Category Archives: Ancient forms

Should you eat kamut?

An Italian group just published the below study comparing ancient wheat, kamut, to modern wheat in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). J Nutr. 2014 Feb 13:1-8. Effect of Triticum turgidum subsp. turanicum wheat on irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blinded … Continue reading

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Teeth and grains don’t mix

Lessons from examination of the Tyrolean Ice Man, Otzi, continue as his remains are sliced, examined, and scanned. We now learn that he had dental decay. See this National Geographic report: Leader of the Plaque: Iceman Otzi had Bad Teeth.: … Continue reading

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Upper Crust

If modern high-yield semi-dwarf wheat is the source of so many problems, just how bad are the older forms of wheat? Recall that modern wheat is a 2-foot tall strain bred primarily for exceptional yield. It is the combination of … Continue reading

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