Wheat Today, Immunity Gone Tomorrow!

gluten-warning

Sick and tired of trying to figure out just what is wrong with your digestion? It may have something to do with gluten intolerance. If you eat “regular” bread and pasta, you may wonder how something so wonderful and fluffy, that tastes great with burgers and awesome as spaghetti, got such a bad wrap. I find that most patients, whether they have an official diagnosis of celiac disease or not, do not do well with the modern, over hybridized, repeated backcrossing, and chemically mutated wheat. Something many people don’t realize is that genetically modified wheat is not approved for sale in the U.S. But what is approved contains a hybridized wheat and therein lies the problem. Genetic modification refers to using genetic splicing to put in or take out a gene or a partial gene of a food. They do not do that to wheat yet; they save that for ALL the other food we unknowingly eat!! Not to worry though, research is currently working on that to create pesticide resistant strains. Yummy to my tummy. NOT! Some actually believe hybridization is even worse than genetic modification if you can imagine that.

Hybridization occurs when you cross different plant strains to create smaller, dwarf plants because the original plant contained stalks taller than the roots of the plant causing “lodging”. This is where the plant falls over due to it’s height and now rot situations take over the plant. In addition, with the smaller hybridized dwarf plants extra nitrogen can be sprayed on the plant and the weight will not cause the plant to lodge. The dwarf varieties allow more of the plants energy to be focused on the seeds resulting in a higher yield production. The problem with this becomes when new proteins are created in the offspring that are not contained in either parent plant. At least 5% of proteins generated have never been seen by our guts!

Another form of wheat manipulation is something called “backcrossing” or repetitive winnowing with different grass species to get rid of the undesirable characteristics, such as being too tall and reduced seed production. Backcrossing has drastically increased production of the hybridized dwarf plant and increased gluten levels in the plant which gives the wheat product a new and improved larger and fluffier appearance. Although this was good for the bottom line of these companies ultimately this has run havoc on the American people’s  digestive systems. This is unfortunately what research HAS NOT looked into. Don’t you think this should have been the FIRST thing they considered and not their bottom line?

There are also chemical abuses to the wheat source as well. Exposing the wheat embryo and seeds to a chemical called sodium azide, as well as to gamma and x-ray radiation, the embryo and seeds mutate. According to Dr. William Davis, M.D. from the Wheat Belly Blog, “Sodium azide is highly toxic to animals, bacteria, and humans, with human ingestion of small quantities yielding effects similar to cyanide. With accidental ingestion, for instance, the CDC recommends not performing CPR on the victim (and just letting the victim die), since it may cause the CPR-provider to be exposed, nor to dispose of any vomitus into a sink, since it can cause an explosion. (This has actually happened.)”

This is how the well known herbicide-resistant wheat species called Clearfield Wheat came into existence from the chemical company called BASF. This is called Chemical Mutagenesis although in my opinion it should be called Human Genocide. Our animal digestive system struggles so much to handle the chemicals and manipulation to our nutritional sources but even our miraculous bodies at some point give in to the onslaught of the abuse. This is why so many young and old are sick now with cancers, auto immune disease, fatigue and depression.

In short, research is turning our food industry into a modern day sci-fi horror movie by manipulating food DNA, protein, and chemistry with Frankenstein laboratory techniques, dangerous chemicals, and harmful radiation.  What it hasn’t learned though is how to heal the devastating effects it has on mother nature, our digestive system and our immunities. It’s hard to predict just how our guts will react to this “new food”. Guess they won’t look at that until we all start turning into real-life Zombies and storming the F.D.A in Washington! I am hopeful that’s not in our future. Please consider that food certainly is a drug and does affect you every bit as a prescription medication. I just wish our government would soon recognize our wealth is in our health and not in their bank accounts, our lives depend on it!

 

 

Glyphosphate: The Secret Reason Wheat May Be Making You Sick & How To Detoxify From It

As a Holistic Doctor who specializes in treating the whole patient, it surprises me how many new primary complaints of my patients are related to digestion problems in the form of bloating, pain, gas and indigestion. This rivals the other common complaint of “chronic fatigue”. It makes sense to me though because when you are unable to use food to nourish and resupply the body of vital nutrients, of course, you are always tired and fatigued. When there is a constant association of fear with food, when you are always thinking about what you are going to eat, how you are going to feel in an hour or even the rest of the day simply because of one meal, it becomes utterly exhausting. Add to that the lack of nutrients actually getting to your cells and it becomes overwhelming.

A new peer-reviewed paper published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Toxicology (Vol. 6(4): 159–184 ) by Doctors Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff shows that celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome are on the rise worldwide, and that rise has taken place in parallel with the increased use of glyphosate, the herbicide in Roundup.

The Doctors researched the known effects of glyphosate along with the symptoms associated with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome.  They identified both chemical and biological pathways where glyphosate can be the cause of these diseases.

Non-organic wheat farmers for nearly 20 years now have been routinely using glyphosate as a “crop desiccant.” It gets applied to the field 7-10 days prior to harvesting the crop to dry it down and for uniformity. If that is not bad enough, these same farmers also use RoundUp during the growing season to assist in weed control.

Roundup kills plants by interfering with a biochemical pathway involved with synthesis of amino acids, in the good bacteria in our gastrointestinal tracts. This important pathway found in our gut bacteria is vital to our intestines making enough essential amino acids as building blocks for our body.  By interfering with the biochemistry of bacteria in our GI tract, consumption of glyphosate depletes essential amino acids and predisposes humans to a host of chronic health problems. Depletion of these amino acids can contribute to obesity, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, and other neurological disorders.

When you consider Roundup is put on some of the major ingredients in all foods Americans eat, specifically corn, soybean, canola, cotton, wheat, all grain crops, rice, seeds, dried beans, peas, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, and sugar beets there is no reason to assume we aren’t all affected.

Recent studies have shown glyphosphate to be a cytochrome P450 inhibitor. This is the major detoxification pathway that the liver uses for all toxic metabolites in the body. The result of the breakdown in this pathway is toxicity and metabolic waste begin to overflow and there is no way to get relief or remove them from the body. People begin to get toxic and chronic illness appears insidiously.

You can protect yourself in 4 different ways through detoxification of your body. These principles are a requirement, not an option, for anyone interested in getting better from a chronic illness or maintaining your health.

1. Open the lymphatic vessels to help waste and release toxins
2. Support your body’s own natural detoxification pathways
3. Use antioxidants to soak up dangerous and constant free radical production
4. Chelate toxic metals out of your body

You can start by taking Epsom salt baths to open and drain the lymphatic vessels. Soaking in a tub of warm water mixed with 3 cups Epsom salt and one 16 oz. bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide for 20-30 minutes is one of my favorite methods (if you use food grade hydrogen peroxide, use only about 4 oz. in your bath). It makes you feel great and helps elimination of toxins and relaxation of muscles. It also provides oxygen to skin and other vital organs. I recommend adding my Charcoal Detoxifying Bath Salts along with the epsom salt and hydrogen peroxide to receive the extra benefits of other ingredients like charcoal, bentonite clay, and essential oils (available for purchase at the office and online).

Support your body’s natural detoxification by supplementing with N-acetyl-cysteine or N.A.C. This will help produce glutathione, a primary antioxidant and important nutrient produced in every cell of your body, especially your liver. Glutathione’s role in detoxification is paramount due to the fact it supports both major phases of detoxification in the liver. It breaks down harmful xenoestrogens, heavy metals, pesticides and fat-soluble toxins stored in adipose tissue.

The next two herbs, I personally take every single day to make sure I keep my liver open and flowing. Milk Thistle and Dandelion Leaf are two extremely valuable herbs used to strengthen your liver natural ability to detoxify. Milk Thistle helps regenerate the liver cells, promotes more glutathione production, may have anti-cancer properties, aid in gallbladder function and help decongest kidneys, spleen and veins. While Dandelion leaf can promote healthy lipid profiles, reduced insulin resistance, and suppress fat accumulation in the liver.

Small intestine are vital, since most of your immunity live here. Supplementing with an amino acid called L-glutamine aids in sealing and healing the leaky gut holes created in the small intestines. This is where harmful food toxins and proteins can cross over and get into the circulation causing autoimmunity and food allergies. Prebiotics such as arabinogalactans act as a food source for friendly microflora and the probiotic lactobacillus sporogenes, a sporulated hearty bacteria, can help re-inoculate a weak gut within hours. These products are available for purchase at the office.

Various other antioxidants used to support your body’s ability to detoxify and defend can be found in BioProtect, a product we carry in our Seleme Health Detox Kit. This is a simple yet elegant way to keep the flow of the liver and the ability of the cells to slough off even the most toxic waste. This has CoQ10, selenium, zinc, Vitamins A, E, and C—all the vital nutrients the liver uses to dump waste.

Chelation can be accomplished with the use of Spirulina, a blue-green algae or Chlorella, a green algae, which contain a nutrient called chlorophyllin, a compound which binds toxic metals in the gut. Zeolite a naturally occurring mineral, is another great way to bind and capture heavy metals.

Our office has multiple detoxification processes available for your health needs. Two times per year we conduct a 21-day group detoxification program. Our next group session begins October 18, 2015. You may want to consider joining us in our personal effort to stay clear of these very harmful toxins in our world. If you are feeling motivated enough, you don’t need to wait for our fall date. You can begin as soon as you feel ready. As I always tell my patients “healing begins today”.

 – Dr. Seleme
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