Many of us have developed sensitivities to gluten and corn. I am sure you or someone you know struggles with an extreme sensitivity to certain foods, likely a grain. Celiac, Crone’s Disease, leaky gut, and the like. Believe it or not, the grain is actually less of an issue (though it can be inflammatory in nature) when it comes to our body’s ability to welcome it… the glyphosate (herbicide) is what we struggle against most.
Our bodies now dial 911 at the thought of gluten (wheat) because our bodies have been so trained to know glyphosate and gluten are one in the same. Wheat, just before it is harvested, is “dessicated”, which means that just as the crop ripens naturally, the wheat is sprayed with glyphosate to kill the plant and allow all of the grain to dry in unison and be consistent. Because of this practice, wheat is one of the most herbicide-contaminated food staples in our diet.
Corn is making a run for the top now too as far as our bodies are concerned. Corn and corn derivatives have infiltrated almost every product in the grocery store. Either it’s raised on corn or made from corn. And our bodies are beginning to say “I’m done!”.
Funny thing is, our bodies are just an extension of the natural world. We’re made up of the same components that healthy soil are made up of. If it’s making you sick, it’s making our soils and everything else in our natural world sick too. And the more we buy, the more that is produced. All things in balance are good, even grains, but they must be raised the way nature intended them to be raised or it will inevitably wreak havoc.
If you or someone you know struggles with gut health and digestion, you are well aware of the fact that if we don’t have our health, we have nothing. However, through understanding the why behind the what, we can begin to make dietary choices that will begin to realign and heal our digestive systems and experience life as it was meant to be lived once again. These are not damning, forever-conditions. If you’re serious about a change, make the investment in what you put into your body. You’re worth it.
Live well this week,
Sean and the Northstar Tribe