A 2008 article from Brad Weeks, MD, on his blog WeeksMD.com:
In Short: Wheat- and dairy products contain opioid peptides influencing endorphin receptors in the brain. These peptides are physically addictive, causing dependence, asthma, obesity, apathy, ignorance and numbness. The same goes for beta-carbolines from prepared food.
To be sharp and investigative, you ought to consume neither dairy- nor wheat-products. You don’t need those ‘foods’ at all.
To obtain all required nutrients and to remain sharp and investigative; consume as much fruits (there are about 6000 different fruits), and some fresh raw animal food regularly (like sashimi or egg yolk). And for munch-food; only consume what you really, really love to eat (and not because they say it’s healthy), containing little protein, but much fat and / or sugar, satisfying your cravings for munch-food.
In Detail: Zombies
Look around you; don’t you see many zombies ?
Why do so many people act like zombies nowadays ?
It’s not natural, for every specie has to react swiftly upon changes, and needs to explore new opportunities. You might say that humans are mainly ‘followers’, like it would be true for cattle. But by nature, humans do not live together in large numbers; we’re not like cattle. Millions of years ago, humans at the most lived together by the dozens, and not thousands, or even millions. Therefore, lots of us humans should be curious, investigative and explorative.
What makes so many people so apathetic, slow and ignorant ?
Everybody knows that if one uses morphine, one is slow and apathetic. Simply because morphine is an opioid substance.
The only reason why we, and other animals, are sensitive to such substances, is because our body and brain contain receptors for opioid peptides. Why ?
When we have to flee from danger but are wounded, we have to be able to run away anyway. Therefore the body produces opioid peptides to ease the pain, when necessary. These opioid peptides are called endorphins. Marathon-runners know the action of these endorphins as ‘runner’s high’ ; it enables them to go on even when exhausted. Without the proper receptors, these endorphins (and anesthetics !!) don’t work.
Besides drugs and endorphins, opioid-receptors in the brain are susceptible to some other opioid substances: those that are absorbed through consuming food. This happens because far from all peptides are entirely decomposed into single amino acids in the digestive tract. (1) Also, most opioid peptides are hard to decompose. (2)
But why do some foods contain opioid peptides ? And what foods ?
[continues at WeeksMD.com]