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Old 11-07-2013, 13:42   #1
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Allergy myths busted: Guess what you didn't know about gluten? - TODAY.com

What do we expect, when we revere clinicians??? Makes me sad for them. Some of them are such tools.

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No kidding . . .

And apologies for veering off-topic, but 'genetically engineered pets' gives me the willies.




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They missed one..diet soda causes diabetes

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Genetically engineered pets reminds me of Pet Semetary by Stephen King. Creepy!

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Used to always want to see the future, but now its not the same as it used to be.

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I just love it when the press gets ahold of some closed-minded, self-appointed expert, like this ... but there sure are plenty out there.

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But what was he really saying? I'm not sure I got it. He thoroughly described Celiac as an allergic reaction to gluten and described another things known as "wheat allergy". I didn't get which parts of the wheat trigger the allergy or if they know. Then, he indignantly insists that there's no such thing as "gluten allergy". Isn't that exactly what Celiac is?

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Then, he indignantly insists that there's no such thing as "gluten allergy". Isn't that exactly what Celiac is?
No. Celiac is an autoimmune disorder. The body attacks itself when exposed to gluten. The reaction goes on long after the gluten has passed through the digestive tract (1-3 weeks). In the meantime parts of the intestines are destroyed (the little finger-like projections - don't remember what they are called - are eaten away from the top down)*

That is not to say that one cannot have a wheat allergy in addition to gluten intolerance.

*The top part of these produce the lactase that digests lactose. That's why so many celiacs have problems with dairy. (Just expanding your knowledge).

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But what was he really saying? I'm not sure I got it. He thoroughly described Celiac as an allergic reaction to gluten and described another things known as "wheat allergy". I didn't get which parts of the wheat trigger the allergy or if they know. Then, he indignantly insists that there's no such thing as "gluten allergy". Isn't that exactly what Celiac is?
Strictly speaking, I don't think so. Celiac is like diabetes, it's an auto immune disorder. But I don't think we'd characterize diabetes as being 'allergic' to sugar or carbs. It's still an immune system reaction of some kind though.

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Strictly speaking, I don't think so. Celiac is like diabetes, it's an auto immune disorder. But I don't think we'd characterize diabetes as being 'allergic' to sugar or carbs. It's still an immune system reaction of some kind though.
That's confusing. Are you talking about T1? Because I'm pretty sure my T2 has nothing to do with autoimmune or any other issue of immunity. If anything, it's some kind of endocrine issue. Or, more simply, simple toxification of cells which became incapable of cleaning up after glucose metabolism.

Also, isn't EVERY allergy a reaction by the immune system to the offending substance? Is it a condition that the reaction ends as soon as the substance is no longer there?

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