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Barley Side Effects & Gluten Allergies 
by Xenia Stavrinides


Food manufacturers often use the claim that processed foods containing barley are a good source of vitamins, minerals,  proteins and fatty oils. Barley may contain inherit values as a stand alone source, however, upon the consumption of barley.... the vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients are not effectively absorbed through the digestive system. The gluten in barley blocks the absorption of essential nutrients. For more information click here.

Why are so many farmers feeding barley to their livestock? Barley is found in most corn-free poultry and pig feeds, wheat-free and in soy-free feeds too. Barley is also one of those grains that is contaminated with Mycotoxins, and Mycotoxins are treated with ionizing radiation. That does not seem like something I want to eat. It just makes sense that I would not feed this to our livestock either. 

WARNING! Barley contains gluten click here for details


Barley Special Precautions & Warnings

If Pregnant or breast-feeding, consult your physician before consuming products containing barley.

Barley sprouts may be unsafe and should not be consumed during pregnancy.


Barley, Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity

The gluten in barley can make celiac symptoms much worse. Consuming barley might cause an allergic reaction. Even people who are sensitive, or react negatively to other cereal grains including rye, wheat and triticale may experience irritation. . 

Barley flour has been known to cause asthma.

Barley effects sugar levels,  and may interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. 


Barley Drug Interaction Warning


Medications for diabetes (Anti-diabetes drugs) interacts with BARLEY

Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.


Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interacts with BARLEY

Barley contains a large amount of fiber. This fiber decreases absorption and taking barley along with medicine can decrease the effectiveness of medications.


Barley, Gluten and Grain Related Allergies

Food allergies negatively impact and effect about 15 million people across the United States, 17 million people across Europe, and about 250 million people globally and rising. Gluten found in barley is a naturally occurring combination of 2 proteins that causes a binding or bonding effect and literally means "GLUE". Gluten is mostly found in wheat, durum, emmer, spelt, farina, farro, KAMUT® khorasan wheat, einkorn, rye, barley, triticale and many processed foods.


Food Allergy Laws Enforced Across Europe

Published on Dec 13 2014 10:36 AM in Packaging And Design


Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will now required by law to inform customers if the products they are purchasing contains ingredients that may trigger allergies.

Food service organisations, along with all packaged food suppliers, must provide information on the 14 everyday allergens such as gluten, wheat, milk, soya, nuts and celery to customers.

The new measures will inform the general public of a food item's ingredients. The new law comes into force across Europe today. For more information and link to the original article click here. 


For more information on GLUTEN Click Here

For more information about GRAINS click here



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