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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The Leaky GUT

Tissue injury in the intestinal tract from infection, lead to inflammation (gastritis, duodenitis and colitis) along the gastrointestinal tract. A  leaky gut or permeability of the intestines to foreign proteins into the blood stream occurs.  These foreign proteins may activate the immune system and lead to conditions such as psoriasis, Crohn’s , Colitis, Celiac and new blood vessel rashes as a result of chemical (interleukins and inflammatory mediators such as Tumor necrosis factor)

The nutritional goals in patients with tick infections includes providing adequate absorption and tolerance of food, maintaining intestinal integrity, favorably altering flora and regulating the immune system favorably.

In providing nutrition for enhanced absorption and tolerance, it is noted that whey protein empties faster than casein which is important in gut motility issues. Casein delays gastric emptying and may lead to more episodes of vomiting in patients with neurological and CNS conditions.

Lyme may trigger Inflammatory bowel disease and celiac in those with a genetic predisposition. Blood testing for these conditions are available and nutrient monitoring of albumin, protein, folate, calcium and fat are important. Zinc and iron deficiencies should also be addressed.

To alter the Gastrointestinal tract favorably and minimize clostridium difficile overgrowth and yeast overgrowth, prebiotics and probiotics are helpful. Probiotics are live bacteria which add to  the growth of bacteria which establish good colon health. The best sources of Prebiotics include foods such as bananas, garlic, onions, leeks, whole grain wheat products, asparagus and tomato products which promote the growth of bifidobacter and lactobacillus acidophilus in the colon.

To down regulate inflammation in patients with immune activation conditions, foods high in omega three oils are beneficial. Good sources of omega three fats include salmon, herring, tuna, walnuts and almonds.

Leaky Gut and its consequences- Is Yeast overgrowth the only cause?

In Leaky Gut Syndrome, the lining of the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated allowing metabolic and microbial toxins normally kept within the small intestines for passage into the colon to enter the blood stream.

Leaky Gut could be implicated as a primary contributor to asthma, food allergies, chronic sinusitis, eczema, rashes, migraine, irritable bowel, fungal disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory joint disorders including rheumatoid arthritis. It also contributes to PMS, uterine fibroid, breast fibroids, chronic fatigue syndrome and pediatric immune deficiencies.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a very common problem of modern society in part because of antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like Motrin, Advil, Aleve, which damage the natural balance the bowel requires to operate optimally.

 

Antibiotics damage the bowel environment in two ways. The first is by destroying beneficial bacteria.

The second way antibiotics damage the intestines is by promoting the growth of Candida and other fungi and yeast. Candida overgrowth may precipitate Leaky Gut Syndrome

 

The damage done by Candida is to the intestinal epithelial barrier, allowing the absorption of toxins and chemicals to enter the blood and affect numerous organs, including the brain

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With leaky gut, nutrients can be absorbed before they are fully digested. The body’s immune response, through specific antigen-antibody markers (the food IgG test), will identify some of these foods as foreign invaders. Every time that particular food contacts the lining of the intestines, an inflammatory immune response is mounted that further damages the epithelial lining Food “allergies” may become a common secondary contributor to maintaining the leaky gut, even after the yeast is eradicated.

 

The most common food allergies are dairy, eggs, gluten grains (wheat, barley,oats, rye), corn, beans (especially soy), and nuts. It is uncommon to have an allergy to meat, rice, millet, vegetables, or fruit. When an IgG antibody to a food is detected, it is important distinguish a real allergy – that which causes an inflammatory reaction.

 

 

 

While lactobacillus supplementation is often recommended to help with leaky gut and Candida overgrowth, most of the lactobacillus sold today does not survive in the intestine, either due to poor terrain or due to being a strain that does not implant in the human intestines. There are specific Lactobacillus preparations available that do implant and do help establish a healthy intestinal environment.

 

Summary of Common Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome:

Consumption of allergenic foods

For infants, premature birth

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Radiation therapy

Alcohol consumption (depletes N-acetyl glucosamine)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ( depletes N-acetyl glucosamine)

Steroids (prednisone, Medrol, cortisone, etc.)

Deficiencies of amino acids that support the gastrointestinal lining (glutamine, arginine, taurine, BCAA, etc.)

Zinc or vitamin A deficiency

Digestive tract infections (bacteria, yeast, parasites, viruses)

Excessive stress

Poor digestion

Starvation

Antibiotics

Excessive sugar leading to yeast and bacterial overgrowth

HIV infection

 

 

leaky gut and yeast

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leaky gut and yeast

this is a face rash which resulted from an overgrowth of yeast in the body and a leaky gut with numerous food allergies. it responded to gluten free, diet as well as other dietary restrictions. treatment for the yeast also helped the rash improve