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Neurological Symptoms With Other Food Allergies?


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#1 celiac girl

 
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:59 AM

hello. i would never consume gluten on purpose! but, i have other food allergies like dairy and eggs. every now and then i'll let myself have some gluten-free bread (which has egg(s)...which makes it soft and fluffy), or something else that has dairy and/or eggs.

 

my question is if those other allergies would cause neurological damage such as gluten? 


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#2 Pegleg84

 
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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

Hi, and welcome to the forum!

 

First of all, I don't think gluten causes neurological damage (except perhaps in rare cases where it can affect brain tissue). but it can cause neurological symptoms, as can other intolerances and allergies. What are your symptoms like when you do it eat dairy or eggs? Do you have these reactions no matter how much you eat, or is it ok if you just have a tiny amount on occasion?  Are you sure you are allergic and not just intolerant?

 

The research is still sketchy, I think, but generally it seems that eating foods you're intolerant too might have nasty symptoms, but they don't do the same kind of damage as gluten does (to the villi). However, they can aggravate your gut and make it more difficult to heal.

 

Hopefully someone will chime in, but I think if a little bit of dairy/egg isn't bothering you, that it probably isn't a problem if you only do it occasionally. This, of course, does NOT apply to gluten.

 

Hope that helps


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:19 AM

I agree with Peg. Other intolerances have impeded my healing and when ingested cause a wide variety of symptoms. Any food that causes symptoms should be avoided for six months and then reintroduced. If they still irritate wait another six months...most folks get many of these foods they are intolerant of back - given time.
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

hello. i would never consume gluten on purpose! but, i have other food allergies like dairy and eggs. every now and then i'll let myself have some gluten-free bread (which has egg(s)...which makes it soft and fluffy), or something else that has dairy and/or eggs.

 

my question is if those other allergies would cause neurological damage such as gluten? 

In the United States, cows and chickens are generally fed and fattened with grains rather than grass.   And animals that are fed grains are very high in omega- fatty acids, which are inflammatory.  Chickens that are grown only on grass (which is very hard to find) lay eggs with an omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio close to 1 to 1 (ie:  in balance).  Eggs from chickens fed grains have an omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio of about 20 to 30 to 1.  Similar thing occurs with milk from grain fed cows.  Consequently, these products are best avoided.  Having said that, i once had a friend who was a nurse who had neurological symptoms that none of the specialists could diagnose.  She also had reactive hypoglycemia.  When she cut sweets (ie: simple sugars) out of her diet, her neurologic symptoms went away over time.  Have you ever had a fasting blood sugar performed or been tested for glucose intolerance?


Edited by nutritionguy, 15 August 2013 - 08:30 PM.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:43 PM

If you are allergic vs. intolerant, why would you risk eating it in the first place?


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