Morphine, morphine everywhere . . .
In common cow’s milk, the protein casein breaks down during digestion into a range of casomorphin peptides, while modern (routinely genetically modified) wheat contains several gluten exorphins. Both casomorphins and exorphins are closely related to the well-known opioid, morphine, and exhibit many of its insidious addictive properties. The so-called ‘food opiates’ are powerful psychoactive substances. You only have to look at the effect of morphine and heroin addiction to appreciate that they are some of the most addictive substances known to man.