February 23, 2012

Is Corn Gluten Really Safe For Those With Gluten Sensitivity?

 

Corn Maize (Gluten) Found to Cause Harm Again…

Since 1978 there have been a number of studies investigating whether or not corn gluten is a problem for patients with gluten sensitivity.  The answer many give is that corn is perfectly safe for celiac patients.  The big question is why would this advise be given if there are multiple studies showing quite the opposite?  So many products that are labeled gluten free contain corn gluten or corn byproducts.

With the rise of the booming gluten free food market (billions in revenue annually), the question needs to be asked with more scrutiny.  Why?

  • Much of the processed gluten free junk frood (Frankenfood) is derived from genetically modified corn.
  • There is a huge increase in patients with refractory celiac disease (these people do not respond to a traditional gluten free diet.)
  • Multiple studies have shown that traditional gluten free diets fail to heal patients even after many years on the diet.
  • Corn is used in the production of sweeteners, shampoos, soaps, plastics, fuels, etc.  The potential for cross contamination is dangerously high.
  • There are more studies showing that corn gluten is a problem than there are studies showing that it is not.
  • All of our domesticated farm animals are fed staple diets of genetically modified corn.  Our meat and dairy industry revolves around this.

New Study Shows Corn Gluten Similar to Wheat Gluten

“Maize is used as an alternative to wheat to elaborate foodstuffs for celiac patients in a gluten-free diet. However, some maize prolamins (zeins) contain amino acid sequences that resemble the wheat gluten immunodominant peptides… analysis indicated that other zeins contain similar sequences, or sequences that may bind even better to the HLA-DQ2/DQ8 molecules compared to the already identified ones. Results concur to indicate that relative abundance of these zeins,…may be of paramount clinical relevance, and the use of maize in the formulation and preparation of gluten-free foods must be reevaluated…”

Study Source:

Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2012 Feb 2.

Gluten Free Society’s Stance:

At this point there is ample evidence to consider corn gluten as a major contributor to gluten related illnesses.  The average celiac patient feels better cutting wheat out, but the truth of the matter is simple – feeling better does not mean healthy.  Statistics show that those with gluten sensitivity will go on to develop 7 + autoimmune diseases in their lifetime.  These diseases develop for those following a traditional gluten free diet.  The problem is that many don’t make a correlation between gluten and these other diseases.  They focus on celiac disease as if it is the only manifestation of consuming gluten.

Traditional Vs. TRUE Gluten Free

A traditional gluten free diet promotes the use of processed packaged foods with genetically manipulated grain based ingredients.  Regardless of gluten content, this diet is not conducive to good healing.  A TRUE gluten free diet eliminates all forms of gluten.  You can learn more about this diet by watching this video <<<.

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25 Responses to “Is Corn Gluten Really Safe For Those With Gluten Sensitivity?”

  • Let’s see. If you go to the doctor with symptoms and say you believe it’s gluten intolerance, you’re labeled a wacko. But if you go gluten-free and then visit the the doctor and tell her your symptoms are gone, she’ll say, “Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it.” She won’t ask what you’re doing so she can help other patients. And make sure you don’t admit to researching on “The Internet.” It’s a sure clue that you’re a moron. Most allopaths are so pathetic.

  • A mom says:

    I’ve been to drs who push meds with no reasonable explanation or alternative measures given. I had blood work done, not told it would detect Gluten, but just had a diet recommended for stress and weight loss. However, I finally contacted the lab dr who basically said with the results, consider yourself having gluten issues.I haven’t found a dr here who seems to know how to diagnose by symptom, or whose loyalty lies with the patient….Appreciate this website

  • Sandy Padula says:

    I was having strange issues a few years ago.I started the digging process and finally got the answers that I had both gluten genes…a simple swab test. You do not have to eat gluten to get tested. I am completely off all grains as Dr. O suggests. You still have to heal your leaky gut with a healing system. I use repairvite by Apex. It works! Being completely gluten free is not easy so we have to be strong. You also need to supplement vitamins a,d,k and e if you have a leaky gut. Vitamin b12 and d3 are critical.

  • Katherine says:

    My doctor offered treatment for my symptoms- antidepressants. Thankfully I knew enough to walk away and carry on my search for answers. Four years ago I discovered I am gluten intolerant. Last week I was also diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome and at last will be able to get some physio and help with that. All I can say is, stick to your guns. And thank goodness for the internet! I am now eating mostly grain free paleo, with a little rice, no other grains. It is difficult as I don’t do well low carb, but I am finding my way.

  • redbird says:

    Like some others I have been through years of the medical system that always directed me to antidepressant meds. too. Never looking at the real problem, even with a scope test that showed inflammation but no diagnosis or recommendations?
    Since self-discovery of Gluten Sensitivity and a teriffic turn-around since Oct. 2011, we’re working hard in the proper direction and struggling to reach all our relatives, many of them think we’ve lost our marbles?haha
    This finding on Corn I feel is the explanation for some of our symptoms that still seemed to return without a clear “gluten” connection. My wife and I both watched the video together and it will no longer be difficult to keep avoiding all the corn products and hidden sweetners.
    Thanks Dr. Osborne for all the help.
    Norb

  • Karen Null says:

    When I have wheat gluten (even corn now) within an hour I get extremely tired, like I took a sleeping pill. I also start getting congestion in my chest, head, and ears. Lastly, I get so fog headed and can’t concentrate. I don’t know if that is the direct effect of the gluten or a side effect from being tired and congested, but either way it sucks when your in nursing school. Those are just the outward effects, I am sure I have plenty of internal ones. I try really hard to avoid these foods, but they seem to be in EVERYTHING.

  • Sevorg says:

    Is corn safe for gluten intolarance? It depends on the person.Wheat, rye and barley are bad for those with cleiac disease. There are some 100 grains that have different forms of gluten in them including corn. Each person needs to be tested to see if one type or another beyond the above menetioned is an issue. But yes, corn is a very common on that affects a great many with gluten intolarance. Each person is different and reacts differently to various types of gluten. It is best to be tested to find out for sure.

  • Celia Mom says:

    Please understand that Celiac Disease is not “gluten sensitivity” or “a problem with gluten.” Celiac Disease is an auto-immune disease where once gluten is ingested and hits the small intestines your immune system kicks in and starts killing the villus (the minute finger-shaped processes of the mucous membrane of the small intestine that serve in the absorption of nutriment.) Once the villus is damaged you see scalloping inside the small intestines, constant digestive problems, and unexplained weight loss – if this is happening to a child they will literally stop growing. A good gastro dr. will do 2 different blood panels and an endoscopy to diagnosis Celia Disease. If they are not willing to this for you then go to another doctor until you find one who will run the blood panels.

  • Thelma Lyon says:

    Karen Null what you said about becoming so sleepy you felt like you had taken a sleeping pill is exactly how I feel, but I have not been able to pin point the cause of this. I strongly suspected it was wheat. My ears begin ringing really loud and I do feel fog headed as you said. I have been diagnosed as having gluten intolerance, but was given no instructions as how to deal with this problem. Any suggestions you can give me will be greatly appreciated! If I eat very much corn products, my eyes swell and I fell groggy. I have developed more food allergies in the past several months as well as allergies to nickle and other metals. Within the last couple of years, I have developed an allergy to penicillin as well. I don’t know how or if it is related to gluten that I am developing these allergies, but would love to hear from others about any allergies they may have. I am sensitive to eggs, preservatives (BHT), processed meats, etc. I had low iron on my yearly physical this year and am taking iron tablets at the present. I had no idea any of this was related to gluten intolerance! Thank each of you for sharing your info.

  • I too am stuggling with the gluten free diet. I have been attempting the paleo diet but still have problems with digestion when eating lots of veggies. I feel hungry and at a loss for what to eat that won’t cause symptoms . Food is becoming the enemy .

  • gertrude morsbach says:

    my grandson became very sick when he was only two years old, the doctor told us he was allergic to corn so took him off that, as he grew we up found he is also allergic to all foods with gluten. also milk so we now know that if cows eat grain ,that also affects the cows milk .

  • Beverly Milley says:

    I have been struggling with gluten now 11 months and still being glueten free have problems my life has changed I never eat out i am afraid of getting sick. I feed my dogs all 7 gluten free dog food and treats,I have changed everything yes do I feel better then i did for 2 years when no one would believe me that I was ill yes, but will I ever be well again. No the stress the tiredness the muscle pain. I do yoga and meditate that helps. I am afraid of food it became my enemy.

  • Deborah Phillips says:

    After reading the posts, I see an important part that is omitted. MEDICATIONS. Everyone should check the inactive ingredients in all of their medications, including over the counter and prescription. Most of the medications in tablet or pill form have corn starch as a binding and drying agent and many medications also contain lactose so I was getting hit double time. I now have my medications filled by a compounding pharmacy. My pharmacist at the regular store pharmacy was very helpful adding support and information to my own research. Bottom line, do your own research, keep up to date with new information, stay attuned to what your body is telling you and above all, do not be discouraged if your doctor doesn’t believe in gluten (in all forms)intolerance or the need to have medications compounded.

  • Sue Fenech says:

    I was diagnosed years ago with gluten intolerance/ sensitivity. Have gradually worked my way through many websites, searched for info to locate answers for many conditions, that now seem strangely related. Long journey, but now am mostly grain-free, sugar-free & dairy-free (I say mostly)and pain free! I did a stint of 3 months strictly grain/sugar/dairy free and lost 12 kgs, and am now maintaining that weight loss. Food choices are now mainly home prepared from scratch, (raw salad/stirfry/baked) fruit, veg, organic/free range chicken/beef, with nuts/seeds mix, berries, chia,etc, and am trialling a little quinoa porridge with my brekky mix a couple of times a week and spoonful of plain yoghurt twice a week – a work in progress!

  • Tina Hhghes says:

    I have been reading the briliant information on this site for a while now. I have been living a conventional GF life for four years but was still struggling with all the symptoms of brain fog, exhaustion etc. Just over two months ago I reluctantly gave up corn and rice, and am finally beginning to feel like the person that I can just about remember being a long, long time ago. However,
    I have now added yet another laugh a minute symptom to my list of oh you are just a little gluten intolerant, it’s called Cold Induced Urticara, and so now skiing holidays and icecream are also off the list. Aparently there is a link to gluten intolerance has anyone else experienced this?

  • evelyn says:

    now I understand why I am always sick please be careful I have many problems starting arthritis do no eat gluten please. All my life I have problems Ice cream is very bad and I noticed corn too thanks for keep us informated

  • Ora says:

    Is the problem with Rice specific to Brown Rice or is White Rice problematic too?
    I was under the impression that the problematic aspects of rice were in the husk and that white rice was not a problem.

  • Tamara says:

    Pleae, all – do a Cyrex Array 4 cross-reactivity test!! I am allergic to gluten and stopped eating it, and still had issues with hormones and losing weight. Could not get the weight off, no matter how healthy I was eating, and how little! Took the test, and found out I am allergic to corn, eggs, rice, all grains, amaranth, quinoia, yeast and potatoes. However, I am ASYMPTOMATIC, which means I don’t feel any symptoms when I eat the stuff. Now that I am clean of “healthy” foods like brown rice, eggs, etc – I am starting to drop the weight and feel healthier than ever. Get tested, for many people have no symptoms and your body is still attacking itself when you eat these things.

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  • Dawn says:

    Gluten sensitive and I keep having a reaction to corn like abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, brain fog and migraine. I have the genes, sux. Guess I am gonna give up corn!

  • Jon says:

    There is a reason drs are reluctant to recognize gluten intolerance in all of it’s forms. They profit greatly from prescribing pharmaceuticals They cannot profit from a change in your diet. If you don’t want dangerous drugs in you, then you are a wacko. I may be cynical, but that is because my eyes are open.

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  • monica says:

    Thank you for all the information,it’s all very helpful.
    Would you be able to guide me through gluten free ,soy free ,etc makeup including hair color ,mascara etc
    monica

  • Monica,
    Look into Red Apple. They have a non toxic gluten free line – http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/gluten-free-society-blog/gluten-free-make-up/
    All the best,
    Dr. O

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