I have celiac disease, hypoglycemia and hyperthyroidism. Celiac disease is expanding, not because wheat ingestion is expanding, but because sugar ingestion is expanding.
Sugar is addictive. Wheat makes sugar addictive, and sugar ingestion gives wheat the ability to feed sugar addiction.
The mechanism which makes sugar addictive is the action of ingested opioids like gluten on pancreas nerves. The pancreas responds by flooding the blood with insulin.
Large proteins like gluten should not be in the bloodstream. DPPIV is supposed to break them apart in the small intestine. But gluten in the small intestine makes the body release zonulin. Zonulin arrests digestion, and dumps the intestine’s contents into the bloodstream.
Why does the small intestine normally release zonulin? .......to rinse sugar-propagated gut microorganisms out of the small intestine, and into the bloodstream. But microorganisms mutate to mimic gluten. So every time a susceptible person ingests sugar and wheat, it dumps gluten into the bloodstream, and causes a flood of insulin.
So far I have described a non-autoimmune reaction, caused simply by a gluten antigen attack. It causes hypoglycemia, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Autoimmune diseases are caused by the immune system reaction to this attack.
.........celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, hyper- and hypo- thyroid disease, Addison’s disease, schizophrenia.........
The immune system responds by killing the affected nerve tissue.
"I'm sorry, I have trouble reading the lengthy info packed posts. They are SO good but I have trouble following them. Should a person with Celiac also avoid sugar because of the way it interacts with the Gluton, I think that's what you're saying? Or are you saying that the sugary diets of today spur on the "outbreaks" of Celiac disease cases? Forgive me for being so simple minded..."
Sorry. Yes to both. People with celiac disease should avoid gluten and sugar.
Candida albicans is a digestive yeast. It thrives on sugar, and gets out of hand. Gluten and candida have identical protein sequences. The digestive immune system sees gluten and candida as the same antigen.
Celiacs should eliminate sugar and gluten.
My other point is that non-celiacs, people with hypoglycemia and/or
type 2 diabetes should eliminate gluten and sugar. ........same reason different symptoms.
Post Edited (veggienft) : 7/18/2009 4:31:28 AM (GMT-6)
I have leant that bad foods help limit people. Gluten, dairy and refind, are the worst and effect people the worst. Now that we have procesed gluten foods it is even harder on our guts. Although no one will beleive me on the UC line I have leant that eveyone with digestion problems also have problems with gluten. In UC the bowl becomes flat the ridges of the bowl become none exisitent. So im thinking we have a problem with carbohydrates. Not just gluten but all carbohydrates. rice, potatoes. ect. Since doing the raw food diet i have seen little to no symptoms of UC. So I am in question? Are doctors treating a dietary desease with meds. If they are the desease will continue to get worse. It would be like treating celiacs with meds instead of just stoping the gluten.
Paul Nison (a self healer of IBD) has said that ibd is caused by sugar, now im really interested in celiacs as i beleive that people with UC and chrones may have both of these desease but don't know it. I honestly beleive that people with UC and chrones should go gluten free and sugar free. Well no one will beleive me :(