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You probably don’t consider yourself to be a drug addict like the typical addicts you see on TV shooting up or looking for their next fix. Truth is, though, you have been drugged up for most of your life. You’ve been doing this by ingesting an opiate similar to heroin or morphine, and you’ve been getting it at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks!


According to Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly, “You’ve been cleverly disguising your opiate of choice as muffins, bagels, cereals, and sandwiches!” One of the dark issues of modern wheat, the addictive mind effects of gliadin protein can really be trouble.

If you eat a sandwich on whole wheat bread (which we are taught to eat as healthy), the gliadin protein turns into exorphins, or exogenously-derived morphine-like compounds. These exorphins cross into the brain and bind to opiate receptors to produce opiate-like effects.

This causes addict-like behavior and appetite stimulation. BUT, your appetite isn’t stimulated to eat salmon and asparagus; instead, you go for chips, cookies, donuts, etc.!

If you stop eating it, you can actually go through withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, headache, anxiety, etc., that can last a few days.

Like sugar, wheat is in most processed foods. So, just as the drug dealer knows you’ll be back for your next hit, the food industry knows you will be back for your next bite of pretzels or bread.

Also, wheat can be sprayed with glyphosphate, which is in Round-Up! And that can’t be good for anyone!

It’s important to be proactive and prevent disease as you age. You want to feel great and have a good quality of life so you can enjoy all the fun things and be around for your kids and grandkids. Being aware of what you’re eating, as the right choices play an important part in disease prevention.

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For many years we have been told to avoid fat and lower our cholesterol. But what’s true and what’s not?

Below are some Fat Lies:White figure w-red arrows and question marks - confusion

  • A Low-Fat Diet is best to help you lose weight. It isn’t the fat that’s the problem — it’s the sugar! Butter substitutes and foods loaded with sugar are now on the shelves and promoted as healthy!
  • Eggs are bad for you. This has been pounded into our heads for a while. Lots of people were eating egg-white omelets, etc., and avoiding the yolks! Organic eggs are actually good for us and are packed with good nutrition.
  • Focus on Cholesterol. This is only part of the equation. Inflammation can cause cholesterol to go up to patch up arteries. If cholesterol is too low, it can cause other health issues.
  • Oils from Seeds & Vegetables are good for you. Soybean, Cottonseed & Canola Oils are high in Omega 6. These are harmful if consuming too much and they are added to many foods, even healthy foods.
  • Saturated Fat causes heart disease. These studies from years ago are flawed. Some saturated fats, like coconut oil, are good for us.
  • Eating Fat makes you fat. High fat/low carb diets increase good cholesterol, lower glucose, stabilize insulin, and promote the loss of Belly Fat. High sugar diets can cause Belly Fat and weight gain.
  • If it’s labeled “Low-Fat”, it’s good for you. When they take out the fat, they often replace it with more sugar! This promotes weight gain.

Four Unhealthy Oils To Avoid

  1. Canola Oil
  2. Cottonseed
  3. Safflower
  4. Soybean

Use Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Ghee, etc. when cooking.


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