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What is your take on corn gluten meal?

 
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A friend told me about corn gluten meal in relationship to some health issues I'm having with yeast and fungal overgrowth in my gut.   He also said to research it, good advice always.
Wiki Corn_gluten_meal  "In 1985, Dr. Nick Christians of Iowa State University discovered that CGM displayed pre-emergent herbicidal effects during a series of turf grass experiments."
I'm curious what you think?
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The first thing I always look at is; How much processing has to occur for this product to appear?
The more anything is processed, the less nutrition value it will have if it is a food product.
Gluten is protein and when you refine it out of something else, you are setting up a probable "oops maybe I should have thought this through more" scenario in the gut.
Most of the people with documented gluten issues got that way from a diet high in gluten enhanced wheat products. The hard red winter, soft red winter and durham wheat varieties grown today have been bred to have increased gluten in every kernel.
The result is a dramatic increase in the number of people with gluten intolerance, which means they have to modify their diet.

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For me, I probably wouldnt use it. I get twitchy when I read things like "safe unless inhaled" and "nontoxic but keep from watersheds".  I am very particular with what is used here because we are on a well.  I look at everything as being part of our "watershed".

With my own avoiding wheat due to health, I have read of the SIBO diet. All I know is it is supposed to help with gut/yeast issues.  Thought it might be worth a mention anyway.

Edit: It really makes sense what Dr. Redhawk says. I would be afraid of triggering more food problems.  Especially one I didnt have to. Hope things work out whatever you decide to do.
 
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Is your friend recommending that you make sure the foods you eat do not contain corn gluten meal?  It is a common additive in pet food and is not recommended.

When used to discourage weeds in your lawn or garden there is some info here on permies. Though I don't see a relationship to health issues.

So I am confused.
 
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Thank you for your comments everyone.
My friend was a nurse and working in a lab when he discovered the correlation between the health (fighting fungal yeast growths in humans) and a product he heard about for weed control. I know weird, right?
I'll have to talk to him again about how I would ingest it. Currently I'm taking several good bacteria supplements to correct a severe imbalance.   Sure I'm still a little sketchy on the health part of this.
I'll for certain ask my healer before adding anything to my meds, plus your opinions mean a lot to me. I had the same thoughts about the extreme levels of processing done in the super secretive corn syrup industry. In the Wiki article it suggests it isn't gluten like wheat contains. It sounds more like a chemical reaction to whatever they do to make corn syrup.
One of the heavy duty supplements I'm now taking is oregano oil capsules, that is pretty extreme and I can tell something is happening in my stomach when I take it once a day.
The reason this is in the plants section is I was concerned about putting a herbicide of this nature on gardens?
Brian

 
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As a general rule, we don't do grains (though sometimes, we splurge - then pay dearly for it). We've both learned just how bad the SAD diet really is, on the human body, and specifically, on our personal digestive systems, in the short term. How much inflammation (thereby physical pain & hormonal dysfunction) it causes us in the mid to long term is the real deal breaker, though.

Personally, if I can ingest the things I need via foods, I feel no need to take a supplement that does the same job, but probably less effectively. Whole, home -fermented foods usually take very little work - and even make it easier to get healthy, flavorful meals on the table.
 
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