The effects of carbohydrates on our society throughout history

The effects of carbohydrates on our society throughout history

We owe our civilization to the dawn of agriculture. It was the beginning of agriculture, which started civilization because it transformedstock-photo-47784218-chicago-aerial-view our ancestors into a people who didn’t need to move around to find food. It took us from hunter-gatherers to planters and farmers. They didn’t have to search for food anymore as a new way to acquire it was discovered. Our ancestors discovered how to grow it and this is where the problem of today, started. It started at the same time civilization, as a whole, started over 10,000 years ago. That’s the reason it’s woven, so tightly into our society. As important as it’s been to our society, in the past, it’s that important to curb our use of it in our diet, now. As well as it has served us in the past as a ruins-ancient-civilization-to-day-do-16605664food source, we need to curb its use now because of the dangers this new modern food is doing to our health and emotions.

Never in our entire history, has this food that we’ve been eating for over 10,000 years, been as dangerous as it is today. Don’t
misunderstand me it’s always had the ability to influence changes in the sugar levels of most mammals. It’s the way our biology works.  It’s this change in glucose levels, that have always given it the ability to influence our behavior. I imagine some of the very first food fights were actually for someone else’s food. Could have low blood glucose been at the root of that? More than likely. What food effects glucose levels in the blood, so much? Which food has one of the largest amounts of carbohydrates, empty carbohydrates in it?
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The food source that I’m referring to here is, you guessed it, wheat. It was one of the founding crops that we grew, and it’s helped develop our civilizations, throughout history. It’s also helped to destroy civilizations throughout history. And the way it did it, was due to the same quality of this food that makes it so dangerous today. That is, its ability to fluctuate blood glucose levels, in all who ingest it. This is what turns on the fat faucet. That’s why cattle  ranchers use grains, to fatten their herds. Grains, in general, are fattening foods. It was important in ancient times to eat fattening foods. We needed the fat to tie us over in times when food was scarce. Now, food isn’t scarce. It’s not even hard to get. As a matter of fact, this kind of food has become far too easy to get and that’s where the danger lies. This food is far too available. Food like this was never this available in the quantities we eat them, for our ancestors. They had to work to either find their food or grow their food. It just didn’t come to them as easy as we are able to get our hands on it, today. Because of this, the bodies that used to have to exercise to get their food don’t have to today. But that only presents one of two reasons. There’re actually a couple of reasons why, that what’s sustained us throughout history, is killing us today. This food that’s so woven into our culture(s) that’s sustained us for so long,  is killing us today, And it’s killing us slowing and expensively.

The main reason is that it’s a carbohydrate. It’s a starchy high carbohydrate food that changes blood glucose levels more rapidly than any other type of food. That’s what’s always made it so palatablewheat-bread-wheat-shock-white-background-34095411. That’s what’s always made it addictive also. It’s just more addictive now due to its genetic engineering, The problem that it’s a carb has been with us since wheat’s inception. The other problem, the one you can blame on genetic engineering, has made it a product, now, that’s super high in starchy non-nutritious carbs with hardly any nutritional content. What nutrients it has are not worth the trade-off for the massive amount of carbohydrates you get when you eat this food. But the fact that it’s a carbohydrate in the first place, is at the root of the problem. The problem is that glucose (carbohydrates) are digested on a cellular level, with the hormone insulin. This turns the glucose into fat so it can enter the cell, to be used as a fuel. It’s here, that the problem begins. The fat, that the insulin turns glucose into, is not that good of a fat.  (Especially at the rate we’re consuming these carbs, now.)  It is fat your body would rather store than use right away. This primitive digestive behavior is coupling itself with today’s sedentary lifestyles, to produce disastrous results.

Those results are what are costing us millions of lives, dollars, hours in lost production, our mental focus and emotional senses. All this is due to the way this food controls our blood sugars. When eaten by humans, they’re subject to the fluctuations of their blood glucose, due to the glucose infusion in the bloodstream from the carbohydrates, setting off the cry for insulin. But we’re not going to talk about insulin because its part of the story doesn’t come back in until you start looking at what this food has the ability to do to you. This is the reason for all the illness and diseases it’s causing today. If you doubt this, read my first blog.

What we’re going to look at is the change in blood glucose in the body and what influences it has on one’s moods, emotions, thoughts, actions and speech as well as physical health. We’re going to do this because the food we’ve been ingesting throughout our entire lifetime, as a species, is the same food we’re eating right now when in all actuality, it’s not. The food we’re eating now, that resembles this staple of our diet for so many years, isn’t anything like that of what we ate at that time. Today’s version of this staple is much higher in fat causing carbohydrates. It’s this one little factor about its existence that sets it aside from all other foods. The simple fact, because it has the ability to change your blood glucose so much, it has the ability to change your moods and emotional patterns, as well as behavioral patterns. Who knows what influence this factor has had throughout history? I can see today, how those patterns have been amplified. They’ve been amplified, because the food that causes this behavior has been amplified in the number of carbohydrates it provides, to those who eat it. Their glucose levels are always varying by wide margins which in turn makes their moods vary by wide margins also. This variance in range of emotions is what I contend, is a major influence on worldwide behavior today.

I wonder what it would be like if everyone were on a low carb diet and were no longer subject to the glucose changes in the blood and thereby not subject to changes in their moods and emotional behavior. Would everyone think and behave more rationally? They wouldn’t be influenced by the mood swings as much. I contend that they would. I know I have since I’ve been on a low carb diet. It’s done so much to alter my emotional behavior that it’s made me a completely new person. I’m not nearly as volatile as I used to be. I don’t lose my temper like I used to. Most importantly, I don’t get frustrated as much as I used to. Simply put, I’m a much saner guy, than what I used to be on a carbohydrate diet. I think much more rationally, now that I’m on a low carb(MCT keto) diet. If this diet can do this for me, can you imagine what it can do for anyone else? I try to imagine what it could do for the world and how it might help to mellow everyone out, just a little bit. It would, at least, make everyone healthier and that change alone might go a long way to evening our emotions.

My contention is that if I can do it for anybody in the world and if it can, why can’t that change the behavior of the world?

Only abstinence from this food can tell us if it would work. I ask you, why not try to find out if I’m correct in my assumptions? What do you have to lose? Bad Health? Lost production? Lost wealth? Lost sanity? To me the tradeoff is worth the gamble, wouldn’t you think so?

Carbs, Industry’s Influence in the Expansion of Carb Production

Industry’s Influence in the Expansion of Carb Production

It would be nice if money weren’t the primary motivating factor in business. It would be nice if the health and welfare of every individual human being were the primary motivating factor in business. But it’s not. That is why this post may be the hardest one to construct. It not only involves corporate America, it involves a major portion of all industry both big and small. Even down to the mom and pop stores in smalltown America

The problem is, that this problem invades the very core of our society, our sustenance. This is what we all work for. Our primary goal, for our families, (after finding shelter) is to put food on the table. And this is where the problem begins. Everyone has to eat. This makes everyone, who’s hungry, susceptible to outside influences, to quench those hunger pangs.

The problem is, that this problem invades the very core of our society, our sustenance. This is what we all work for. Our primary goal, for our families, (after finding shelter) is to put food on the table. And this is where the problem begins. Everyone has to eat. This makes everyone, who’s hungry, susceptible to outside influences, to quench those hunger pangs.

The food industry understands this. They’ve done numerous studies on it. Their research has told them how, when, where, and to whom to market their products to. All so they can increase their profits.

Their only interest, though, is to please their stockholders, they not interested in their customer’s health (unless they’re in the health industry), so everything they do, is done for the bottom line, profit. Because of this shortsightedness, and not looking that far into the future, they’re cutting their own throats, by harming their market with products, that are not only making their customers sick, their products are killing the customers.

These products kill because of the sugar they contain, we all know that. But the problem here is, that they don’t kill immediately. Their death sentence takes a lot longer. It’s a lot more painful. It’s a lot more expensive. It’s a lot more emotionally draining. It’s definitely, nothing anyone should have to experience, yet the addiction keeps anyone who’s on this diet, remain on this diet, voluntarily. Only those strong enough can break the cycle of addiction. But the beauty of breaking it is this, it doesn’t take that long, as long as you can abstain from its lure. It only takes a month or two, for the average addict. Heavier, more addicted people, might take another month or two. But I can promise you, that everyone will experience the magic of partial freedom, even by abstaining for just two weeks. The sincerity of the attempt must be a solemn one. You must be earnest in trying and that means reading every label of every food you buy. Know what you’re eating. It’s important to know exactly what you’re putting in your body, so you can know what you’re doing to your body.

Bringing the food industry to an understanding, that they are sacrificing tomorrows customers for today’s profits, may help in curbing corporate influence, but is it enough to change the behavior of all corporate America? I don’t know. The amount of change that would have to occur, is enormous because the industry is enormous. How do you change an industry this enormous?  The only way I know how to is one company at a time until all companies see the light.

Unfortunately, profit doesn’t have a soul. It has no moral values. And it’s the moral values that make us a society. Without them, we’d have no laws or regulations to keep people from stepping on other people’s toes. This begs the question, what role does profit play in a civilized culture. Most of us know that profit = money. Most of us also know that a civilization needs money to conduct commerce, so everyone within that civilization can trade their goods and services. It’s this trade, that’s at the core of civilization. People came together in primitive times for protection, and this, in turn, started us trading our possessions and food. And thus, the beginning of commerce, the engine that keeps our society, culture, and civilization growing.

If  it’s the desire for money, that’s at the root of all evil, does that make all of corporate America evil, because of their desire to improve their profits? Some would say so, simply because of the lack of responsibility corporate America takes for their actions when they harm others. Others would say, it’s survival. In all actuality, it’s both. The desire for profit and power is what drives most all of corporate America. It’s my opinion, that this is where corporate America is failing society.

Because they have to fulfill stockholders wishes to make more money, they are obligated to do so. Doing anything else would not be considered profitable and it wouldn’t keep the stockholders happy. The company would lose the investment of their stockholders and this, in turn, would strongly disable their ability to conduct business and therein threaten the existence of the company. Profit is important. It’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest motivating factors in our society.

We, in the United States, have always used our freedoms, to bolster our efforts to increase our profits. It’s this freedom, that’s built the strongest empire in history. The problem is this when you consider freedom and what it brings us, you have to look at the other side of the coin, that freedom is on. The other side of this freedom coin that’s tossed around, so much (mostly politically), is responsibility. You can’t have true freedom without responsibility. The responsibility side of this coin, says that you must take responsibility for the freedoms you enjoy, especially when those freedoms inflict harm on another human being. You can’t have true freedom without this responsibility. Without the responsibility, what do you have? A society without control. When anybody, person, group, or company isn’t fully responsible for enjoying their freedoms, where does the freedom exist for all parties? In that sense then, where does it exist for anyone? It doesn’t when one does harm to any other person. only one person’s freedom was expressed. The person on whom this expression of freedom was committed, wasn’t allowed to express their own freedom because they are subject to the freedoms of the other. Is this really true freedom? I submit, that it isn’t,  it’s not true freedom at all.  At best, it’s pseudo-freedom.

It’s how our system, works, and because our Supreme Court thinks that corporations are the same as people, they’ve said that they deserve the same rights and freedoms as any single individual human being. Yet, they’re allowed a lot more freedom, simply because, they have the money to do so. Here’s the worst part of this, because of our addiction, it’s our money they use. We give it to them, freely, every time we buy their products. At least we think we do. We’re actually succumbing to their desire. We are slaves to their wishes,

This is a trap, that I refuse to fall into. I can only thank Dr Perlmutter, Dr Davis, and Dr Amen, for setting me on the path that brought me to this point, and these blogs, (I don’t mention Dr. Amen anywhere in any of my blogs, except right here. The reason I mention him here, is because he’s the one who basically started me on this journey.) This trap will continue until it meets resistance. I see a tax on high glycemic food as a starting point. That would at least make the buyer stop and think before they purchased these foods. And yes that does include your tortilla chips.

Industry Concerns Of Dispelling Wheat And Grains

Industry Concerns Of Dispelling Wheat And Grains

What moves America forward, more than anything else is corporate advancement. Hence the control of corporations in the America is what drives this advancement.group-of-3d-business-people-working-together-in-office-100330652

If any major change is to occur within the realms of modern society, it must be done, on a corporate level. This brings us to the dilemma of how to change the behavior of millions of people, all who are addicted to these substances and worse yet addicted to what corporate America tells them to do. They tell them how to think, how to eat, what to drink, primarily what they should be eating and drinking. This puts them in control of the amount of sugar we consume, which in turn, controls our emotions, to put us ‘under their spell’, so to speak. They’re never going to want to give that up. That’s something that we have to take back. and that’s why the site URL is saveourdignity.org. exists. In order to effect, changes in the food industry, primarily the grain industry, we need to make corporate America know, that we’re tired of this abuse and want to regain our dignity. The dignity of no more Alzheimer’s disease, no more heart disease, no more cancer.

15404184-portrait-of-a-serious-business-men-and-women-attending-a-seminarIt must be incorporated into this network of our society, that change must happen. The problem therein lies, this industry is huge. It’s comprised of, probably more companies, than any other industry, in the world, as food is the most important commodity that’s marketed worldwide. The number of companies within this industry is almost unimaginable. So how do we change the behavior of this much of our society? It can’t be done overnight. It’s going to take the efforts of everyone in society, to make a change, this grandiose, which means it’s going to take a while.

Corporate industry, the food industry primarily, must confront the dangers, that they are imposing on the entire world, by continuing to grow, manufacture, market, advertise and sell this devastating food that causes so many illnesses and diseases. They must understand that killing their customers, is not a solid business plan.

I realize that many of the crop seed companies, (Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta, Land O’ Lakes, Bayer and many other overseas), had a lot of the money tied up in pharmaceuticals, as well as manufacturing the crop seed, (much of it genetically modified). Even though many of those companies liquidated their investments in the pharmaceutical side of the industry, many of these companies still have ties to each other, which begs the question, were coverups initiated to help hide these facts? It conjures, in my mind, the question of how threatened did they feel if any of this information was released to the public? Are these valid arguments? I think so. And I think, they deserve further investigation. This endeavor is where it gets interesting. With corporate America in so much control of how our society functions, it’s occurred to me that nothing is going to happen, until corporate America, the food industry and pharmaceutical industry, in general, must change their behavior, They must discontinue the marketing and advertising of these products, so as to not persuade the public that they need to continue to eat  this garbage. The question arises, how do you make a company cut its own throat. Because if anything were to interrupt the flow of their finances, how long can they stay in business? This brings us to the core of what we need to work toward to change, and changing it, may result in much of this industry disappearing.

The soft drink industry, for example, they’re probably the most guilty of any, for slipping this dangerous food into our diet, by loading up their drinks with high-fructose corn syrup, sugar,  Aspartame,  Cyclamate,  Saccharin,  Sucralose,  Acesulfame potassium,  malt syrup, Lead acetate,  any many others that I have trouble  pronouncing, like maltodextrinmaltitolmaltotrioseIcodextrin,  and too many forms of oligosaccharides to list here. To find them all, you need to refer to every food label on every can of soft drink, that’s on the market. Convincing the beverage industry of finding other sources of sweeteners is already beginning to take place. A lot of manufacturers are starting to offer drinks sweetened with stevia, a completely natural, non-caloric sweetener, that’s super concentrated when it’s offered in powdered form. My wish is for the transformation of all sweetened drinks to stevia instead of the high sugar sweeteners, like all of those listed above. Can you imagine what this would do, to get this dangerous substance out of our diet? I can. You can visit my dream page here.

So how do we replace the lost business and everything else that goes along with it, the jobs and careers, the investment of millions of Americans,  who’ve all invested in these companies(through their IRA’s, Keoghs, investment funds, etc)? How do we take away all of that? The problem is, you can’t, and that’s where the problem of dispelling this problem lies. You have to replace what you take away, with healthier options. Healthier for the body, healthier for business and corporate America. My contention is, that business or corporate America, and the health of the individual run hand in hand. They depend on each other. They’re crucial to each other’s survival.

Why then, doesn’t the food industry understand this basic fundamental law of business, that killing your customers with inferior products, is killing your industry? Are they that indebted to the pharmaceutical industry, that they have to keep sending them customers? Man O man does this open up a can of worms, making the construction of this post, an endeavor that I can wish upon anyone! But, I’m going to try to untangle this quagmire, so stay tuned. The eradication of this dangerous carbohydrate out of our diet is going to take a global effort, because of its presence, everywhere. But with the help of industry, it might be possible to just do so. 

Curbing Carbs for Diabetes Control

Curbing Carbs for Diabetes Control

As carbs are the major influence in type 2 diabetes, this post deals entirely with type 2 diabetes.health-care-diabetes-info-text-23318754

Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin produced.[5] There are three main types of diabetes mellitus:

  • Type 1 DM results from the pancreas’s failure to produce enough insulin. This form was previously referred to as “insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus” (IDDM) or “juvenile diabetes”. The cause is unknown.[3]It’s thought that glucose may trigger an auto-immune response that tells the pancreas to not produce insulin, but this was only theory when I last checked.
  • Type 2 DM begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin properly.[3] As the disease progresses a lack of insulin may also develop.[6] This form was previously referred to as “non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus” (NIDDM) or “adult-onset diabetes”. The primary cause is excessive body weight and not enough exercise.[3]
  • Gestational diabetes is the third main form and occurs when pregnant women without a previous history of diabetes develop high blood-sugar levels.[3]

Only because of the extra glucose in the bloodstream, is type 2 diabetes called diabetes called diabetes. In all actuality,  is the result of carbohydrate overload, and should be called carbolism. I call it carbolism, simply because of its addictive nature, and how it acts upon the body in the same that alcohol does. Alcohol is, after all, a carbohydrate. As this post is only concerned with type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes isn’t even looked at in this article.

As described on the Carbs, The Newly Found Death Sentence;

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    Is Diabetes Your Goal?

    Type 2 diabetes is caused primarily by carrying extra fat on the body and carbs play a major part in that. Carbs cause diabetes because of their need for insulin to be turned into fat so the body can use it. This is the beginning of a downhill spiral that forces the body to make adjustments that it would never have to do if it were on a diet of protein and fats instead of carbohydrates. Because carbs have to be broken down to their most basic sugar, glucose to be used as a fuel, the glucose flows through your bloodstream before it can be metabolized on a cellular level, to be used for that fuel. Glucose needs insulin, to be turned into fat to be digested, to use for energy. Glucose cannot enter the cell without insulin to turn it into fat. The problem is, most of the glucose after it gets turned into fat, it gets stored as fat in any one of the multitude of fat cells on your body. This takes place in the visceral fat (fat around the internal organs) first and foremost, where it’s the most dangerous. The more carbs you eat, the more insulin your body needs to metabolize those carbs and with a body full of sugar (carbs), you need a lot of insulin to turn all those sugars into fat. After processing a diet full of high carbohydrate food over your lifetime, your body starts to have problems, manufacturing enough insulin, so you can continue to digest the carbs you continue to eat. Because your insulin production can’t keep up with your carb intake, the sugar doesn’t get turned into fat and stays in your bloodstream as sugar. It begins to build up in your blood system and you become diabetic. Hence the name insulin-dependent diabetes or type two diabetes. Remove the carbs, remove the excess blood glucose. If you remove the glucose from the equation, you remove diabetes. If you take away the carbs, you take away the obesity and excess glucose. Can it really be that simple? Duh!

Insulin induces HMG-CoA reductase activity, whereas glucagon diminishes HMG-CoA reductase activity.[42] While glucagon production is stimulated by dietary protein ingestion, insulin production is stimulated by dietary carbohydrate ingestion. The rise of insulin is, in general, determined by the digestion of carbohydrates into glucose and subsequent increase in serum glucose levels. In non-diabetics, glucagon levels are very low when insulin levels are high; however, those who have become diabetic no longer suppress glucagon output after eating.”

I would have used a better choice of words when describing “the digestion of carbohydrates into glucose”, I would have said, “breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose”, as the glucose at this point isn’t digested. It’s just broken down. It doesn’t get digested. Not until it can find a little hormone known as insulin, can it get digested. If it can’t find any insulin, it continues to float around in your bloodstream as glucose, looking for something to attach to.

This is why this disorder is called type 2 diabetes and it has little to do with type 1 diabetes except that it allows glucose to continue to flow in your blood with being turned into fat  Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease that shuts down the manufacture of insulin by the pancreas by destroying the cells where insulin is produced.

The fact that carbs are the major cause of type 2 diabetes, should be a warning to all who continue to eat this food. But what should alarm everyone, is what the excess glucose does, that carbs put into your system because it’s this excess glucose that’s so deadly.

Glucose and cholesterol are the basic building blocks of plaque buildup in your system and it’s this plaque, that kills.

Cholesterol is formed by lipids (fat) clinging to protein cells called apolipoproteins. They come basically in two forms that make up high density and low-density particles, the foundation of cholesterol in your blood. You can read about that on the page about The Foundation of LDL Cholesterol; apolipoprotein B.

It’s excess fat in our bodies that form excess cholesterol in our bodies by providing the fat to be formed into cholesterol, and it’s this excess cholesterol in the form of LDL particles that drives fuel necessary to manifest any one of a multitude of illnesses, disorders, and diseases.

When you combine these two destructive forces of glucose and fat in the body, it’s like two weather systems colliding. Havoc ensues. 

Plaque is by far the worst manifestation of diabetes and a carbohydrate diet. It happens when glucose molecules combine with fat, cholesterol or protein molecules, before they can be utilized by your cells, and displays the true destructive force of glucose on your body.

According to Wikipedia, there are seven different kinds of plaque, AmyloidAtheromaDental plaqueMucoid plaquePleural plaqueSenile plaquesViral plaque. We’re going to look at only 4 of these though.

By far the worst of the plaques caused by digesting wheat and gluten is amyloid plaque, because of all the diseases it has a role in. According to Wikipedia;

  1. Amyloids are insoluble fibrous protein aggregates sharing specific structural traits. They are insoluble and arise from at least 18 inappropriately folded versions of proteins and polypeptides present naturally in the body.[1] These misfolded structures alter their proper configuration such that they erroneously interact with one another or other cell components forming insoluble fibrils. They have been associated with the pathology of more than 20 serious human diseases in that abnormal accumulation of amyloid fibrils in organs may lead to amyloidosis, and may play a role in various neurodegenerative disorders.[2]” The list of diseases caused by amyloid plaque is quite extensive, ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to Diabetes, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases and more. the list on Wikipedia is 21 diseases and disorders or conditions associated with amyloid plaque. In my opinion, amyloid plaque is caused by the digestion of gluten from any source, whether it be wheat, barley or rye. Wikipedia says; “Studies have shown that amyloid deposition is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and a resulting generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can initiate a signaling pathway leading to apoptosis.[46]” In short amyloid plaque is caused by oxidative stress and cell death, both of which are caused by consumption of gluten and other high starch foods.
  2. Atheromatous Plaques are basically plaques from fats and is the type of plaque that clogs up your artery walls. This is the type of plaque that causes atherosclerosis and leads to heart and cardiovascular disease.
  3. Dental plaque is caused by the excessive amount of sugar on the teeth, creating bacteria, causing decay. (Remember, carbs = sugar.)
  4. Senile plaques (also known as neuritic plaques, senile druse and brain druse) are extracellular deposits of amyloid beta in the grey matter of the brain.[1][2]” 

They cause Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and play a role in most every other cognitive disorder due to the way this plaque gums of the neurons in your brain.

This is why Type 3 diabetes is considered dementia or brain damage and this is the major reason you don’t want to play around with type 2 diabetes, the next step is a loss of your senses, and you won’t even know it, as you won’t realize it as it happens.

Sugar and fat are what cause the plaque buildup

You need both glucose and lipids flowing through your body to create plaque. The glucose attaches itself to a lipid (fat) molecule that has yet to be utilized for energy and glycates that lipid molecule. The lipids, in this case, are LDL cholesterol. Low-density lipoproteins particles.

Because they float around in such loose form, they’re easily attacked by any free-flowing glucose in the system. This is the doom of maintaining a high amount of glucose in the body.

This is the beginning of plaque. Multiply this by the number of carbohydrates you ingest every day. The result is exponentially worse than you would ever want to believe.

So, how do you stop diabetes? It’s actually a simple decision, stop eating foods that contain wheat. The problem is that following through on this decision is it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever have to achieve. The biggest problem is that the worse your addiction is, the harder it is to break the addiction, but also, the more important it is to break the addiction. This could be the worst concern with carbohydrate addiction, there are different degrees of addiction, unlike that of heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. This problem manifests itself when trying to cut back as the greater your addiction is, the harder it will be to eliminate this food from your diet. But, it’s essential that you eliminate it, because if you don’t, the world of hurt described on Carbs, The Newly Found Death Sentence, will follow you until you either die or quit eating that which causes it.

The easiest path to this goal is explained at Carbs, How To Cut Back.

Plaque – Disorders Caused By Plaque Formation In Blood

Disorders Caused By the Formation of Plaque In Blood

Plaque is arguably the worst manifestation of glycation from sugar and carbs in the diet. It happens when a sugar molecule combines with any fat or cholesterol molecule without a cell signaling protein (hormone) to tell it what to do and displays the true destructive force of glucose on your body. This is why insulin is so important. It’s that cell signaling protein, a hormone, in this case, that tells glucose to turn into fat. Without the insulin, the glucose is free to attach its polymer base molecule to any protein or lipid (usually an LDL particle or HDL particle or free-floating triglycerides in your blood).to start the process of glycation.

If the glycation is of a lipid, which is always the case when it comes in contact with cholesterol, especially LDL particles, the resulting glycation ends up in the form of plaque. There are several forms of plaque. According to Wikipedia, there are seven different kinds of plaque, Amyloid Plaque, Atheroma Plaque, Dental plaqueMucoid plaquePleural plaqueSenile plaquesViral plaque. We’re going to look at only 4 of these though.

By far the worst of the plaques caused by digesting wheat and gluten is amyloid plaque, because of all the diseases it has a role in. According to Wikipedia;

  1. Amyloids are insoluble fibrous protein aggregates sharing specific structural traits. They are insoluble and arise from at least 18 inappropriately folded versions of proteins and polypeptides present naturally in the body.[1] These misfolded structures alter their proper configuration such that they erroneously interact with one another or other cell components forming insoluble fibrils. They have been associated with the pathology of more than 20 serious human diseases in that abnormal accumulation of amyloid fibrils in organs may lead to amyloidosis, and may play a role in various neurodegenerative [2]” The list of diseases caused by amyloid plaque is quite extensive, ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to Diabetes, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases and more. the list on Wikipedia is 21 diseases and disorders or conditions associated with amyloid plaque. In my opinion, amyloid plaque is caused by the digestion of gluten from any source, whether it be wheat, barley or rye. Wikipedia says; “Studies have shown that amyloid deposition is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and a resulting generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can initiate a signaling pathway leading to apoptosis.[46]” In short amyloid plaque is caused by oxidative stress and cell death, both of which are caused by consumption of gluten and other high starch products.
  2. AtheromatousPlaques are basically plaques from fats and is the type of plaque that clogs up your artery walls. This is the type of plaque that causes atherosclerosis and leads to heart and cardiovascular disease. It is the root cause of high blood pressure.
  3. Dental plaque is caused by the excessive amount of sugar on the teeth, creating bacteria, causing decay. (Remember, carbs = sugar.)
  4. Senile plaques(also known as neuritic plaquessenile druse and brain druse) are extracellular deposits of amyloid beta in the grey matter of the brain.[1][2]” They cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and play a role in most every other cognitive disorder due to the way this plaque gums of the neurons in your brain.

With all this plaque caused by gluten,

I have to wonder why this food hasn’t been condemned yet.

What it boils down to is this;

  • sugar causes glycation
  • Glycation causes inflammation
  • inflammation is responsible for most pain in your body as well as
  • most disease in your body
  • diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • hyperlipidemia
  • atherosclerosis
  • Inflammatory heart disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Every form of cancer (except maybe brain cancer)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • arthritis
  • CHRONIC PAIN

If you could eliminate all of the above disorders by limiting the amount of cholesterol that’s glycated into plaque, wouldn’t you consider that at least a step toward a cure? By that logic, wouldn’t limiting the amount of glucose you put in your body,  limit the amount of glycation and plaque in your blood since it’s the glucose that does the glycating?