestive
issues, and not getting any real answers from the medical community, caused, no
forced, me to start studying the human body, how it works mechanically and
chemically and what it’s suppose to eat.
Although Grains are only one bad piece to the unhealthy puzzle, here’s my story of giving up the bad stuff and in what order:
- Refined Sugars
- Cereal and Oatmeal
- Bread and Pasta
- Beans and Legumes
With each and
every phase I noticed a significant improvement in my health, but I will tell
you it took me far too long to realize what I was eating was the problem. I
wasted years treating the symptoms rather than addressing the causes.
OK, enough about
me and back to the facts!
are the Cereal Grains?
Cereal Grains are considered:
do they contain that is so bad?
- Phytic Acid
- Insoluble Fiber
can you live without grains?
- It would be nice to say ‘Give them all up!’
but in a reality based spectrum (and getting told off by numerous people)
I have learned that giving up just one bad food a week or month is
critical for permanent success. Try crackers, then cereal, bread, etc. until you find what eliminates the cravings. See the article Eating Right
- People are naturally resistance to change and
the ‘one-step-at-a-time’ principle works more often than complete
- Simple substitutes such as: tuna salad as a
lettuce wrap, you don’t need crackers with cheese, a smoothie is much
tastier and transportable than cereal, no bread to the table at
restaurants, more good fats.
*(see Recipes under ‘Read’ for other great
- Learn the facts by studying the information
on this site, cross-referencing with others, put it into your own words,
and share it with everyone.
- Once you start cleaning up your eating
habits you will notice not only how much better you feel off of grains, BUT how you do
feel when you cheat a little one night. Grains are pretty quick to start their chain of misery.
- Read more in Grain
Rant part deux -
Why You Shouldn't Eat Grains