There has been a lot of talk recently about gluten, but a gluten free diet is more than a fad. According to Dr. Tom O’Bryan, the human body cannot digest gluten and even a small amount of gluten will set off a cascade leading to intestinal inflammation and permeability, resulting in systemic inflammation and autoimmune reactions. This cascade towards a chronic illness goes unnoticed as there may be no symptoms. Like previous programs on heart health, diabetes and cognitive decline, the disease process starts long before the doctor can measure it. Tune in to learn how gluten affects your body, and even a little gluten can set the body on fire.
Feb 16, 2017
From previous speakers
- Less than one percent of people in the West are healthy (Raymond Francis)
- Per Doctors Houston, Perlmutter, and Trindade, there is a gradual slope towards chronic diseases and this starts long before the doctors can measure it.
- Why do so many talk about problems with wheat, sugar and toxins? So let’s dig deeper
By the time symptoms of an illness have occurred, the individual has fallen over waterfall and crashed into symptoms. Functional medicine looks upstream for the underlying causes of the disease that the person eventually gets.. If one only addresses symptoms, then the problems that cause the symptoms will show up in another way.
For example, no one gets Alzheimer’s disease in his 20s and 30s. Alzheimer’s disease takes decades of slowly killing brain cells until enough cells are killed that defects in the brain are noticed. There are hundreds of research papers showing that elevated antibodies to Herpes Simplex Virus (the virus causing cold sores) is directly associated with the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. The functional medicine practitioner would among other tests, look for the antibodies against the herpes virus. If these are elevated, the practitioner seeks to learn why these antibodies are replicating and take steps to eliminate these causes such as strengthening the neuro-immune system and calming down the stress on the body.
The message always the same
Why care about gluten sensitivity?
Every degenerative disease (such as diabetes, Parkinson’s, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, hypertension) is a disease of inflammation at the cellular level where the cells are always “on fire.” It does not matter what kind of cell it is. Wheat for all humans is an inflammatory food and fuels this fire (inflammation). Most don’t get symptoms when eating wheat, and don’t know that wheat is throwing this gasoline on the fire within them. Their health “breaks at the weakest link of the chain ” or and will show up were their body is vulnerable whether it be in the liver, joints or the brain.
- There are over 20,000 studies showing the adverse effects of wheat on the body
- Humans don’t have enzymes to digest wheat
- A Harvard study published 10 months ago shows that every human has problem digesting wheat
Proteins are in all foods including wheat. The proteins are like a pearl necklace, Stomach acid undoes the clasp of pearl necklace. Digestive enzymes made in our intestines, pancreas, gall bladder and liver act as scissors to cut pearls into smaller chain pieces until they are snipped down to each individual pearl. This “pearl” is an amino acid that is used to make bone cells, muscle cells, etc.
No human has the “scissors” to break wheat down into the individual amino acids. The undigested clumps or multiple amino acids are inflammatory are seen as foreign by the body which mounts an immune response (antibodies) to attack these foreign appearing clumps.
and set off an inflammatory cascade that will attack the body’s weakest link. These clumps are seen as a foreign substance, and the body makes antibodies to destroy these clumps. This leads to inflammation which can manifest as any disease such as psoriasis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), etc.
Mark Houston, MD points out that modern man has the same bodies as our ancestors. Our bodies are designed to fight the same foreign invaders as our ancestors’ i.e., bugs, parasites, viruses, molds and funguses. Our bodies are not designed to fight bisphenol A found in plastic bottles, contact lenses, and credit card receipts. These substances bind to hormone receptors causing cancer, immune system problems, hormone related problems. Other substances that our bodies cannot eliminate are DDT, mercury, lead or the thousands of chemicals produced in last 100 years.
Because of parts of the gluten clumps’ surface are similar to the surface of the pancreas islet cells, thyroid gland and the balance controlling purkinje cells in the cerebellum, the antibodies triggered by the poorly digested gluten clumps can also attack these organs resulting in the autoimmune diseases diabetes, thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s Disease) and “gluten ataxia.” The organ that is attacked by the gluten generated antibodies depends on which part of the gluten clumps triggers the antibodies. There is a high correlation between thyroid autoimmune disease and gluten sensitivities.
Gluten sets a fire which looks for things to attack in the body. Other casualties from gluten generated antibodies include multiple sclerosis, brain shrinkage Alzheimer’s Disease, lupus, and skin problems such as psoriasis.
To get better from the scourge of autoimmune diseases, the first thing we need to do is to stop eating gluten.
Why are we so ill
Whole world of toxins wheat is one
The world is filled with toxins of which wheat is one. This contributes to the many chronic diseases seen in the West. Recently The World Wild Life Fund along with 2 universities published an article in the Journal of Pediatrics showing a 57 % reduction of all wild life on planet since 1970 trout, polar bears, honey bees
For each human 250 pounds dumped per day
All speakers talking about toxins and how affects are life style
Need to do more than reduce exposure
We killed off more than half of everything in planet percentages are higher if live near fresh water. Drinking the water. If we drink out of streams we would get more cancer and not be able to reproduce
Get same toxins in food animals are drinking the water
Have to do best to eat organic, grow garden, box garden for apartment
Have to change the way we think about this
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International celiac symposium
2011 in Chicago
wheat related disorder can include celiac inside gut shrivels cannot absorb vitamins and minerals
gluten sensitivity no celiac weak link somewhere else
brain old weak muscles can’t walk well
gluteomorphin binds on opium receptors depression, schizophrenia
many papers reverse schizophrenia on wheat free
wheat is most common gasoline on the fire
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32 year old woman Italian Medical J goes to celiac specialty clinic
hair loss, poor T osteoporosis, tired chronic fatigue, shortest girl , late period
endoscopy worn down in there little piece once in a while
hair better, energy better, blood values little high still osteoporosis
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1 mg gluten per day keeps the villous healing away
hair thick, energy good, osteoporosis reversed
blood low normal, gut fine
gluten is in
ketchup, meds, soy sauce, ice cream, lip stick
need to learn where exposure coming from
gluten free breads
FDA 260 foods GF 97 % GF
180 foods naturally GF rice cakes, quinoia 24 % had toxic levels of gluten was not safe
eat a lot of something can potentially develop same
are supposed to eat way food grows in season
rotating foods is healthy concept
Eat at home gut complaints bloat, gas, constipation cramping, diarrhea
Think is better in Europe is not