Posted 06 September 2004 - 10:51 PM
You should read Ron Hoggan's book "Dangerous Grains" wherein he explains how gluten digests leak from the gut, travel to the brain and stimulate opiate receptors just like morphine so gluten peptide molecules become 'opiate peptides'. He describes how people may feel 'addicted' to gluten. Also see articles on his website at http://www.gluten-free.org/hoggan
about 'Food Allergy and Binge Eating' and "Anorexia and Celiac". BTW in my website for people with 'disordered eating' habits, they most often binged on foods containing gluten and/or dairy. Both gluten and casein (milk protein) have been implicated in research about opiate peptides.
Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D, thyroid supplement, arabinogalactan and DHEA to improve immunity.