Wheat proteins may cause inflammation beyond the gut New research reveals that a family of proteins in wheat may be responsible for activating inflammation in chronic health conditions such as multiple sclerosis, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Consuming the amylase-trypsin inhibitors in wheat (ATIs), which make up less than five percent of the total protein, can lead to inflammation not just in the gut but also the lymph nodes, kidneys, and brain. The researchers say that ATI driven inflammation differs to celiac, and is not related to gluten.
One of the next things we asked ourselves was; do grains cause inflammation?
In people who do not have celiac disease, grains do not cause inflammation or damage the gut – if they are consumed in whole or cracked form. But when grains are milled into flour, the starch they contain becomes a high-glycemic-load food.
Is it possible to be allergic to wheat?
It is possible to be allergic to wheat. This is measured through a blood test and there should be no confusion here either. Confusion arises when gluten-free diets are recommended because “it’s just healthier” or “reduces inflammation.”.
Wheat gluten has been shown to elicit several negative side effects in the body. These include triggering leaky gut (also known as increased intestinal permeability), disturbances of the delicate balance of bacteria in our gut/microbiome, increased oxidative stress, and even changes to the way our genes express themselves.
Can wheat allergy cause asthma?
An inhalation induced Ig. E mediated wheat allergy can cause baker’s asthma or rhinitis, which are common occupational diseases in workers who have significant repetitive exposure to wheat flour, such as bakers.
Most specialists agree that limiting gluten from your diet is not indicated unless it is medically necessary. While your asthma may be linked to a wheat allergy, you must speak with your physician to obtain a diagnosis.
Unfortunately, food allergies are rarely looked at as a cause for asthma. If they are investigated, they are usually limited to wheat, soy, peanut, and milk. Measuring wheat allergy is not the same thing as checking for gluten sensitivity.
While I was writing we ran into the query “Is there a connection between grain allergies and asthma?”.
I discovered This was the first known historical connection between grain inducing asthma. The reaction was later discovered to be an Ig, and e response., ig E is an acute antibody produced by the body’s immune system. The antibody causes the release of immune chemicals called histamines.