Leaky Gut, is Permeable- celiac

The term leaky gut refers to a part of the intestinal tract, stomach, small intestines, that becomes permeable due to exposure to a virus, bacteria, parasite, stressor, chemical, environmental toxin. Once permeable the immune system becomes involved in trying to rid the body of the stressor by producing antibodies and cells that fight their battle. The immune system may  make antibodies that cant tell the difference between healthy tissue and the offending agent ( as in the case of Celiac autoimmune disease to gliadin, a protein in wheat, rye, barley ).

What people might not be aware of is cross reactivity.

Cross reactivity means that eating one food can cause a response similar to eating another

cows milk is known to cross react to gluten in grains

Whey protein is known to cross react to rice

Chocolate milk is known to cross react to corn

casomorphin in milk is known to cross react to oats

alpha and B casein in milk is known to cross react with yeast

This is why when a person has a leaky gut, initially it is best to stay away from milk and wheat products, since a permeable intestines may cause milk and wheat proteins to enter the blood and cause inflammation from their proteins.

Its best to wait until the initial insult and the leaky gut has been resolved.

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Quinoa, oats, barley and flax seed with stewed prunes

I decided to follow my own recipe for what I would consider a healthy breakfast cereal with protein, carbs and good fat. So I added quinoa for protein, steel cut oats and barley for healthy carbs, and stewed the prunes- for fruit with flax seeds as a healthy omega three oil. It boiled, and then I stored it in containers to have for breakfast for the week. Preparation in diet is important to health and maintenance of weight. It takes the guess work out of eating. I most likely will have this cereal with an additional fresh fruit such as blueberries or a banana. Bananas contain tyrosine- which gets converted to the feel good chemical Dopamine. We can all get off on a good start with healthy food- making a healthy chemicals in the brain, that make us feel good.