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Gluten Sensitivity Without Celiac Disease — A New Twist

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by MeSci, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Apologies if this has already been posted, and I hope it's in the right forum, but I note some other threads in this forum that refer to FODMAPS.

    From http://www.jwatch.org/na32277/2013/...eliac-disease-new-twist?query=topic_nutrition

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    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    Interesting stuff ... one thing I found recently when looking at my rare 23andMe data is that I am homozygous for a very rare genotype on the MGAM gene, which involves the breakdown of oligosaccharides. I wonder if that might be responsible for my "gluten" and other intolerances. It's at rs12703419 with CC as the very rare version, though CT is pretty rare as well.
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    I certainly think it likely that many of us have an abnormality of carb metabolism, hence our improvement on a low-carb diet.

    I'm slightly dismayed at the possibility that my low-GI sweetener xylitol may be problematic, being a polyol, but I don't like unsweetened hot drinks and don't know of any other suitable sweetener. Maybe the small amount I have isn't a problem (I hope!).
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    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    Certainly the author of this paper knows that even some celiacs can eat gluten without feeling anything.

    Looking at antibodies or villi would've been more scientific.
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    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    My problem with carbs appears to be from hyperinsulinemia. I felt horrible, sweats, sleepy, nauseas, during the gtt plus insulin and recognize
    this if I've had too many carbs.
  6. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    The paper is about people without celiac disease.
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    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    Yes I know. But if some celiacs can eat gluten without feeling it then why assume others will feel anything.

    Tests to confirm reactions woulda been helpful.
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Oh, OK. I didn't realise some celiacs could eat gluten without getting reactions.
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    Forgot to say that based on the info I've seen in the gf world in the last 8 years, the medical professionals involved in the upcoming gluten summit are the experts in this arena. : ) tc ... x

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