Given this group's lifestyle and dietary ways, this is appropriate to the reason Carnivore through Primal is the answer to modern diseases and addiction epidemic.
Good morning, saplings,
This is long, but it goes beyond what the author says, and it's even worse than what the article shows. Apologies in advance for my blithering ways; I am but a long-winded little Puck, addicted to science and the ways of nature.
From SUGARbriety International, a post by Ben Fury, a harsh reality. What is the first thing we are advised to feed a baby for introductory foods? Grains. And after that? Pureed vegetables and fruit. Modern curriculum books say no premasticated (when someone chews it and deposits it into the baby's mouth) food, especially meats, and fails to mention meat at all until around 3 years or not at all, focusing on a vegetarian to nearly vegan-type dietary regimen.
This is child abuse.
We are being encouraged to feed our children addictive drugs and a nutrient-deficient, gut-damaging diet. It is abhorrent.
In my nutritional studies, even those horribly written books emphasize the need for fat--especially animal fats like from breast milk--before they do a 180 and push cereal and plant foods which don't contain the vital fats needed for brain and neural development.
I will say this at the beginning to get it up there for short attention spans: the best introductory foods are egg yolk (can be lightly cooked if you're a germaphobe OR if the child was not breastfed (I will do a paper on how breastfeeding programs a baby's immune system), or one can puree liver. Your choice of cooking or not is completely up to you, and I do not claim responsibility to your actions nor recommend any practice which would be deemed hazardous. Chewing is NOT a hazard or disgusting and boosts the baby's immune system by introducing the same bacteria in your digestive system the protects you from your environment (unless you use toothpaste, then you're riddled with antibiotics and parabens; hormone disruptors--seriously, you don't need toothpaste at all or can use coconut oil or baking soda or one of those natural types). Premastication has been around for eons for multiple species including humans. Most species pre-digest for heir young and then...ahem...expel it from their stomachs for their toddlers.
So, what are cereal grains? Starch; sugar, no matter how you look at it, cellulose; indigestible and abrasive sugar, fiber; an abrasive, disease-causing material when in excess or from sources like grains, lectins; inflammatory and immunoresponsive proteins--causes immune system overload and attacks the body's tissues, phytates or phytic acid; phosphorus compounds that bind to minerals and draw them from the body, agglutinins; which are proteins that cause binding of other proteins and have even been shown to cause metastasis of cancer cells or even cause overgrowth of cells (tumors). There is much, much more, and the nutrition in these is very small, if not completely unavailable to the human body.
Let's break this down a bit using science:
[Starch is a polysaccharide (q.v.) comprising glucose monomers joined in α 1,4 linkages.]
[Cellulose, a complex carbohydrate, or polysaccharide, consisting of 3,000 or more glucose units.]
~Translation: sugar (indigestible; this is what bloats and constipates people).
This is the book Fiber Menace: The Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Colon Cancer
~Although a bit preachy and for some, overwhelming due to his excitement and passion, it is this man's passion which spurs the book and led him to show people just how harmful fiber is for the body. Take note he does not mean from the common fruits and vegetables, but from things pushed on the market like wheat bran and such, which actually cause the bowel complications fiber is purported to resolve. Fruits and vegetables are meant to be peeled and the most fibrous pieces discarded as waste. If you start peeling raspberries, you're neurotic about it, though. But for most fruits, the peeling is where most of the toxicants are (the poisonous compounds that are pesticides to protect the plant--its immune system!).
Lectins (specific types of proteins)
Lectins: Their Damaging Role in Intestinal Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Weight Loss
~Oh, woe as us (not to be confused with WOE). Bacteria is blamed, but plants, egg white, and even dairy for some people are the cause. Turns out, most 'pathogen outbreaks' are actually a result of improper plant handling and preparation. Beans and grains are poisonous undercooked (they're poisonous over time, anyway, unless prepared a specific and time-consuming way). Remember this.
Agrarian diet and diseases of affluence – Do evolutionary novel dietary lectins cause leptin resistance?
~Got those uncontrollable hunger pangs every 5 minutes? Well, there may be a reason, and it's not lack of self-control.
Dietary Lectins as Disease Causing Toxicants
~I think the title speaks for itself. These things have been known to be toxic for a very long time, which is why traditionally, they were cooked to death (no nutrition left so why bother with these things?) or fermented.
Antinutritive effects of wheat-germ agglutinin and other N-acetylglucosamine-specific lectins.
~They even block nutrient absorption and use, causing deficiency of multiple minerals and some vitamins.
Modulation of immune function by dietary lectins in rheumatoid arthritis.
~Lectins in a completely raw state or improperly prepared like modern bread mimics the tissues of the human body. These are called antigens, being foreign substances that invade the body. The body then forms antibodies to combat these foreign invaders and protect us from a possible disease, like it does with a virus. The problem? These antibodies have a key code to that protein (lectins are proteins, just to remind you all), and that protein is mimicking the tissues in the human body, most especially joint tissues. So much for "healthy whole grains".
Phytate or phytic acid
Inhibition of trypsin activity in vitro by phytate
~Protein digestion is inhibited by this, and minerals are bound and go out of the body in the bowel movements. Ergo, you eat lots of these and you're only pooping nutrients, not absorbing them.
Wheat fiber, phytates and iron absorption.
(Not scientific but very useful and on-point)
Anti-nutrients (phytates & others) – Exactly which foods have them and why they need to be properly prepared.
[any substance causing agglutination (clumping together) of cells, particularly a specific antibody formed in the blood in response to the presence of an invading agent. Agglutinins are proteins (immunoglobulins) and function as part of the immune mechanism of the body. When the invading agents that bring about the production of agglutinins are bacteria, the agglutinins produced bring about agglutination of the bacterial cells.]
~So... If agglutinins cause binding of specific proteins, and seed agglutinins (especially grains and legumes, peanuts included) mimic our specific proteins which includes blood, and these agglutinins show up in our bloodstream after we eat them...why are these not being looked at in stroke and embolisms and other clot-related diseases? Why would we even want to eat these if they do this?
Fluorescein labeled Peanut Agglutinin (PNA)
[Peanut agglutinin binds preferentially to the T-antigen, a galactosyl (β-1,3) N-acetylgalactosamine structure present in many glycoconjugates such as M and N blood groups, gangliosides, and many other soluble and membrane-associated glycoproteins and glycolipids.]
~This is a sample of peanut agglutinin for research purposes. It is used to clot certain proteins and blood. You read correctly, it is used to clot blood.
Effects of galactose-binding lectins on human blood platelets: Identity of the peanut agglutinin receptor with the von Willebrand factor receptor
[Peanut agglutinin (PNA), soybean agglutinin (SBA) and [castor bean] agglutinin (RCAI) induced agglutination of desialo-platelets down to concentrations of 25 μg/ml.]
~In case you were wondering if the statement above were accurate, here's another study explaining how these lectins cause random blood clotting and what mechanism is present to cause it. This shows that peanut, soy, and castor bean causes platelet and cell clotting.
Peanut agglutinin appearance in the blood circulation after peanut ingestion mimics the action of endogenous galectin-3 to promote metastasis by interaction with cancer-associated MUC1.
Insulin-Like Growth Factors are Mitogenic for Human Keratinocytes and a Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Ponzio G, et al. Wheat germ agglutinin mimics metabolic effects of insulin without increasing receptor autophosphorylation. Cell Signal 1990;2:377-386.
Shechter Y. Bound lectins that mimic insulin produce persistent insulin-like activities. Endocriology 1983;113:1921-1926.
~As if you needed another reason to avoid peanuts and other seeds.
Antinutritive effects of wheat-germ agglutinin and other N-acetylglucosamine-specific lectins.
~Antinutritive, meaning these aren't nutritious, they cause deficiency.
This is just the tip of the iceberg and I didn't feel it would be appropriate to overload you poor things with over 500 studies. They'll be on the main website when I do a full set of articles which are more scientific in nature but in layman's terms so everyone (or most) can read them without wondering what the heck hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia means or other large words (which often also appear on ingredient labels; clever...).
The point about sugar stands: babies are being exposed to this early and on a massive scale. And we wonder why drug addiction is so bad.
On sugar addiction:
Preclinical evidence for the addiction potential of highly palatable foods: Current developments related to maternal influence
~Now, I want to break this down because it has several flawed points that are common to studies whose authors have a clear bias to promote the standard guidelines: [Although there are many causative factors leading to excessive weight gain including genetics and sedentary lifestyle, the transformation of the food environment has undoubtedly contributed to the dangerously high rates of obesity.] ~Sedentary has nothing to do with most people's weight gain. Some thrive better on high physical activity, but some people, like me, are mostly sedentary and managed to get from 256 lbs (116 kg) to 130 lbs (59 kg) simply by avoiding processed foods (to 179 lbs [81 kg] on Ketogenic), then completely avoiding plants. Ergo, exercise has little to do with it. And this: [The current food landscape is inundated with food engineered to contain artificially high levels of sugar and fat.] This is true. If you eat large amounts of fat with sugar, you cannot use the fat and the body stores it for when you're not loaded up on excessive carbohydrate--which you should know that today, everything is loaded on carbs. But here's the thing: carbohydrate does this, anyway, but fat just adds to it through that pathway. Not everyone reacts this way, so individuality matters! Then this: [These neurobehavioral adaptations are similar to what is observed in drugs of abuse.] Carbs are a drug. They affect the chemistry of the brain just like all drugs when in an isolated form. In a true sugar addict, even fruit can be a problem and should be avoided. When alone, fat causes mild satiety, and with protein the effect is greater; to add to this, foods high in nutrient density like liver have the most sating effect because it contains every nutrient vital to health in perfect proportions. I'll do a paper on that later so stay tuned!
And I really don't approve of Healthline as any form of resource, but this one hit home and used credible research, which I will be using in a future article and will edit this post with my own so as not to lead people to a site that promotes consumption of unhealthy things like fiber and grains.
[“Research shows that sugar can be even more addicting than cocaine,” says Cassie Bjork, R.D., L.D., founder of Healthy Simple Life. “Sugar activates the opiate receptors in our brain and affects the reward center, which leads to compulsive behavior, despite the negative consequences like weight gain, headaches, hormone imbalances, and more.”
Experts Agree: Sugar Might Be as Addictive as Cocaine
It’s legal, socially accepted, and lurking in everything we eat.
“Studies suggest that every time we eat sweets we are reinforcing those neuropathways, causing the brain to become increasingly hardwired to crave sugar, building up a tolerance like any other drug,” she adds.]
And another valuable paper with links to the research and mention of the good man Dr. James DiNicolantonio, which shows the emerging alarm that refined sugars are probably one of the worst things, which includes improperly prepared seeds, which are filled with starches that just become sugar in the digestive tract!
Is there such a thing as sugar addiction?
>takes a breath<
Hope you all learned something!
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