Posted by: myautisticmuslimchild | February 17, 2011

MUST KNOW for Gluten Sensitive People!

OUR WONDERFUL FRIENDS AT BODY ECOLOGY  SHED LIGHT ON A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE THAT AFFECT MOST OF US…GLUTEN SENSITIVITY. I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO READ THIS ARTICLE  SO WE MAY HELP OUR GLUTEN SENSITIVE FAMILY MEMBER TO STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY.  I FOR ONE, WILL NOT BE MAKING THOSE COMMON MISTAKES. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS ARTICLE, AND I HOPE ALL OF YOU READERS OUT THERE WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS INFORMATION JUST AS MUCH AS I DID.
By BodyEcology.com

Can’t I have just one bite?!

You eat a piece of cake even though you know that you have gluten sensitivity, gut dysbiosis, or systemic inflammation. You rationalize: it’s one piece. But shortly afterward, your belly swells. Maybe hours later you experience a cramping sensation, painful diarrhea, or constipation. Or maybe that old back injury flares up, or your autoimmunity goes haywire.

Your body’s reaction to eating something bad may be longer than you think.

Stop! Before you reach for that slice of bread, remember that even a small portion of gluten can cause chronic inflammation in your body for up to six months if you are gluten-sensitive.

Each of these responses indicates inflammation. And each of these symptoms is more significant to your overall health than you may realize. If there is pain anywhere in the body, such as joint pain or an exacerbation of a pre-existing autoimmune condition, you know that the food-induced inflammation originating in the gut is systemic. If you experience fatigue or brain fog after eating a piece of cake, you know the inflammation is systemic and that your blood-brain barrier (BBB) is likely compromised.

After a couple days or maybe a couple weeks, the outward manifestations of the cake you ingested have disappeared. You mega-dose probiotics to try to create balance. Everything seems like it is back to normal. Well, guess what?

Studies have shown that the smallest amount of gluten, say a cracker the size of 1/8 of your thumbnail, will have a prolonged inflammatory effect in the body for up to 6 months after ingestion if you are gluten sensitive. (1)

That’s right: A cracker 1/8 the size of your thumbnail can wreak inflammatory havoc in your body for 6 months. This is an extreme ratio and more relevant than you may think.

Studies show there is no in-between when you are on a gluten-free diet.

If you pick an occasional crouton from your spouse’s salad or ingest hidden gluten in certain processed foods, you are not gluten-free, and you have just excited your immune system for another 6 months. If you have “pretty much” been gluten-free for several months and wonder why you still have symptoms, this may be why.

It doesn’t have to be cake. Maybe it’s a glass of wine at a dinner party with friends. Maybe it is some other food that your body reacts to, similar to gluten. Any food that elicits an inflammatory response from the body needs to be on your list of foods to avoid.

Why Gluten Sensitive People MUST AVOID COFFEE:

Studies have actually shown that coffee is one of the most cross-reactive foods in gluten sensitive individuals. (2) This means that coffee not only triggers the same extended inflammation and autoimmune response as glutinous grains but actually has more deleterious effects. While coffee is acidic, affects your stomach pH, and leaches minerals from bones, it also triggers excess stress hormones to be released, increasing the inflammation. You will know inflammation by signs of heat, swelling, redness, and pain.

While the findings may be disheartening to those who find themselves eating things that may not support their constitution, they do help people understand the seriousness of gluten-sensitivity and the importance of experimenting with gluten-free recipes. There are many delicious Body Ecology recipes, so you can finally have your cake and digest it too!

WHAT TO REMEMBER MOST ABOUT THIS ARTICLE:

The latest research shows that the smallest amount of gluten can trigger inflammation and autoimmune reactions lasting for up to six months in gluten sensitive individuals. Coffee has also been found to be the most harmful food for those with gluten intolerance.

REFERENCES:

  1. 1. O’Bryan, Thomas. Blog Talk Radio Interview with Sean Croxton, Underground Wellness. Jul 07 2010. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/show.aspx?userurl=undergroundwellness&year=2010&month=07&day=08&url=gluten-sensitivity-and-celiac-disease-with-dr-thom.
  2. 2. Cyrex Laboratories. “Array 4: Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods.” .
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Responses

  1. Your site is valueble and very useful to me. Thanks!

  2. I just would like to give a substantial thumbs up for the good info you’ve got here on this post. I might be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  3. Oh no SIX MONTHS!!! 😦 I went wheat free for two years and noticed some defitnite benefits to it, but it’s the stuff I grew up on and am used to and is the most convenient to have, so I fell back into bad habits and started trying it again. I think a bit of bread wont hurt every few weeks but now this article is scaring me:(

    I have been tested for celiac disease and the tests come back negative, but recently read in randomised placebo trials, it has been proven that people can have non celiac gluten sensitivity as well. Wouldn’t surprise me if I had that too. It’s heart breaking to think even my occassional treat can be so problematic:( I’ll need to try and discipline myself some more about that:( Thanks for the article I mean even if it is bad news it is better to be informed.

    Neelu

    • well you can look at as a new information, and try to go by it. It takes a lot of self discipline to be 100% on a special diet. in time i guess all of us become almost that percentage to comply, b/c we realize it is good for us. I do see changes on Amin when we slip, lots of physical and behavioral issues. I read an article about mental health and gut health. I need to look it up and post it here. It is truly an eye opener. I always believed i have to fix Amins stomach before I can put any supplement in there. If the absorption is not adequet, all those supplements are useless, waste of money time everything. Once he was under control with his stomach, giving him supplement made a huge difference.

  4. Oh I did not want to hear this!! Coffee is my one pleasure left! I will test it out because I avoid gluten like the plague but still having some issues. Thanks for the info!

    • I love my coffee and right now I can not live without it, so i am keeping that in my life,

  5. There is no evidence whatsoever that gluten sensitive people need to abandon coffee, period, that site is just interested in selling people things. It’s also the same site with the article that claims, with no good research at all to back it up, that gluten sensitive people should be consuming fermented gluten grains, which is not only dangerous advice, but makes me wonder what exactly this site is really about, outside of making money.

    https://bodyecology.com/articles/gluten-sensitive_eat_fermented_grains.php

    • thank you for your comment. Always good to see a different perspective.


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