The majority of adults and children alike eat cereals of various kinds for breakfast. These cereals are fortified with vitamins and you think that you are getting not only those but also good fiber and grains, right? The truth is that grains prepared this way (extrusion) are very harsh on your digestive system. When your digestive system is compromised, then your whole body suffers (immune system suffers; allergies, headaches, fatigue, behavior issues, etc., result.) We were never meant to eat grains this way!
“Cold breakfast cereals are made by a high-pressure, high temperature process called extrusion, which distorts the delicate proteins in grains, and renders them toxic to the nervous system.” (Sally Fallon Morell, Thomas S. Cowan, MD: The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care) The grains are stripped of all the nutrients and then synthetic “nutrients” are added back. And what about all the sugar, BHT and other additives in them? In a nutshell, cold breakfast cereals are a highly processed “food”, which is toxic to your body!
I would like to let you know about this study that was done but never released to the public! PLEASE READ!
Cornflakes and Rats
In 1960, researchers at the University of Ann Arbor performed a very interesting experiment on laboratory rats. It involved 18 rats that were divided into 3 groups.
Group 1 – fed cornflakes and water
Group 2 – the cardboard box (that the cereals came from) and water
Group 3 (Control Group) – rat chow and water
The control group rats stayed in good health during the experiment. Now, what do you think, which group of rats lived longer? Group 1 or 2?
Here are the results:
“The rats receiving the box became lethargic and eventually died of malnutrition. BUT the rats receiving cornflakes and water died before the rats who were given the box – the last cornflake rat died on the day the first box rat died. Before death the cornflake rats developed schizophrenic behavior, threw fits, bit each other and finally went into convulsions. Autopsy revealed dysfunction of the pancreas, liver and kidneys and degeneration of the nerves in the spine – all signs of “insulin shock.” (Sally Fallon, Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.: Nourishing Traditions, pages 468 – 469.)
The lesson of the experiment is that there is more nutrients in the box than in the cereals themselves. Loren Zanier was a designer of the experiment and thought of it as a joke. Well, I do not think so! Like I said, it was never released to the public. You can wonder why … I leave it up to your interpretation. Just to let you know, similar studies were never conducted again.
Please, think twice before you reach for the cereal box. Think about what it did with the poor rats. And those were only cornflakes. Never mind the processed cereals that are on the market nowadays. (Organic label does not play a role in this! Not everything organic means healthy either.)
Breakfast should be nourishing, satisfying and giving you energy for the whole morning. It should not result in suffering and pain.
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Anna Simpson is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. She is the owner of a nutritional consulting business, Well Beyond Nutrition – Nutritional Therapy with Healing Foods. Anna is a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.
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