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Friday, August 26, 2005

Wheat Allergy and Wheat grass

A common question we get is: If you are allergic to wheat gluten can you still use wheatgrass?
Yes, Steve Meyerowitz in his book "Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine" says " People who usually have an allergy to wheat and wheat products are usually reacting to gluten, the sticky protein found in the grains of wheat, barley and rye. Wheat grass is different than wheat. The green vegetable grass contains no gluten. In fact, it contains anti-allergic factors."

You should have no trouble with Wheatgrass and wheat allergies.

I wish I was allergic to candy, that way I would see immediate harmful reactions and in turn I would not be tempted at all to eat it!

8 Comments:

  • At 12:09 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    The odd thing about allergies is that you often crave the foods that do you harm. BTW, I think a large number of people have minor allergies to gluten.

    Come to think of it, there was a blood type diet craze that said Blood Type O people have a harder time with gluten (Most people are A or B). I would think Wheatgrass would be good for type o as it concentrates the nutritients and type Os are supposed to do best with high protein diets with less carbs.

     
  • At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What about people who are allergic to grass. Would they be able to drink wheatgrass juice?

     
  • At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes I am VERY allergic to all types of grass,mold and pollen. Is it safe for me to drink Wheatgrass juice ?

     
  • At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i am also very allergic to grass, but not gluten and I would like to know what other foods I should not eat like: chard (i think)

     
  • At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Kev, type O is the most common blood type.

     
  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger Renee said…

    The problem I keep finding is that everyone assumes that one is allergic to the gluten in wheat. That is called celiac disease, and is NOT an allergy. It is an auto-immune disease. Some people, like myself, have an actual allergy to wheat, but have no problems with rye, oats, or barley even though those grains also contain gluten. So does wheatgrass have the same allergenic properties? I have no idea, but it sure would be nice to know....

     
  • At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I just suffered the worst bout of allergy symptoms in my life since Thanksgiving. I am finally on Clarinex D, Prednisone, and Veramist. It is a little better but just started a few days ago. My fear is that in November I went on a 21 day Raw/Living Food Detox and Cleanse and my immune system got rid of all the immunity it had accumulated over the years against allergens. I am +4 on grass test (Wednesday was test) I was drinking a Green smoothie ever since this cleanse began in the morning. The two concerns I have are the wheat grass and the barley grass contained in Vitamineral Green Product and the Green Kamut product. Anyone out there have suggestions as to finding out if they are not good for my system.

     
  • At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Sharon said…

    Look for a Nutritional Consultant or ND that does muscle testing or applied kinesology. They can test the product to see how your body responds to it.

     

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