Gluten Allergies

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Hey, this is Dr. Gangemi and in this Sock
Doc video, I want to talk about gluten allergies and gluten sensitivities. So a lot of people
think that they may be allergic to gluten or sensitive to gluten and maybe they’re not.
A lot of people are just following the fad because being gluten-free today is kinda the
way to go. Companies are marketing this so well they even put gluten-free on the back
of apples or gluten-free on some heavy cream. Products that are clearly not going to be
containing gluten which is wheat, rye, barley, and sometimes oats if they’ve been cross contaminated. So how do you know if you have a true gluten
allergy? Well – first, understand that the wheat of today or these gluten products of
today are not the same that they use to be way back when. With a couple of processes
called deamidation as well as hybridization they’ve actually changed how our wheat products
are once they get to our table. The deamidation process actually combines
other forms of the wheat and makes it different than what it was when it was growing. So it’s
no longer this whole-grain single source by the time it gets to your plate or packaged
food or whatever you are eating. And then there’s a hybridization process that basically
is combining acids and enzymes to the wheat, to the gluten product, to make it more water-soluble
so it’s easier to mix and easier to create bread, cookies, pastries and all these other
products for you. So again, it’s not these whole-grain products that you think that you’re
getting so it’s much harder for people to digest them and they’re actually creating
allergic responses in people and even autoimmunity issues such as celiac. So what about celiac? Do you need to be a
celiac patient -do you need to have celiac disease to be allergic to wheat? Absolutely
not. That’s only one type of actual gluten allergy. And a lot of people don’t think that
they have a gluten sensitivity because they go to their doctor and they have the standard
Transglutaminase 2 enzyme test on. And they say, ” Well no, it’s negative. You don’t have
a gluten allergy.” But realize that there’s many other tests that will determine if you
are allergic to gluten if you have a gluten issue that some labs are starting to do. And
there’s a Transglutaminase 3 enzyme that’s more specific for an allergic reaction with
your skin, not your digestive tract. And a Transglutaminase 6 enzyme that has to do with
an allergic reaction to our actual nervous system. So you could have gluten allergy to your nervous
system. That’s a huge deal. Maybe it’s what’s causing you to have some brain fog, maybe
it’s what’s causing you to have concentration issues or your kid maybe having ADD or developmental
issues because they’re eating gluten and it’s not a celiac issue. And there’s other markers
for other types of gluten type sensitivities too that companies are slowly starting to
understand, but unfortunately it’s not out there yet very well in conventional medicine. So you might want to just stay away from gluten
just to see how you feel. Gluten also hinders absorption of a lot of other nutrients like
calcium and magnesium and zinc. So if you’re eating a lot of gluten-containing products,
you’re not going to absorb certain minerals very well. And don’t just think that eating
gluten-free is a healthy thing. A lot of gluten-free products are no better than the original ones
that were made with gluten. They’re putting more sugar in them, more processing, more
legumes and beans and tapioca flours, and a lot of these flours that are not very healthy
for you, and binders and stabilizers to make them truly gluten-free. Just stick with natural
foods. Shop around the outside of your supermarket like maybe you’ve heard, eating vegetables
and fruits, meats, dairy and focus on these things that are unprocessed and are wheat,
rye, barley-free. Make sure your oats are gluten-free too if you are eating those sorts
of things. So overall, look at the whole big picture
of how you function when you eat gluten. Realize you can live a very healthy life without eating
gluten and probably if you already . . . or if you’re truly not allergic to gluten, you’re
probably going to be even healthier and notice more energy, notice your sleep be better,
notice better athletic performance and an overall sense of well-being just by lowering
your gluten intake or even just getting rid of it for a while and see how you feel? It’s
not going to hurt you. It might even save you some money if you’re eating a lot of gluten.
And you can always go back to it and see if it makes you feel worse. Check it out and
investigate that on your own health and you can probably figure out if you have a gluten
sensitivity on your own without needing to see some sort of specialist. Hope you enjoyed this video. Lots of other
information on diet and nutrition over at the Sock Doc site. Lots of natural treatments
and injury prevention ideas on the Sock Doc site, and health topics. Shoe reviews and
minimalist running and barefoot running. Lots more videos coming up. Hope you enjoyed this
one and thanks for watching. Bye.

3 thoughts on “Gluten Allergies

  1. According to Dr Glidden, gluten is good for no one.. it damages the villi in the small intestine, and because of it's glue-like properties also inhibits the absorption of nutrients

  2. I don't eat much from the bread group anyway.. I don't eat cereal, pasta, and I buy gluten free bread from Whole Foods, and have like one slice occasionally.. the grain group is way overrated

  3. Hi Doc! Thanks for that, very informative indeed. I feel like the only two grains I can tolerate, WITHOUT ANY ALLERGIES AND GUT ISSUES , is rice and corn, or as we call it in SA,  maize..

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