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3 Ounces of Wheat a Day May Be Harming Your Brain

Wheat Grains

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  • There's a large body of evidence indicating that whole grains, and whole wheat in particular, even organic, can contribute to significant physical and mental health problems; wheat is particularly problematic as a result of the wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) it contains
  • WGA has been found to be inflammatory, immunotoxic, cardiotoxic, and neurotoxic, and it can pass through your blood-brain barrier and interfere with neurotransmitter function
  • Gluten intolerance may be at the root of many chronic diseases, including many neurological and psychiatric conditions such as depression, ADD/ADHD, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • One out of every 133 otherwise healthy Americans suffers from celiac disease, a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by gluten intolerance; 20 to 30 percent of the world’s population may carry genetic susceptibility to celiac disease
  • All types of grains contribute to insulin and leptin resistance, which are the primary underlying causes for most, if not all, chronic diseases—from diabetes to cancer

By Dr. Mercola

Eating wheat may not be beneficial to your health. Among many other reasons, each grain contains about one microgram of Wheat Germ Agglutinin (WGA). Even in small quantities, WGA can have profoundly adverse effects. It may be pro-inflammatory, immunotoxic, cardiotoxic ... and neurotoxic.

According to an article on Green Med Info:


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