Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What if I told you there was a little protein that could cause…

joint aches
bone pain
abdominal pain
low nutrient absorption
short stature
premature balding

Everyone say “hi gluten!”

Gluten is a troublesome protein that appears to be doing more damage to our healths than we initially thought. This little guy is found in wheat, barley, and rye "some" say Oat

A certain percentage of us contain genes that see gluten for the foreign substance that it truly is. Our immune system reacts to it, but that immune response itself can become toxic. As we load up on bagels over the years, the immune reaction to gluten can be toxic enough to cause a whole buffet of problems.

(Depression thought to be the most common, along with other vague symptoms like fatigue.)

(How many of us are gluten sensitive?)

According to some research it might be 50% or more. But there are other genes that determine whether a toxic immune response will occur and to what extent that response damages our tissue. It’s confusing, but it boils down to this:

It is believed that 30-50% or more of the population is gluten sensitive, thus are deteriorating their health by eating wheat.

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