Non-Celiac Gluten SensitivityPosted on October 29th, 2007 by Alison 8 Comments »
Many people test negative for celiac disease, but feel better — I mean in a life-changing way — on a gluten-free diet. What does this mean? That it is all in their heads? (Some doctors have certainly made this claim!)
Research is being conducted on the possibility that some people have non-Celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). This means that they would test negative on all the strict-criteria celiac blood tests and biopsy, but still could have mild to severe health problems caused by eating gluten. Unfortunately, many people who are gluten-sensitive are being told that since they don’t have celiac disease, they do not need to follow a gluten-free diet. Some of these people will go on a gluten-free diet anyway (and are never followed or recorded for statistics), and some people will walk away from the notion that gluten could be making them ill. They, of course, are the ones who suffer.
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