I think I was verging on celiac before going Paleo. It didn't give me the runs like it does most celiac people but it upset my stomach and made me pretty severely constipated. Every so often I eat a couple small crackers or a bite of cookie just to get a dose of gluten - I hardly enjoy it and it upsets my stomach a little. I fear that complete avoidance will put me over the edge and make me celiac but I'm probably wrong, and what if my periodical intentional exposure to gluten actually turns me celiac??? Your thoughts on this? Maybe even some science?
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on December 16, 2013
at 08:06 PM
If you're as intolerant as you suspect you are, then you should completely cut down gluten. According to Robb Wolf on his book, even a little of gluten is staying in the gut for 2 weeks, and it can instigate an autoimmune response for up to 6 months. In other words, if once a week you eat a bit of gluten, you never fully heal. Simply face the truth, don't try to bargain with it.