Having worked in labs that do the hybridization, none of this info really surprises me. That said, I still found it very interesting. The fact I can't get over is that studies show the modern wheat acts on the opiate receptors in the brain - the same ones that morphine and heroin work on. And that narcan, the reversal drug for narcatic drugs, works to block wheat from these receptors. So, when someone says they are addicted to wheat, they aren't kidding.
I finished the book a few days ago - a different way of looking at the primal diet. I like that he gives a list of places to find gluten, and it's not just in food. He lists things such as envelope glue and lipstick. Who knew?
He gives a basic meal plan, with some recipes to go with it. Most sound fairly easy to do and good. I did try his recipe for hot cereal, made from flax seed and unsweetened flaked coconut - it was very good. I added some vanilla and a LOT of cinnamon.
Overall, happy I bought it and can add it to my collection of paleo/primal resources. Oh, and there are PAGES of his resources listed, many of which were fairly current. As a biologist and nurse, I trust books more that have several sources from trusted journals.
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