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Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

Ancient vs Modern wheat

Just an update, a study feeding those with irritable bowel syndrome ancient vs modern wheat.

http://freetheanimal.com/2014/02/william-wheat-belly.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24521561

and this right next to it using Kamut vs whole wheat

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23299714

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dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

by what is considered 'gold plated science' today when it is based on the huge sample of.....20 people.  2nd, most folks don't have IBS, maybe why the sample was so small,  so any bread grain will do just fine for them.

Thirdly, my theory is that it all has to do with the number of chromosomes in the grain and the more lutein the grain contains - the fewer chromosomes and more lutein the better for human consumption :-)

http://www.medicinalfoodnews.com/vol09/issue2005/wheat

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

(only 20 people)    That bit about the chromosomes, newer strains have more.  Correct?

I just tacked on the Kamut test, it had 22.  But the blood tests are interesting...

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

I'll bet that Kamut is high in lutein too ....being that durum yellow color.  The blood test tell the tale...

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dabrownman

are going to live forever if there is enough rye in the world for both of us:-)