Read the whole thing please. You or someone you know very well may have gluten intolerance and have no idea–and knowing could prevent you from having other associated problems the rest of your life, which get worse the more gluten intolerance goes untreated.
By Michelle Monk
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
This article is not just for “conspiracy theorists” –it’s for everyone. Read even if you’re not looking for a conspiracy, as most of it is background anyway.
The man-made GLUTEN INTOLERANCE…Almost-SECRET EPIDEMIC … conspiracy? Maybe, maybe not. Take your pick, but here are the facts-
Gluten is everywhere
- Wheat products
- “Food additives: Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, Modified food starch, Dextrin, Natural flavorings, Artificial flavorings, Anything labeled an extract, Vanilla flavoring, Malt flavoring
- Pre-prepared foods: Soups, Stews, Salad dressings, Sauces, Imitation ‘Krab’, Imitation ‘meat’ products for vegetarians, Gravies, Anything that is thickened or ‘creamy’
- ‘Natural’ products: Veined cheesed like blue cheese, Roquefort and Stilton, Brown rice syrup, Soy sauce, Malt vinegar, Textured vegetable protein, Anything in bulk ‘bins’. The bin may contain residue from a previous product or may have been contaminated by someone who came before you, Any non gluten grains that are made in the same plant or with the same equipment with gluten containing products.
- Alcohol: Distilled/’hard’ liquor, beer
- Many Supplements and medications”(http://www.easy-immune-health.com/Hidden-Gluten.html#ixzz2CnMjAUyn)– Check manufacturer or switch brands
My health story
As a kid, I got frequent nosebleeds, headaches, and tons of cavities. Now, I have anxiety, hypersensitivity, a billion food allergies including almost all nuts, irregular bowels, lactose intolerance, frequent UTIs, yeast infections, cankersores, dry bumpy skin on my arms, random sore throats, drandrift, teeth grinding, headaches, cavities, weight irregularity, temperature irregularity, asthma induced by cold-sickness-exercise, anorgasmia, chest pains, painless muscle pulse spasms, excessive sweating, burping, mono, pilonidal cyst, numbness and tingling, an undiagnosed reading disability, and generally just a bad immune system.
And I’ve gotten meds for much of it, which most of the time didn’t do much. I went to a gluten free RN, Nadine Grzeskowiak (http://glutenfreern.com). She told me that I probably have gluten intolerance, probably that because it takes a 4-6 week detox diet to find out, and tests aren’t reliable for this because they hardly ever pick up on it. She also said that I’ve been super abnormally sick in the last 2 years, and that this stuff was just my body being totally upset and confused because of the gluten, but not recognizing that it was the gluten. She said that I’m an average case. She said that most of it will go away, that my allergies will disappear, and that I won’t be needing an epi pen ever.
My mom is looking into gluten intolerance as well, and the only thing keeping her from being sure is the fact that she loves wheat products, thinks her stomach loves them too, and that they’re the one thing she doesn’t need a digestive pill for—but Nadine says that doesn’t matter at all. It’s the lactose intolerance that’s the real red flag, because almost everyone with lactose intolerance is gluten intolerant as well.
After learning that, my mom looked into all of our family members, extended and close, and what a coincidence, many of them have the symptoms matching up.
I’ve just been reading & thinking about my new disease, and wondering if it’s just a mass coincidence.
No one can digest gluten. “Virtually all cereal grains contain toxic “prolamines,” which are proteins that are extremely tough for humans to digest. The human gut is not equipped to break down prolamines small enough to absorb any nutrients from them. These toxic prolamines give the plant a protection mechanism for their survival (since they can’t get up and run away).” (http://scdlifestyle.com/2012/02/how-gluten-causes-celiac-disease/)
For the many, it just passes through their system with no nutritional value, but nothing upset either. 1/3 (I’ve also heard 50%) of people are susceptible to gluten intolerance, but many go undiagnosed. “Currently, it is estimated that one out of one hundred Americans has celiac disease. That works out to be approximately 3 MILLION people. Of those, only 3% are diagnosed with celiac disease. My educated guess is that the numbers of people affected by celiac disease and gluten intolerance are MUCH higher than currently reported and will continue to increase. Celiac disease is more than four times more common today than 50 years ago.
Those who go untreated, undiagnosed
“If left untreated, celiac disease can lead to over 300 associated signs and symptoms including lymphoma, bowel cancers, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, anemia and much, much more.” Its symptoms basically fall under every everything, and generally just gets worse and worse. “Individuals who are genetically predisposed to have celiac disease or gluten intolerance will have an inflammatory auto-immune response that can and does affect every organ system in the body.” (glutenfreern)
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Lifelong untreated celiac disease can kill a person. And sometimes, living gluten-free isn’t enough. Read this story to learn more: http://scdlifestyle.com/2012/01/the-celiac-disease-epidemic-why-gluten-free-isnt-enough/ (a series of scientific posts uncovering why gluten-free isn’t enough for many). Mayo clinic has done research that claimed only 40% completely heal from a gluten-free diet—and that means 60% don’t heal completely, and still have leaky gut and/or autoimmunity. Another study showed that only 8% of adults fully healed from the damage of celiac disease. Those with this problem should look into the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) & lifestyle (http://scdlifestyle.com/2012/04/the-toxic-truth-about-gluten-free-food-and-celiac-disease/ & http://scdlifestyle.com/about-the-scd-diet/)..
Comprehensive List of Symptoms & misdiagnoses of gluten intolerance
IBS/IBD, GERD, Any Gastrointestinal Disorder, Blood Disorders, Psoriasis, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia,
Fibromyalgia, Lymphoma, Cancers, Bowel and others, IgA deficiency, Female Infertility, recurrent miscarriage, Thyroid Disorders, Type 1 Diabetes, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Liver Disease, Arthritis, Joint and Muscle Pain, Osteoporosis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Sarcoidosis, Cardiomyopathy, Addison’s Disease, Dental Problems, Aphthous Stomatitis/Canker Sores, Weight Loss OR Weight Gain, Short Stature/Stunted growth, Chronic Anemia, Bruising, Nosebleeds, Headaches, Migraines, Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies, Insomnia, Difficulty Sleeping,Hair Loss, Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Neuropathy, Numbness and Tingling, Any Skin Rash, Eczema, Itchy Skin, Skin Rashes, Acne, Asthma & Breathing Problems, Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea, nausea, Farting, Burping, Vomiting, Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Irritability, Depression, Mood Disorders, Mental Health Disorders, Eating Disorders, ADHD, Austism, ODD, ADD, Foggy Brain, Unable to Concentrate, Difficulty Focusing, Turner’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, William’s Syndrome, Excessive production of mucus, Seizures, Swelling of the hands, feet, arms and/or legs, blood pressure drug side effects misdiagnosis—-So basically, almost anything
**See the Center of Celiac Disease at the University of Chicago, link at bottom
“Diverse problems such as dental anomalies, short stature, osteopaenic bone disease, lactose intolerance, and infertility and many others may be the only manifestations of coeliac disease.” – Dr Joseph Murray, Am J Clin Nut March 1999 (http://www.thenaturalrecoveryplan.com/articles/Coeliac-Disease-The-Undiagnosed-Epidemic.html)
“50 percent of those who are gluten intolerant only show psychological signs.” -Gluten free RN
Because of this, people can have celiac’s disease and not know it.
“40-60% of people with celiac disease report no symptoms.” –Gluten free RN … So it could be you.
Risk Factors— Those with risk factors should be tested because they have a greater chance of developing celiac.
Family members of gluten sensitive/celiac patients, Delayed puberty particularly in girls, Deafness and hearing loss, Cardiovascular disease, microscopic colitis, hepatitis C, autoimmune liver disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Schizophrenia, any psychiatric disorder, alcoholism, hypothryroidism, lupus, alopecia, sjogren’s syndrome, polymyositis/dermatamyositis, scleroderma, dermatitis herpetiformis, mothers of children with neural tube effects, peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, cerebellar ataxia, idiopathic seizure disorder, down’s syndrome, Lou Gherig’s disease, and many symptoms & misdiagnoses above.
The effects of not knowing: Big profit, much sickness
Those with celiac disease have symptoms continue forever without knowing the root cause, instead simply treating the symptoms and being misdiagnosed. By continuing on like this, Celiacs are misinformed, unable to prevent or stop symptoms, and they are supporting the pharmaceutical industry and the health industry. Gluten didn’t used to be in our food hardly at all–until wheat got hybridized to have 40-500% more gluten. It’s not healthy, and no one digests it. So why did they do it? That’s our big question.
What’s hybridized, you ask? Is it the same as GMO?
According to my glutenfreern, there’s some controversy around whether it’s technically genetically modified or not. Some say yes, others say not exactly—The natural recovery plan (http://www.thenaturalrecoveryplan.com/articles/What-Happened-to-Wheat.html) claims that in the last few decades, they’ve increased the engineering of the plant from hybridized wheat into a transgenic wheat. “This genetic engineering of wheat has resulted in a crop that is no longer classifiable as a plant, but is now considered a genetically modified organism (GMO).
Wheat has been and is being engineered to:
- Produce greater yields
- Improve quality
- Be disease and insect resistant
- Require less nitrogen to grow
- Require less pesticides and herbicides
- Increase the glutenin content
- Be resistant to drought
- Be tolerant of heat
- Reduce wheat’s allergenicity
- Increase the nutritional value
- Be resistant to aluminium contamination of the soil
- Enhance wheat’s lignans which may have anti-cancer properties and
- Boost the human immune system using human genes!”
- Sounds like GMO to me.
While some support genetically modifying food because of the claims that it will end hunger, and feed the growing population, concerns about genetically engineered wheat include:
- “The introduction of DNA changes in humans that no one can predict.
- The creation of super-weeds that will be resistant to herbicides as disease-resistance is transferred between plant species.
- The creation of super-bugs as antibiotic resistance is transferred to microorganisms.
- Contamination of conventional or organic crops, as wheat is pollinated by the wind. In 1999 scientists in Thailand claimed to have found transgenic wheat in a grain shipment from the United States, even though at the time it had not been approved for sale and had only ever been grown in test plots.
- The main claim is that such crops will require less pesticide, but so far this has proven unfounded and since the companies that provide the pesticides are the ones creating the transgenic crops, a conflict of interest has been observed.
- Transgenic crops become the intellectual property of the company that created them and farmers using such crops have to agree to stringent conditions including being unable to collect the seeds to replant. Monsanto has engineered crops specifically to require the use of their fertilisers and this means that farmers in developing countries in particular can be held to ransom by large multinational corporations.”
- Transgenic wheat produced by Monsanto is currently being grown in Argentina and the United States and has passed in-house environmental risk assessments and US government regulatory agencies have approved its use. Reception in the developed world has been cool and farmers have been concerned about the saleability of transgenic crops. This has led Monsanto to appear to have set its sights upon penetrating the developing world markets – starting with India.
Learn more about the science behind hybridization here, http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/Y4011E/y4011e0c.htm.
Can I just get the old, non-hybridized wheat?
No, it’s not sold or made anymore. When agriculture changed to the wheat we have now, a hybrid, it change completely, and did not save the old version’s seeds. Even organic wheat is a hybrid.
GMOs increase yield & end hunger?
The myth that genetically modified food will help the planet by ending hunger has been debunked. In an interview about Genetic Roulette, a documentary on GMOs, “Mark Karlin asked: ‘One of the things that you respond to in Genetic Roulette is the claim by the agrichemical industry that GMOs increase crop yield. Is this true?’Jeffrey Smith, a leading national expert on the dangers of GMOs, said “According to a Union of Concerned Scientists’ report, Failure to Yield, GMOs do not increase yield. In fact on average they reduce yield. This is one of the many myths perpetrated by the biotech industry. GMOs work against feeding the hungry world; they increase the use of agricultural chemicals; they do not increase farmer income; and they are not safe” (http://truth-out.org/news/item/12715-monsanto-and-genetically-engineered-food-playing-roulette-with-our-health). I believe that the possible (and proven) dangerous effects of genetically modifying food is well worth the risk of staying safe, and so is banning, or at least mandatory labeling, of all genetically modified food.
The labeling is ridiculous.
Wheat is addictive, didn’t you know?
It’s why wheat is a comfort food, why you can crave it, the food that makes people fat most of the time. It’s why I’m having withdrawal symptoms right now, in my 4-6 week detox diet.
“Q: You write that wheat is “addictive,” but does it really meet the criteria for addiction we’d use when talking about, say, drugs?
A: National Institutes of Health researchers showed that gluten-derived polypeptides can cross into the brain and bind to the brain’s opiate receptors. So you get this mild euphoria after eating a product made with whole wheat. You can block that effect [in lab animals] by administering the drug naloxone. This is the same drug that you’re given if you’re a heroin addict; it’s an opiate blocker. About three months ago, a drug company applied to the FDA to commercialize naltrexone, which is an oral equivalent to naloxone. And it works, apparently, it blocks the pleasurable feelings you get from eating wheat so people stop eating so much. In clinical trials, people lost about 22.4 lb. in the first six months. Why, if you’re not a drug addict, do you need something like that? And of course there’s another option, which is to cut wheat out of your diet. However, and this is another argument for classifying wheat as addictive, people can experience some pretty unpleasant withdrawal symptoms” (http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/09/20/on-the-evils-of-wheat-why-it-is-so-addictive-and-how-shunning-it-will-make-you-skinny/).
**I believe that allergies hiding in gluten intolerance is just one piece of the big pie. Any of the symptoms or misdiagnoses could have tons of information linking to gluten intolerance, but I chose to focus on allergies. Focusing on it does not mean that I find less of a connection in the others, as I could easily research the connections of ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, and many many others.
As I said, my gluten-free nurse says that all my allergies will disappear (and it’s already started happening). So will my gluten intolerance. Imagine the potential of full diagnoses, people being healed.
Think about peanut allergies. TONS of kids have them all over; it’s literally an epidemic, peanut allergies alone rising 117 per cent between 2001 and 2005 (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/the-big-question-why-are-allergies-on-the-rise–and-how-can-medicine-combat-them-403636.html). The amount of people, especially kids, with allergies has skyrocketed in the last 20 years. But did you know that many seemingly unrelated symptoms and misdiagnoses in a persons’s life, such as ADHD, autism, mental health, and much more… can be solved by looking into the possibility of allergies as a cause? “Food and/or chemical allergies can create emotional, behavioral and mental symptoms such as panic attacks, compulsive behavior, depression, psychotic episodes, or hallucinations? They can also contribute to many less severe mental and emotional symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, inability to concentrate, or feelings of being in a mental “fog”. A surprising number of people have been able to eliminate such troubling symptoms simply by removing the allergens from their diet or living environment” (http://www.wholeapproach.com/newsletter/archives/2003/04_April.html).
Dr. Rapp is the leading doctor in the field of really diagnosing allergies. This youtube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRDpcWZUEiU, is basically proof that doctors aren’t diagnosing allergies for things they could be. …maybe because they just don’t know, or because.. instead, they can diagnose mental health problems and give out adhd and psychotic and psychiatric drugs, simply covering up the symptoms.
“[A study in which] two groups of schizophrenics admitted to a psychiatric ward and placed on different diets, revealed that those placed on the cereal-free, milk-free diet improved more quickly and were discharged from the hospital in half the time of the group given the standard diet.” Gluten was determined to be the prominent allergen” (http://www.wholeapproach.com/newsletter/archives/2003/04_April.html).
CNN says “Scientists are still trying to figure out why food allergies seem to be on the rise, especially in industrialized countries such as the United States. Are children not getting exposed to enough bacteria? Should they eat common allergens such as nuts and shellfish at an earlier age?” (http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/03/food.allergies.er.gut/index.html)
I have heard many times that celiac tests often don’t pick up on the disease, and thus it is hard to diagnose. But I’ve also heard that blood tests are the least accurate, that stool samples are more effective, and a brochure right in front of me says lists 17 different types of tests, which can be ordered online at enterolab.com. My experience two years ago was that my doctor took a blood test and it came out negative, and that was that.
Do doctors really think this works, and are scientists still not sure why food allergies are on the rise especially in industrialized countries? I don’t believe any of that. What about all the synthetic food we’re eating, all the unnatural practices we have, all the vaccinations we’re required or highly recommended to take http://www.whale.to/vaccine/fraser.html, all the unsustainable toxic chemicals we fill our environments and bodies with? And all the undiagnosed celiac cases caused by messing with biology? Sure, tell me there’s no known cause to allergies. Go ahead and say you don’t know.
A peak into Gluten’s effect on Cognition, Emotion, Behaviors, Social Interactions, Learning
“In a recent study of randomly selected 2,427healthy adults, undiagnosed silent celiac disease was significantly associated with underachievement as measured by education, unemployment, and socio-economic status. These subjects were 4 times less likely to enter college.”
Research the subjects more, and/or check out these PDF slideshows: http://www.celiaccentral.org/SiteData/docs/PsychImpac/9f9149f1f70d5eac/PsychImpactWebinarFinal.pdf
Go ahead and also look at this opinion piece in the New York Times, An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/opinion/sunday/immune-disorders-and-autism.html?pagewanted=1&smid=tw-share%A0%A0&_r=0
Also, here’s a PDF called Intertwined: Celiac Disease, Autism, and Gluten Free Diets…A Patient Perspective: http://www.mdapa.org/cme/CME2012/12.pdf
I am not claiming that gluten is the only factor of these disorders, although it could be in some people, but I do think they’re related and they need to be researched more and acted on.
So put this together and connect the dots
If a shocking percentage of behavior and mental health problems are actually solvable allergy symptoms, and a number of allergic people are actually misdiagnosed… those who now fall under categories of allergy might actually also fall under gluten intolerance symptoms and misdiagnoses, proving that much of the business of mental and behavioral diagnoses is undiagnosed gluten-intolerance cover up FRAUD, letting the system benefit from letting those with celiac disease go undiagnosed and untreated.
With so many people having allergies (and so many other symptoms & misdiagnoses), could many be solved with a gluten-free diet? I sure think so!
Gluten Intolerance Cover Up & Its Effects on Major Industries
Hospital, Pharmaceitucal, & Genetic Modification Industries
This gluten-intolerance cover up obviously leads to many more auto-immune diseases, getting worse and worse as the gluten intolerance goes untreated, not only benefiting hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry, but also benefiting the Genetically Modified food industry. Why the GM industry? Think about this: if you knew you were gluten intolerant because wheat is essentially hybridized and/or genetically modified, and that before the engineering, gluten intolerance cases were far and few, you would realize that there is a direct causation between messing with a plant’s biology and the effects of health. And if gluten intolerant people knew about their disease and its cause, and wanted to treat it, they would be boycotting wheat products and possibly GMOs altogether. That would be a catastrophe for the industries, seeing as so many people are gluten intolerant—remember, possibly up to 1/3 of people, although many people who aren’t gluten intolerant also feel better on a gluten-free diet, too., and that 99% percent of them aren’t diagnosed (but are, instead, diagnosed with other things, symptoms and misdiagnoses). Talk about losing business. We can’t have that. What if people grew so concerned and educated about genetically modifying food that they wanted to ban it? Catastrophe. We can’t have that.
And the health & pharmaceutical industries, what would they think when many of their customers were healed from simply avoiding gluten and letting their bodies heal? They would drastically lose business, too. What about the food additives, junk foods, fast foods, and brain killing toxin industries? This would mean trouble, widespread concern and change of diet and choices among many.
The diet industry benefits from gluten intolerance obesity. Even the cosmetic industry benefits from gluten intolerance acne and rash symptoms. Other profits go to the counseling industry, behavior specialists in schools, crime rates all due to gluten-induced mental/behavioral health issues, as well as researchers on these symptoms, misdiagnoses, and associated disorders/diseases all with “unknown causes.”
Fashion & Beauty Industries, Cosmetic Industry, Food Industry, and others
Do you buy a new shirt, new car, or candy bar when you’re already happy, or do you do it to make yourself feel good on a bad day? One study said found that “79% of women say that going on a spending spree would cheer them up” (Marketingcharts.com). And how many people who overspend their money are they happy with their lives?—Few. The theory is that if people buy more when they feel bad about themselves, which means low self-esteem is good for profits. We know that media uses seemingly happy actors with perfect body images and super perfect products to make you wish you had that lifestyle which makes you want those products or body image, etc. This business of media and advertising preys on those who are unhappy susceptible people, which means that those with gluten-induced symptoms such as eating disorders, mental health issues, and even acne which decrease self confidence… These victimized people become great consumers, profitable for the fashion industry, and really any industry relying on consumers wishing they had a better life—cars, food, diet, much more. It would be a catastrophe for the consumerist world if we no longer had a culture relying on retail therapy, as businesses would crash and would not know how to solve the problem of too much life satisfaction.
Was wheat ever good for us? Who knows, but we know refined wheat with gluten never was.
“The archeological fossil record indicates that the introduction of the agrarian diet coincided with a massive decline in the health and vitality of the population. Prior to this time there was no evidence of degenerative diseases or tooth decay, but with agriculture both men and women lost considerable height which has only now been recovered after 10,000 years. There is also evidence that there was a massive increase in infant mortality at this time. So it may be that wheat – hybridized or not – was never good news for human health.
“More recent evidence supports the notion that modern ills including diabetes, obesity and heart disease have their origins in the refining of foods which has stripped out the nutrient content and created multiple mineral and vitamin deficiencies in the human population.
“There is also a significant link between mercury toxicity largely acquired from dental amalgam fillings and the development of food intolerances, particularly to gluten- and casein-containing foodstuffs. This is because mercury blocks the digestive enzymes involved. Possibly for this reason gluten intolerance appears to co-exist or play a causative role in conditions such as chronic fatigue, autism and attention deficit disorders” (http://www.thenaturalrecoveryplan.com/articles/What-Happened-to-Wheat.html).
Vaccines to save the epidemic–the one that doctors don’t diagnose 99% of: plan for 2017
Just a note: if they’re making a vaccine for it, they obviously know that celiac disease is everywhere, contrary to what diagnosing only 1-3% implies.
So there’s an epidemic going on, really. Luckily, here to save the day are the makers of a celiac vaccine, ready to give everyone just one more vaccine, so that those with gluten intolerance will be able to take some drugs that tell the body to ignore the no signs, and then just keep eating wheat that’s been hybridized and/or genetically modified. That’s like a vaccine to make it so that we can all eat genetically modified everything–but, don’t we already know that vaccines and GMOs mean bad news? Didn’t we already run into vaccines causing sickness more than helping? (http://vactruth.com/2011/05/28/rise-in-childhood-food-allergies-being-linked-to-vaccinations/) It’s the same with flu shots, Japan tried mandatory flu vaccinations during the 1980s… and concluded that “flu vaccination was ineffective and was no more than a serious financial and legal liability if it was to continue” (http://www.naturalnews.com/029124_flu_vaccines_quackery.html). “It would be like having a vaccine for smokers to prevent lung cancer. Why not just quit smoking?” (http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/celiac-vaccine-slated-for-2017)
To Learn More
Question whether you or someone you know has undiagnosed celiac disease/gluten intolerance/sensitivity, because diagnosing it can save and better lives.
Question Everything. This process may feel like extreme paranoia the more you question, but you will find that the truth is out there, that there is support you can find, and that we’re in this together. Let’s fight it.
You can read more about the undiagnosed gluten intolerance epidemic & much of the science behind it here: http://www.thenaturalrecoveryplan.com/articles/Coeliac-Disease-The-Undiagnosed-Epidemic.html
Book: Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic, by Peter H.R. Green MD & Rory Jones
From the University of Chicago Celiac Center:
Note: do not make the mistake that just because I only posted & linked these studies means that they’re the only ones, or the only areas studied. On the contrary, a person has to stop somewhere. There are many more studies available on a variety of topics connected to gluten.
Headaches & Migraines:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
Note: Some medical professionals think that gluten-free is a fad, and that those who haven’t been diagnosed with gluten-free shouldn’t go gluten-free, because, supposedly, testing celiac disease will for sure tell whether or not a person is sensitive to gluten. The celiac community disagrees with this, as do some medical professionals. It’s just plain not true: gluten intolerance and celiac disease are different, and one reason is because celiac disease shows up on a test most of the time, while gluten intolerance usually doesn’t. Telling patients to not go gluten-free until a doctor agrees because of a positive test result is ridiculous flawed advice, as many gluten intolerant people clearly react to gluten (once they’ve had the gluten-free detox trial), but still have negative test results. This phenomenon is called non-celiac gluten intolerance/sensitivity, and is the reason we think that gluten intolerance is much more prevalent than mainstream doctors come to think.
About the Author
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