Just Old Mike brought it up last night and I was curious.
I got to thinking about
being normal one day, then all of a sudden not normal... And over time the more and more I think about
, and read, and listen to others about
food intolerance and being all over the map it seems to me that one thing stands out pretty good - an inability to digest certain proteins - not so much carbs, but the proteins in carbs and such.
I stumbled upon an article this morning which states this "All plants produce the enzyme threonine deaminase, or TD1. Howe's research focused on potato and tomato plants, which also have the ability to produce a closely related enzyme TD2 when attacked by caterpillars. Rather than repel caterpillars, however, TD2's devastating effects come later -- in the pests' stomachs. TD2 goes to work in the gut of caterpillars to degrade threonine, a key nutrient they need to grow. In essence, the plant actively starves the caterpillar." - www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110329151456.htm
So maybe a deficiency or type of enzymes (or lack thereof) is causing some issues. Not necessarily the enzyme mentioned above, but perhaps something similar that degrades threonine.... causing the need for increased consumption.
Have not thought it through much yet - but have just stumbled on something else related : Meprin (an enzyme involved in the breakdown of protein)
Enzyme involved in inflammatory bowel disease discovered: phys.org/news163159904.html
So I was curious as to how much you thought Threonine was helping you.