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GreySaber

Grain Fed Beef?

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OK, If the cow eats of the gluten, and I eat of the cow.......... Do I get glutened?

After all, if the gluten isn't all disolved in my stomach, or the cooking process of the gluten, how can I expect it to be disvolved in the cow's stomach? (Well, alternitive digestive chemistry perhaps?)

But yes, my question is, if the cow eats the gluten, and it's in the cow's blood stream, can I be glutened from meat?

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in a word ....no.

Not too worry. Gluten is broken down into amino acids - the meat is muscle and no intact gluten gets into bloodstream -

marshmallows are from gelatin which originates from beef - and I will not give up crispy rice squares :D

Ok so last part was weak attempt at humour, :blink::huh: grain fed beef, chicken etc will not contain gluten


Sandy

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Yep, grain fed beef is fine. Not only is the digestive process different (you don't have four stomach's after all, you non-ruminant :P), but in healthy individuals, the gluten protein *is* broken down.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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BRILLIANT! My BIL questioned me about this as his family had a dairy farm & my BF's family has a cattle farm.

Here's a daft question, if BF is out plowing hay and/or wheat what precautions do I have to take. Obviously with the wheat field he can't come near me until he changes & Showers but can I even be in that field?

And what is hay anyway??


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I would say stay out of the wheat field while harvesting is going on...I think you can inhale unseen, micro fragments....I know I can smell it when they harvest around me........That's is my thought.......

mamaw

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I've thought about the wheat field thing since I'm contemplating moving to Montana -- but I think has to get into the digestive tract. Who knows! there are probably a thousand other reasons not to be hanging out in a wheat field.

As to the grain-fed beef -- I think you're clear based on celiac. However, you might want to consider grass-fed beef if you have access to it affordably. It has a much healthier ratio of omega 3 and 6. It's starting to look possible that the reason red meat has been linked to heart disease has more to do with the diet of the cow, then with human beings eating the beef. It's more expensive, and it tastes different (better, to me), but it sounds like it is vastly healthier.

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I figured I'd stay away while the harvest goes on, we were worried about cc with laundry/hugs etc. Also because when the wheat is still growing he has to go dove hunting in the same field. We were concerned about me even going out with him for that.

I'm thinking hay is grass yes?


Misdiagnosed with Duardinitis & Endometriosis

Diagnosed after 6 yrs & 4 Doc and every test known to man

Diagnosed October 2004

Anemic as a teen

Small Stature

Dental Issues

Constant Headaches

Joint Pain

Mood Swings

Lethargy

All those disappeared after eliminating Gluten

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MistressIsis,

Presumably you have to eat gluten to have a reaction. But bearing that in mind, my husband had a field of clover and rye, and one day we went through it to get dirt samples, so that he would know what type of fert to put on. As the rye was quite high and probably close to seeding, and I was helping by holding bags, it was quite rough and scratchy to walk through. But I did get scratched, and normally scratches heal pretty quick, but these scratches hung around for about a week or more. I did not feel gutened, I just had scratches from the rye.

I have always wondered what would happen if I placed a bit of flour on a bandaid next to my skin. Would my skin react to it? But I am just a scaredy cat, and would probably never do it. But I do know that shampoos with gluten in give my scalp little pimply sores.

Catherine

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I break out in hives when wheat touches my skin and you also must remember--you can inhale gluten just the same as swallow it. Your best bet would be to stay away from the fields. Same goes for pizza parlors, bakeries, etc--you can inhale flour. My sister was glutened while making sugar cookies for her kids.


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And I have been glutened making treats for the boys (sons) and also was glutened when cooking up a big pot of soup, which had pearl barley in it. I thought no problems there, but that was a big mistake, and the only reason I cooked it was because it was for a good cause, a fund raiser for school! The usual soup cooker was away, and we needed to keep up the project, so I volunteered.

So it would appear sometimes beng good is not always a good thing for us!

Catherine

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