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Antinutrients

Antinutrients:

Phytate - antinutrient / malabsorption agent Phytic Acid / Phytate - World Consumption of Phytate

The World Consumes a lot of Phytic Acid in Grains

 

World's Food group Totals
Food group Estimated edible dry matter
( Million metric tons)

Cereals

1,545

Tubers

136

Pulses

127

Meat, milk, eggs

119

Sugar

101

Fruit

34

 

The world's top 5 food crops (see chart) ALL have high phytate content - and of interest, wheat, corn, rice, barley, sorghum,;oats, rye, and millet provide 56% of the food energy and 50% of the protein consumed on earth (1985 figures).

Stoskopf NC: Cereal Grain Crops. Reston, Reston Publishing Company, 1985.

Of 195,000 species  of edible plants, only ~17 species provide 90% of mankind's food supply

Prior to the Agricultural Revolution and man living in settlements, humans existed as non-cereal-eating hunter-gatherers, obtaining calories mostly from wild animal meats, fruits and vegetables (i.e. not from grains) - Furthermore, this drastic dietary change occurred without any significant change to mankind's genetic make-up, and although it can easily provide the bulk of needed daily caloric intake, a cereal-based diet may or may not be wholly beneficial for human physiology:

Several health issues were recognized after the change from hunter-gatherer to cereal-based diets - including:

Food crop Estimated edible dry matter
 (million metric tons)

Wheat

468

Maize

429

Rice

330

Barley

160

Soybean

88

Cane sugar

67

Sorghum

60

Potato

54

Oats

43

Casava

41

Sweet potato

35

Beet sugar

34

Rye

29

Millet

26

Rapeseed

19

Bean

14

Peanut

13

Pea

12

Musa

11

Grape

11

Sunflower

9.7

Yams

6.3

Apple

5.5

Coconut

5.3

Cottonseed (oil)

4.8

Orange

4.4

Tomato

3.3

Cabbage

3.0

Onion

2.6

Mango

1.8

World's top 30 food crops

• Stature [1, 2-4],

•  Infant mortality▲ [4,5]

•  Lifespan [4,5],

•  Infectious disease incidences▲ [4-7]

•  Iron deficiency anemia▲ [4, 5, 7]

•  Osteomalacia incidence and other bone mineral disorders ▲  [1, 4, 5, 7] and number of dental caries and enamel defects▲ [4.5, 8].

1. Eaton SB, Nelson DA: Calcium in evolutionary perspective. Am J Clin Nutr 1991;54:281s-287s.

2. Angel JL: Paleoecology, paleodemography and health; in Polgar S (ed): Population, Ecology and Social Evolution. The Hague, Mouton, 1975, pp 167-190.

3. Nickens PR: Stature reduction as an adaptive response to food production in Mesoamerica. J Archaeol Sci 1976;3:31-41.

4. Cohen MN: The significance of long-term changes in human diet and food economy; in Harris M, Ross EB (eds): Food and Evolution. Toward a Theory of Human Food Habits. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1987, pp 261-283.

5. Cassidy CM: Nutrition and health in agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers: A case study of two prehistoric populations; in Jerome RF, Kandel RF, Pelto GH (eds): Nutritional Anthropology:Contemporary Approaches to Diet and Culture. Pleasantville, Redgrave Publishing Company, 1980,pp 117-145.

6. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal. New York,Harper Collins, 1992, pp 180-191.

7. Lallo JW, Armelagos GJ, Mensforth RP: The role of diet, disease, and physiology in the origin of porotic hyperostosis. Human Biol 1977;49:471-473.

8. Turner CG: Dental anthropological indications of agriculture among the Jomon people of central Japan. Am J Phys Anthropol 1979;51:619-636.

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C-Reactive Protein - Reliable Inflammation Marker
hot flame

Inflammation

Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems

How to treat CLII


Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)

Electrotherapy

       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation
+++

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++