Celiac, IBS or Gluten Insensitivity which do you have?

Celiac disease like IBS it’s something we all hear about, something we all wonder if we might have-certainly, those of us with constant digestive problems-but something no one has really defined. A severe intolerance to gluten, the protein found in wheat and other grains, celiac symptoms are wide ranging and can differ greatly from person to person.

But lately research has found people might not have celiac disease at all but still have reactions in their intestines and immune system from gluten sensitivities.

“For the first time, we have scientific evidence that indeed, gluten sensitivity not only exists, but is very different from celiac disease,” says lead author Alessio Fasano, medical director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Celiac Research.

The most basic negative responses, cramping, bloating and diarrhea-sounds like IBS, right? – can also be extreme in the case of hives, congestion and nausea.

How a reaction to gluten could cause such a wide range of symptoms also remains unproven. I usually recommend that anyone who is experiencing the symptoms above-or really any other stomach distresses look to work with  a nutritionist trained in digestive issues to avoid the slippery slope of suppositions.

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