Gluten Disorders are now found to be linked with GMOs
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Linked to Gluten-Related Disorders.
An investigative report was recently released by the Institute for Responsible Technology. Their team of experts proposed a possible connection between genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and gluten-related disorders. The analysis is based on Department of Agriculture data, Environmental Protection Act records, medical journal reviews, and international research.
Some common health problems that may be associated with GMO foods that contain Glutens are: intestinal permeability, imbalanced gut bacteria, immune activation and allergies, impaired digestion and damage to the intestinal wall.
Stay Away from “Glutens” and GMOs
Gluten sensitivity is currently estimated to affect as many as 18 million Americans. Reactions to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, are becoming increasingly common. Gluten sensitivity can range in severity from mild discomfort, such as gas and bloating, to celiac disease, a serious autoimmune condition that can, if undiagnosed, result in a 4-fold increase in death. Genetics alone cannot explain the rapid rise in gluten-related disorders, and experts believe that there must be an environmental trigger. There continues to be much debate about what that environmental trigger may be.
Many people who discover they are gluten-sensitive actually increase their intake of GMOs because they switch from wheat products to corn products. With 88% of the U.S. corn crop genetically engineered, avoidance of GMOs in the gluten-free community presents a unique challenge to consumers.
The best way to avoid GMOs is to consult the Non-GMO Shopping Guide or download the free iPhone app ShopNoGMO. Look for products with either the “Non-GMO Project Verified” or the “Certified Organic” seal. Avoid ingredients derived from the foods most likely to be genetically modified. These include soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar, papaya from Hawaii or China, zucchini, and yellow squash.
The Non-GMO Shopping Guide can be purchased in quantities for public distribution or it may also be downloaded from their website:
- Non-GMO Shopping Guide Brochure and IRT Newsletter
- Non-GMO Shopping Guide Brochure (Spanish)
- Non-GMO Shopping Tips and IRT Newsletter
If you have a friend or relative suffering from gluten sensitivity, ask them if they eat GMOs and forward this article to them!
Staying “Gluten Free” and the Non-GMO Shopping Guide – http://cookingwithchrist.org/non-gmo/
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