"One of the most important events in history about the brain damage of modern society has been the introduction of wheat into diet," says Dr. David Perlmutter, neurologist, nutritionist and founder of the Holistic and Integral Medicine Council in The United States, in addition to being author of several books on brain health.
There is too much empirical evidence and ever more scientific evidence too, which allows us to know that modern wheat and other cereals such as rye, barley, spelt, kamut and bulbur, not only cause gastrointestinal, heart, autoimmune, diabetes, among others diseases, but also are silently destroying the brain.
The big amount of modern breads and cereals, including whole grains, pasta and other products offered in supermarkets made from wheat and related products - which are ironically sold as "healthy" - can explain one of the most important causes of the increase of disorders and brain diseases. Fortunately, there is already a small gondola of gluten-free food.
Dysfunctions such as migraines, insomnia, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, motor disorders, bipolarity, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), progressive cognitive dysfunction, Alzheimer's and other neurological dysfunctions are caused by the consumption of those carbohydrates and other processed foods that contain gluten.
And why so much damage? Unfortunately, modern wheat has undergone so many mutations to increase productivity and "improve" the baking, that no longer is like the wild wheat that our ancestors consumed. Genetic manipulation since the 60s, has made the proportion of gluten in wheat has increased from 5% to 50%, which has caused this ingredient to be so harmful to health.
Gluten is a Latin word that means "cola" or glue. As such, it works as an adhesive that binds flour to make breads, cookies, pizza doughs, etc., and also to curdle some cheeses, margarines, or sauces like ketchup. This same sticky property causes it to leave pasty residues in the intestine, which are contaminating and boring it, allowing these toxic substances to leak and go into the blood. This causes two main consequences:
- Alters immune system (since 80% of it is in the intestinal walls) causing all kinds of inflammations and autoimmune diseases.
- Affects nervous system and the brain due to inflammations caused by excessive permeability of the intestine.
In brief, gluten intolerance, both in celiac and non-celiac people, increases the production of inflammatory cytokines, which play a crucial role in neurological degenerative disorders.
But the good news is that all the mentioned diseases are quite preventable and curable. Not only that, a change in our diet can even modify our DNA to be better. Good feeding and natural nutritional supplements are key to rehabilitate the brain and transform our health.
And since everything is connected, if a gate is left open, the water escapes!
Take care of our emotions and our thoughts through the practice of physical exercises, meditation, acceptance, love and compassion, will help close all floodgates to achieve the balance that requires good health.
“Health is the balance of body, mind and soul. There is no disease, if there is balance. ”
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