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Gluten -Corn Cross Reactivity- Why Going Gluten Free Doesn’t Always Cut It.
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Dr Hagmeyer explains why many people fail to experience improvement  in health they were hoping for when they embark on a gluten free diet.  Corn-Gluten Cross Reactivity.

Hi Dr Hagmeyer here, and if you are suffering with any kind of chronic health problem where you suspected gluten was the problem and you started eating gluten free but you still are suffering or you have hit a plateau, what I’m going to share with you today, could be a total game changer.

Well… Before you go back to eating gluten because you didn’t think eliminating it made a difference I want you to know there are other foods that could and should be eliminated. What are those foods? That what we are going to talk about in today’s video post.

While eliminating wheat and whole grains from your diet is an excellent and necessary step for improving neurological, digestive, hormonal, function in people who have a gluten sensitivity, most of the time, it’s not enough, especially in individuals who have a more complicated health problem.

So let’s talk about another foods that can create a huge problem for people who have already given up gluten but still suffer. Today we are talking about another staple for Americans and people all over the world and it’s called… corn.

Renaissance physician Paracelsus famously said, “The dose makes the poison,” meaning that even small doses of something we think is safe  can become toxic if you eat enough of them.

Corn is in everything!

Have you consumed anything made from High Fructose Corn Syrup lately, (soda, baked goods, canned goods,)

Have you taken a vitamin that uses corn as a binding agent?

What about the medications you take every day?

Do you eat popcorn? how about tortillas chips?

Here is the thing Corn is bad for a number of reasons,

#1 over 90% of corn has undergone massive Genetic modification-

#2 along with soybeans its heavily sprayed with pesticides, round up and other insecticides ( I don’t know about you, but I try to keep that poison as far from my family as possible.

#3 the law of bioaccumulation- this means if your still eating grain fed cows, farm raised fish your body is accumulating the toxins. remember what Parcelsus said? “The dose makes the poison,” again sometime even seemingly harmless substances can become toxic if you eat enough of them.

The last reason corn is bad, (as if you need another) is something called Gluten-Corn Cross Reactivity. This is a major problem for individuals who are gluten sensitivity and let me just say for the record, people send their test results to my office everyday thinking they were tested for gluten sensitivity and what they were really tested for was celiac disease.

These are not interchangeable. while it is true everyone who has celiac disease is gluten sensitive, not every person who has gluten sensitivity has celiac disease, gluten sensitivity in certain individuals cause neurological problems, others systemic inflammation and others skin conditions, heart problems, autoimmune disorders

Many of them were told they donot have celiac disease and so many of them walk out of the doctor’s office thinking that they can continue eating gluten.

Celiac disease is only 1 manifestation of gluten sensitivity- GS can show up in over 255 diseases or disorders. So the point I’m trying to make here is this, just because you were tested for celiac disease and you tested negative, this does not mean you do not have gluten sensitivity.

So back to corn and gluten— back in 2012 several researchers discovered that corn “cross-reacts’ with gluten antibodies. Here is what happens in Cross Reactivity-

In Corn-Gluten Cross reactivity, the molecular sequencing to the amino acids  found in corn are so similar to the amino acid sequence structure of gluten, that the immune system finds them equally dangerous.

As a result, many of the same responses your body created when you eat gluten are produced when you drink that soda containing HFCS or you eat those tortilla chips.

To your immune system, there is no difference if you just had taco and some tortilla chips or you just had a bagel.

So again this is why this testing is so important- you could be doing great job of eliminating wheat gluten but if you are eating corn, and you are cross reactive to corn you are in big trouble.

So what’s important to take away from today’s video

1. Each and every person has a unique biochemistry- there is no one size cookie cutter approach to restoring health- even our diets need to be customized.
2. Medication can’t help you get well,  if you continue to ignore the role certain foods play on our immune system, our hormonal system, digestive system and our neurological system. There are over 55 disease associated with gluten sensitivity at this point in time.
3. Embarking on a gluten free diet, doesn’t mean you can swap all of your gluten containing foods for the same foods that now carry a “GF” or gluten free label.
4. Many health care practitioners are giving this advice to their patients and wondering why their patients are still sick.
5. Having successfully worked and consulted with many patients who have IBS, SIBO, celiac disease, Crohn’s and other kinds of inflammatory bowel disorders you really need to work with someone who understands this.

Every months or year that goes by and this is not properly managed, you could be inadvertently causing permanent damage.

If I just described you, Schedule some time for us to talk about an action plan that would be the most appropriate approach for your case.  If you haven’t been to my website, at, I recommend you check it out, I have a lot more information that can be found there by simply doing a search on gluten.


I Have Also Prepared A Guide Titled “Hidden Sources Of Gluten” That Is Available As A Free Download.

If you haven’t already downloaded the “hidden sources of gluten” you can do that by filling out your name and email in the form on the side of this page.
This is a free guide, that will be sent to you in an email within just a few minutes.

Also, In the upper right hand corner of my website simply type “Gluten” in the search bar, There you will find videos, information on gluten, testing, and the many diseases associated with gluten you can read up on.

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