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  • Great Aticle on Why Wheat Sucks

    I haven't seen it posted yet, so here it is:

    Three Hidden Ways Wheat Makes You Fat - The Huffington Post

    a lot of familiar ground for most of us here, but a great resource for those who are trying to explain the benefits of primal or paleo to skeptical or resistant friends and family.
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

  • #2
    Awesome, thanks for sharing. When I told my mother what we were doing with a shift in diet, she didn't really understand it and thought I was dead wrong when I told her the damage that wheat does to you.

    She still proceeds to send me macaroni and cheese recipes.

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    • #3
      Great article!

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      • #4
        Great summery with good references to back it up.
        Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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        • #5
          Great article, thanks! It made me wonder, however, can one still buy the "old" wheat? If one wanted to, of course!

          Gwynn

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          • #6
            Yes, there is at least one source in the States and one in Canada that I know of.
            Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dirlot View Post
              Great summery with good references to back it up.
              Good references? There are 5 references in the article, none of them directly linking wheat to any problems in humans other than those with celiac disease. And most of the claims he makes in the article don't have any reference. I can go through and point out a bunch of them if you would like.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jimhensen View Post
                Good references? There are 5 references in the article, none of them directly linking wheat to any problems in humans other than those with celiac disease. And most of the claims he makes in the article don't have any reference. I can go through and point out a bunch of them if you would like.

                There is NOTHING in grains that we can't get from a tastier more nutrient dense source. If whole grains are so good as you claim there must be hundreds of studies showing how eating whole grains is better than eating real wholesome food like we do on a Primal/Paleo Diet.

                There are lots of studies quoted in Cordain's The Paleo Answer and Davis' Wheat Belly that show how bad wheat and grains are and that eliminating them is VERY beneficial but I have yet to find a study that shows tasteless, high GI grains are of any benefit at all.

                I have asked you before and you failed to provide one so I will ask again...what I would love is a review that shows whole grains are good for you - not just better than refined grains but actually better for you than not eating them at all.
                Last edited by Dirlot; 02-21-2012, 10:34 AM.
                Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
                PS
                Don't forget to play!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dirlot View Post
                  There is NOTHING in grains that we can't get from a tastier more nutrient dense source. If whole grains are so good as you claim there must be hundreds of studies showing how eating whole grains is better than eating real wholesome food like we do on a Primal/Paleo Diet.
                  This is a straw man argument. You act as if I am saying that grains are a good replacement for vegetables or meat. That just isn't the case. What I am saying is that there is absolutely no evidence that eating a moderate amount of grains, along with a balanced diet of whole foods, is harmful (barring allergy). If anything the evidence points to the opposite.

                  Originally posted by Dirlot View Post
                  There are lots of studies quoted in Cordain's The Paleo Answer and Davis' Wheat Belly that show how bad wheat and grains are and that eliminating them is VERY beneficial but I have yet to find a study that shows tasteless, high GI grains are of any benefit at all.

                  I have asked you before and you failed to provide one so I will ask again...what I would love is a review that shows whole grains are good for you - not just better than refined grains but actually better for you than not eating them at all.

                  Here is an article on the beneficial effects of phytic acid, something that the primal community shuns:

                  Cancer Inhibition by Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) and Inositol: From Laboratory to Clinic

                  And why don't you post some studies showing that wheat and grains are bad for you. I would love to see some studies that show increased wheat consumption increases risk of disease. I don't think I have ever seen a study that even suggests this. If wheat was so bad, wouldn't there be studies that show it increases risk of disease, instead of showing the opposite?
                  Last edited by jimhensen; 02-21-2012, 11:03 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gwynn View Post
                    Great article, thanks! It made me wonder, however, can one still buy the "old" wheat? If one wanted to, of course!

                    Gwynn
                    The Whole Foods near me has Jovial Einkorn wheat pasta and cookies. Jovial also produces Einkorn wheat flour, but I haven't seen it at WF.
                    LastBottleWines

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jimhensen View Post

                      And why don't you post some studies showing that wheat and grains are bad for you. I would love to see some studies that show increased wheat consumption increases risk of disease. I don't think I have ever seen a study that even suggests this. If wheat was so bad, wouldn't there be studies that show it increases risk of disease, instead of showing the opposite?
                      I'd love to see them too~ but you know the USDA will never let that research come to light. Most of the info comes from people like me, that actually live it~ that have issues magically disappear when gluten is withheld. I'm the only test subject that counts with me because just like everyone else that gets a negative with outdated tests, the ill effects of GMO grains is totally personal.

                      And the way I know that 'they' know these grains are bad news, is the relentless hard sell in the media! Or, when was the last time you saw a commercial for beef?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Primal Bob View Post
                        Awesome, thanks for sharing. When I told my mother what we were doing with a shift in diet, she didn't really understand it and thought I was dead wrong when I told her the damage that wheat does to you.

                        She still proceeds to send me macaroni and cheese recipes.
                        How many ways are there of doing macaroni cheese?
                        Meat is Prized, Wheat is Despised.

                        Real Food - The REAL staff of life

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                        • #13
                          After reading "wheat belly" I never want to even look at wheat again. Haven't touched the stuff in a long time, and don't plan on it any time soon (i.e. never).
                          There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
                          There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
                          There is society, where none intrudes,
                          By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
                          I love not man the less, but Nature more...
                          ~Lord Byron

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rip @ MIPWID View Post
                            How many ways are there of doing macaroni cheese?
                            lol that's exactly what I thought when I saw it, but then I'm a foreigner who's never had mac & cheese in my life...
                            Made me wonder if there's a wide variety of them


                            Oh, and don't feed the troll that is jimhensen :-D
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                            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Misabi View Post


                              Oh, and don't feed the troll that is jimhensen :-D
                              Don't you mean bait?

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