Do All Plants Contain Gluten

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1. Do all plants contain gluten? No, all plants do not contain gluten. Or did the question mean to ask do all grains contain gluten? The answer to this question is also no. (1) Make a list of plants that contain gluten. (1 pt) Wheat, rye, barley, and spelt. (2) 2. What are some known health issues that some people consuming gluten have? Autoimmune disorders like celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and gluten ataxia. Also non-autoimmune disorders or non-allergic disorders with unknown etiologies that are likely immune modulated disorders called NCGS or non-celiac gluten sensitivities. (7) Finally, allergic reactions and food allergy disorders that are IgE and non-IgE-mediated like bakers asthma, wheat dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis…show more content…
Find a recent scientific article (on Google Scholar for example) that relates consumption of gluten to brain health issues and summarize the findings. (1.5 pts) Celiac disease is an immune-mediated disease that relies on gluten to cause gastrointestinal discomfort and symptoms in affected individuals. Recently it has been revealed that gluten sensitivity is a separate and distinct illness, more common than celiac disease. Both disorders will present with neurologic and psychiatric symptoms. This article focuses on gluten sensitivity separate from celiac disease and discusses the physical impact the disease has on the immune system. Patients suffering from gluten sensitivity usually present with neurologic and psychiatric issues such as gluten ataxia, gait ataxia, dysarthria, inflammation of the cerebellum, positive anti-gliadin antibodies, epilepsy and seizure disorders, peripheral neuropathy, inflammatory myopathies, myelopathies, headaches, and gluten encephalopathy. White matter abnormalities associated with gluten sensitivity have also been reported. Psychiatric disorders include anxiety, depressive and mood disorders, ADHD, ASD, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis. The article then discusses in detail the disorders and the findings from the observed studies.

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