Food that cross react with wheat in Celiac

There are foods that the immune system recognizes as gluten in addition to wheat, rye, and barely. This process is called cross-reactivity

A few examples of such foods include, casein ( milk protein)

corn, yeast, millet, rice, sesame, soy

Some hidden sources of gluten include modified food starch, food emulsifiers, food stabilizers, artificial coloring, processed ketchup, mustard, certain salad dressings, deli meats, beer, soy sauce, and shampoos.

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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.

Update on Celiac

Celiac is an autoimmune disease cause by a permanent sensitivity to gluten found in wheat, rye, barley in people with a genetic predisposition to the disease. There is both a genetic part and an environmental trigger necessary for celiac.

Stomach and intestinal presentations of celiac include belly pain, not wanting to eat, constipation, diarrhea, poor weight gain, weight loss and vomiting.

Other ways in which celiac may present include: anemia from lack of iron, mouth sores, swollen tender joints, behavioral problems, teeth enamel problems, depression, skin rashes, headaches, poor muscle tone, poor bone density, delay in puberty,

Celiac is associated with autoimmune liver disease, diabetes, down syndrome, Immunoglobulin A deficiency, inflamed thyroid, and turner syndrome.

For routine blood testing a tissue transglutaminase IgA level and total serum IgA level is recommended

For those who have low levels of IgA, additional tissue transglutaminase IgG should be ordered

A gluten free diet consists of eliminating foods that contain gluten and also includes avoiding barley or malt extract, bran, bulgar, coucous, durum, farina, graham flour, kamut, matzo flour or meal, orzo, panko, rye, semolina, spelt, triticale, wheat, wheat bran, wheat germ, wheat starch.

Potentially hidden sources of gluten may be found in ales, beers and lagers, breading, brown rice syrup, coating mix, communion wafers, croutons, candy, luncheon meats, broth, pasta, sauces, soup base, stuffing, self- basting poultry, imitation bacon or seafood, soy sauce, marinades, supplements, prescription medicines, over the counter medicines, vitamins and mineral supplements, lipstick, gloss and balms. Consult with the manufacturer to get all the ingredients

Gluten free grains and starches include amaranth, arrowroot, buckwheat, corn, flax, nuts, beans and seed flour, millet, potato starch, potato flour, quinoa, rice, rice bran, sago, soy, tapoica

Do you have food or environmental Allergies?

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Do you have food or environmental Allergies?

Allergic shiners, under your eyes could be one physical exam finding that you have food or environmental allergies. If you suffer in the spring and the fall with seasonal allergies and have these dark shiners under your eyes, consider seeking medical help. Heartburn can be food allergies which are also in the digestive tract. This condition is called eosinophilic gastroenteritis.

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Gluten Free Diet Guide for families

Here is the link from the children’s digestive health and nutrition foundation that I use as my source of medical information in my information on Celiac.¬†

Other useful links include:

http://www.celiachealth.org

http://www.naspghan.org

Dr Fried’s Blueberry Banana Walnut Bread

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Dr Fried's Blueberry Banana Walnut Bread

cooking spray
2/3 cup oatmeal flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
6 ounces blueberries- mashed
3 tbsp canola oil
1 ounce shelled walnuts
1/2 cup of eggs
3 ripe bananas mashed and peeled
Preheat oven to 350 and coat a 9×5″ loaf pan with cooking spray.Combine 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2/3 cup oat flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp salt. Set aside,
In a large bowl beat 3 tbp canola oil 1/2 cup of eggs and 3 ripe mashed bananas ( peeled). Stir in flour mixture, add 1 ounce of shelled walnuts, and 5-6 ounces of fresh blueberries that have been mashed. Pour batter in the prepared loaf pan, bake until brown (45 min to 1 hour). Place on rack to cool for about 10 minutes.