"An elated friend called. She had just come from the doctor. Her cholesterol had dropped 85 points in one month! This was significant to her since her last doctor had given her no hope of lowering her cholesterol. She had been trying for years, but no avail. ‘It's the bread," she cried. "I know it's the bread. I haven't changed any other part of my diet. At every meal, I always eat some of your bread no matter what else I have to eat.’ This testimony encouraged me to learn more. How could this 'real bread’ be so effective? With a degree in food science, I have some understanding of biochemistry and microbiology. As I studied the biochemical value of 'real bread', I was both amazed and in awe of our Almighty God. I could now see why the shifting of the fibre and the nutrients from the flour has directly or indirectly caused many of the common diseases that now plague our country.
High cholesterol is indeed a common problem. Lecithin is a key nutrient in the metabolism of fats and is found in any unrefined food with oil. Yet the refining process of the food industry destroys lecithin. Fresh milled wheat contains lecithin as well as B6, inositol, and choline; all essential nutrients for lecithin production.
Grain fibre helps to remove fat from the walls of the colon. Fibre also promotes fresh bile production. Bile is made by the liver out of cholesterol. The key nutrients for keeping cholesterol levels in check are in our freshly ground, daily baked bread.
America and Great Britain are the most constipated nations in the world. Constipation is basic to a whole list of diseases which could be avoided were the fibre not stripped from our foods. Fibre increases the bulk of the stool, yet softens the stool by absorbing water much like a sponge would do. This decreases constipation as well as shortening the transit time of the stool in the intestinal tract. Doctors everywhere agree that constipation is due to one factor only - lack of fibre in the diet. If fibre, especially grain fibre, were added back to our diets, this would end the need for laxatives.
I am living proof of the effectiveness of real whole grain fibre. Once we freshly ground the grain and made our first batch of 'real bread' my struggles with constipation ended. I did not realise how my constipation had caused such a lack of energy, irritability, headaches and sinus congestion. Many have testified to the effectiveness of the daily ground, freshly baked bread for relieving their constipation. After having tried laxatives and stool softeners, people are thrilled and amazed at the results from this bread. They definitely like the taste of the bread better too.