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  • "why you should be eating grains" ...UNwise traditions?

    just read this very disturbing post that may be misleading many folks in their quest for better health without grains. i am surprised that this info is coming from someone who has plenty of good advice regarding other aspects of traditional diets and their related health benefits. i guess my first question would be: "why even bother spending the energy on preparing a food group that offers you so little in return"?

    even with the proper preparation of grains some traditions are not wise for many...if not most.
    Why You Should Be Eating Grains
    Last edited by mojo; 02-10-2012, 07:56 AM.

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    Oh good lord. Read through the comments after the article for her responses to people's questions. She immediately dismisses any research that might go against her advice. People bring up things like the Wheat Belly book and other research and it's clear she has not read any of it, and probably never will. Just the kind of "expert" I want to get advice from.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mr. Koozie View Post
      Oh good lord. Read through the comments after the article for her responses to people's questions. She immediately dismisses any research that might go against her advice. People bring up things like the Wheat Belly book and other research and it's clear she has not read any of it, and probably never will. Just the kind of "expert" I want to get advice from.
      Yikes. I think the comments are the worst part. Not only does she offer little (if any) justification for her point, but she altogether ignores some pretty strong arguments that are simply asking her to really explain 'why'. Some 'expert'.

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      • #4
        I keep trying to find out what is exactly entitled in preparing grains traditionally? Which grains? Which can just be soaked? Like if I soak buckwheat or millet overnight, is it okay to then boil and consumme it? And with fermenting, is it all just about sour dough? Or do you use some special kind of yeast? And what on earth can you possibly sprout from what you have in a regural store? Oh, sure, one gotta pay to get this information? If you are so adamant about it, give a good, detailed account on what you want people to do with which grain. And why it's always about wheat??? Argh.
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        • #5
          Sarah bases everything she posts about off of Sally Fallon's Nourishing Tradtions. Everything. If Sally said it, it's gospel.

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          • #6
            Hahah she says in order to be healthy you really HAVE to have grains in your diet; but eating grains isn't healthy, unless prepared traditionally, which involves purchasing whole wheat berries, sprouting them, then dehydrating them, then grinding them into flour, then soaking that flour in something like yogurt, THEN baking it into bread.

            Is this mama who goes to school in the evenings, home schools two children the rest of the time, leads LLL meetings, runs the home gonna do that? For sure...

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            • #7
              Ugh. This is surprisingly timely. I feel like crap today: So that’s why I don’t eat wheat… « Forgotten Domestic Arts

              (I added a link back to her post, just for fun. I did "properly prepare" my grains, dang it, and it didn't make a lick of difference.)
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              • #8
                Ugh~ just finished listening to Nancy Snyderman saying people shouldn't self diagnose a gluten intolerance~ it requires testing by a doctor. Well, I know she has an MD after her name and I don't, but I don't have the classic symptoms of gluten intolerance either. If it hadn't been for 'being my own doctor' I'd probably be on the band-aid boat of side-effect loaded pharmaceuticals, since the doctors (dermatologists) I went to with my eczema made it clear they had no idea what to do, other than use cortisone.

                I really wish TV doctors would stop with the CW and actually realize that it doesn't always take invasive (expensive) tests to uncover the root cause of a food related issue!

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                • #9
                  WOW she says corn is the only GM grain! Wheat may not be strictly GM but it has been so hybridized and crossbred in such a short time that it amounts to the same thing.
                  And the amount of work to prepare those grains so they don't kill her I would rather just eat a steak.
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                  • #10
                    which involves purchasing whole wheat berries, sprouting them, then dehydrating them, then grinding them into flour, then soaking that flour in something like yogurt, THEN baking it into bread.
                    If I am not mistaken, it also involves catching real yeast from the air which takes a few days of fermenting and is not always successful.
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                    • #11
                      She's just a puppet of the Gluten Industrial Complex.

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                      • #12
                        Traditionally preparing (soaking, sprouting, fermenting) grains is damage control. It does not make them health food. There's absolutely nothing in grains that you can't get in better quantity and quality in other, denser foods. The only reason to eat wheat is because you really want to.

                        It's why the only wheat foods I eat are real sourdough (luckily Trader Joe's carries an excellent one, so I don't need to bake my own!), and beer, occasionally, because they're delicious. But I don't pretend it's good for me, just not too bad in moderation.
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                        • #13
                          Guys all you have to do is sign up for the free webinar! Then all grains are safe to eat! Duh! You have to eat them! Otherwise your existence will be boring and miserable! Did I use enough exclamation points?!!! I want you to be excited!

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                          • #14
                            Exactly. A person can spend all her time processing those grains to minimize damage but to delude herself and say they're good for us, even a -necessary- part of a healthy diet?

                            I think in the previous post about children and grains somewhere in the comments she said they were necessary because they offer minerals of some sort...still has yet to provide a reason as to why we can't get those minerals elsewhere. Grains don't hold a monopoly on nutrition.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
                              Traditionally preparing (soaking, sprouting, fermenting) grains is damage control. It does not make them health food. There's absolutely nothing in grains that you can't get in better quantity and quality in other, denser foods.
                              The traditional preparing is something that peasants learned to do when they had to resort to grains as a staple because couldn't afford or forage for sufficient meat/fish/dairy/vegetables.

                              It's a very telling irony that these days, the middle-classes are so easily persuaded to adopt essentially raw wholegrains as an alleged health food.
                              F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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