What is Gluten ?
Gluten is a protein found in the grains of wheat, rye and barley. Gluten intolerance is a condition where ingesting gluten creates a variety of health problems. It embraces both CD and gluten sensitivity. Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease resulting from a reaction to gluten that destroys the villi of the small intestine. Gluten Sensitivity is a non-celiac condition where the person reacts negatively to gluten.
Why is gluten a problem?
It is rich in the a.a glutamine and proline making it immune to complete digestion and the peptides are left intact. In a normal pop they excrete these peptides and no immune reaction occurs. 1% of the pop develops celiac disease and their villi are destroyed from the heightened immune response to gliadin. Conservatively 30-40% of the pop develops gluten sensitivity with a myriad of sx, excluding villi destruction.
Symptoms of a gluten problem:
•Depression, anxiety or mood-swings
•Unexplained chronic fatigue
•Increased liver enzymes
•Autoimmune disease Sxs of a gluten problem
•Craving for gluten
•Diarrhea and or constipation
•Gas, bloating, abdominal pain
•Frequent canker sores
•Psoriasis, eczema or unexplained rash