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Old 01-22-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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Gluten

Hi folks,

Im reading up about gluten and intolerances with it, and so far ive come to know that people that do have an intolerance from gluten are usually type O (Blood) and are missing enzymes that break down gluten in there system, so my question is, what is this enzyme they are missing? and where or what food would you find this in?

 
Old 01-31-2010, 08:35 AM   #2
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Re: Gluten

I can't name the enzyme off the top of my head but a blood test is available to test for the enzymes and can give a definitive diagnosis of gluten intolerance.

Gluten is found in foods containing any form of wheat. Oats above 1c/day also causes problems in some patients.

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Old 02-11-2010, 11:25 PM   #3
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Re: Gluten

Hygea,

I haven't heard that there is a particular blood type associated with gluten intolerance.

I have heard that gluten intolerance (celiac disease) is often classified as an auto-immune disorder. That is, the body starts attacking its own cells (often in the small intestine, resulting in nutritional imbalances). The symptoms can appear at any time in one's life, and the symptoms can be so varied that many doctors don't think that it is appropriate to check for celiac.

I have not heard of any cure. If it were simply a matter of a missing enzyme, such as for people with milk intolerances who lack lactase, then we would see a product or prescription for the missing enzyme. But it ain't that simple, unfortunately.

I do fine as long as I maintain a strict gluten-free diet.

--Rheanna

 
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