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How long does gluten stay in one's system after eating foods contaminated in it?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 27, 2012 at 8:12 PM

How long does it remain in the system, negatively affecting your body after ingestion?

I'd love to know. Haven't eaten any, just would like to know. Thanks guys and gals!

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

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on October 02, 2012
at 04:10 PM

We will probably have to agree to disagree on this issue, but I still find it somewhat funny that you are so quick to point to science indicating the benefits of gluten avoidance as quackery, but you avoid wheat yourself.

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

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on October 02, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Um, I have done my scientific research pretty thoroughly. Not only do I research scientific journal articles, I can weed through them as well due to graduate training in statistical research. Separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak (pun intended :) ). Anyone with an autoimmune or suspected autoimmune disease would be wise to avoid gluten. This includes a whole lotta people. Wheat, especially in its current grown form is linked to gut inflammation, which honestly is not good for anyone.

23c8aef5287e3e5d331ea4d1cf3a30f6

on September 28, 2012
at 08:39 PM

I've replaced wheat with whole fruits and vegetables. I want to eat closer to the source and lose carbs as well. I'm very familiar with paleo, and although I do not follow strict paleo I doubt I'll ever go back to the SAD. I would doublecheck my scientific research if I were you. There's a lot of quackery that appears scientific. Yes, some people are sensitive to gluten, but certainly not in the numbers gluten haters would have you believe. Any benefit found by going "gluten-free" for most people is in the secondary changes to their diet.

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on September 28, 2012
at 03:22 AM

I've heard up to 100 years!

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

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on September 28, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Hmmm...sorry but I'll have to beg to differ on this one. There's scientific research out there that indicates it's an issue for more than just celiacs. It is implicated in autoimmune disease which covers a whole lot of people. Don't have time to dig up citations tonight, but I'll try to post some soon. The book "Wheat Belly" is a good place to begin learning about how wheat can affect you. Out of curiosity, why are you avoiding wheat if you feel that it's not harmful, and even an important part of your diet? If you're trying to follow paleo, avoiding grains (esp. wheat) is key.

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on September 28, 2012
at 02:27 AM

[citation needed]

23c8aef5287e3e5d331ea4d1cf3a30f6

on September 28, 2012
at 02:13 AM

http://skepchick.org/2011/09/lets-talk-about-gluten/ Gluten is safe for people who don't have negative reactions to it, like celiacs. It is the most important staple food for humans worldwide(hence, "Man cannot live by bread alone", an indicator of bread's importance) and although I choose not to eat it for now, it's not because I think that it's harmful. Wheat, like many other foods, has gotten a bad rap from the SAD. And the notion that gluten itself is somehow undesirable is a fad.

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

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on September 28, 2012
at 12:16 AM

Toxic? Maybe too strong of a word...harmful is better one. Please elaborate on why you feel otherwise.

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on September 27, 2012
at 08:19 PM

I have heard up to 6 months

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23c8aef5287e3e5d331ea4d1cf3a30f6

on September 27, 2012
at 11:56 PM

You do realize that gluten is not actually toxic for most people, right?

/waiting for my downvotes

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

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on September 28, 2012
at 12:16 AM

Toxic? Maybe too strong of a word...harmful is better one. Please elaborate on why you feel otherwise.

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

(1003)

on September 28, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Hmmm...sorry but I'll have to beg to differ on this one. There's scientific research out there that indicates it's an issue for more than just celiacs. It is implicated in autoimmune disease which covers a whole lot of people. Don't have time to dig up citations tonight, but I'll try to post some soon. The book "Wheat Belly" is a good place to begin learning about how wheat can affect you. Out of curiosity, why are you avoiding wheat if you feel that it's not harmful, and even an important part of your diet? If you're trying to follow paleo, avoiding grains (esp. wheat) is key.

23c8aef5287e3e5d331ea4d1cf3a30f6

on September 28, 2012
at 02:13 AM

http://skepchick.org/2011/09/lets-talk-about-gluten/ Gluten is safe for people who don't have negative reactions to it, like celiacs. It is the most important staple food for humans worldwide(hence, "Man cannot live by bread alone", an indicator of bread's importance) and although I choose not to eat it for now, it's not because I think that it's harmful. Wheat, like many other foods, has gotten a bad rap from the SAD. And the notion that gluten itself is somehow undesirable is a fad.

23c8aef5287e3e5d331ea4d1cf3a30f6

on September 28, 2012
at 08:39 PM

I've replaced wheat with whole fruits and vegetables. I want to eat closer to the source and lose carbs as well. I'm very familiar with paleo, and although I do not follow strict paleo I doubt I'll ever go back to the SAD. I would doublecheck my scientific research if I were you. There's a lot of quackery that appears scientific. Yes, some people are sensitive to gluten, but certainly not in the numbers gluten haters would have you believe. Any benefit found by going "gluten-free" for most people is in the secondary changes to their diet.

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

(1003)

on October 02, 2012
at 04:10 PM

We will probably have to agree to disagree on this issue, but I still find it somewhat funny that you are so quick to point to science indicating the benefits of gluten avoidance as quackery, but you avoid wheat yourself.

51c66d8a6f3005628535a50a950b1c61

(1003)

on October 02, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Um, I have done my scientific research pretty thoroughly. Not only do I research scientific journal articles, I can weed through them as well due to graduate training in statistical research. Separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak (pun intended :) ). Anyone with an autoimmune or suspected autoimmune disease would be wise to avoid gluten. This includes a whole lotta people. Wheat, especially in its current grown form is linked to gut inflammation, which honestly is not good for anyone.

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A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on September 28, 2012
at 03:17 AM

Based on the average transit time of food through the gut, probably about 3 to 7 days.

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on September 28, 2012
at 12:07 AM

It resides no longer than your average meal does in your digestive tract. The damage though may last a bit longer (assuming your gut is leaky).

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