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Celiaction

Member Since 15 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active May 13 2008 04:01 PM
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Topics I've Started

Wheat In Cat Food!

09 April 2008 - 11:27 AM

A prior topic on wheat in cat litter prompted my to look also at my cat's food and sure enough there it is. I have been "gluten-free" or so I thought for years, but unable to get beyond feeling positively poisoned in the last six months. Hopefully, this was the cause. Does anyone know of some quality, wheat-free dry cat food? Also, I wonder if my cat Toby has a problem with gluten. He sleeps too much and seems to have arthritis in his shoulders.

Eye Infections Anyone?

08 August 2007 - 08:42 AM

Just wondering if anyone else gets this weepy, itchy, gooey, publicly embarassing problem.

I consistently get what seems to be an eye infection when poisoned (glutened). It may be an opportunistic infection (immune system busy elsewhere) or a more direct symptom.

There's extreme times when my eyes swell shut. And that old adage of "don't rub it" doesn't apply cause I just have to get these painful strings of goo out to survive.

What If?

31 July 2007 - 09:55 AM

What if the relationship between wheat ingestion and a host of auto-immune diseases could be explained this way? The offending gliadin protein found in wheat was never adapted to in the 2-3 million year evolution of recognizable humans. What if the last 1500-4000 years of Neolithic development unleashed a protein into human consumption that cannot actually be used?

What if these proteins mimic the one’s in meat and are not so much consumed, but form building blocks in structures throughout the body. What if these inappropriate proteins are then stripped by our own immune systems causing fibromyalgia in muscles, MS in nerves and (new info) Alzheimers in brains, etc?

What if we Celiacs are lucky to have gut level sensitivities which go to extreme measures to rid our bodies of this stuff before it causes greater damage. What if it is not a disease, but rather an appropriate response to a poison?