Sunday, March 20, 2011
Gluten Intolerance (not Celiac) - Real or Imagined?
"A new study in the journal BMC Medicine may shed some light on why. It shows gluten can set off a distinct reaction in the intestines and the immune system, even in people who don't have celiac disease." To view this article: click here.
If you suspect gluten intolerance, then the logical thing to do is cut it out for a few months and see how much better you feel and if your symptoms subside. They suggest testing for Celiac anyway, but to get a positive on Celiac, the procedure is a little more invasive than most people would like.
Good news, I thought, is that people with mere gluten intolerance do not have damage to their intestines or a leaky gut.
I don't think I am gluten-intolerant. I'm more fiber-intolerant. My husband might be allergic to wheat as he gets some congestion after ingesting it, he thinks. Time will tell as I'm mostly cooking and baking low-carb and gluten-free these days.