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  • Lectins: Experts Weigh in on Pros and Cons

    01/23/2018 11:00:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Tuesday, January 02, 2018 | Lori Corbin
    About 7 percent of Americans suffer from some sort of gluten sensitivity, but one cardiologist feels there is an even bigger dietary challenge with a protein group known as lectins. "Gluten is the most famous of the lectins but I've discovered tons of other lectins," said Dr. Steven Gundry. "Even gluten-free is actually full of lectins. Lectin is a plant protein that is actually designed to make us fat." Gundry looks at certain whole grains, beans, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and potatoes to name a few as foods that resist digestion and cause gut challenges, inflammation and weight gain. But dietitian...
  • Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

    07/08/2017 2:34:25 PM PDT · by catnipman · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/8/2017 | n/a
    Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic masses must not be gluten-free - although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, the Vatican has ruled.
  • Malnourished baby dies after health-conscious parents fed him strict diet

    05/22/2017 10:01:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.wsbtv.com ^ | Updated: May 20, 2017 - 12:07 PM | by: Carlin Becker
    A 7-month-old baby died after his parents fed him only gluten-free and lactose-free foods, including quinoa milk, the New York Post reported. The child’s Belgian parents self-diagnosed him with an array of food allergies, but never sought a medical professional’s opinion before deciding on his diet, according to the newspaper. “The parents determined their own diagnosis that their child was gluten intolerant and had a lactose allergy,” lawyers said in court during the trial for the child’s 2014 death, the Independent reported. “Not a single doctor had a dossier about Lucas and child protection services did not know about them.”...
  • BBQ Bushwa: When Liberals Drive Other Liberals More Batty than They Already Are

    07/06/2016 10:05:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/16 | Selwyn Duke
    The Rauzi realm’s dietary and voting decisions make plain that nuts abound in our nation today — and all of America is descending into anaphylactic shock. It’s funny that liberals try to advance the caricature of the stuffed-shirt conservative. It’s projection, actually, because “killjoy” could be synonymous with “progressive.” From demonizing toy guns to banning dodgeball and sweets to stigmatizing innocent jokes as “racist” to, generally, ensconcing everyone in bubble wrap, never was a rainbow born the libs couldn’t turn gray (except, you know, for the rainbow cause they’re obsessed with). A good example of this is a recent Lost...
  • Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut-khorasan wheat finds study

    06/20/2016 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.bakeryandsnacks.com ^ | 15 Feb 2016 | Vince Bamford
    Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
  • Ted Cruz in South Carolina: Commanders shouldn’t worry about “gluten-free MREs”

    02/16/2016 9:36:41 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 50 replies
    Red State ^ | February 16, 2016 | Neil Stevens
    Now that the GOP race has moved out of the left-wing northeast, where Donald Trump shined, Ted Cruz is back in motion, getting bold when speaking to crowds in South Carolina...
  • Norway Scientists Find Cause of Coeliac Disease

    08/31/2015 1:44:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Norwegian scientists have discovered the cause of coeliac disease, the auto-immune disorder which causes gluten intolerance in about one in a hundred people Professor Ludvig Sollid and his team at the University of Oslo have discovered that coeliac sufferers have one of two defective human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) which cause the immune system to see gluten molecules as dangerous, triggering an immune response which causes severe inflammation and other symptoms. “When a person who has coeliac disease eats gluten, the immune system reacts to gluten as if it were a virus or a bacterium,” Sollid told Norway’s NRK. “It attacks...
  • 'Clean food' is a dangerous fad

    08/24/2015 10:43:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.spectator.co.uk ^ | 22 August 2015 | Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast
    The trendy nutritional advice that's more likely to make you ill than healthy The supermarket aisle has become a confusing place. It used to be full of recognisable items like cheese and butter; now you find yourself bamboozled by all manner of odd alternatives such as ‘raw’ hummus, wheat-free bread and murky juices. You have to stay pretty alert to make sure you pick up a pint of proper milk, rather than a soy-based alternative or one free from lactose. Supermarkets have become shrines to ‘clean eating’, a faith that promises happiness, healthiness and energy. Food is to be worshipped...
  • Have You Gone Gluten-Free?

    07/22/2015 12:48:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Santa Cruz Good Times ^ | WEDNESDAY, 15 JULY 2015 | Matthew Cole Scott
    I’m hardcore, I don’t do any gluten, processed oils or processed sugars. I survived 10 metastasized bone cancers, and realized that it all starts with the sugar, gluten and complex carbohydrates. Tim Blake, Santa Cruz, Emerald Cup Producer I’m not gluten-free because I’m not celiac. I think it’s just kind of a fad diet. Kelsey Kraus, Santa Cruz, Grad Student I am not gluten-free. However, I focus on a vegan raw diet so that really limits my intake. Bill Gibson, Santa Cruz, Sales No. Because I love carbs. Ali Kearney, Santa Cruz, Fisheries Observer I do my best to be...
  • Latest victim of global warming: loaves of bread will be smaller in future, warn scientists

    06/22/2015 6:09:35 AM PDT · by C210N · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Jun 2015 | Jonathan Pearlman
    Long-term global warming will have a deflating effect on bread, and a “2050 loaf” will be crumpled and small due a reduction in the amount of protein in grains, Australian scientists have found.
  • The Gluten of the 1900s

    09/07/2014 7:56:56 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 46 replies
    realclearscience.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    <p>Since the rise of both modern medicine and society, a large subset of the Western World's population has required a scapegoat to explain their everyday ills. Today, it's gluten. A decade ago, it was monosodium glutamate (MSG). One hundred years ago, it was poop.</p>
  • Wheat Gluten Confirmed to Promote Weight Gain

    07/12/2014 4:11:32 PM PDT · by Renfield · 41 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 7-10-2014 | Sayer Ji
    New research confirms some of the basic tenets of the Wheat Belly, a book by Dr. William Davis, which argues that wheat avoidance results in healthy weight loss.Published in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry this month, and titled “Gluten-free diet reduces adiposity, inflammation and insulin resistance associated with the induction of PPAR-alpha and PPAR-gamma expression,” researchers compared the effects of a gluten-based diet to a gluten-free diet in mice.Researchers Noted Gluten exclusion (protein complex present in many cereals) has been proposed as an option for the prevention of diseases other than coeliac disease. However, the effects of gluten-free diets on obesity...
  • Having a Laugh About Gluten

    07/06/2014 8:45:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 205 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    It all started while we were on vacation and watched a video on the Daily Caller from the Jimmy Kimmel show. Jimmy likes to continue a tradition of the “Man on the Street” interviews started by the original late night guy – Steve Allen. This time Jimmy was on a mission to show that anti-gluten is fueled mainly by ignorance. Four saps were lured into telling the world that they would never let gluten touch their lips or enter their body. Then when asked to describe what gluten is they were left on the clown pile of life helplessly babbling....
  • Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity - Results Were False/Wrong

    05/18/2014 8:43:16 AM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    BI ^ | 5-8-2014 | Jennifer Welsh
    Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Now Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn't Exist Jennifer WelshMay 15, 2014, 3:37 PMIn one of the best examples of science working, a researcher who provided key evidence of (non-celiac disease) gluten sensitivity recently published follow-up papers that show the opposite. The first follow-up paper came out last year in the journal Gastroenterology. Here's the backstory that makes us cheer: The study was a follow up on a 2011 experiment in the lab of Peter Gibson at Monash University. The scientifically sound — but small — study found that gluten-containing diets can...
  • I gave up gluten and here's what happened

    11/18/2013 5:17:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 143 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-12-13 | Douglas Brown
    Remember the days, not that long ago, when you never encountered the word “gluten”? Unless you were an ambitious baker, it was a rare word, like threnody, or anchorite. No more. Gluten today is nearly up there with yoga and latte, and way more common than twerk. I know people who do not have celiac disease — if you are one of the 1 percent of Americans who suffer from celiac disease, letting gluten pass between your lips is not an option — who banished gluten from their diets just because, and so do you. They report feeling “so much...
  • The great gluten-free scam

    11/07/2013 12:14:35 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07 Nov 2013 | Julia Llewellyn Smith
    Once, pasta and bread were store cupboard staples. Now, many of us are replacing them with ‘healthier’ gluten-free foods. But are they really better for us? ... The new ubiquity of gluten-free products certainly makes life much easier for sufferers of coeliac disease, an auto-immune response to wheat where the body believes wrongly that gluten is attacking it... But coeliacs make up only one in 100 of the population ... Nutritionist Ian Marber agrees that yeast, not gluten, may be the real culprit... Marber acknowledges that gluten intolerance does exist, but probably in fewer cases than is generally believed. ......
  • The dangers of going gluten-free

    09/12/2013 5:35:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 77 replies
    Maclean's ^ | September 10, 2013 | Cathy Gulli
    The first time Margaret Dron organized the Gluten Free Expo early last year, it was inside the gymnasium of a small community centre in east Vancouver. She had recruited one volunteer, two speakers, 38 vendors and expected 500 attendees. There was no entrance fee—instead, people were to bring gluten-free goods for the local food bank; three boxes were set aside for the collection. Six hours later, more than 3,000 people had turned out, and the volunteer had to call a one-tonne truck to pick up the donations. In one Sunday afternoon, Dron realized, “there is some serious potential here. So...
  • Researchers genetically alter wheat to make it nearly free of gluten

    11/27/2012 9:39:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 11-27-2012 | Staff
    —An international team of researchers has succeeded in genetically altering wheat seeds to prevent the production of gluten in subsequent plants. The effort focused, the team writes in their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, on disabling the enzyme responsible for activating genes responsible for the development of gluten protein. The research team is part of an effort by many groups to solve the problem of celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten. The current treatment for patients with the disorder is to instruct them to avoid foods with gluten in it....
  • Modern wheat a "perfect, chronic poison," doctor says

    09/29/2012 5:32:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 3, 2012
    Modern wheat is a "perfect, chronic poison," according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist who has published a book all about the world's most popular grain. Davis said that the wheat we eat these days isn't the wheat your grandma had: "It's an 18-inch tall plant created by genetic research in the '60s and '70s," he said on "CBS This Morning." "This thing has many new features nobody told you about, such as there's a new protein in this thing called gliadin. It's not gluten. I'm not addressing people with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. I'm talking about everybody else...
  • Gluten Alert: Many more people are gluten insensitive than is commonly believed

    03/25/2012 5:36:09 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 60 replies · 3+ views
    The Hindu ^ | March 25, 2012 | The Hindu
    “I had no sense of well being till I went gluten free.” “I don't use my inhaler anymore.” “My skin rashes disappeared.” The testimonials are startlingly earnest. Although food fads come and go with wearying regularity, perhaps it's time we investigated wheat. Why are a small but steadily increasing number of people going gluten-free, and saying it's changed their lives. Perceived as a ‘Western disease,' gluten sensitivity has never really been taken seriously in India. Its most extreme form is Celiac disease, caused by acute allergy to gluten, present in wheat and related grains such as barley and rye. A...