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Is Wheat Modified in this Country?

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It is a difficult and heated discussion today. The government says there are no GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) wheat in production today. This is to say, if it’s true, that biologists are not changing the internal DNA of a wheat plant. We know from this BLOG that you can alter the epigenetic’s of a plant and have a very different organism ob your hands while the DNA stayed the same. Dr. Davis (Wheat Belly) says he never claimed that we had GMO wheat but wheat that was hybridized to cross non wheat plants with wheat plants. This causes internal DNA to change drastically. Is this GOOD or BAD? Time will tell but Americans seem to be getting very fat on our wheat while Europeans are not. I believe we are hiding the real issues behind terminology. It really doesn’t matter if it is a GMO plant, a hybridized plant or epigenetically modified. If by any process the plant is changed, it van have a different effect on humans. Our government needs to stop arguing definitions and start protecting people from profits. In the mean time I only eat non wheat products or European wheat products such as pasta.

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7 Good Reasons to go Organic!

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This article lists the reasons organic is good for you. We speak a lot about organic and plant-based foods in this BLOG. They are important to normal health. Sure you know a ninety year old that doesn’t eat organic and only eats meat and potatoes. The truth is if we put 100 of these people in a study most would develop health issues and some serious ones like cancer or heart disease. Just like smoking, we all know someone or heard of someone that smoked to their 90’s but the simple fact is smoking causes cancer.

Bill Gates is back programming! This Time he’s Programming Us!

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This time it’s our Immune System – We have spoken a lot about the difficulties of genetically engineering our bodies in this BLOG. Looking at the cell and its programming through epigenetics, we can see how complex a system it is. I always cringe when someone says we should genetically engineer anything. The complexity goes well beyond our current scientific understanding. Bill Gates is genetically engineering milk to change the bacteria in out guts. This in turn will reprogram our immune system. Bill is a genius in computer programming but does he really understand what he is getting into here?

Our Gut/Brain Connection

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This is a must read article on the power of nutrients in plant-based foods. They state, as I have been, that your genes are NOT your destiny but the food you choose to eat is! Food is one environmental effect that can alter how are genes work causing chronic diseases or health. The really important thing here is it is OUR CHOICE to eat what we eat. A quote from this article says:

The gut is the seat of immune responses – When the GUT is disturbed by allergen foods, artificial chemicals from foods, Emotional STRESS, parasites you get GI inflammations that impair the absorption and digestion of nutrients. Health begins with digestion! all GI inflammation caused most chronic diseases such IBS, Crohn, Acid Reflux, Ulcers, Arthritis, Gout, Esophagitis, Asthma, GERD, Celiac, Diabetes, migraines, Weight gain, Obesity….and neuro-impairments as stated above including Depression and Anxiety. Again, GMO crops must be also playing a role in the susceptibility of certain genes and their expression.