Gluten-free its easy!!.Why must we eliminate gluten?

 

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THE GUT

  • The gut does more than absorb food
  • It is the first line of defense in the immune system.
  • Mis-education can cause autoimmune diseases
  • Gluten filled grains should be avoided like Wheat, rye, barley and their cross contaminating cousins corn, and sorghum may all play a role in triggering these dynamic gut changes.
  • There also may be Cross-reactivity and stimulation of allergens by other foods like dairy, soy, corn, and pork.
  • Immune activation causes changes in gut permeability and blood brain permeability. This allows for the passage of toxins into areas that are not equipped to eliminate them and may play a significant role in depression.

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • Once gluten has reached the gut mucosa, it can stimulate production of antibodies.
  • TTG (Tissue trans-glutaminase) is an enzyme that plays an important role in the immune system of the gut. And a Marker for Celiac Disease.
  • TTG is active in the central nervous system, and high levels can cause a host of symptoms  including depression, seizures, headaches, multiple sclerosis/demyelination, anxiety, ADHD, and ataxia.
  • 51% of the Celiac population develops neurologic or psychiatric dysfunction, as well as neuropathy which has been found to be resolved by reducing gluten exposure.
  • There is a high incidence of positive antibodies in schizophrenics.
  • An important note is Neurological Symptoms usually present in the absence of any reportable gastrointestinal symptoms.

THE THYROID

  • Autoimmune thyroid disease occurs in high rates among Celiac and gluten sensitive individuals.
  • Researchers have identified shared pathology to these two conditions.
  • The inflammatory cytokines cause immune reactivity in Celiac disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

CONCERNS with INGESTION

* Gluten can travel through the blood stream can stimulate opiate receptors in the brain resulting in GLUTA-mophone.

* The effects of this stimulation may have wide-ranging psychiatric manifestations, including addiction potential of these foods.

* Those eating high gluten diets can expect to undergo 1-3 weeks of withdrawal.

* Gluten containing foods contain high levels of lectin. Lectin is used in pesticides.

* Lectin promotes intestinal inflammation and permeability, which then can cause wide-spread and varied organ damage by binding with sugars in body tissues.

GMO Concerns

  • Bt-toxin and glyphosate are two poisons heavily employed in the production of genetically modified crops.  Bt-toxin causes perforating effects on insect digestive tracts and has been found in fetal circulation
  • RoundUp, weed killer, has active bacteria-killing and inflammatory effects in our guts, over use has allowed this in the ground water supply, further polluting the crops.
  • Vegetable oils, soy, corn, and animals consuming corn products are everywhere in the standard American diet, which likely perpetuates gut dysfunction and accelerated gluten sensitivity.

KNOWLEDGE AND HEALING

  • Lab testing called “Celiac panel” are only test for alpha gliadin, tissue transglutaminase 2, and endomesial antibody.
  • IgG allergy testing tests gut reaction to wheat/gluten
  • 23andme tests metabolic markers and defects

CONCLUSION

Some degree of gluten reactivity is thought to occur in up to 80% of the population.

Response to gluten free diets and reduction of inflammation is remarkable and extraordinarily beneficial.

Celiac incidence has increased by more than 400% in the past 50 years; likely as an adaptive mechanism to decrease environmental toxicity.

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