Human Dairy Contains Gluten!
Source:Scand J Gastroenterol. 1998 Nov;33(11):1186-92.
Gluten Free Society’s Stance:This study brings to light a major concern in the gluten intolerant community. Dairy is promoted as a gluten free food. However; commercial farms feed cows primarily grains. If gluten proteins can pass through into human milk, should we be concerned about the same in animal milk? Is this one of the reasons that so many do well on a gluten free/casein free diet? Is this why so many people tolerate European dairy products vs. American dairy products? (Europeans typically produce their dairy from pasture raised animals). Is this why refractory celiac disease is present in such a large percentage of the diagnosed celiac population? Consider the maelstrom of detrimental reactions to gluten loaded dairy products in those with gluten sensitivity. All of these “gluten free” foods would be potentially harmful:
- Things baked with dairy based products
- Packaged foods with dairy protein additives
- Dairy based protein drinks
- Supplemental formula for infants
- Ice cream… the list can go on and on and on…