Mucus is a response to an irritant in the body. Because of glutenís rubber-like quality, it is an extremely difficult protein to digest and break down. Celiac Disease is a complete intolerance to gluten. The only treatment is to completely remove gluten from their diet, then they could fully return to health and vigor.
A gluten-free diet has helped people with multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, rheumatoid arthritis, regional enteritis and autism.
It can take the body up to 6 months to completely clear Gluten. Dairy products can take up to 1 full month. Some people see results immediately, others see progress over time. When you tried the casein-free and gluten-free diets, if you didn't fully take the time for these to clear the body, you shouldn't necessarily rule them out.
Except for butter, avoid all dairy products - milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt, as these are very mucus forming. Wheat is the next most mucus forming food and should be avoided. Raw spinach will break up mucus. Horseradish and red pepper are also good mucus busters.
Some people are sensitive to dietary glutamates. Glutamates are contained in MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, anything that contains the word glutamic or glutamate, roquefort cheese, parmesan cheese, soy sauce, walnuts, fresh tomato juice, grape juice, peas, etc.
Foods that form mucus have a glue-like bond, tightly holding their molecules together. In milk, it is casein, in wheat, rye, oats and barley, the glue-like substance is gluten. The dictionary defines gluten as a tough, sticky mixture of plant proteins, obtained by washing out the starch from wheat or other cereal flour and used as an adhesive and thickener. These glue-like bonds require strong stomach acids for digestion.
What about raw milk, that hasn't been pasteurized or homogonized? I've been drinking raw organic milk and eating organic food for a little over 2 years now, and have seen some amazing health benefits. I hardly ever get sick and if I do, it is just for a couple hours with very mild symptoms. I've heard that the raw milk is the main reason for this, and from my experience, I'd have to say this is true. The reason people become lactose intolerant is because when the milk is pasteuirzed, it destroys the lactase that helps you to metabolize the lactose (milk sugar). Do you think then that the raw milk with its lactase still intact would cause mucus, or is it just the poison passed off as milk they sell at the store that causes this?