The addictive opioids in wheat and dairy foods.
In Short ;
Wheat- and dairy products contain opioid peptides influencing endorphin receptors in the brain. These peptides are physically addictive, causing dependence, asthma, obesity, apathy, ignorance and numbness. The same goes for beta-carbolines from prepared food.
To be sharp and investigative, you ought to consume neither dairy- nor wheat-products. You don’t need those ”˜foods’ at all. (see site4 and 13/plants)
To obtain all required nutrients and to remain sharp and investigative; consume as much fruits (there are about 6000 different fruits), and some fresh raw animal food regularly (like sashimi or egg yolk). And for munch-food; only consume what you really, really love to eat (and not because they say it’s healthy), containing little protein, but much fat and / or sugar, satisfying your cravings for munch-food.
In Detail ;
Look around you; don’t you see many zombies ?
Why do so many people act like zombies nowadays ?
It’s not natural, for every specie has to react swiftly upon changes, and needs to explore new opportunities. You might say that humans are mainly ‘followers’, like it would be true for cattle. But by nature, humans do not live together in large numbers; we’re not like cattle. Millions of years ago, humans at the most lived together by the dozens, and not thousands, or even millions. Therefore, lots of us humans should be curious, investigative and explorative.
What makes so many people so apathetic, slow and ignorant ?
Everybody knows that if one uses morphine, one is slow and apathetic. Simply because morphine is an opioid substance.
The only reason why we, and other animals, are sensitive to such substances, is because our body and brain contain receptors for opioid peptides. Why ?
When we have to flee from danger but are wounded, we have to be able to run away anyway. Therefore the body produces opioid peptides to ease the pain, when necessary. These opioid peptides are called endorphins. Marathon-runners know the action of these endorphins as ‘runner’s high’ ; it enables them to go on even when exhausted. Without the proper receptors, these endorphins (and anesthetics !!) don’t work.
Besides drugs and endorphins, opioid-receptors in the brain are susceptible to some other opioid substances: those that are absorbed through consuming food. This happens because far from all peptides are entirely decomposed into single amino acids in the digestive tract. (1) Also, most opioid peptides are hard to decompose. (2)
But why do some foods contain opioid peptides ? And what foods ?
Milk is always, always mother’s milk, meant for the suckling. We decided to consider mothers’ milk from cows, goats, sheep, camels, or from whatever other animal as food for human beings, but by nature this, of course, it isn’t true. Human-like beings have existed for 2 to 3 million years, and man did not start to drink mothers’ milk from other animals until at the most 0.01 million years ago. For over 99% of our existence, we did not regard cow’s milk as food for human beings.
Why do we so now ?
When humans migrated to areas where less fruits could be found, it was necessary to find other foods. Economically, it appeared to be more efficient to repeatedly take milk from the cattle than to slaughter them for meat. Where the least fruits could be found (
But why does milk contain opioid peptides ?
From womb to breast milk
The human head is relatively big, and that’s why human infants come out to the world too early ; in comparison to other primates gestation length should be 21 months instead of 9. But by then the baby’s head would be far too big to pass the pelvis. That’s why human infants actually aren’t ready for the outside world; they can’t even walk !!
Suckling is a compensation for being born too early. Through mother’s milk the baby receives all kind of messenger-substances. These messenger-substances stimulate development and functioning of different organs, including the brain. (see this site) Therefore, children that have been nursed are generally smarter than those that haven’t. (see this site) And because mother’s milk is that important, it contains substances that have to make sure the baby wants to drink lots of milk all the time ;
Opioid peptides in Milk
Besides a non-opioid peptide stimulating appetite (3), milk by nature contains different opioid peptides, hidden in milk-proteins such as caseÃ¯n, lactalbumin, beta-lactaglobulin and lactoferrin.
Milk-opioid peptides are : beta-casomorphins (4) , alpha-caseÃ¯n exorphins, casoxins, beta-casorphins, alpha-lactorphins, beta-lactorphins and lactaferroxins. (5)
After having consumed a milk-product, it is digested in the digestive tract. Milk-proteins are decomposed by enzymes into normal peptides, opioid peptides and amino acids. To make sure the baby absorbs as much complete opioid peptides and growth factors, milk also contains substances (lactose, substance P) enhancing permeability of the intestinal mucus. (6) And to prevent the decomposition of the peptides, these peptides are relatively indigestible. (7)
These opioid peptides cause physical dependence in the young, to make sure it wants to drink lots of mother’s milk. Also, it makes the young sleep enough. (8) Of course, these opioids can also cause constipation. (9)
Unfortunately, adult milk-consumers also absorb those opioid peptides.
Because food-manufacturers want us to be physically dependent to the food they sell, you can find milk- and wheat-proteins in lots of different food-products. Even some meat-products contain milk- and / or wheat-proteins.
Plants use different tactics to scare off attackers. Some plants contain poison, others just anaesthetize their attackers, like wheat does with opioid peptides.
Because wheat contains opioid peptides, priests in ancient
Opioid peptides in wheat-products
One single wheat-gluten protein-molecule contains 15 samples of one particular opioid peptide. (10) Wheat-gluten also contains a number of extremely powerful opioid peptides (11). Some of these molecules are even 100 times more powerful than a morphine-molecule. (12)
Opioid peptides in wheat-gluten are ;
Tyrosine-Glycine-Glycine-Tryptophane-Leucine (13) ,which is the most powerful one.
Tyrosine-Glycine-Glycine- is also the sequence of the first three amino acids in endorphins ; opioid peptides produced by the body, influencing the same receptors in the brain.
Therefore, wheat-opioid peptides can ‘sedate’ the bowels so much that constipation is caused. (13) Because some wheat-opioids are extremely powerful, some schizophrenics can even be cured by not eating any wheat-products anymore. (14)
To compensate the analgesic effect of the opioid peptides, wheat-products very often contain rosemarin-extract, which is a powerful ‘upper’.
The Advantages of Opioid Peptides
Of course there are also advantages of opioid peptides; when your bowels move too much, you can consume wheat-products to slow them down. And when your stomach contains too much acids, milk products help. Having a toothache, chewing bread can relieve the pain for about 10 minutes.
Wheat- and dairy-products are not foods but drugs.
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