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Some people might be skeptical about our claim that Sacred Chocolate is TWICE as high in antioxidant content as compared to a cooked, roasted, or otherwise high temperature processed chocolate bar at the same cacao content. As a result, here is an analysis showing how we derive our claim.
(Note: ORAC units are umoleTE/g. I have converted the USDA reported values to a per gram basis by dividing them by 100.)
Saturday, December 4, 2010 02:55:26 AM
I personally challenged Paul Nisson about 2-3 years ago to provide at least one scientific study proving that cacao is toxic to humans. He has yet to come up with anything, and he has never subsequently contacted me regarding this subject.
Thursday, June 10, 2010 11:55:19 PM
please comment on paul nison's 'raw toxic chocolate' article
i've been eating plain raw cacao beans i get here in mexico where i live - am having 2nd thoughts - i have indulged in sacred choc bars and they are quite amazing...so what is the real story? how does one get the fruit of the theobroma??? i quote in part -
"I (paul nison) myself have a similar experience. I consumed cacao in small amounts as well, but unlike Jeremy, (saffaron) I felt the difference every time I tried it. It didn’t make me feel good. A good friend of mine, doctor Fred Bisci ,a raw foodist for about 40 years, also confirmed what Jeremy and I suspected, cacao is toxic!
Jeremy’s findings were as follows:
No animal in nature will eat it unless tricked into it with milk or sugar.
If you can convince an animal to eat it then it greatly shortens their life span if it doesn’t kill them immediately.
The native people who ate it only ate the fruit of the theobroma (which contains all the benefits and none of the detriments) and only used the cacao seed as an addition to their psychedelic brew ahyuwasca and as a medicine in emergencies.
Native people did not eat it as a food nor as a supplement, only for sacred use.
Cacao is one of the most addictive substances known
Cacao is super toxic to the liver
It acts as a stimulant and agitates the kidneys and adrenal glands. This can cause: insomnia, nightmares, waking up in the middle of the night, shakes, and extreme energy shifts
It is extremely clogging due to the toxins carried in the oils contained within. Plus the fat chains are highly complex and require tons of work to break down.
The result of long term use is a high level of liver and blood toxicity which can cause extreme mood swings, angry outbursts, violence, depression, paranoia, & dizziness.
In some cases of long term use, there are also psychological effects that range from addictive tendencies, sexual dysfunction, violent outbursts, lack of reasoning, and decreased will.
At mega does of 40 plus beans, it acts as a hallucinogen and can cause many effects attributed to LSD or Hashish