When DetoxMama posted this a while ago, my first thought was ‘that explains it’. My father is intolerant of wheat but not gluten, and now it all makes sense. Why reblog it? Because she’s said it all so well.
This great article is from Alternative Daily and came my way courtesy of paleohacks.com. I also agree with Dave’s (from paleoahacks) notes on gluten free products and that going grain-free (not just gluten-free) is the best thing to do. Further that point, go whole foods. Don’t rely on packaged products.
Is Modern Wheat Making You Fat and Sick?
Our hunter gatherer ancestors collected all they could from the ground for food including insects, berries, nuts, etc.
In their gathering, they found that the animals were eating grass, and they became curious. They broke it down and somehow incorporated wild wheat into their diet.
This grass was called Einkorn and had only 14 chromosomes.
Plants can mate with each other and combine chromosomes. At some point in time, the wild grass Einkorn mated with another type of wild grass and the offspring Emmer ended up with 28 chromosomes…
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