Saturday, April 17, 2010

cereal = death to rats!

All I can say is **WOW!!** What a website!

Since reading many pages on this website, I've started my family on higher doses of Vitamins C, E, B complex and Niacin (B3). It all makes sense. My middle child's blood tests showed she was deficient in so many areas and I asked her pediatrician which to take. His answer was 'the most important for her right now is a B complex, D and C'. So I was giving her a liquid one. After researching on the above website, I realize the amt in that liquid supplement was NOTHING in compared to what we actually need. For example, the Niacin was at 25 mg. We usually need anywhere from 1g to 9g, depending upon how deficient we are! Remember, 1000mg = 1g.

The other startling information was about vitamin C deficiency. We are all suffering with pre-scurvy symptoms! Joint pain & damage, fatigue, brain fog, mental instability, etc! WOW! It's like we are, as a society, teetering on the edge of an epidemic of scurvy!

It really makes sense, esp after learning that eating processed & raw grains depletes our bodies of minerals & vitamins. Add to that our nutrient-lacking soils from not rotating crops and that we have forgotten how to eat real foods. This doesn't surprise me.

Since changing our family's diet, slowly over the past few years, I've noticed changes for the better. We are not purists and do slip and eat something with hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup, but what can one do without living in a bubble? I am very happy to hear my 6 yo talk about not eating something because he knows it has high fructose corn syrup in it!

So, on that little note, here's a very interesting excerpt about some odd studies with rats & cereal:

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"The Rat Experiments

Let me tell you about two studies which were not published. The first was described by Paul Stitt who wrote about an experiment conducted by a cereal company in which four sets of rats were given special diets. One group received plain whole wheat, water and synthetic vitamins and minerals. A second group received puffed wheat (an extruded cereal), water and the same nutrient solution. A third set was given only water. A fourth set was given nothing but water and chemical nutrients. The rats that received the whole wheat lived over a year on this diet. The rats that got nothing but water and vitamins lived about two months. The animals on water alone lived about a month. But the company's own laboratory study showed that the rats given the vitamins, water and all the puffed wheat they wanted died within two weeks---they died before the rats that got no food at all. It wasn't a matter of the rats dying of malnutrition. Autopsy revealed dysfunction of the pancreas, liver and kidneys and degeneration of the nerves of the spine, all signs of insulin shock.

Results like these suggested that there was something actually very toxic in the puffed wheat itself! Proteins are very similar to certain toxins in molecular structure, and the pressure of the puffing process may produce chemical changes, which turn a nutritious grain into a poisonous substance.

Another unpublished experiment was carried out in the 1960s. Researchers at University of Michigan were given 18 laboratory rats. They were divided into three groups: one group received corn flakes and water; a second group was given the cardboard box that the corn flakes came in and water; the control group received rat chow and water. The rats in the control group remained in good health throughout the experiment. The rats eating the box became lethargic and eventually died of malnutrition. But the rats receiving the corn flakes and water died before the rats that were eating the box! (The last corn flake rat died the day the first box rat died.) But before death, the corn flake rats developed schizophrenic behavior, threw fits, bit each other and finally went into convulsions. The startling conclusion of this study is that there was more nourishment in the box than there was in the corn flakes.

This experiment was actually designed as a joke, but the results were far from funny. The results were never published and similar studies have not been conducted.
Most of America eats this kind of cereal. In fact, the USDA is gloating over the fact that children today get the vast majority of their important nutrients from the nutrients added to these boxed cereals.[/blockquote]

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Here's the link to the whole article:


FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE SOURDOUGH 'CHALLENGE', MAKE SURE YOU KEEP ADDING SOME FLOUR & WATER DAILY TO KEEP THE CULTURES ALIVE! If you notice some brown liquid on top, it is the alcohol byproduct of the fermenting and is a good sign. Just mix it into the culture and keep feeding it. If the alcohol gets too much, it will kill the whole thing.


Davina Saunders said... tell me,

What do you feed your kiddies for breakfast?

Bryan said...

The rat study is bogus, I am sick of hearing about it. You show me one peer reviewed document that backs it up and I will be a believer.

Epic said...

There's a reason that rat study was never published.

And no, the Cereal Company Conspiracy is not the reason.