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Gluten In Beef/chicken/turkey

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I have been wondering for a few years if its possible that farm animals eat gluten grains??????

Is it possible to get contaminated from eating chicken, beef, turkey?

I stopped eating a much enjoyed protein---turkey because I find that everytime I eat it (plain or otherwise) I dont feel good. Something makes me feel sick----it repeats on me the entire day or night that Ive had it. Weird, no???? Besides feeling sleepy (which turkey does) I get so damn nausea.

Has anyone else had the same experience, or any thoughts about this topic?????

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another thing to consider is are you allergic too any antibiotics or hormones? For years I thought I was allergic to poultry until I discovered that they are injected with growth hormones and antibiotics routinely. I am highly allergic to pennicillin. I switched to "Clean" meats, available at Whole Foods, Publix and such. I can eat "clean" meats with no adverse reaction whatsoever, but give me a commercially raised poultry and I get very ill. Food Poisoning like symptoms. Plus these meats taste so much better than the overprocessed crap that is out there. I get brands like Springer Mountain Farms, Smart Chicken, and Laura's and they are free from any antibiotics and hormones.

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I know this has been a controversial issue among certain celiacs, but I personally can not tolerate any meats I've tried (which sucks, because I LOVE steak). However, I'm on the uber-sensitive side and react to pretty much everything. My boyfriend has gotten me grass fed beef before, and that may be safe, but I prefer to play it safe and eat fish and nuts. I've heard many theories on it but the one that seems to be agreed upon the most is that these animals are fed a grain-based diet and will transfer to their bloodstream, which is how we end up consuming it. There could also be contamination in the slaughtering process. Try the hormone-free, no-stuff-added meat from the health food store. If that doesn't work, you may just be hypersensitive.

Good luck-

Nadia


Eat, drink, and be merry!

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The evidence from what I've heard seems irrefutable -- gluten in feed, if any, does not survive the digestion process to make its way into the animal muscle. This is according to scientists and veterinarian researchers. The vast majority of people with celiac eat meat and have no trouble of any kind. No celiac societies or celiac experts warn about eating meat and it appears on no lists of food to avoid or be careful about.

If anybody is having trouble eating meat, it's something other than gluten.

richard

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Like Richard said, the grain that is fed to the animals does not transfer proteins into the muscle. The proteins are broken down in the stomach to make energy for the animal to survive on, but they do not pass into the blood or muscle to cause any alarm to us. If you are having trouble with meat, it is because of something other than celiac.

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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I think the only time that you might be concerned about consuming gluten from animals is if you were on Fear Factor ( :) ) and had to eat something gross like cow/pig stomach or intestines. I don't think anyone would willingly eat that stuff, but you never know!


Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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