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originally posted by: chiefsmom
a reply to: rickymouse
But everyone can help their guts simply enough, right? Fermented food. Make your own sauerkraut. Very good for you.
To be honest, I am sick of them putting "this" in food, taking "this" out of food.
Leave my food alone.
Honestly why I am happy that I am able to grow my own, raise most of my own, and buy direct from a farmer I trust.
originally posted by: Tucket
a reply to: swanne
I wonder if gluten/ allergy problems have more to do with pesticides/herbicides..
But i wouldnt doubt what you propose either
CHLORINE TOXICITY Almost all white flour is bleached with a highly toxic chlorine bleach. This is another horrible insult to the basic wheat grain. The same agent is used to bleach wheat flour as is used to bleach clothing. It is then baked and the concoction creates extremely toxic chemicals in the bread that irritate the intestines. The bleaching of wheat flour is purely cosmetic and never needed for any other reason. One or two bread companies, such as Pepperidge Farm, use unbleached wheat flour, which is somewhat better, although all the other problems with flour are still present.
IRON TOXICITY One of the worst problems of enriched white bread is the addition of iron to the bread. Not only is too much iron put back into the bread. The form of the iron is also not very available to the body, and this is another insult. The iron can build up in the body in a toxic form that is extremely irritating and inflammatory. It can contribute to every possible disease from diabetes and arthritis to cancer.
BROMINE TOXICITY In the past, iodine was sometimes added to bread to help the dough to be more flexible. This is called a dough conditioner. This was a good idea for another reason – we need more iodine (though not a chemical form of it). Today, however, adding iodine to bread is outlawed. Instead, some commercial breads and rolls contain sodium bromate as a dough conditioner. This is a poison that disrupts the thyroid gland and replaces iodine in the thyroid.
originally posted by: LuXTeN
a reply to: rickymouse
Good info here too, I looked up choline and found amazing reviews for this stuff!