On September 18th the Wise Owls staged their meeting in Albuquerque – Is it all True Series #154

The Wise Ones (the seven Owls) were the origin group that morphed into the New Mexico UFO/Paranormal Forum – fun stuff. The September meeting kicked off the 2010/2011 season with speaker Rebecca talking about two quite different subjects, beginning with Marian Apparitions.

She focused primarily on the famous event that happened in Zeitoun Egypt. It was one of the many visions that were seen in 1968, when the Virgin appeared atop the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mary in Zeitoun, a suburb of Cairo, Egypt. The vision was actually shown on Egyptian television and seen by thousands over a two-year period. The apparition was first spotted by two car mechanics that thought it was a nun in a white habit about to jump off the roof. Rebecca showed great pictures of the apparitions there in Zeitoun, and since there was no known photo-shop type software in 1968, these are probably the real thing, or aliens beings were using advanced holographic technology to project the Mary images for a message of peace and love.

Next Rebecca spoke of a UFO/ Helicopter encounter in Ohio. The Coyne case (or “Army helicopter incident”) stands out as perhaps?the most credible (in the “high strangeness” category) of the 1973 wave. Rebecca was part of an Ohio UFO group that did their own investigation of the incident.? An Army Reserve helicopter crew of four men encountered a gray, metallic-looking, cigar-shaped object with unusual lights and maneuvers as they were airborne between Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio. This encounter was considered one of most scientifically valuable reported incidents in US history, because of the highly detailed account from extremely credible group witnesses including several watching from the ground.

Now I would like to make an editorial comment here about the importance of groups like this one, the New Mexico UFO/Paranormal Forum. I believe they serve a great purpose to society as a whole, as they provide a venue for people to gather safely and talk through their experiences, from a simple spotting of strange lights in the sky, to a terrifying abduction experience. This type of outlet will be needed more as more of the strange starts focusing more into the real. I know this group will soon outgrow their facility, as more people want to join in. If this group would advertise there would be at least a thousand lining up for these meetings in New Mexico alone. Even though these groups don’t have many answers, they do provide some comfort and some hope of making sense of a subject that walks them to the edge of the void.

Sleep Tight – as I was told telepathically in 1987 – “reality is not what it seems.”

MWiz.

Prophecy Corner — A quickie

I have some interesting concerns about a few dates coming up shortly, 10/10/10 Sunday, 10/11/10 Monday — these two I have had those feelings , now not necessarily bad stuff, but I am not ruling it out . This could be something that opens a door , or gives us a clue to a higher understanding.

Also 10/13/10 Wed. is a date predicted by a retired NORAD person who said from his and the Military’s contact with alien being group or groups,that particular date would be a day of protest , the beings are protesting our destruction of this planet, which they also occupy.

Fleets of their ships will hover over major cities of the world.

We will see shortly if any of this has a meaning .

Enjoy the world can be FUN.

MWiz.

U.S. to apologize for STD experiments in Guatemala Government researchers infected patients with syphilis, gonorrhea without their consent in the 1940s

( So when does our Madness stop ? )

U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of people in Guatemala, including institutionalized mental patients, with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or permission more than 60 years ago.

Many of those infected were encouraged to pass the infection onto others as part of the study.

About one third of those who were infected never got adequate treatment.

On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered extensive apologies for actions taken by the U.S. Public Health Service.

“The sexually transmitted disease inoculation study conducted from 1946-1948 in Guatemala was clearly unethical,” according to the joint statement from Clinton and Sebelius. “Although these events occurred more than 64 years ago, we are outraged that such reprehensible research could have occurred under the guise of public health. We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices.”

The apology was directed to Guatemala and to Hispanic residents of the United States, according to officials.

A telebriefing with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and Arturo Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Affairs .
The episode raises inevitable comparisons to the infamous Tuskegee experiment, the Alabama study where hundreds of African-American men were told they were being treated for syphilis, but in fact were denied treatment. That U.S. government study lasted from 1932 until press reports revealed it in 1972.

The Guatemala experiments, which were conducted between 1946 and 1948, never provided any useful information and the records were hidden.

They were discovered by Susan Reverby, a professor of women’s studies at Wellesley College, and was posted on her website.

According to Reverby’s report, the Guatemalan project was co-sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, the NIH, the Pan-American Health Sanitary Bureau (now the Pan American Health Organization) and the Guatemalan government. The experiments involved 696 subjects — male prisoners and female patients in the National Mental Health Hospital.

The researchers were trying to determine whether the antibiotic penicillin could prevent early syphilis infection, not just cure it, Reverby writes. After the subjects were infected with the syphilis bacteria — through visits with prostitutes who had the disease and direct inoculations — Reverby notes that it is unclear whether they were later cured or given proper treatment.

Reverby, who has written extensively about the Tuskegee experiments, found the evidence while conducting further research on the Alabama syphilis study.

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Ben Rich Lockheed Skunk Works CEO had admitted in his Deathbed Confession

According to article published in May 2010 issue of the Mufon UFO Journal …- Ben Rich, the “Father of the Stealth Fighter-Bomber” and former head of Lockheed Skunk Works,had once let out information about Extraterrestrial UFO Visitors Are Real And U.S. Military Travel To Stars
What he said might be new to many people today, but he revealed the information before his death in January 1995. His statements helped to give credence to reports that the U.S. military has been flying vehicles that mimic alien craft.
The article was written by Tom Keller, an aerospace engineer who has worked as a computer systems analyst for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
1 : “Inside the Skunk Works (Lockheed’s secret research and development entity), we were a small, intensely cohesive group consisting of about fifty veteran engineers and designers and a hundred or so expert machinists and shop workers. Our forte was building technologically advanced airplanes of small number and of high class for highly secret missions.”
2 : “We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects, and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity. Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do.”
3 : “We now have the technology to take ET home. No, it won’t take someone’s lifetime to do it. There is an error in the equations. We know what it is. We now have the capability to travel to the stars. First, you have to understand that we will not get to the stars using chemical propulsion. Second, we have to devise a new propulsion technology. What we have to do is find out where Einstein went wrong.”

4 : When Rich was asked how UFO propulsion worked, he said, “Let me ask you. How does ESP work?” The questioner responded with, “All points in time and space are connected?” Rich then said, “That’s how it works!”

Ben Rich Lockheed Former CEO knew of extraterrestrial UFO visitors

Lockheed “Skunk Works” former CEO knew the Roswell extraterrestrial UFO influenced designs of Testor model kits for Roswell UFO models, and U.S. top secret aircraft. According to a CNI News report by Colorado resident Michael Lindemann, the design information was derived from forensic illustrations and numerous witness testimonies about the Roswell UFO, provided by William L. “Bill” McDonald.
In an e-mail, dated July 29, 1999, apparently addressed to Lindemann, McDonald referenced an excerpt of a discussion with Harold Puthoff, founder of the highly classified U.S. “remote viewing” program.

McDonald said: “Well Hal, you asked for it! Now that legendary Lockheed engineer and chief model kit designer for the Testor Corporation, John Andrews, is dead, I can announce that he personally confirmed the design connection between the Roswell Spacecraft and the Lockheed Martin Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs), spyplanes, Joint Strike Fighters, and Space Shuttles.

Andrews was a close personal friend of “Skunk Works” CEO Ben Rich — the hand-picked successor of Skunk Works founder Kelly Johnson and the man famous for the F-117 Nighthawk “Stealth” fighter, its “half-pint” prototype the “HAVE BLUE”, and the top-secret F-19 Stealth Interceptor. Before Rich died of cancer, Andrews took my questions to him.
Dr. Ben R. Rich former Lockheed Skunk Works CEO confirmed:

1. There are 2 types of UFOs — the ones we build and ones ‘they’ build. We learned from both crash retrievals and actual “hand-me-downs.” The Government knew and until 1969 took an active hand in the administration of that information. After a 1969 Nixon “purge”, administration was handled by an international board of directors in the private sector…
2. Nearly all “biomorphic” aerospace designs were inspired by the Roswell spacecraft — from Kelly’s SR-71 Blackbird onward to today’s drones, UCAVs, and aerospace craft…
3. It was Ben Rich’s opinion that the public should not be told [about UFOs and extraterrestrials] . He believed they could not handle the truth — ever. Only in the last months of his decline did he begin to feel that the “international corporate board of directors” dealing with the “Subject” could represent a bigger problem to citizens’ personal freedoms under the United States Constitution than the presence of off-world visitors themselves.”
Lindemann added that “Bill McDonald received the above information from Andrews from 1994 until their last phone call near Christmas in 1998.” Lindemann also noted “It should also be known that Dr. Ben R. Rich attended a public aerospace designers and engineers conference in 1993 before his illness overwhelmed him in which he stated — in the presence of MUFON Orange County Section Director Jan Harzan and many others that – ‘We’ (i.e., the U.S. aerospace community/military industrial complex) had in it’s possession the technology to “take us to the stars”.
See the complete letter in May, 2010 MUFON UFO Journal from John Andrews and the hand written reply from Dr. Ben Rich. Hear more revealing testimony from Disclosure Project whistleblowers. NASA can not deny secrets discovered by UK hacker Gary McKinnon and many astronauts if it expects full funding from the Obama White House administration.

Lockheed Skunkworks Engineer USAF, and CIA Contractor Admitted : UFO Are Real
Don Phillips, “These UFOs were huge and they would just come to a stop and do a 60 degree, 45 degree, 10 degree turn, and then immediately reverse this action”. During the Apollo landing, Neil Armstrong says, “They’re here.They are right over there and looking at the size of those ships., it is obvious they dont like us being here”. When I was working with the Skunkworks with Kelly Johnson, we signed an agreement with the government to keep very quiet about this.
Anti-gravitational research was going on. We know that there were some captured craft from 1947 in Roswell, they were real. And, yes, we really did get some technology from them. And, yes, we really did put it to work. We knew each other from what we call an unseen industry. We can term it black, deep black, or hidden.
The knowledge I have of these technologies came from the craft that were captured here. I didn`t see the craft, nor did I see the bodies, but I certainly know some of the people that did. There was no question that there were beings from outside the planet.
Are these ET people hostile? Well, if they were hostile, with their weaponry they could have destroyed us a long time ago. We got these things that are handhold scanners that scan the body and determine what the condition is. We can also treat from the same scanner.
I can tell you personally that we’ve been working on them. And we have ones that can diagnose and cure cancer. One of the purposes I had for founding my technology corporation in 1998 was to bring forth these technologies that can clean the air and can help get rid of the toxins, and help reduce the need for so much fossil fuel. Yes, it is time. I can tell you personally that it has already started. pp. 375 ,383.

Newsletter by Generessa Rose, www.DiscoverTheDivine.com September

Has the Message Center of your Soul been sending alerts?

Dear Friends,

The Timer in my internal Message Center went DING and I took the
summer off from sending out a newsletter. Just following my own
advice for good self care! As I have said all year, good self care is
essential during these times of extreme energies incoming to and being
generated by the planet and its inhabitants. A lot of CRUD and
imbalance continues to be stirred up. Beware of being tempted by or
caught in the whirlpool.

It is essential to be aware of the timely messages you are receiving
from your Soul. More than ever, it is vital to PAY ATTENTION and
FOLLOW THROUGH immediately in order to ride the personal FLOW of your
Soul more smoothly. The energies of transformation are accelerating,
gaining even greater strength and pressing at the weak spots in our
lives, the areas in which it is time for change. We need to keep up
with the pace of acceleration.

The most frequent categories for change I have seen pressing at people
regard their location, work, relationships and health. If it is time
to make a personal shift, internally and/or externally, there are very
diverse ways that your soul can communicate with you, and it is
important to stay as clear, grounded and peaceful as possible in order
to hear the messages.

Is the alerting DING from the Message Center of your Soul going to be
soft and gentle or require something more aggressive in order to get
your attention?

Perhaps it will be a sudden Knowing that whispers to you as you walk
across the room or you will be alerted by recurring dreams. Pay
attention and follow through! If you find yourself stuck in emotional
debris such as depression, anxiety, fear, anger, etc., your soul is
knocking on the door of your consciousness to open up, pay attention
and follow through with clearing out the negative energies. Perhaps
external events will stop what you have been doing, such as being let
go from your job or falling off a ladder. What is the message? What
needs to be changed? What will take you to a higher level and deliver
better self care?

Perhaps a physical condition will present itself. The body is an
almost unlimited way for our subconscious to give us a message. Pay
attention and follow through . . . like one of my clients who received
an actual shot in the arm. Her simple injection by the doctor
suddenly activated a past life trauma which triggered soul loss and
left her feeling ungrounded and hollow. The whole event was a signal
from her soul and was used to activate some issues it deemed time to
clear out. Kudos to her for paying attention to the message (instead
of trying to brush it off and muddle on) and then following through
immediately to do the needed internal clearing and return to balance!

EVERYTHING is a message in these days of deep change and
transformation. As the incoming frequencies are raised, the lower
vibrations become more discordant and more obvious. Change is afoot!
It may not feel good when the Timer dings, but you can be thankful for
the message. As you clear away the debris, you become more receptive
to attracting and accepting the conditions, events and circumstances
that create the more abundant, happy life you prefer. And that begets
greater balance and oneness in the world. Win-win for everyone.

Instead of trying to avoid the Timer and muddle through using Will
Power and distractions, pay attention and follow through. Allow
yourself to receive all the support you need for your transformation
and expanded consciousness, balance, harmony, love and peace . . . the
soil that supports a well-lived life.

Pay attention, follow through and be well!

Generessa Rose
www.DiscoverTheDivine.com
www.YourCosmicShaman.com

PS If you would like help with your transformation, I conduct
personal sessions by telephone or via Skype worldwide. Just go to my
website and fill in the Contact box.

*Helpful Quote by Anonymous*
Push and it is too early; hold back and it is too late;
at the right time there will be no stopping.

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Norio Hayakawa speaks in Rio Rancho NM- Is it all True Series #154

On September 14th I attended a talk presented by my friend Norio. Norio is a very courageous explorer/activist whose work includes research at Area 51 and the Dulce underground base area. His talk was done at a senior center where an over-flow crowd of nearly 100 people enjoyed his discussion on why we believe in UFOs. Although I did not agree on all parts of his premise, I firmly believe this is an inter-dimensional phenomenon (UFOs) and a solid spaceship (of our dimensional type) could not make it traveling thousands of light-years to get here.

We also share the same wisdom on the UFO subject through common study of the famous Jacque Vallee; he is one of only a few who really get this phenomenon. Norio spoke of the whole disclosure probability, and that it won’t happen anytime soon. If the government were to come clean on what they presently know, but couldn’t understand/explain it, they would likely lose control of the people.

I would say I also agree that the study of UFOs and the related strangeness can be used to escape the strange “Normal World” we live in, sort of like a happy fairytale movie at the theater, but that doesn’t make it a non-phenomenon; it’s real in a non-real way.

UFOs cannot be judged from a third dimensional viewpoint. I still strongly believe at one time our race of humans could interact freely in multiple dimensions. We lost this ability. I guess we were the bad children of the universe and couldn’t be trusted. We were trapped into our own dimensional prison.

And briefly I would like to say – Norio unleashed a potential blockbuster at the talk. A book is coming about a three-hour interview from a retired military colonel who claims to have worked at the Dulce underground complex. And the book also details some of the activity that took place when the colonel worked there. So if this can be proven true, the lid will open a little more and truth will ooze out.

Note more retired military folks are stepping to the plate and speaking out. Will one hit the home run, or will we get there with bunts and infield singles? All this makes the escape a non-fairytale.

Sleep tight, October 13th is coming, so rest up.

MWiz.

Retired Military Personnel To Confirm UFO Incursions at American Nuclear Weapons Sites– Looks like a Great Book

Retired Military Personnel To Confirm UFO Incursions at American Nuclear Weapons Sites
Frank Warren
September 19, 2010
Consider it the second barrel of the double-barreled shotgun, or the “two” of the proverbial “one-two punch”; the first being Leslie Kean’s new book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record and now the upcoming press conference being co-hosted by researcher Robert Hastings and former missleer (Minuteman I launch officer – Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander) Bob Salas.

Hastings writes:

“Declassified U.S. government documents and the testimony of more than 120 former or retired military personnel have established, beyond doubt, the reality of ongoing UFO incursions at American nuclear weapons sites. While most of the incidents apparently involved mere surveillance, in a few cases a significant number of nuclear missiles suddenly and simultaneously malfunctioned, just as USAF Security Policemen reported seeing disc-shaped craft hovering nearby.

On September 27th, during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. , six former U.S. Air Force officers and one former enlisted man will reveal their own dramatic experiences involving UFOs at nuclear weapons sites. One of them, former Minuteman missile launch officer Robert Salas, is co-hosting the event with me. We hope to draw worldwide media attention to this vital issue by presenting the testimony of highly-credible individuals who witnessed extraordinary encounters which have officially been kept secret for decades.

Five of these veterans were rigorously screened by the Air Force and authorized to launch or otherwise work with Weapons of Mass Destruction. Of the remaining two, one headed-up a USAF communications center where he learned of UFO activity at ICBM sites; the other witnessed a UFO directing laser-like beams of light down into a major military base—including the nuclear weapons depot, according to the radio chatter he overheard.

At long last, all of these witnesses are coming forward to say that, as unbelievable as it may seem to some, UFOs have long monitored and sometimes tampered with our nukes. If ever there were a front page story, this is it.

At the press conference, Mr. Salas and I will be asking simple questions: Why do UFOs continue to appear at nuclear weapons sites, decade after decade? What might these incursions indicate about the intentions and goals of those who presumably pilot these craft? Why has the U.S. government chosen to keep the American public, and people everywhere, in the dark about these dramatic developments? Hasn´t the time come to speak the truth?

The purpose of this short article is to introduce, in alphabetical order, the individuals who will participate in the upcoming event:

Dwynne Arneson, retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel, was the Officer-in-Charge at the Malmstrom AFB, Montana, Communications Center in 1967, when he read a classified message concerning the sighting of a UFO hovering over one of the base´s Minuteman I Launch Facilities (silos), just as several missiles mysteriously malfunctioned. Although Arneson can not recall the designation of the missile “flight” mentioned, researchers now know that two UFO-related full-flight shutdowns—involving 10 missiles each—took place at Malmstrom in March of that year, at Echo and Oscar Flights.

Bruce Fenstermacher, retired USAF Captain, was a Minuteman III missile launch officer (Missile Combat Crew Commander) stationed at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming in 1976. His Security Alert Team reported a cigar-shaped UFO hovering low over his launch capsule, then ignored a direct order to pursue the object after it raced away and began moving from missile to missile in his flight. Fenstermacher´s squadron´s missile crews were briefed about the incident and told never to discuss it with anyone.

Charles Halt, retired USAF Colonel, was the Deputy Base Commander at a joint Anglo/American airbase, RAF Bentwaters, in 1980. Among other events, Halt observed a disc-shaped UFO directing beams of light down into the base, at one point near the nuclear Weapons Storage Area (WSA), according to several Security Policemen on duty there.

Robert Jamison, former USAF Captain, was a Minuteman I missile targeting officer (Combat Targeting Team Commander) at Malmstrom AFB in 1967. He helped re-start the stricken missiles at Oscar Flight, where Bob Salas was on alert duty at the time of the full-flight shutdown. Jamison says that his team was explicitly briefed about a UFO-connection with the incident before going into the field, thereby corroborating Salas´ report of a UFO being sighted as it hovered over the Oscar Launch Control Facility at the time of the malfunctions.

Patrick McDonough, retired U.S. Navy Intelligence Command Master Chief, was a U.S. Air Force geodetic surveyor at Malmstrom AFB in 1966. A disc-shaped UFO briefly hovered some 300-ft. above his team as they worked at a newly-constructed missile silo. They fled the scene, rolling their truck in the process. A Montana State Policeman responding to the accident told the team that some 20 UFO reports had been made that night by civilians living in the area.

Jerry Nelson, former USAF 1st Lieutenant, was an Atlas-F missile launch officer (Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander) at Walker AFB, New Mexico in 1964. His security guards reported a UFO silently hovering over the Site 9 launch capsule on half-a-dozen occasions over the period of a month or so. The object directed a spotlight onto the missile, frightening the guards. Nelson´s reports to the base command post were seemingly ignored at the time, however, evidence has come to light suggesting that the incidents were classified Top Secret.

Bob Salas, former USAF Captain, was a Minuteman I launch officer (Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander) at Malmstrom´s Oscar Flight, on March 24, 1967, when all of his missiles dropped-off alert status—malfunctioned—just as one of his guards reported a UFO hovering over the Launch Control Facility´s security fence gate. Salas and his missile commander, now-retired Col. Fred Meiwald, were debriefed about the incident and asked to signed non-disclosure statements by an agent from the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). Meiwald has confirmed that, shortly after the malfunctions occurred, a two-man Security Alert Team was sent out to one of the flight´s missile silos to investigate a tripped alarm there. Upon approaching the site, the team saw a second (or the same) UFO hovering near it, whereupon they became frightened and quickly returned to the Launch Control Facility.”

Mercola Speaks -Media Finally Starts to Catch on to Gluten Free

Posted By Dr. Mercola | September 2010 |

The latest hot diet trend to make headlines, including making an appearance at Chelsea Clinton’s recent wedding, may turn out to be surprisingly good for your health: gluten-free.

Caterers and specialty bakeries alike are serving up increasing numbers of gluten-free cakes and other goodies to meet a small, but steady and growing, demand. Many are also offering an increasingly sophisticated vegan variety, which was also featured at Clinton’s wedding.

Paula LeDuc, owner of Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, an event firm in San Francisco, told the Today Show that gluten-free requests have increased from roughly one a month last year to one a week this year.

“Three or four years ago, gluten-free wasn’t even part of the conversation,” she told Today.
Sources:
TodayShow.com July 29, 2010

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Gluten-free options are becoming much more in demand from restaurants and caterers, according to this Today Show article, which used Chelsea Clinton’s gluten-free wedding cake as a prime example.

For some, the trend toward gluten-free may be driven by a desire to stay on top of the latest, hippest food developments, but this is one case where following the trend could end up being a very smart move for your health.

Why all the Fuss Over Gluten-Free?

Gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley, wreaks havoc in people with celiac disease, triggering an immune reaction that damages the small intestine and prevents absorption of nutrients.

According to statistics from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, an average of one out of every 133 otherwise healthy people in the United States suffers from celiac disease (CD), but previous studies have found that this number may be as high as 1 in 33 in at-risk populations.

Despite its rapidly increasing prevalence, the disease is still commonly misdiagnosed or missed altogether; it still takes an average of four years to reach a diagnosis, and that’s if you’re symptomatic.

This delay in proper diagnosis can dramatically increase your risk of developing other diseases such as autoimmune disorders, neurological problems, osteoporosis, and even cancer.

Most People are Better Off Avoiding Gluten — Even Without Celiac Disease

Large numbers of people, perhaps even the majority of the population, are adversely affected by gluten on some level, and most of them do not have full-blown celiac disease, just a lesser form of gluten intolerance.

Grains and sugars are inherently pro-inflammatory and will worsen any condition that has chronic inflammation at its root — and not just inflammation in your gut, but anywhere in your body.

Those with celiac disease know the importance of eliminating grains from their diet, as many cannot tolerate even minute amounts of gluten, but this message has still to take root in the collective mind when it comes to dealing with autoimmune diseases and other inflammatory conditions.

In fact, if you want to avoid heart disease, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes or even cancer, you will want to severely limit your grain consumption, or avoid grains entirely.

In my experience about 75-80 percent of ALL people benefit from avoiding grains, even whole sprouted grains, whether you have celiac disease, gluten intolerance or neither of those conditions.

Gluten isn’t the Only Reason to Avoid Grains

Gluten intolerance is only one problem linked to eating wheat, and may not even be the most serious one. That honor may actually go to wheat lectin.

Lectin is a defense mechanism for the wheat plant, designed to ward of its natural enemies such as fungi and insects. Unfortunately, this protein is also very resistant to breakdown by living systems, and it easily accumulates in tissues where it interferes with normal biological processes and acts as an anti-nutrient.

All seeds of the grass family (rice, wheat, spelt, rye, etc.) have high levels of lectin.

Typically, sprouting, fermenting or digestion can help to negate some of the harmful effects of such anti-nutrients (as in the case of fermenting soy, which removes many of its anti-nutrient properties). However, lectins are resistant to these types of processes.

For this reason, lectins exist even in “healthy” sprouted breads and may be in their highest concentrations in whole-wheat varieties.

One form of lectin, wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), is capable of passing through cell membranes of your intestines, gaining entry into your body where it is:

* Pro-inflammatory
* Immunotoxic
* Neurotoxic
* Cyctotoxic (may induce programmed cell death)

How Can You Know for Sure if Grains are Right or Wrong for You?

If you have signs of celiac disease or gluten intolerance, a blood test can confirm the diagnosis — if it comes back positive it is imperative that you do not eat gluten in order to avoid further damage to your health.

In addition to nausea, diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain, celiac disease may manifest clinically with an array of non-gastrointestinal symptoms, such as fatigue, osteoporosis, anemia, infertility, depression, organ disorders and more, so be sure to get the blood test if you suspect gluten may be a contributing factor.

Other people who could benefit from avoiding grains right off the bat are those with health problems including:

* Overweight
* High cholesterol
* High blood pressure
* Type 2 diabetes
* Cancer

This is because grains rapidly break down to sugar in your body, which causes rises in insulin that exacerbate and even trigger health problems such as these.

There is a portion of the population that can eat grains without suffering many health consequences, though, and these are typically people whose nutritional type is a carb type and who don’t have insulin resistance.

I cannot stress enough the importance of finding out your nutritional type to help you determine whether grains should be in your diet at all, or whether you’d benefit from a higher protein, higher fat diet, or another combination, instead.

The nutritional typing test is completely free, and it can give you valuable insights into which foods YOU specifically will thrive on, whether they’re gluten-free, wheat-free, grain-free or somewhere in between. Rather than relying on the latest trends, rely on your own biochemical makeup to dictate the foods that are right for you.