Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Seeping poison

There is one very tiny substance that is creeping into almost every food item that is bought and yet some would say is nearly the most dangerous thing that can be ingested by both people and animals. It has four separate names depending from where it is sourced. These are: secalin, hordein, gliadin and avenin. Secalin is found in rye which used to be called secale; hordein is found in barley; gliadin is found in wheat, avenin is found in oats. All of these come under the heading of ‘gluten’ and this is the poison that attacks every organ of the body from the tips of the toes to the top of the brain.

Years ago, it was thought that gluten was dangerous and life threatening only to those people who developed Coeliac Disease. It has been found that there are hundreds of diseases that are brought on by gluten whilst others are made worse by gluten. The chances are that if a person has developed an illness and a cure hasn’t been found then it is wise to consider the possibility that gluten has had some part to play in this. Sometimes, if gluten is removed completely from the diet, a person will recover (as long as they never eat gluten again). Other times, the gluten has caused so much damage that although it is necessary to remove gluten from the diet the damage is such, that a person’s health has been destroyed completely from achieving complete full health again.