Most Dangerous Foods for Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, Gluten-free Diet #6 – Rice

Everyone dr. Clark here I want to talk to you about the number six most dangerous food if you are gluten sensitive or been diagnosed with celiac disease and the number six most dangerous food is rice I know that’s a big blow to a lot of you that’s kind of a bummer because rice is such a big deal for most people that are on a gluten-free diet but recent information published in January and also presented at a conference that I was at now October shows us pretty much without a doubt I mean really rice is a problem for people that have gluten sensitivity and the problem is not that rice contains gluten the problem is that rice contains a protein that cross reacts with gluten antibodies so let me explain that cross reaction process – in case you don’t know about it cross reaction occurs when the antibodies for one thing can attach to another thing and bind to them and create a response to that theme so in the context of gluten sensitivity it works like this if you’ve been diagnosed as gluten sensitive or you’ve been tested for celiac disease that came out positive or whatever or you think you have a gluten sensitivity problem you make antibodies to gluten and antibodies like little flashing adhesive strobe lights that are designed to attach onto gluten so that your immune system can find it and kill it okay in cross reaction and let’s say that this is the rice protein okay actually this let’s say that this is the gluten protein and this is the rice protein well those look pretty similar right I mean those are very close the antibodies for gluten can mistakenly attach onto the the rice protein and now you attack that so even though you’re eating gluten free you to your immune system you’re not you’re basically still eating gluten and you still get an immune system response an inflammatory response that you would have got if you just kept on eating gluten so we see this a lot in people that go from eating gluten eating a gluten diet and eating a gluten-free diet now why do people do this well they go on a gluten-free diet because of a couple of reasons number one it’s a lot of people see it as a kind of a you know it’s a healthy thing to do there’s a lot of people that are doing these days a lot of books on it you know Wheat Belly and wheat brain and all kinds of other things or they may have been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition like Hashimoto’s or type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis their kids autistic and they go on the gluten-free diet and then maybe things get a little bit better but it’s not really the miracle that they were expecting or hoping and the problem is they may maybe because they’re eating these cross-reactive foods now rice is number six the biggest cross reactor the most dangerous one is milk number two is yeast number three is corn number four is oats number five is militant number six is rice this study that was published in January shows and you should get the paper you really should read it it’s a fantastic paper that rice there’s a protein in rice and they’re not entirely sure it is but it’s a sixteen killa Dalton protein if they get that number right sixteen I believe it’s a 16 kilo Dalton protein that cross reacts with gluten antibodies and to be fair or to be muddy I’m not sure which they didn’t really clarify in the city what kind of rice they were talking about they just went and bought some at the supermarket so I mean I’m assuming it’s white rice maybe I’m assuming brown rice and rice wouldn’t make any difference because they’re really the same thing I don’t think wild rice is the same thing but who knows I mean yeah I’m sure some of you guys have some information to tell me about that but the point is rice as you know it as it occurs in these gluten-free processed foods and breads the cupcakes the cookies the tortillas you know the pizza crusts that they’ve got rice in them that’s a potential for cross reaction and so you may not get be getting the full benefit of a gluten-free diet there’s a this rice situation has been known for quite a while but this voted on a paper was the first one to really take it to the next level of scrutiny and look at it several different ways I don’t want to get into all the technicalities of it but basically every way they looked at it rice is a significant problem for people to have gluten antibodies those going antibodies can bind to the rice and then you’ve got a problem with rice so what do you do with this information right what I mean I’m kind of maybe ruining your day telling you can’t have that rice well to be fair just because in a lab setting and we know that it does cross react and can cross react it doesn’t mean that it is cross reacting a hundred percent of the time and every person you see but just to let you know I mean there’s very few people I’ve seen am I practice that really could eat rice safely to be the safest had to stay away from it and you need to be working with someone that can help you through that process to determine you know am i cross-reactive your eyes what i do if i’m cross-reactive rice i mean we know it’s kind of a process you have to follow so don’t try to do it on your own you know work with someone that understands what i just talked to you about that rice and those other things are cross-reactive foods that can help you kind of navigate your way through because it’s too complex to do on your own but hopefully this video in this video series has helped you out and at least now you know that there is a danger and not to be safe you probably just should be avoiding these cross-reactive foods and rice is number six