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Gluten In Eggs?


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#1 travelthomas

 
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 03:41 PM

I had read that mothers who are breast feeding their babies should avoid eating Gluten if they suspect their baby has Celiac Disease, because Gluten Proteins show up in Breast Milk.

Link to Gluten in Breast Milk: http://celiacdisease.../BreastMilk.htm

I had been suffering from Migraine Headaches and read about a link between Migraines and Milk, so I went Dairy Free, and my Migraines went away. I have to wonder if it had something to do with Dairy Cows being fed grains with Gluten.

I seem to have problems when I eat Eggs, even though the Eggs I eat are from my own chickens who are fed organic grains, and free ranged.

If Gluten can make it into Breast Milk, Iím wondering about Eggs from chickens fed Gluten.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:57 PM

I don't know about that, but I haven't been able to eat eggs (unless they were baked in something like bread) for years prior to my dx. For me it's just another food intolerance, not linked to celiac. I also have problems with bananas and avacados, again, not gluten related, just can't eat them.
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#3 Lisa

 
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:08 PM

Here is a more accurate source for the information you listed:

http://www.celiac.co...ease/Page1.html

Eggs or Meat would not be a gluten concern, unless it was an added ingredient in the product. Eggs and Meat are naturally gluten free. Many people here do have sensitivities to other foods in addition to gluten.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:09 PM

Eggs & dairy seem to cause problems for people with a compromised intestine but this doesn't seem to have any link to gluten. After reading Elaine Gottschall's book Breaking the Vicious Cycle, I began to understand how and why other foods can bother us. Evidently, gluten is not inherently evil. You may want to check it out to learn more. I think Leaky gut & food intolerances in general are way worse than Celiac!
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:09 PM

Thereís no question as to whether breast milk contains gluten, it does. Iím just curious if there has been any actual food studies on the same types of Gluten Proteins in Cows Milk, and Eggs.

Many people wonder if gluten passes through breastmilk. According to a study of breastmilk of mothers on an unrestricted diet (hence, consuming gluten), high levels of gliadin (a protein that is part of gluten) were found. If a baby is having problems, a pediatrician may recommend that the mother change her diet to eliminate dairy, citrus, eggs, or other foods, but gluten often doesnít make the list. This is unfortunate, since some babies labeled as ďcolickyĒ are later diagnosed with celiac disease. Those poor babies werenít crying for no reason, as the definition of colic suggests, but probably had stomach discomfort or pain. While there is no medical evidence about the effects of gluten in breastmilk, there is anecdotal evidence ó stories from mothers who went gluten-free and saw changes in their babies behavior, sleep patterns, comfort and bowel movements. So, if your baby suffers from gas, discomfort, is irritable or unhappy, you might consider gluten as the culprit.

http://surefoodslivi...ee-babies-kids/


I did find this about Cow's Milk and Gliadin: http://www.celiac.co...ease/Page1.html

I did a search on Gliadin in Eggs and couldn't find anything understandable.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:17 PM

I can eat dairy and eggs without any problems. I think some people are unfortunate to have many other food intolerences/allergies. If I had to give up cheese and yogurt I would be a very unhappy person. Milk I could live without.

This is off the subject but awesome picture. It might have been easier to ask for a bigger head! :lol: I think the picture is cute as can be and don't think the ears are big at all. My oldest son has slightly larger ears and I love them. He definately had to grow into them though.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:39 PM

This is off the subject but awesome picture. It might have been easier to ask for a bigger head! :lol: I think the picture is cute as can be and don't think the ears are big at all. My oldest son has slightly larger ears and I love them. He definately had to grow into them though.


I did grow into my ears. I used that picture on another forum, and someone commented on how creepy that Santa looked so I did a Photoshop on it.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:16 AM

I've read that gluten eaten by an animal does not get into the meat or eggs.

But about a year after going gluten free, I suddenly began to get sick after eatng eggs. I kept trying on and off to eat them here and there, but always got sick. Never had a problem with them before, just after that first year gluten free.

I have no idea why this is, but eventually I got tired of trying to eat them. I avoid eggs and everything made with them now. I hate it because I love eggs for breakfast, and it's really hard to bake anything much good without eggs.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 11:46 AM

I am starting to think that it is best to avoid eating anything that eats Gluten as a rule. Maybe Gluten is not the problem, but with as bad as food is becoming, with growth hormones, GMO corn/alfalfa/soybeans/rice/etc, antibiotics, and so on, it’s becoming unsafe to eat anything engineered out of a laboratory.

Here Monsanto engineers GMO crops that are toxic to insects, and people wonder why all the pollinating insects, such as bees, are disappearing. The stupidity of humanity is mind boggling.

There seems to be an inherent genetic flaw in the human species that allows the most ignorant and greedy of our species into administrative positions, and to date each time this happens there’s a purge (killing spree of the elites), such as the Russian revolution, Chinese revolution, French revolution, U.S. Civil War with the purge of the South, all the revolutions in Africa and South America, and so on.

I believe we are on the cusp of another purge, although this time because the greedy elites are controlling global administrative bodies, and there’s a human population like never before, this purge will be the biggest bang to date.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:42 PM

Hey Thomas, it might be better to stick to the discussion about eggs and gluten.

Eggs are not problem relating to gluten. Cows that graze on wheat, do not contaminate the meat that we consume.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:44 PM

I haven't had a problem with eggs, but I have thought about switching what I feed my chickens to something that doesn't contain gluten. This is primarily so I can stop handling gluten-filled feed.

We've already stopped feeding our sheep COB (Corn-Oats-Barley) and give them alfalfa pellets instead when we want to give them a treat. We rarely eat our sheep but occasionally we've got a spare one that goes in the freezer. I feel better about that knowing that we have gluten-free sheep, even though I do fine on meat that I know has been fed gluten. My uncle raises both cattle and wheat and sometimes he feeds the wheat to the cattle... and the beef we get from his farm hasn't caused me any issue.

I don't understand how gluten can be in human milk but not in cow's milk. But I am finding an increase in the frequency of milk problems I have. It's still intermittent and I can tolerate milk most of the time, but the times when I can't are happening more often.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:05 PM

Cows and chickens are designed to eat grains, humans are not.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:09 PM

Cows and chickens are designed to eat grains, humans are not.


Hmm. Ok. I can buy that.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:56 PM

I haven't had a problem with eggs, but I have thought about switching what I feed my chickens to something that doesn't contain gluten. This is primarily so I can stop handling gluten-filled feed.

We've already stopped feeding our sheep COB (Corn-Oats-Barley) and give them alfalfa pellets instead when we want to give them a treat. We rarely eat our sheep but occasionally we've got a spare one that goes in the freezer. I feel better about that knowing that we have gluten-free sheep, even though I do fine on meat that I know has been fed gluten. My uncle raises both cattle and wheat and sometimes he feeds the wheat to the cattle... and the beef we get from his farm hasn't caused me any issue.

I don't understand how gluten can be in human milk but not in cow's milk. But I am finding an increase in the frequency of milk problems I have. It's still intermittent and I can tolerate milk most of the time, but the times when I can't are happening more often.


brigala,

I have a friend like me who sells her eggs, but she doesnít eat them herself. She also raises chickens for meat for her family. She doesnít eat the chickens because of the GMO corn they are fed. If there does come a time that I have to start eating my own eggs and chickens, I figure I will have to feed them the heritage corn I grow myself, and other heritage vegetables I grow. My chickens get kale everyday also, and the people I sell to wonít buy store eggs anymore, even if I donít have eggs for them.

While living down on the Yucatan (in Mexico on the Caribbean), I couldnít believe the quality of the eggs, the yokes were nearly white.

Living in Mexico helped with my self diagnosis, because I realized how much better I felt living in communities reliant on corn. Itís a shame Mexico has now also been infected with Genetically Modified Organisms engineered to kill the insects that feed upon them.

Like you I canít understand the human and cow milk thing, because genetically cows and humans are not that far off as far as shared genes.

Looking at the ďMember NoĒ itís good to see how many people have joined this forum since I found it back in 2004.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:40 PM

Like you I canít understand the human and cow milk thing, because genetically cows and humans are not that far off as far as shared genes.

I disagree with this statement. Cows are only remotely similar to humans, genetically.

Additionally, cows have four stomachs, a design that allows them, or rather, their bacteria, to process indigestible grains.

http://www.crazyforc.../fow/fow6.shtml
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