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The Rest of the Story on Problems with Eating Refined Grains in Diet

July 14, 2008

6. REFINED GRAINS ARE EXCESSIVELY STARCHY

Refined grains are one of the starchiest foods consumed by
humans and present an overwhelmingly difficult task for the
digestive system. Refined grains also cause mucus
formation. Since 1965, scientists have repeatedly linked
high gluten consumption, coming from REFINED grains, to
learning disorders and schizophrenia. (Those with gluten
intolerance cannot handle whole grains that contain gluten
either.)

7. REFINED GRAINS CONTAIN HIGH AMOUNTS OF GLUTEN

Gluten is the “grayish, sticky component of wheat flour
and other grain flours, composed mainly of the proteins
gladin and glutenin” (Webster)
Not all grains contain gluten. Examples of those that do
not contain gluten include millet, amaranth and quinoa.

REFINED grains such as wheat, which is exceptionally high
in gluten, can produce many physical and mental problems,
in addition to celiac disease, which many are aware of.
Problems linked to high gluten intake can include: asthma,
allergies, gluten intolerance, digestive disturbances,
yeast infections, various mucus and congestive
disturbances, several types of arthritis, and even chronic
overeating. (Source: “Grain Damage” by Douglas Graham, D.C.)

8. REFINED GRAINS LEAD TO ADDICTION AND WEIGHT GAIN

REFINED grains are addictive! We have found that when a
person decides to adopt The Hallelujah Diet, REFINED sugar,
along with REFINED grains, are the two most difficult items
to eliminate from the diet – much more difficult than
eliminating animal source foods. WHY? – Because these
sugars have a very powerful addictive influence upon the
body – as powerful as nicotine and alcohol for some.

Another thing we need to remember concerning REFINED
grains is that whenever a food has been fragmented, it is
nutrient-deficient and always results in lower levels of
nutrition and health. This is the case concerning REFINED
grain products. Because REFINED grains do not provide
satisfaction at the cellular level, the body continues to
be hungry – continuing to seek adequate nutrients to
satisfy nutritional needs. This leads to overeating.

Sadly, all these REFINED foods have produced a nation of
overfed, undernourished, predominantly overweight people.
The Hallelujah Diet by comparison, produces a people who
are properly nourished while at the same time consuming a
much lower volume of food. The Hallelujah Diet contributes
to a person being of ideal weight, along with possessing a
healthy, strong physical body, a sound mind, and an
uncompromised immune system.

9. REFINED GRAINS COMPROMISE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

We need to remember that the immune system was built into
each of our physical bodies to protect us from the germs,
viruses, and bacteria of this world. Our immune system is
our first line of defense! REFINED grains, which convert
very rapidly to sugar, along with REFINED sugar, suppress
the immune system, keeping it from being able to perform
its God given tasks.

Does this not give us a clue as to why so many people
experience infections, colds, the flu, along with other flu
like symptoms, and more? Since this editor adopted a
predominantly raw plant based diet, free of any REFINED
grains or sugars over 32 years ago, I have not experienced
any infections, the flu, or even a cold, not even one time.

Does not the Bible tell us that we will reap what we sow
in Galatians 6:7: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for
whatsoever a man [or woman] soweth, that shall he [or she]
also reap.”

10. REFINED GRAINS CAUSE MANY OTHER PHYSICAL PROBLEMS

Finally, refined grains are associated with not only
malnutrition and decreased resistance to disease, mental
instability, and being overweight, but REFINED grains
impact our quality of life. REFINED grains cause or
increase the severity of PMS, decrease cognitive or
intellectual function, especially in children, and along
with REFINED sugar also contribute to our current epidemic
of heart disease, and so much more.

Following is just a partial list of other health problems
related to the intake of REFINED grains: Acne, addiction to
drugs including caffeine and alcohol, anxiety, behavior
problems, binge eating, bloating, bone loss, Candidiasis,
depression, difficulty concentrating, eczema, edema,
emotional problems, fatigue, food cravings, hormonal
problems, hyperactivity, insomnia, mental illness, mood
swings, premature aging, psoriasis, and the list goes on
and on.

IN CONCLUSION:

Almost every negative influence REFINED sugar has upon the
body, REFINED GRAINS offer an equally negative influence.
If we want to have a strong healthy body, free of physical
problems, we MUST eliminate not only REFINED sugars from
our diet, but also REFINED GRAINS!

REFINED GRAINS PROMOTE EMOTIONAL INSTABLILTY

July 11, 2008

We continue our study on Grains with some more of the article from last week’s health tip by George Malkamus, founder and owner of Hallelujah Acres.

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Sadly, studies reveal a strong link between juvenile and
adult criminal offenses not only to REFINED sugar, but also
REFINED grains. Similar research reveals a link between
mental illness and sugar derived from these REFINED
sources:

Hypoglycemic reactions, for the very sensitive consumer,
promote extreme irrationality, emotional instability, and
often times aggressiveness. Recent studies reveal that
sugar, coming from both REFINED sugars and REFINED grains,
may be as involved in mental illness, divorce, and crime as
alcohol has been found to be.

These REFINED grains and sugars, also play a significant
roll in the bad behavior of children. This bad behavior
often leads to a child being diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.
And the doctor, rather than telling the parent they need to
remove the cause of the child’s problem (REFINED sugars and
REFINED grains), prescribes a drug that can have
potentially devastating consequences.

Through the years, I have received some wonderful
testimonies from mothers reporting that after they removed
REFINED grains, along with REFINED sugar from their child’s
diet, and placed them on a basically raw plant-based diet,
the child became a totally different and well-behaved
child.

Depression is also one of the most rapidly growing
problems in our society, and RIFINED sugars, along with
REFINED grains, are a major contributing factor!

REFINED GRAINS CREATE BLOOD SUGAR DISORDERS

July 10, 2008

Another Article from George about Grains.

When WHOLE grains are processed, something very serious,
with potentially devastating health consequences, happens
to that grain. In order to understand this, we need to
recall what REFINED GRAINS are: A REFINED grain is a WHOLE
grain that has been stripped of its outer shell (fiber) and
its germ (source of nutrients), leaving only the endosperm
(embryo sack).

During processing, REFINED grains go through a heating,
mechanical, and chemical processing, during which vitamins,
proteins, fats, enzymes, in fact, almost all nutrients, as
well as the fiber (outer shell of the grain), are removed,
leaving practically nothing but pure white, pure ‘naked
calories,’ pure refined carbohydrate.

When you read the word “enriched” on the label of a
REFINED grain product, it means the manufacturer, after
removing the germ from the WHOLE grain, which contained
almost all the nutrients, has attempted to replace some of
the nutrients lost in the processing with chemical
additives.

Also, when a person consumes a REFINED grain, because the
fiber has been removed, a high percentage of the starch,
(which is practically all that is left after the fiber and
germ have been removed), is very quickly broken down into
simple sugars.

These simple sugars from REFINED grain hit the blood
stream almost as rapidly as REFINED sugars do. Dealing with
all of this sugar exhausts the pancreas and/or adrenals,
and produces the same diabetic/hypoglycemic reactions we
learned about in Health Tips #549 and #550.

Lifetime consumption of REFINED sugar is approximately
10,000 pounds per person, and the lifetime intake of
REFINED grains, which converts to sugar very rapidly, is
approximately 13,000 pounds. Friends, can you not now
better understand why the people of today suffer with a
multitude of blood sugar problems.

This incredibly high intake of REFINED sugar and REFINED
grains, grains that convert very rapidly to sugar, is
devastating the people. This high sugar intake is causing a
myriad of psychological problems, dealt with by guess what –
DRUGS, which only exacerbate the problem. This high sugar
intake also packs on the pounds, the primary cause of
nearly 70% of the population being overweight, and an ever-
increasing percentage of our population becoming obese.

Prior to the year 1900, practically no REFINED sugars or
REFINED grains were consumed in America or any other place
in the world, and for sure, there were no REFINED sugars,
or REFINED grains in the diet God gave Adam and Eden in the
Garden of Eden in the Genesis 1:29 diet. Nor will you find
any REFINED sugar or REFINED grains in The Hallelujah Acres
Diet.

Because The Hallelujah Diet contains no REFINED sugars or
REFINED grains, it is the best weight loss program in the
world, while at the same time, because of the elimination
of these REFINED products, it helps those with emotional,
physiological, and depression problems recover.

Dangers of Refined Grains

April 15, 2008

It is a healthy suggestion to switch to eating  whole grains as opposed to refined grains found in white breads, pastas, rice, and cereals.  Whole grains  are raw in their whole form.  We see more of what are called “refined grains” in grocery stores today like white and whole wheat breads.
We have already discussed fiberless, acidic, and dead foods in previous lessons.  Refined grains are also part of this group so focus will be put on explaining other issues of what refined grains do in the body.  One of these being that grains in their refined form are highly starchy and cause mucus formation.  Reducing the amount of grains in the diet can help us stay away from learning disorders, schizophrenia as well as asthma, allergies, gluten intolerance, digestive disturbances, yeast infections, various mucus and congestive conditions, several types of arthritis,  chronic overeating, Candida, and the ability to loose weight.  Again similar to animal products and sugar, refined grains cause emotional instability, blood sugar disorders, and suppressed immunes systems.
If loosing weight a goal, staying away from refined grains would be a big help. Refined grains are addictive and therefore lead to overeating. This happens because of the addictive nature as discussed in sugar and also because there are very little nutrients in the grains.  The body may feel hunger shortly after eating bread or pasta because it’s nutritional level is wanting more satisfaction. This causes us to overeating which can be seen in the ever increasing obesity in the country.
In order to gain energy and loose weight the dancer’s diet uses whole grains instead of refined grains.  Refined grains have lead to the following diseases in the body: acne, addiction to drugs and caffeine, alcoholism, allergies, anxiety, behavior problems, binge eating, bloating, bone loss, Candidiasis, depression, difficulty concentrating, eczema, edema, emotional problems, fatigue, food cravings,
hormonal problems, hyperactivity, insomnia, menstrual difficulties, mental illness, mood swings, premature aging, psoriasis, and the list goes on and on.