I saw an interesting article from The Gluten Free Society named Celiac Patients React to Gluten-Free Bread. The article claims that corn contains gluten and is just as damaging as the gluten from wheat, rye and barley and they point to some studies to back up their stance. The studies appear to have some holes in them just from my cursory readings.
After reading it, my first thought was how much of that corn was GMO? Organic? Surely the body could have an immune reaction to a GMO grain and not react to the same grain in non-GMO form?
The GFS appears to be against celiacs consuming any grain in any form, at any time, for the rest of their lives. Personally, I never tested as having any reaction to corn, even when I did react to it. My reaction healed within six months of going off of corn and was gone. That was years ago, and now I can consume corn and any other gluten-free grain without any reaction or problems. While I do support trying a grain-free diet to those whose symptoms do not resolve with going gluten and dairy-free alone, I do not feel it is necessary for everyone and in every instance. I was able to heal without it and I know others have healed without it. I am concerned about the long-term ability to stick to a very restricted diet and the possible lack of certain nutrients found in such a diet, IF it is not necessary for healing. If it is necessary, I wholeheartedly endorse it.
What do you think? Did you have to go grain-free to recover from your allergies or was just going off of wheat, rye, barley and dairy enough? How long did it take you to heal?
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