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Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

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I came across an interesting website about those of us who are sensitive to gluten but have had negative Celiac results. Foodintol.com says:

Gluten intolerance is a broad term which includes all kinds of sensitivity to Gluten. A small proportion of Gluten intolerant people will test positive to Celiac Disease test, and so are called Celiacs (~0.5% of the population).

But most Gluten sensitive people return negative or inconclusive results upon Celiac testing. The correct term for these people is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitive (NCGS) and may be as many as ~15% of all people or 1 in 7.

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Although Celiac testing is still used in many clinics as a first test for Gluten sensitivity, it only picks up the small percentage of Gluten-sensitive people who are Celiac.

It misses the NCGS patients. Consequently this latter group is poorly diagnosed and misses out on discovering the simple and drug-free remedy of a Gluten-free diet for a dramatic recovery.

I have a certain dismay on behalf of those people who have been tested for Celiac Disease, yet are sensitive to gluten but are eating it anyway because of the negative Celiac test results. I have felt SO much better since eliminating the foods that drag me down and make me sick! It has been so long since I’ve had a doughnut, that I sometimes forget how hard it is to give up something without some pretty strong evidence that it is necessary to do so.

Please, folks. The things we eat play a much bigger role in our physical well being than most realize. It’s not simply about eating healthy foods, but eating foods which the body can actually digest. Yes, it is hard in the beginning, and it is continually frustrating in this food saturated society in which we live, but it is so worth it not to have to be nauseated and/or headachey, and not to have to plan one’s life around the nearest bathroom!

If you aren’t feeling well and your medical treatment isn’t working, consider that you  may be allergic or sensitive to something.

*stepping off the soap box*

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