Mild Celiacs or Gluten Sensitivity?

Answered on October 08, 2018
Created October 02, 2018 at 9:50 PM

Hello, I have recently had a negative test for celiacs but as I've heard, if you're not on gluten at the time it can easily become a false negative. I check all the boxes for the symptoms of severe gluten sensitivity but not the autoimmune symptoms of celiacs. 
Over the past year I let grains slowly creep into my diet and I thought I could handle more of a WAP style of eating but became slowly sicker and sicker with upper GI IBS symptoms, weight loss, fatigue and such. But I became SICK! when I began reintroducing gluten in the form of high quality sourdough. Then, after less than a week of strictly 0 grains, I began to feel fantastic again. Just like seven years ago when I first began living paleo. 

I'm guessing in the end it doesn't really matter, only that I cannot handle grains and especially gluten. 

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on October 08, 2018
at 04:30 PM

Many people are allergic to wheat and this is different from a gluten snesitivity in the gut. Key trigger for asthma is wheat and this has been referred to for several hundred years as "baker's disease".

Other common triggers are tree nuts and peanuts and that is one of the reasons I do not eat, bake, or cook with almond flour.

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