People Over 40 Should Only Work Three Days a Week, Study Concludes

If you had the choice of working anything less than a Monday-to-Friday workweek, would you take it? More than likely you’re answer is yes, absolutely, in a heartbeat, no question. Lucky for you, there is a telling study you might want to cite next time you enter your boss’ office to negotiate a new schedule or some time off.

In 2016, economic researchers published a study in the Melbourne Institute Worker Paper series which found that, for workers over 40-years-old, a three-day workweek could result in their best performance. Some of you are probably hearing this and it’s simply confirming what you’ve known for years based on your own work-life balance. But how did they arrive at the magic number three?

 

Is Working Three Days a Week Really THAT Beneficial?

The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research at the University of Melbourne invited 3,500 women and 3,000 men in Australia to have their work habits analyzed through a series of cognitive tests. Some of these included:[1,2]

  • Reading words aloud
  • Reciting lists of numbers backwards
  • Matching letters and numbers under time pressure

After factoring in people’s quality of life, economic well-being, family structures and employment, economic researchers found that individuals who worked an average of 25 hours per week tended to perform the best. In fact, overall cognitive performance would rise until people hit the 25-hour mark, at which point cognitive test scores began dropping because of fatigue and stress.

“Work can be a double-edged sword,” said Colin McKenzie, professor of economics at Keio University who took part in the research.[1] “It can stimulate brain activity, but at the same time, long working hours and certain types of tasks can cause fatigue and stress which potentially damage cognitive functions.”

 

7 Dangerous Red Flags of Being Overworked

Whether it’s a matter of pride or you truly love your job, there will come a time – if you’re not careful – that you will burn out as the result of being consumed by work. So, there are a few things you should keep an eye out for if you see your workplace more than family or friends.[3]

  1. Turning to alcohol or drugs to relax
  2. Working long hours but having no productive results to show for it
  3. You’re lacking sleep and feeling fatigued all day
  4. Feelings of sadness or depression are starting to creep into your life
  5. On top of long hours, you’re even working overtime
  6. Your eyes are sore and your body’s aching
  7. Relationships with your children, spouse, or friends seem to be falling apart

All the above is undesirable which is why it’s so important to take studies such as the Melbourne Institute’s seriously… Especially with retirement and state pension age likely being pushed back, working these pain-staking hours at the cost of your body and brain does not seem like a good or sustainable trade-off.

There’s a reason countries such as France have made it illegal to email employees after work hours. Other scientists have also suggested changing the modern workweek to four days (and you can bet everyone could benefit from that). So, it goes without saying that work-life balance, at least in North America, seriously needs to be addressed.

 

All in Favor of Three-Day Workweeks, Say “Aye!”

We imagine everyone would agree if the opportunity arose – and why wouldn’t you!? In fact, the report’s figures suggest that people who work extremely long hours have lower cognitive abilities than those who are not even working!

“What the authors find is that cognitive functioning improves up to the point at which workers work 25 hours a week and declines thereafter,” said Geraint Johnes, economics professor at Lancaster University Management School.[1] “Actually, at first the decline is very marginal, and there is not much of an effect as working hours rise to 35 hours per week. Beyond 40 hours per week, the decline is much more rapid.”

That said, we understand not everyone has the privilege to be in a high-paying job they are passionate about that strikes a perfect balance between work and play. If you’re in a situation that demands long hours, or you simply are fed up with your current job, make sure you fill your life with what you value most.

 

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[1] Three-day working week ‘optimal for over-40s’. (2016, April 18). Retrieved from  www.bbc.com

[2] Payton, M. (2016, April 20). Study reveals how many days a week people should be working when they hit 40. Retrieved from www.independent.co.uk

[3] 7 Health Effects of Working Too Much. (n.d.). Retrieved from www.healthline.com

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Netflix Comedy ‘The Ranch’ Tells Pipeline Protester ‘You F-d Up a Lot of People’s Lives With That Protest’

Part five (otherwise known as season three, part one) of The Ranch, starring Ashton Kutcher, was released June 15 on Netflix and our heroes just found out that the gas pipeline, which was going to bring them some much-needed financial relief, has been canceled thanks to protesters. When Rooster meets one of the protesters in a bar, he tells her she “fucked up a lot of peoples’ lives with that protest” and realizes that is the one thing that could stop him from hitting on an attractive woman. 

The Ranch Part 4 saw fortunes changing for the Bennett family, as well as for other struggling ranchers in the community of Garrison, Colorado, when an oil and gas company announced they were going to put a pipeline through. The income this would bring was going to help immensely. The Bennets made plans to buy the ranch next door and risked it all – only to have the company pull out because of ill-informed protesters.

So, when Rooster Bennett (Danny Masterson, who was fired by Netflix and written out of the show after allegations of sexual assault) runs into one of those protesters at the local bar in episode 2 “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right,” he realizes he can’t overlook it, even for a woman who seems perfect for him otherwise.

 

 

Rooster: So, Megan, what brings you to Garrison. 
Megan: I’ve been here protesting the pipeline.
Rooster: Seriously?
Megan: Yep, and we actually stopped it. 
Rooster: You know, you fucked up a lot of peoples’ lives with that protest. 
Megan: We stopped an oil company from fucking up the environment.
Rooster: A lot of ranchers in this town were depending on that money. This is our land, you can’t tell us what to do with it.
Megan: I can when it affects my planet.
Rooster: (scoffs) You know, I’ve heard guys talk about a hot chick who was too annoying to hook up with? I never believed it until this minute. 

Of course, as they discussed last season, pipelines are safer for the environment than tankers. These protesters are just spewing talking points; they don’t even know the facts. They’ve come in from out of town knowing nothing about the pipeline or the local needs, messed things up for everyone, and now they’re going back home, leaving everyone else to deal with the aftermath. Sounds about right, doesn’t it? 

The second part of season three (also known as Part 6) should be released at the end of the year, and I am already looking forward to it. Not only did this season demonstrate the damage ill-informed protesters can do, they showed a community pulling together and turning to faith, complaints about mainstream media, and the Bennett family patriarch even quoted Ronald Reagan, his “one true love.” It’s refreshing to have a television show that will tell the other side of the story– and actually have that “other side” be the good guys. The Ranch is one of those rare shows that does just that.

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People who walk and bike in Toronto are fed up

A recent cluster of deaths has people getting angry and taking action.

There is a ghost ride this evening for Dalia, who was killed last week while riding in a bike lane. 18 pedestrians and 4 cyclists have been killed this year, and almost a hundred since the Mayor, John Tory, declared that Toronto was working toward Vision Zero.

Now, in advance of the upcoming Toronto municipal elections, there is a new campaign #BuildTheVisionTO: Safe and Active Streets for All, a set of 15 municipal election priorities for building streets where people of all ages and abilities can get around actively, sustainably and safely.

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“For too long our streets in Toronto have been measured using one priority- the movement of cars. We must break free of this thinking. Our streets belong to all of us, no matter your age, ability or socioeconomic status, they should be safe and active places that improve our quality of life, not places where lives are taken away.” Amanda O’Rourke, Executive Director, 8 80 Cities says in their press release.

The Mayor just came up with a few bucks to advance Vision Zero, but compared to the $billion he is spending to keep an elevated expressway and the multi-billions to build a one-stop subway because the late Rob Ford hated surface transport (and his brother Doug just won the election to lead the Province! We will have imaginary subways everywhere!)

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The demands are not unreasonable, and the Mayor has not been totally dismissive. But he is just one vote on a Council full of suburban drivists who really hate bikes and don’t like reduced speed limits. Their comments from a recent debate on bike lanes are included here. These are the people who get elected again and again, no matter how inane they are.

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The most significant demands are that the speed limits be reduced across the city, a safe and connected network of bike routes be installed, that right turns on red lights be banned (like they are in New York City and Montreal) and that red light cameras and photo radar be installed all over the city.

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After the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David McKeown suggested that lives could be saved by reducing speed limits a few years ago, Then Councillor and now Premier Doug Ford asked “Why does he still have a job?” and suggested he be fired. Current Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong suggested that he should either apply to become head of transportation or “He should stick to his knitting.” This is the level of understanding about speed limits and safety, and these are the people who now run the Province and the City, which is why nothing will ever happen.

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“Street Festivals” is probably referring to the last recommendation, that “Open Streets” be expanded. It is a programme we have covered on TreeHugger, where the streets are closed to cars on Sunday mornings. However Minnan-Wong doesn’t like Marathons or bike rides either because it is so hard for drivers to get around on early Sunday mornings.

TCAT, in partnership with 8 80 Cities, Cycle Toronto, Friends and Families for Safe Streets, and Walk Toronto, have presented a list of reasonable priority actions that could save lives and make the city better for everyone. They are surveying candidates in the upcoming election. Will it make any difference? Or will Doug Ford just use his new (and almost unlimited when it comes to regulating cities) powers to shut it all down? Hang on, because this is going to be a bumpy ride.

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22 People Shot During a Mass Shooting Sunday, But it Doesn’t Fit the Narrative, So Media is Ignoring It

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Trenton, New Jersey – Reports of a mass shooting at an arts festival in which at least 22 people were injured may have sounded like the perfect recipe to send anti-gun politicians and mainstream media pundits to their soapboxes to call for increased gun control, but instead, it has quietly disappeared from the headlines, and there are a few notable reasons why.

Around 1,000 people were enjoying the Arts All Night festival when gunfire broke out around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday. While the horrific incident included some of the basic elements of typical mass shootings, with a gunman opening fire on an unarmed crowd, there are a few distinct differences that set it apart.

Location

The shooting happened in the state of New Jersey, which is known for having some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. In fact, Gov. Phil Murphy signed six bills into law last week that are all targeted at increasing gun control by expanding background checks, adding increased restrictions to concealed carry permits, and reducing the legal capacity of ammunition magazines.

The new legislation also included a law that establishes a “red flag” system where individuals can report people who they believe are dangerous, and those suspects will have their firearms temporarily seized by police. Yet even with the restrictions that were already in place, both the media and politicians have stayed eerily silent about the fact that the state’s strict gun control laws did not stop this mass shooting.

Suspects

Every time the mainstream media devotes 24/7 coverage to a mass shooting, there is one main thing in common—the suspect. Each massacre is carried out by a “lone wolf gunman” who has a list of reasons why he is angry at the world, a handful of psychotropic drugs that have side effects which explain his erratic and violent behavior, and a longing to gain fame and notoriety like the mass shooters who came before him.

In the case of the recent mass shooting in New Jersey, there were two suspects—Tahaij Wells, 32, and Amir Armstrong, 23. They were reportedly members of opposing gangs, and while they opened fire on one another, Wells has been blamed for unleashing a hail of bullets on the crowd, and he was eventually taken down after he was shot and killed by police.

While it is not clear how Wells obtained his weapons, he did not obtain firearms legally, as he was on parole after he served time in prison on aggravated manslaughter charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man in 2004.

Weapons 

As is the case with the mainstream narrative on mass shootings, the “lone wolf gunman” typically uses an AR-15, which has been branded as an “assault rifle” and demonized by lawmakers who seek to ban it. The idea is that the suspect opts for a high-powered weapon in order to kill the largest number of people.

However, in the recent shooting, both Wells and Armstrong were armed with handguns, and a report from NBC Philadelphia confirmed that while multiple weapons were recovered from the scene, none of them were “assault rifles.” While police have claimed that the officers on the scene were responsible for shooting and killing Wells, it is not clear whether they are responsible for injuring any of the victims.

Winston Churchill is credited with the quote, “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” and while that is typically the way politicians and mainstream media pundits treat most mass shootings, their silence on the shooting in New Jersey is especially notable because it does not qualify for their narrative.

Similar instances occurred when an off-duty security guard opened fire inside of a restaurant in Oklahoma City and he was stopped by armed citizens in May, and when a disgruntled content creator opened fire on YouTube’s headquarters in another state with notoriously strict gun laws in April.

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Young people feel unprepared for adulthood

More than half of young adults surveyed by the UK’s Health Foundation say they lack the basic ‘building blocks of life’.

The Health Foundation in the UK has identified four fundamental ‘building blocks of life’ that help young people to achieve success in adulthood. Armed with these, the Foundation reasons, a young person is well-equipped to navigate the adult world. These building blocks are:

– Emotional support in the form of parents, friends, and mentors
– Having the appropriate skills and education to pursue a career
– Personal connections and networking opportunities
– Financial and practical support

It all sounds wonderfully helpful, but unfortunately this recipe for success is not always reflected in reality. A poll by the Foundation, which is part of a bigger two-year study into the topic, found that “fewer than one in five (16 percent) young people felt they had access to all assets growing up, despite more than two thirds (68 percent) recognising they were all important.”

The results of the poll, which surveyed 2,000 British young people between the ages of 12 and 24, were troubling. Only 49 percent of young people said they had emotional support while growing up; a mere 47 percent felt they had adequate education to pursue a career; financial and practical support was measured at 46 percent; and a paltry 31 percent said they had good personal connections.

These findings paint a dismal picture for new adults, suggesting that Millennials and Gen Y’rs could be less healthy, happy, and settled in their lives than their parents were at the same age. From the report:

“The gains made as a society in improving the health of previous generations may well be eroded by the precariousness and instability of the lives some young people are facing. Young people enter middle age without the fundamentals needed for a healthy life.”

The lack of these building blocks results in higher unemployment, which can lead to more unhealthy behaviors such as smoking and drinking. Morag Henderson, a sociologist at University College London who was not involved in the study, told CNN:

“Young adults are facing more stressful conditions than older generations, such as an increasingly competitive labor market, rising costs of housing, an increase in higher education costs, and issues of self-identity and confidence driven by more widespread use of social media.”

The role of parents is more important than ever. It is too late for Millennials and Gen Y’ers to redo their childhoods and gain the support they needed, but parents of young children can learn from this feedback and apply it to their own parenting. Especially in light of the research coming out about helicopter parenting and how damaging it is to kids’ emotional and social development, it is more important than ever to know when to stand back and how to teach resilience, confidence, and social skills in a digital era.

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People Are Paying Insane Amounts Of Real Money For “Virtual Real Estate”


By Victor Tangermann via Futurism

A plot of land that you can call your own. A couple of thousand square feet of untouched soil, trees and all, where you can let your imagination run wild.

A dream come true, right? Well, sort of. This is “virtual real estate.”

And you can’t even visit it yet.

Genesis City is a plot of virtual land, roughly the size of Washington, D.C., that investors can buy slices of for obscene amounts of money. Even a simple 1,100 square foot plot can go for as much as $200,000, according to Bloomberg.

This bizarre bubble market was born from the promise of a VR future. Ray Kurzweil has predicted that, in a matter of years, physical workplaces will be a thing of the past, replaced by virtual ones. By 2020, virtual reality and augmented reality are predicted to rake in an estimated $162 billion in revenue. So, naturally, if there’s real estate to be had (even if it’s virtual), people will pop up to buy and sell it.

The company behind Genesis City, called Decantraland, had its initial coin offering (ICO) in August of last year. The company offered interested buyers a chance to exchange their MANA (their own cryptocurrency based on the Ethereum blockchain) for virtual “LAND” (parcels of 1,100 square feet each or 10 by 10 meters).  Its ICO raised a whopping $26 million in just 30 seconds from private investors, enthusiasts, and VR companies. Like all cryptocurrencies, there’s a ledger for the marketplace as the “LAND” changes hands.

Decentraland has ambitious plans to flesh out Genesis City and turn it into a (virtual) metropolis. The community of landowners is already discussing mixed zoning and entertainment districts like Vegas City, an area dedicated to gambling (nothing has been programmed yet, but, hey, they have a constantly-changing map!).

Eventually, users will be able to “go to a casino, watch live music, attend a workshop, shop with friends, [or] start a business” in Decentraland via a web browser or VR headset, according to its official site.

It all feels very much like a well-organized, crowdsourced game of Sim City — except that investors would hate if you called it a game. Instead, in forums on Github, Slack, and Reddit, potential users are already calling Decentraland a platform, not a game — it’s something you build on top of, and can basically be anything (it’s not a 3D space with a story built around it as a game would be).

Oh, and real money is being exchanged. There are real stakes, and no guarantees that LAND-owners will ever see a return on their investments. Or even get to visit that expensive LAND — there’s no stated date when Genesis City will open to the public.

That hasn’t stopped people from forking over truly mind-blowing amounts of cash. Back in January, a plot of LAND went for around $2,000. But just two months later, prices shot up to over $175,000 for the same amount of “land.” And like many other crypto-based get-rich-quick schemes, early adopters were rewarded with very handsome returns on their investment through reselling their own plots. Commercially-zoned plots in particular were generating large sums of money; central, “high-traffic” areas (again, no one has visited) going for close to $150,000 according to Bloomberg, bought by credit company Rivio.

To put those prices into perspective, Second Life — a virtual world that promises to give its users a second chance — sells private plots of 256 by 256 meters for just $600.

A zoning proposal by community member Priscila Coghlan

As with any blockchain-based exchange, the value is determined by scarcity, and desirability. There’s a set amount of LAND, and every couple of hours or so, it’s being bought or changes hands, suggesting there’s still plenty of momentum. But there’s no telling what will happen to the market once the last plot of LAND is bought.

The real gamble isn’t on Genesis City, on Decentraland, on cryptocurrency, or even really on real estate. The question at the heart of this preposterous bubble is: will people really be hanging out in VR?

Based on the enthusiasm and sheer amount of money being invested here, perhaps the gamble isn’t such a bad one, after all.

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A Gunman Has Been Killed After Wounding Two People at a Walmart in Washington

(TUMWATER, Wash.) — A gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store.

The incident at the Walmart in Tumwater happened about 5 p.m.

A witness told KOMO-TV that people were in line when they heard gunfire in the store. Witnesses told other media that they were inside the store and heard shots.

Tumwater Police Department spokeswoman Laura Wohl said it is unclear whether the gunman was ever inside the store or if shots were fired inside, The Olympian reported .

Wohl said a man was shot when the gunman tried to carjack his vehicle.

Two bystanders outside the store drew their weapons and at least one of them fatally shot the gunman, Wohl told the Olympian.

The carjacking victim was flown by helicopter to a hospital, she said.

Police are investigating four scenes connected with the shooting.

The chain of events began with a report of a drunken driver but none was found. Police then responded to reports of shots nearby, Wohl said, and learned that a man had tried to carjack two vehicles. A 16-year-old girl was injured in the carjacking attempt.

The gunman then went to Walmart, Wohl said.

Tumwater is in Thurston County and near Olympia.

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Israeli Lawmaker says the Jewish Race is Superior to Any other Race of people



 


A lawmaker from the ruling Likud party said Wednesday that the “Jewish race” is the smartest in the world and possessing of the “highest human capital,” which is why, he said, the Israeli public did not buy into the allegations of wrongdoing by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

According to a report in the Jerusalem-based Times of Israel, Knesset Member Miki Zohar made the comments during a radio debate with veteran political journalist Dan Margalit about the corruption investigations in which Netanyahu is either a suspect or has given testimony.

Citing recent opinion polls that show Netanyahu enjoying strong support despite being a suspect in three graft investigations, Zohar argued that the media focus on the probes has not convinced the Israeli public that the prime minister is unsuited to lead the country.

“I can tell you something very basic,” Zohar said during the Radio 103FM debate. “You can’t fool the Jews, no matter what is the media writes. The public in Israel is a public that belongs to the Jewish race, and the entire Jewish race is the highest human capital, the smartest, the most comprehending. The public knows what the prime minister is doing for the country and how excellent he is at his job.”

In a follow-up interview with Hadashot TV news, Zohar at first denied that he had spoken about the supremacy of the “Jewish race,” but, presented with a recording of his earlier comments, doubled down and reiterated: “The Jewish people and the Jewish race are of the highest human capital that exists.”

“What can you do? We were blessed by God… and I will continue to say that at every opportunity,” he said. “I don’t have to be ashamed about the Jewish people being the Chosen People; the smartest, most special people in the world.”

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What we eat directly translates to how vulnerable we are to disease: Here’s why 1 in every 100 people now suffer from celiac disease


Image: What we eat directly translates to how vulnerable we are to disease: Here’s why 1 in every 100 people now suffer from celiac disease

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There was a time when celiac disease (CD) was known as a rare condition that almost exclusively afflicted individuals of European descent. Today, one out of 100 persons around the world is thought to have the disease. To understand how a supposedly uncommon genetic disorder now afflicts such a considerable percentage of humanity, it’s time to cut to the chase and examine the very factor that triggers its symptoms – wheat.

It’s not a genetic disorder

CD is attributed to the presence of the HLA-DQ susceptibility locus, a point in one’s chromosome where a mutation is likely to occur and result to disease, in chromosome 6. This is taken to explain how the condition is likely to occur among members of the same family.

However, mounting evidence has challenged the very reality of a genetic disorder. Previously, biologists believed that genes were the end-all and be-all of determining how cells behave, including how susceptible one is to disease. Current findings reveal this to be inaccurate.

To understand cellular behavior, it is not enough to look at genes alone. One also has to look at epigenetic factors or those factors that are beyond the control of genes. These could include nutrition and the substances in the environment that the cells are exposed to.

A good example is cystic fibrosis (CF), a supposedly incurable genetic disorder that causes mucus buildup in the lungs, leading to difficulty breathing and frequent respiratory infections. However, a study has shown that curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, can correct the defects of CF, proving that epigenetic factors can rectify even those conditions that are supposedly caused by genetic errors.

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In the case of celiac disease, symptoms are triggered by the gluten in wheat. These can include abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, and reduced weight, among others. Sufferers also tend to have anemia because of reduced iron intake.

CD is often seen as an inability to process substances that most people would normally tolerate. But what if it’s the other way around? As in the case of CF, it’s possible that CD, also a genetic disorder, arises not because of errors in one’s genes, but because of an epigenetic factor, specifically, exposure to an item humans shouldn’t eat.

CD, therefore, is not a disease and HLA-DQ is not a genetic error; rather, they are smart adaptations that help keep the body safe from the harmful effects of toxins derived from wheat.

The problem with wheat

A study of human history reveals that wheat and other cereals were originally not part the Homo sapiens‘ diet, with ancient people preferring nutrient-heavy meats and vegetables instead. But over the last few millennia, wheat has become an indelible part of human existence and civilization. Today, it occurs around the world in various forms, including bread, pasta, and even the host consumed during Catholic Mass. This prevalence of wheat in human diet could help explain the sudden surge in the numbers of people with CD.

Over the years, several studies have looked into the different components of wheat. Their findings shed light on why it is not fit for human consumption and why the body rejects it.

Wheat contains the protein gliadin, a component of gluten. A 2007 study revealed that in both sufferers and non-sufferers of CD, exposure to gliadin resulted in an interleukin-15-mediated response, an immune response that occurs when the body detects infected cells.

“The data obtained in this pilot study supports the hypothesis that gluten elicits its harmful effect, throughout an IL15 innate immune response, on all individuals,” the researchers concluded.

Gliadin was also linked to the overproduction of zonulin, resulting in increased gut permeability that may lead to various conditions, including Type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and liver problems.

When not broken down properly, gliadorphin, one of the amino acids and peptides that make up gliadin, can pass through the brain and disrupt brain function, leading to conditions that include ADHD, schizophrenia, and autism. Gliadorphin may also imitate molecules found in certain bacteria, leading the body to initiate an immune response against itself. (Related: Gluten attacks the brain and damages the nervous system.)

Wheat Germ Agglutinin (WGA) is a lectin, a protein that binds with sugar molecules, found in wheat. Studies have shown that it can cause damage to intestinal tissue and may contribute to weight gain and insulin resistance. It may also be linked to kidney cancer.

Finally, the high levels of glutamic and aspartic acids in wheat may be linked to increased risk of various neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Both of these acids can damage nerve cell receptors and lead to nerve and brain injury.

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