Currently, the average adult eating a typical modern western diet in a country such as Nigeria consumes approximately 67% of their total caloric intake from only 3 foods — CORN, SOY, AND WHEAT (and their derivatives).
The question is – What percentage is considered a reasonably healthy amount of corn, soy, and wheat in the human diet?
Answer – Based on hundreds of thousands of years of human history, and what the natural diet of our ancestors was (meaning what our digestive systems are naturally programmed to digest most effectively), the percentage amount of calorie intake from corn, soy, and wheat that would be considered healthy in human diet would probably be in the range of about 1% to 4% MAX of our total calorie intake.
Considering that modern humans are eating 67% of their total calories from corn, soy, wheat… you can see why we have massive problems in our health, and especially problems such as fibroid growth in women!
It’s not a surprise that we have so many intolerances and allergies, specifically to soy and wheat (and gluten intolerance)… because the human digestive system was simply never meant to consume these substances in such MASSIVE quantities.
Keep in mind that these massively high levels of corn, soy, and wheat in our modern diet is a relatively new phenomenon that originated from the economics of the multi-billion naira corn, soy, and wheat industries. It really has been all about the money for the businessmen… NOT about our health!
By “derivatives” of corn, soy, and wheat, this means the food additives such as:
- high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
- corn oil
- soybean oil (hydrogenated or plain refined)
- soy protein
- refined wheat flour
- hundreds of other food additives such as maltodextrin, corn or wheat starch, soy lecithin, mono and diglycerides, etc, etc
This should not surprise you… consider how much soda or other sweetened drinks (with loads of HFCS) that the average person drinks daily… this is a LOT of calories from just 1 sole corn derivative. Even salad dressings, ketchup, breads, and 100′s of other foods contain loads of HFCS that cause fibroid growth!
Also think about how many processed foods we have that are either fried in soybean or corn oil… and even if the foods are not fried in these oils, these oils are additives to almost every processed food such as chips, candies, cakes, salad dressings, tomato sauces, burrito wraps, corn chips, breaded chicken, etc, etc.
This is a LOT of calories from these 2 other corn and soy derivatives… both of them EXTREMELY UNHEALTHY!
On top of that, think about how much breads, cereals, pastas, muffins, and other highly processed wheat products that most people consume each day. Again, this is LOADS of unhealthy, blood-sugar spiking, nutrient-poor calories, that more than half of the population has some degree of intolerance to anyway.
It Gets Even Worse!
Not only are we eating 67% of our total calories from corn, soy, and wheat… but because of the economics involved (specifically with cheap corn and soy) we are also feeding most of our farm animals corn and soy now too… again amplifying the amount of corn and soy that passes through the food chain and (from a biochemical standpoint) ends up in our bodies.
Probably, the 2 worst examples of this blatant mismanagement of our food supply is how our factory-grown chickens and cows are fed.
Cows are fed mostly corn in factory feedlot farms, even though their digestive systems are only meant to eat grass and other forage. This makes the cows sick (as in E-coli – anyone?), alters the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of the fats to unhealthy levels, and also diminishes the healthy CLA fats that would occur naturally in grass-fed beef. All of these problems go away if our cows are fed what they were made to eat naturally – i.e. grass and other green forage!
Our chickens are also fed a diet of mostly corn and soy and crowded in tight pens in horrendous conditions… when the fact is that a chicken was meant to roam around the outdoors eating a mixture of greens, insects, worms, seeds, etc.
When chickens are kept inside in tight quarters and fed only grains, it leads to an unhealthy meat for you to eat, and less healthy eggs compared to free-roaming chickens that are allowed to eat outdoors diet.
Our food supply has gotten so screwed up that we’re even feeding our catfish, salmon and other farmed fish corn and soy… again because of the economics involved. How ludicrous is this, considering that fishes are meant to eat a diverse diet of smaller fishes, worms, bugs, etc inside water. Again this makes farm raised fish unhealthy in terms of nutrition compared to their wild counterparts.
So even when you’re eating chicken, beef, and fish, you’re still essentially getting even MORE corn and soy into your body (from a biochemical standpoint)…considering that the cows, chickens, and farmed-fish ate mostly soy and corn.
So it’s actually WORSE than just 67%, isn’t it?
Why Is It So Unhealthy To Consume 2/3rds Of Our Calories From Corn, Soy, And Wheat?
Well, this section could encompass an entire book, so to keep this short, I’ll just throw out a few random reasons…
- It skews the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats in our diet to as high as 30:1, when a natural ratio of 1:1 to 2:1 in our ancestral human diet is considered healthy.
- Problems with gluten intolerance (related to heavy wheat consumption that is rampant)
- Problems with weight gain, blood-sugar swings, and reduced insulin sensitivity (and progression of diabetes) due to excessive refined corn and wheat flours, as well as HFCS in our diet
- Soy and corn are the most genetically modified crops (which also allows more pesticides and herbicides to be used, which are usually “xenoestrogens”- do you remember xenoestrogens?)
- Many of the pesticide and herbicide residues in these crops are xenoestrogens, which can increase “stubborn” fibroids.
- Soy products and derivatives contain a double-whammy of xenoestrogens as well as phytoestrogens… again creating an environment in your body for fibroid growth.
- The feeding of corn and soy to animals reduces the health and nutritional benefits (and micronutrient levels) of those animal products
- and the list could go on and on and on…
How Do You Avoid All Of This Overwhelming Amount Of Corn, Soy, And Wheat In Our Food Supply, And Finally Take Control Of Your Health?
- Don’t purchase processed foods! It all starts with your grocery cart discipline… choose only 1-ingredient foods such as fruits, veggies, beans, eggs (from free roaming chickens), nuts, seeds, and meats from grass-fed or free roaming animals that are raised correctly. Organic is preferred. Only resort to junk foods or processed foods on a 1-day per week, i.e. your “cheat day” but ONLY when dining out… that way, the processed foods aren’t in your house to tempt you.
- Get most of your carbohydrates from fruits and veggies instead of grains.
- Avoid store-bought salad dressings as they almost always contain soybean oil and HFCS.
- Make sure that your tomato sauces don’t have HFCS and soybean oils… look for sauces made with olive oil instead. Remember to avoid unhealthy canola oils too!
- Reduce your cereal, bread, and pasta intake by having these foods only on “cheat days” and stick to more of the 1-ingredient foods I mentioned in #1 above.
I could go on with more examples, but I think that’s enough for now.
So with all of this said… can your diet ever be perfect? Well, NO! Of course not! Nobody is perfect, and anyone can give in to temptation on occasions.
However, I will recommend that your corn/soy/wheat consumption should only be about 2-4% of your total caloric intake compared to 67% for the average Nigerian woman.
One way you can achieve this is to simply not bring any corn, soy, or wheat products into your house, so you are never tempted by it.
Therefore, at least 6 days/week, you eat virtually no corn/soy/wheat, except for the occasional piece of sprouted grain toast a couple times a week (which is a better option than typical “whole grain” bread).
You will, however, give in and sometimes eat breads, pasta, and even corn chips, etc. when you are dining out. Just see these as your cheat meals and try to do it no more than once per week.
You should completely eliminate sodas and deep fried foods though…they are just TOO evil!
What Does All Of This Have To Do With Fibroid Growth, You Might Ask?
Well, everything! As you probably already know, shrinking fibroids naturally is not rocket science. It’s just a matter of undertaking a healthier, more organic diet. The moment you choose to live a healthier lifestyle, is the moment you will see tremendous changes in your body and then in your fibroid growth. And reducing your intake of the 3 foods mentioned in this article is your first step towards this life!
As a way to help further on this issue, we, at Plan B Wellness Center,have released an E-book of 99 pages specifically for fibroid patients on how you can use food intake to control fibroid growth and eliminate fibroid totally titled – HOME REMEDIES FOR FIBROIDS: HOW TO CURE FIBROIDS WITHOUT SURGERY OR DRUGS. The e-book has even since become part of the content of our Fibroid Remedy Kit. To read about the e-book visit http://planbwellness.com/e-book/.
If you want a natural solution for total and fast fibroid elimination without surgery, click here.
We will like to have your feedback below concerning this subject. Do you have any experience regarding food and fibroid growth? Kindly share it below.
If you have gained anything from reading this, don’t hesitate to share it with others too. Put your comments and questions or topics you will like us to write about in the comment box below.
Stay Healthy And Never Give Up!
Plan B Wellness Center
Tel – 08099666650
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter – @planbwellness