We have to move beyond gluten intolerance in discussion of optimal diet. Radiation mutated wheat has many other altered non-gliadin components that can lead to damage of intestinal wall.
Top expert in gastroenterology and liver disease discusses how radiation and chemicals changed grains. Random mutagenesis of wheat possibly increased risk of autoimmune diseases. Gluten-Free diets are popular for people who consider themselves “gluten sensitive”. It is not only about gluten content of wheat and other grains. Non-gliadin proteins are also mutated by radiation and selection. Non-gliadin components of wheat can create gut sensitivity. We have to look beyond gluten intolerance to understand food sensitivity today. Radiation mutated wheat has changed our food supply. Video interview with top expert in gastroenterology (Harvard Medical School). Ionizing radiation bombards wheat on a random basis and can lead to modification of many grain proteins. Trypsin inhibitors are present in wheat in high amount. Trypsin inhibitors can damage intestinal wall. In cases of gluten intolerance and celiac disease second opinion helps to make sure celiac disease diagnosis is correct and complete. Selection and chemical modification creates useful mutants, but mutant wheat is bred with radiation. So we do not know which components of wheat are mutated and how. Random irradiation and chemical mutagenesis of wheat is worse than genetic modification. Indiscriminate mutagenesis is what’s wrong with modern wheat. Patients might be allergic to other grain components. It is going beyond gluten intolerance. We have to consider separation of radiation mutated wheat from more natural grain sources. So there could be a difference between wheat sensitivity and gluten sensitivity. Other components of the wheat which can cause injury to intestines and liver.