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What's With Wheat?

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6.51 h 18 min2016ALL
'What's With Wheat?' is a hard hitting investigation into the growing epidemic of wheat & gluten intolerance, and why after eating wheat for thousands of years, it has been linked to so many health problems.
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Cyndi OmearaJustin Brown
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David PerlmutterCyndi OmearaTerry Wahls
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DocumentarySpecial Interest
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English [CC]
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English
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4.6 out of 5 stars

274 global ratings

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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mostly wrong.
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Funny how malpreparation of bread is spawning a whole community of people who never figured out how to make bread nor tasted real bread and still feel compelled to comment.

American bread is boiled...it is not baked. Baking transforms gluten into an easy to digest energy rich compound. Boiling does not. And...there is so much sugar, salt,m oils, fats and modifiers in it...its also priced as a luxury good.

So here it goes:
400g bread flour, 2 1/2 cups of water, 10g salt, 2g sugar, 12g dryyeast. Knead in machine for 6mins. Let dough rest for half an hour to overnight. Split in two baguettes- or make one loaf. Flatten dough and fold over twice. Place on baking craddle. Drizzle with flour, cut 4-5 diagonal lines with a sharp knife. Let rise again while preheating oven to 500 F.
Bake for 16 mins.
Total time 30 mins. Cost 1$, Feeds four. Bake two loafs, kids love this.

Most people dont have a problem with gluten they have a fructose problem. This recipe uses a tiny amount of sugar to start the yeast. Its not for taste and the sugar is eaten by the yeast and turned into Co2 and then some more. Not in US bread.

The doc points out some problems with industrial ag. Some are real. Most are imaginary eco believers ocd.
52 people found this helpful
SaguaroGeorgeReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Another advertisement for the paleo diet
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First, a strong case is made that Roundup, used on wheat crops, has destroyed our wheat and thereby our bread, pasta, pizza, breakfast cereals, cake et al. The result is obesity, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's and more. All we need to do, then, to prevent these conditions and diseases is to avoid gluten.

Do any studies support this one-poison-fits-all approach to nutrition? Several commentators refer to peer-reviewed studies which they claim do, but none cites a single one. I googled the link between gluten and dementia and found a single study, dating from 2006, which involved a grand total of 13 patients of whom 3 showed "improvement or stabilization of dementia" when off gluten. And even for this tiny tiny study there is no citation.

Anyway, if we can't eat anything containing gluten, and that means not only bread but, for example, soy sauce (everybody in Japan must have all the diseases referred to), what should we eat? Towards the end of the program a self-identified chef (it doesn't give the name of his restaurant) tells us to eat only meat and fish and vegetables and you will be healthy. Really? You mean Roundup and comparable poisons aren't sprayed on our vegetables or on the grain our animals eat? As for fish, we are continually warned about the mercury contamination of some fish and the terrible plight of others swimming in our polluted waters. As for dairy, this film warns against that too as fit only for baby cows. The only logical conclusion is never never eat . . . anything.

A total waste of time.
40 people found this helpful
Mike EversonReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
They're not wrong, just super privileged
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This doc covers some basic issues with western food systems in general, and how it comes through in mass-produced, genetically manipulated grains. However, the type of food choice it promotes is only available to those that can afford it, with no viable options for people with a small food budget. Case in point: you can switch to eating a diet of mostly meat, vegetables, fruit, and nuts, but you're still going to get RoundUp in your food if it's not organic, blowing up the grocery bill. I would like to see someone address that public health issues like those discussed here are often intrinsically tied to socioeconomic status, and these folks are oblivious.
39 people found this helpful
Becca M.Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Must-See, for a better life!
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This is a must-see! As a researcher involved in organic agriculture and organic fertilizer production, I believe everything in this video is on target and tremendously helpful to our entire population. As a lover of whole wheat from my youth who baked ‘wholesome’ products for family for decades and have always seemed very healthy, I was shocked with the results of a short-term elimination diet. Not only did I lose weight unexpectedly, but all of the, minor but bothersome, joint aches that I assumed were just part of aging completely disappeared! When I eat wheat on rare occasions now, I know I will wake the next day feeling about 90 years old. Please watch this video and consider doing an elimination diet yourself; the results are likely to profoundly change your life for the better!
28 people found this helpful
C. YuReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thank you for the scientific information. My whole family will benefit from it.
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I grew up in Hong Kong where my mother devoted her entire life cooking fresh ingredients from scratch everyday for our family. She always said "you don't know what you are eating if you go out to eat." I appreciated her devotion but never wanted that life for myself. I raised my children eating mostly typical American diet (i.e. pasta, pizza, bread, etc.) Until a few years ago, when one of my children (8 then) started having reoccurring migraine headaches and stomach aches. In stead of trying to understand the root of the problem, the migraine specialist in UCSF was prescribing multiple pain killers to him which was unacceptable to me. I then turned to alternative medicine and discovered that he had gluten intolerance. Since reducing wheat in his diet (he still has a hard time completely cutting off wheat), his headache is now under control, he has lost weight, his foggy brain is gone, his mood has improved, even his allergy has gotten so much better. We would have never suspected wheat was the cause since no one else in the family has any symptoms. However, I did reflect on how I was raised and seeing the difference in our lifestyles growing up. I learned it the hard way. Nothing is more important that health. I realized that I need to do better and cook from scratch more for my family and eliminate wheat products in our home. It will have a lifelong impact on my children. This movie has helped put the pieces of the puzzle together for me.
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AliceReviewed in the United States on December 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
No Such Thing As a “Healthy Grain”
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Excellent, well documented info. I no longer eat ANY grains. I also recommend “Grain Brain” and “Dangerous Grains”. This is NOT human food regardless of the endless propaganda being spewed by profiteering Big Agra and the Agriculture Dept. whose mandate is to promote these grains.
17 people found this helpful
ChrisSherrillReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Okay
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I watched all the way through. It got tedious after the half-way point as it felt repetitious after that. Also, there seemed to be a lack of citation for many of the 'facts'. Is there peer-reviewed evidence to support the claim? Why not cite it? Glyphosate has been shown to be a problematic substance. It has, I understand, been banned in several European countries, but there is little chance of that happening in the US. Do we need to change our diets? There's little doubt that we do, but many of us fall victim to the 'diet du jour' which is liable to be cast aside next month. I once heard an 'expert' on a talk show claim that intestinal problems were caused by the order in which we eat. He claimed that we should eat bread first, then fruits/veggies, then meats. Bread, he reasoned, is broken down quickly and gets out of the stomach in a short time. Fruits are next and meats take the longest time for the stomach to breakdown. He was selling a book (big surprise) and I never heard of him or his diet after that, probably because the idea is so lame. But someone promoted him and he had his fifteen minutes of fame.
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tarchi63Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A must see if you are tired of being sick and want your life back!
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Finally a documentary that clearly explains what gluten sensitivity is, and how it effects you and your family. Like so many, I have sought to deal with my own autoimmune illnesses. This film explains how this problem was created as well as how to start the healing process. It is not easy, but it is our personal responsibility to make the effort. I have heard many complain that it is expensive, I disagree! It is a matter of using fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats instead of convenience products. If you utilize the whole food for your meals it is not costly, only time consuming. It does take a lot of effort to learn to cook from scratch, and not rely on convenience. It does work, I know as I have lived it and I am not wealthy.
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