No More Illness

8 ◄ Previous Page Home Next Page ► Chapter Index If such foods were used only on rare occasions, the situation would not be as serious as it is, but the sad fact is that the majority of families are now using such foods as their primary source of nourishment - with devastating results. As the remainder of this book should convincingly prove to you, this is one major reason why so many people complain of a lack of energy, why so many are constipated, and why so many are plagued by ever- recurring illnesses. Diet & Disease Figure 1. overleaf is a diagrammatic representation of a cross-section of a grain of wheat. It shows the many elements of this life-giving, energy-giving grain. Notice carefully that most of the nutritive elements, as well as the bran and the fiber, are situated in the outer layers of the grain. What is most tragic, however, is that when wheat, or any other grain, is refined, the outer layers of the grain are removed - along with most of the nutritive elements that are so essential to the maintenance of life. This leaves a refined end-product that is, at best, hopelessly deficient in nutritional value and sadly lacking in essential fiber. In the refining process, the germ of the wheat is also removed. The following is a list of the many vital elements that are found in this little power-house of natural goodness. These include: vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, inositol, folic acid, folinic acid, biotin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, para