I have recently started B12 injections for pernicious anaemia and I am a coeliac. Ive been very interested in finding out the root cause as to why Ive developed this at age 46. My health has gradually declined over the past three years and when I ended up in hospital with an iron count of 1 and ferritin count of 2 I started looking at what could be causing my symptoms.
I have made quite a shocking discovery. For three years I have been eating Genius gluten free bread. Ive just read a lot of information about gfree foods containing very high amounts of arsenic and then I looked up the symptoms of arsenic poisoning. I have almost all of the visible and physical ones. You can read about them here:
I looked on the Genius packet to see who makes it - there is no company name at all anywhere on the packaging. There is no registered company name on the Genius website either - just the board of directors who work mostly in banking and gas and oil.
Im going to investigate this thoroughly over the next few weeks and am booked in to see a haemotologist in three weeks time so will report back on the findings.
I originally (25 years ago!) qualified as a chemist and I created the formula for lead free paint using tin which is less toxic. I am very interested in looking into B12 - the only vitamin which has a metal at its centre (Cobalt) and how Cobalt, Iron and Arsenic compete with haemoglobin in our red blood cells. I believe there may be a link between autoimmune disease and heavy metal poisoning which would explain why iron deficiency is still so common in coeliacs who do follow a gluten free diet and who (as in my case) continue to be acutely iron deficient despite an extremely high intake of iron supplements.
I would be extremely interested to hear from anyone who has any of the symptoms of arsenic poisoning and who follows a gluten free diet.
Ive contacted the coeliac society about the link between arsenic and gfree products and will also suggest they conduct a survey to establish if their members have any symptoms which could be attributed to poisoning.
Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this post and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has taken the time to respond to my previous three posts - thank you xxx