From Holistic Help:
By now, you’ve probably seen the commercial with Oprah telling you that you can eat bread every day and still lose weight. It is sad, frightening, and disturbing that someone who has so much influence over society’s choices and behavior is using that power to encourage people to consume a substance that can have such a profound devastating affect on their mental and physical health that goes far beyond weight gain.
The consumption of bread can be a leading contributor to many degenerative health conditions that plaque our society today including, but not limited to, sugar and carb addiction, compulsive overeating, binging, and bulimia; drug and alcohol addiction; depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, OCD, tics or tourette’s, and other mental health issues like schizophrenia and psychosis; elevation in triglycerides and heart disease; autoimmune disorders, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes; Alzheimer’s and other neurological conditions; Candida overgrowth, SIBO, IBS and other functional gut disorders; adrenal fatigue; cancer; developmental disorders; obesity, and much more.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways that eating bread can destroy your physical and mental health.
1. Bread is a Drug
Wheat and other glutenous grains are broken down into polypeptides called exorphins. Exorphins are a morphine like substance that can bind to our endorphin receptors and have a psychotropic affect on the brain in the same manner as heroin, and like any other opioid, tolerance develops and then the need (cravings) for more bread as endorphin levels become depleted.
The reason most of our society “loves” bread, and will do just about anything to keep it in their diet, is because they are addicted to it in the same manner as a heroin addict or alcoholic. Exorphins can produce profound disturbance in mood, thought and behavior, resulting in a wide array of symptoms or conditions like OCD, autism, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, attention deficit, aggression and violence, hyperactivity, and even psychosis and schizophrenia. They can also wreck havoc on the gastrointestinal tract, with symptoms like constipation and abdominal pain.
Here is a great video by Dr. James Greenblatt that will educate you about the…