In “Beyond Celiac: Study Sheds New Light on Obesogenic Effects of Gluten – Are PPARs & Bacteria Both Involved?” (12-25-12), they write:
Bottom line: The study at hand provides a good reason to limit your intake of ‘healthy whole grains’ and other gluten containing foods, regardless of whether you suffer from celiac or not. Whether the established detrimental effects of gluten on the integrity of the intestinal wall and the increased leakage of bacterially produced endotoxins from the highly unfavorably changes in the gut microbiome in response to the high fat diets (Hildebrandt. 2009) are part of, or even the primary cause of these observations still has to be elucidated. The same goes for strategies to counter the translocation of the endotoxins across the gut lining (cf. ‘Shedding some light on the leaky gut’) and the dose response relationship between the total amount of gluten in your diet and its effects on your metabolism. With 7% of pure gluten, it goes without saying that you would basically have to live of wheat in order to get to anywhere similar amounts of gluten in the diet… that said: Is it possible that the effects occur only in the presence of the high fat diet? After all, this alone has been shown to favor a pro-inflammatory gut microbiome.
For your health and for your children’s health, avoid grains. Focus on meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Pastured, organic products are the best; buy from a local farmer with good farming practices, if you can.