Davis said that the wheat we eat these days isn't the wheat your grandma had: "It's an 18-inch tall plant created by genetic research in the '60s and '70s," he said on "CBS This Morning." "This thing has many new features nobody told you about, such as there's a new protein in this thing called gliadin. It's not gluten. I'm not addressing people with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. I'm talking about everybody else because everybody else is susceptible to the gliadin protein that is an opiate. This thing binds into the opiate receptors in your brain and in most people stimulates appetite, such that we consume 440 more calories per day, 365 days per year."
from CBS News
Thinking & Feeling
"Thinking And Feeling" Did you know that what appears to be "thinking and feeling" often is just part of the complex compensation mechanism trying to establish homeostasis. Imbalances at the level of neurotransmitters can have a profound effect in the area of "thinking and feeling" clearly. Even though neurons recycle 80-90% of released neurotransmitters, chronic patterns of stress, poor diet and increased usage of pharmacological drugs rapidly deplete neurotransmitter reserves. Neurons make neurotransmitters from amino acids, enzymes, and vitamin and mineral cofactors. Amino acids are the foundational building blocks that will either: 1. Link together to form proteins, 2. Function as intermediates in metabolism, or 3. Act as chemical messengers for the Nervous System. Tying this to our diet we find that High protein food sources increase the levels of many amino acids, but, actually, decrease the ability of neurotransmitter precursor amino acids to cross the blood brain barrier since all amino acids compete for the same molecular transporter sites. However, we can target production of specific neurotransmitters by supplementing their amino acid precursors on an empty stomach. While it is vital that we eat a balanced diet of whole foods, it is virtually impossible to obtain a balanced blend of neurotransmitter precursor amino acids from diet along to restore optimal function. Because neurotransmitters affect mental, physical and emotional capacities, imbalances and deficits have far-reaching implications . The following are just a few of the far-reaching health challenges associated with neuotransmitter imbalances: Addictions, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Compulsivity disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia Pain, Hormonal Dysfunction, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraines, Obesity and Weight Issues, Psycological Imbalances.
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