Tag Archives: grain

Is Spelt Gluten Free?

There’s been a rise in popularity of so-called “ancient grains” recently. The irony is that as the name suggests, grains like spelt, millet, and farro have been around a long time, but are only now getting renewed attention. The reason for their spotlight is that many claim that they are more nutritious than modern grains. […]

The Whole Grain Lie – Looking Beyond Gluten

At one of our Gluten Free Society meetings, I lectured on the detrimental properties of grain. So here it is – The Whole Grain Lie that’s slowly killing you… Why do we assume that grain is such a healthy food? The Food Guide Pyramid recommends large quantities of grain as a staple food in the […]

Grain – A double edged sword

The globe-spanning presence of wheat and its exalted status among secular and sacred institutions alike, differentiates it from all other foods presently enjoyed by this planet’s human inhabitants. And yet the unparalleled rise of wheat as the very catalyst for the emergence of ancient civilization has not occurred without a great price. While wheat was […]

Wheat Germ Agglutinin WGA

Science has not been able to blame the protein gluten for all of the detrimental symptoms experienced by those with gluten sensitivity. It is common scientific knowledge that grain research is in its infancy. On that note, we discuss the lectin compound – wheat germ agglutinin (WGA)… The following was written by nutrition educator – […]