I think sometimes the cause and effect get reversed...like iron deficiency and H. pylori. What if we are all just zinc/magnesium deficient and a sufficiency could provide us with the digestive oomph necessary for moderate *bread consumption?
*I don't mean nasty fake bread--I mean real sourdough.
That's nice, but how does that disable gluten/gliadin's effect on zonulin, and the autoimmune damage that causes?
If that were the true cause, then eating tons of meat, or shellfish would fix it - it does not.
Read it again carefully, it doesn't say that supplementing with zinc and/or magnesium disables the action of gluten/gliadin, it says that gluten prevents the absorption of zinc and that zinc heals the gut, and that maybe, the intolerance reaction is due to lack of zinc/magnesium
That does not negate the fact that these substances cause damage to the gut, leading to leaky-gut which leads to autoimmune diseases. It doesn't mean that if you supplement with zinc and magnesium that you'll prevent autoimmune disease, merely that you'll help heal the damage that gluten has caused after the fact. By that time, enough foreign proteins would have entered the blood stream, causing the immune system to see them as invaders, and over the long term, eventually seeing your own tissues as foreign because gluten is a short chain amino that matches many of our own sequences.
found another link about zonulin:
"celiacs produce 30 times as much zonulin as non-celiacs, even though the non-celiacs were not eating gluten-free diets while the celiacs had been off gluten for over two years"
"Dr. Fasano's group has also published a study showing that bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella stimulate zonulin production in isolated intestinal tissue, and another recent study showed that short-term inoculation of rats with E. coli and Shigella enhanced the ability of gluten to cause intestinal damage while inoculation with Bifidus bacteria virtually eliminated gluten's ability to cause damage. Neither of these studies show that dysbiosis contributes to celiac, or that it is responsible for the persistence of zonulin production on a gluten-free diet, but they offer strong support to the plausibility of these hypotheses."
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