With the rise of the booming gluten free food market (billions in revenue annually), the question needs to be asked with more scrutiny. Why?
- Much of the processed gluten free junk frood (Frankenfood) is derived from genetically modified corn.
- There is a huge increase in patients with refractory celiac disease (these people do not respond to a traditional gluten free diet.)
- Multiple studies have shown that traditional gluten free diets fail to heal patients even after many years on the diet.
- Corn is used in the production of sweeteners, shampoos, soaps, plastics, fuels, etc. The potential for cross contamination is dangerously high.
- There are more studies showing that corn gluten is a problem than there are studies showing that it is not.
- All of our domesticated farm animals are fed staple diets of genetically modified corn. Our meat and dairy industry revolves around this.
"Maize is used as an alternative to wheat to elaborate foodstuffs for celiac patients in a gluten-free diet. However, some maize prolamins (zeins) contain amino acid sequences that resemble the wheat gluten immunodominant peptides... analysis indicated that other zeins contain similar sequences, or sequences that may bind even better to the HLA-DQ2/DQ8 molecules compared to the already identified ones. Results concur to indicate that relative abundance of these zeins,...may be of paramount clinical relevance, and the use of maize in the formulation and preparation of gluten-free foods must be reevaluated..."Study Source:
Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2012 Feb 2.
Gluten Free Society's Stance:
At this point there is ample evidence to consider corn as a major contributor to gluten related illnesses. The average celiac patient feels better cutting wheat out, but the truth of the matter is simple - feeling better does not mean healthy. Statistics show that those with gluten sensitivity will go on to develop 7 + autoimmune diseases in their lifetime. These diseases develop for those following a traditional gluten free diet. The problem is that many don't make a correlation between gluten and these other diseases. They focus on celiac disease as if it is the only manifestation of consuming gluten.
Traditional Vs. TRUE Gluten Free
A traditional gluten free diet promotes the use of processed packaged foods with genetically manipulated grain based ingredients. Regardless of gluten content, this diet is not conducive to good healing. A TRUE gluten free diet eliminates all forms of gluten. You can learn more about this diet by watching this video
For a comprehensive list of ingredients to avoid on a TRUE gluten free diet, check out this page
For a comprehensive list of hidden corn ingredients, check out this page
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