How obsessive do I have to be in avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

Obsessive. For most cases. Pretty obsessive. Sometimes for mild or asymptomatic carriers you could get by with some now and then.

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How important is avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

Critical. The treatment of celiac disease is the complete avoidance of gluten. Nothing else works. Usually nothing more is needed. In severe cases malnourishment may require an elemental diet to provide sufficient calories until the intestines heal. Read more...

How rigorous do I have to be in avoiding gluten if you suffer from celiac disease?

Very careful. If you truly have celiac disease then very small amounts of gluten will trigger increase in zonulin in the gut which causes increased intestinal permeability and inflammation. Studies show that even very small amounts will trigger this inflammation and that it takes days for the response to calm down. First make sure you really have celiac, but if you do, you must be very careful to avoid gluten. Read more...

I do not have celiac disease, or an allergy to gluten, but why do I feel so good when I avoid it?

We can not tell. But if you get loose fatty stools when you eat diet containing gluten, than you may have celia disease consult your doctor. Read more...

When avoiding gluten due to eosinophilic esophagitis (not celiac disease), can progess still be seen if 1 of 3 daily meals still contains some gluten?

Confusing question. If you test positive for anti-gluten antibodies (IGA) , then ANY exposure to gluten can aggravate any related symptoms. If you test negative to anti-gluten antibodies, gluten exclusion is unlikely to effect anything. . Read more...
EoE. EoE is a mixed form of allergy T and B cell mediated. If a person is allergic to wheat(gluten) then it should be avoided completely to improve the EoE as well as any other foods that the patient is allergic to. Some clinicians treat EoE with a six food elimination diet which includes wheat, empirically. Read more...