We have been hearing this rhetoric for years now. Eat whole grain and you can reduce your risk of high cholesterol, obesity, etc. The gluten free movement was the first to question this “nutritional sacred cow”. Now we are starting to see more and more nutritional information that challenges this false traditional dogma.
What is Bromine?
Bromine is an element. Chemically it is used as a dough conditioner in flours to improve elasticity. Bromine is also used in materials as a flame retardant. Examples include: mattresses, carpet, and furniture. It is also commonly used in water treatment facilities as a disinfectant. The problem with excessive environmental bromine exposure is that it can impair thyroid function by inhibiting the mineral iodine from helping your thyroid gland make T4 (Thyroid hormone).
Grain Responsible for Vitamin Deficiency Disease
In 1943, the U.S. government called for mandatory vitamin and mineral fortification of processed grains due to the fact that they induced vitamin B3 deficiency (known as pellagra) as well as vitamin B1 Deficiency (Known as Beri Beri). So the fundamental question then becomes, “How can something that induces disease without synthetic fortification be the fundamental basis for the Food Guide Pyramid of the entire nation?” The answer – GOOD MARKETING.
Gluten Free Movement and Other Diet Movements Add More Proof
Atkins, South Beach, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Zone, GAPS, Paleo, and Gluten Free diets have improved the lives of millions of Americans. One of the central themes of all of these diets is the removal of grain.