Why is Wheat So Problematic?

It seems when man gets involved in trying to make things “better,” problems ensue. When this happens I am reminded of this scripture: There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death, Proverbs 14:12. The following has happened to wheat: Extreme hybridization of wheat has changed it from a four foot high grass waving in the wind to 18 inches with 50% more gluten. Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace prize for his […]

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s)

What is a GMO? A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMO’s are also known as “transgenic” organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are […]

The Goodness of Grains

Unfortunately with the advent of the wildly popular Paleo Diet, God given grains have been vilified, outright rejected, and regarded as poison to the body. Why I do not like the Paleo Diet is for another blog,suffice it to say that we continually run ahead of God and His plan in saying that grains are no good. What is a complex carbohydrate? beans nuts vegetables rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat, etc., It is simple carbohydrates that are the true villain […]

Can Excessive Worry and Anxiety Cause a Stress Response?

Stress comes from the demands and pressures we experience each day. Long lines at the grocery store, rush hour traffic, a phone ringing nonstop, or a chronic illness are all examples of things that can cause stress on a daily basis. When worries and anxiety become excessive, chances are you’ll trigger the stress response. There are two elements to the stress response. The first is the perception of the challenge. The second is an automatic physiological reaction called the “fight […]

Are PPI’s Really Helpful?

What is a PPI? A PPI is a Proton Pump Inhibitor and it is marketed under the names Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, Protonix, and Nexium. They are designed to reduce stomach acid for symptoms of Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The original design of these drugs was that they were to be used for a limited amount of time with dietary changes. However, they are one of the most widely prescribed drugs by medical doctors today, and, in some cases, it […]