My own Doctor — who is one of the rare enlightened ones, has told me that she often has to send those she suspects of Celiac for tests on 4 or more occasions before they get a positive result. Well said, Steve. Let me preface this by saying I love wheat. Anecdotally, the gluten-free diet benefits many people with various medical reasons to avoid gluten. Improved ability to pay attention. Or early on in the flu season, she questioned why I was testing kids for the flu. I too had many problems which have improved after going GF.
Going gluten free is not a fad, it is too difficult and expensive to be a fad. Gluten is found in the grains wheat, barley and rye. This HAS to be the most incompetent person with a degree from Harvard! Just had my lunch with Flax-wrap, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, yarlsberg cheese and baked turkey and mayonnaise. When people with NCGS consume gluten their intestinal cells are not damaged, but they may experience many of the same symptoms as do people with celiac disease. I just feel and sleep so much better. She told me she has to start slow with her patients, but that is how I made these wonderful changes in my health, mind and life—small steps, although wheat came out as soon as I read Wheat Belly and then my arthritis pains went away.
After being confined to health-food stores for years, gluten-free foods now show up everywhere. Based on little or no evidence other than testimonials in the media, people have been switching to gluten-free diets to lose weight, boost energy, treat autism, or generally feel healthier. Daniel A. Leffler, who is also an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Just 50 milligrams of the protein—about the amount in one small crouton—is enough to cause trouble.