Article #1: Pure Starch Factors By Thomas E. Scown
There are a number of "foods" which may be classified as pure starch: bleached flour, degerminated corn meal, corn-starch, white rice, "instant mashed potato" powder, dextrose, etc. When these refined starches are introduced into the body, a high percentage of the starch is quickly broken down into simple sugars. The sudden flood of sugar into the bloodstream stimulates the pancreas to produce an excess of insulin. The insulin rapidly burns the sugar, causing the blood-sugar level to drop far below normal. A prolonged state of low blood-sugar has been known to cause brain damage. Even short periods of low blood-sugar may cause trembling of the hands, temporary loss of visual control, alternating spasm and weakness in the muscles over the whole body, and many other effects.
Unfortunately, most people in the "highly advanced" nations are eating an ever-increasing proportion of foods composed primarily of pure-starch, sugar, salt, and plastic fat.
High energy potential
Many people have read of explosions in coal mines (from coal dust), but how many people have heard about explosions in flour mills? Many mill workers have discovered, the hard way, that one pound of white flour (suspended in air) has more explosive potential than one pound of T.N.T. The ignition factor may be a spark from the brushes of an electric motor.
Over the past one hundred years, dozens of flour mills have been blasted to bits, each of them destroyed by less white flour than the average American eats in one year.
The explosive potential of refined white flour indicates its chemical nature. It is a highly reactive chemical mixture when certain factors are added.
The human body has hundreds of chemicals involved in the act of living. Add to this the highly reactive chemical mix commonly called "white flour" and all manner of physical derangements will occur.
Such as used in icings and fillings for doughnuts, cookies, and cakes.
One flavoring product, labeled Imitation Strawberry, listed the following ingredients: Vanillin and other aldehydes, ethyl butyrate and other esters, oil lemon and other essential oils, Butyric and other organic acids, benzodi-hydropyrone, ionone and other ketones, alcohol, propylene glycol, water, artificial color and 0.1% benzoate of soda.
This chemical concoction is only the flavoring; there is also additional artificial coloring added to the "food."
A point to ponder: Most of these chemicals are made from coal and crude oil. Remember those news spots on television showing all the sea birds, fish and clams which died from ingesting crude oil from tanker spills?
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