You’ve probably been hearing a lot about gluten free diets, foods, and lifestyles lately. It may seem as if the idea of “gluten-free” is a new fad, but it actually goes much deeper than that. In fact, a large part of the population is believed to be living with either Celiac disease or a nonCeliac gluten sensitivity.
To understand what it means to have a gluten allergy, sensitivity, or other problem, you must begin by learning what Celiac disease and a gluten sensitivity are.
Some people are allergic to wheat and so going gluten-free is advisable to them. Others have an abnormal reaction to gluten: the immune system goes on overdrive and the lining of the intestines are damaged. When the lining of the intestines are damaged, the body will have difficulty absorbing nutrients from food. This condition is known as Celiac disease.