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First Steps for Determining Gluten Sensitivity

First Steps for Determining Gluten Sensitivity

by Shearly (SU)
For millions of people, gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease are a daily struggle. Gluten is a protein that is a component of wheat, barley and rye. Because gluten is in so many of the things we normally eat, it’s often difficult to avoid without a focus and careful planning. Before you can avoid gluten, you need to find out what’s causing your symptoms. What are the first steps for determining gluten sensitivity?

Can You Have a Gluten Sensitivity Without Celiac Disease?

Can You Have a Gluten Sensitivity Without Celiac Disease?

by Shearly (SU)
The quick answer is yes. You can have a sensitivity to gluten without having celiac disease. In fact, it is called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. This condition is generally diagnosed after ruling out full-blown celiac disease (as well as other medical conditions, including wheat and grain allergies).

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