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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!

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