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"we are what we eat" Gluten http://nuttygallery.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/gluten.jpeg by James Keye Food is not benign. Orgasm enhancer It is the most powerful, orgasm enhancer chemically active material that we routinely put into our bodies, orgasm enhancer that is, orgasm enhancer the biochemical system upon which rides our consciousness order. Orgasm enhancer In fact, orgasm enhancer all food contains a quantity of risk: just look at the size and function of the liver to prove that. This essay could go from here in many directions; for example, orgasm enhancer to the chips and energy drinks that so many, orgasm enhancer especially the young, orgasm enhancer abuse themselves with or to the preparations that are used to create eating addictions, orgasm enhancer but this is about a personal concern suddenly turned timeless and potentially devastating. Someone dear to me has had continuing depressive symptoms (and I have dabbled in the depression waters for my knowing life). 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Orgasm enhancer This would not have been my condition the month before. Orgasm enhancer My interest was fully piqued. Gluten: “Wheat gluten was traditionally classified into gliadin and glutenin based upon solubility in aqueous alcohol. Orgasm enhancer Gliadins were thought to be responsible for precipitating coeliac disease; glutenins were thought probably to be nontoxic. Orgasm enhancer More recent classification, orgasm enhancer according to primary amino acid structure, orgasm enhancer reveals not only great heterogeneity but also similarities between different gliadin and glutenin proteins. Orgasm enhancer Peptides derived from both groups are immunostimulatory in coeliac disease and it is highly probable that glutenin proteins are therefore toxic. Orgasm enhancer Attempts to breed wheat with satisfactory baking properties tolerated by coeliac patients will be very difficult.” (P. Orgasm enhancer D. Orgasm enhancer Howdle, orgasm enhancer St James’s University Hospital, orgasm enhancer Leeds, orgasm enhancer UK.) This is a stark statement. Gluten is a water insoluble protein complex found in the family of the grasses; it seems that its properties are useful in protecting seeds in dry conditions. Orgasm enhancer Thus, orgasm enhancer unlike many of the plant-made chemicals that are toxic in foods as a form of protection from predation, orgasm enhancer gluten’s consequences come from the unfamiliarity of the protein to the human digestive system, orgasm enhancer at least, orgasm enhancer the unfamiliarity of the Caucasian digestive system.1 In the most extreme form, orgasm enhancer celiac disease (US spelling), orgasm enhancer symptoms are dramatic, orgasm enhancer though often misdiagnosed. Orgasm enhancer But what interested me were the less intense consequences. Humans have been eating grass-based foods as a major and continuous part of their diet for only about 8 to 10 thousand years. Orgasm enhancer And even then it is only in very local regions that grains have been primary for that long. Orgasm enhancer Most of the world has only been grain-fed for less than a third of that time. Orgasm enhancer Our digestive system and the enzymes that are its tools have been evolving to a reasonably consistent diet for millions of years. Orgasm enhancer Prior to grains, orgasm enhancer the great change for our Genus was the addition of meat and animal fat in increasing amounts over the last 2½ to 2 million years. Orgasm enhancer The jump to grains has been dramatic and rapid – far too rapid to allow for digestive processes to adapt fully (or even at all) to new proteins. The consequence is that gluten can only be partially digested. Orgasm enhancer This is especially true for those with celiac disease. Orgasm enhancer It is now understood that their bodies treat certain of the peptide pieces (break-down products of the partial digestion of a protein) as they would viruses and react by killing their own intestinal lining cells. Orgasm enhancer Some of these peptides get into the blood stream and are attacked at other places in the body resulting in auto-immune disease symptoms. But what if no one, orgasm enhancer no human digestive system, orgasm enhancer can fully cope with gluten? The numbers are interesting: about 1 in 200 Caucasians are said to have celiac symptoms. Orgasm enhancer It has also been suggested that only about one in 50 cases are correctly diagnosed. Orgasm enhancer As I think through the numbers that would mean that about 1 in 4 are actually having some symptoms of gluten digestion insufficiency. Orgasm enhancer And then add in my experience. Orgasm enhancer I have had, orgasm enhancer in any one moment, orgasm enhancer no set of symptoms that would point to a ‘condition’ worthy of attention, orgasm enhancer but looking over my years a number of accepted, orgasm enhancer and therefore, orgasm enhancer unexplained concerns fit neatly into a gluten response model. Orgasm enhancer I have been vital all my life, orgasm enhancer mountain climbing, orgasm enhancer pulling 3 day study sessions in college, orgasm enhancer seeming strong and effective. Orgasm enhancer Yet, orgasm enhancer as I aged into the accepted declines, orgasm enhancer I discover that most likely I have been running my whole life with a sea anchor deployed. What would happen to the human condition if the world went off gluten? What if almost everyone is being diminished to some degree by an inflammatory response to a food that they cannot fully digest because the food is too new in our dietary repertoire? My sons are taking this seriously with what seem, orgasm enhancer to this point, orgasm enhancer to be good results, orgasm enhancer but what about the others that we know about, orgasm enhancer the 50 undiagnosed (crazy word for being poisoned by your food) for every one who is? And if we find that the consequences are more wide reaching, orgasm enhancer can we eliminate gluten from our food supply (reducing is not an option, orgasm enhancer it is all or none in most cases)? It is obvious that the “gluten interests” would fight this even being considered, orgasm enhancer would fight accurate information getting to the public. Orgasm enhancer And since gluten carrying grains are now half or more of the world’s food supply and since world agriculture is devoted to these grains, orgasm enhancer it would also be effectively impossible, orgasm enhancer even if the world were to accept that gluten was a serious health issue. Orgasm enhancer For the moment then, orgasm enhancer I will remain on a gluten free diet and suggest to others that they give it a try. Orgasm enhancer James Keye is the nom de plume of a biologist and psychologist who after discovering a mismatch between academe and himself went into private business for many years. Orgasm enhancer His whole post-pubescent life has been focused on understanding at both the intellectual and personal levels what it is to be of the human species; he claims some success. Orgasm enhancer Email him at: jkeye1632@gmail.com. Orgasm enhancer http://dissidentvoice.org/2009/10/gluten/