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Gluten free diet. Why, who, what is it?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Helps many because

About 1% of americans have celiac disease, a genetic gluten intolerance, but experts estimate ~10% have gluten sensitivity, which often causes GI symptoms, headaches & fatigue.
There are tests for celiac but not for gluten intolerance. Gluten is found in wheat, rye & barley.See the gluten free diet section of my essay on diet & health for more info: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health.

In brief: Helps many because

About 1% of americans have celiac disease, a genetic gluten intolerance, but experts estimate ~10% have gluten sensitivity, which often causes GI symptoms, headaches & fatigue.
There are tests for celiac but not for gluten intolerance. Gluten is found in wheat, rye & barley.See the gluten free diet section of my essay on diet & health for more info: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health.
Thank

In brief: Gluten

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, an barley.
There are two major categories of patients that are advised to avoid it.. 1. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which exposure to even tiny amounts of gluten incites one's immune cells to attack the villi of the small intestine. 2. Gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy are more typical food allergies. Hope this helps.

In brief: Gluten

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, an barley.
There are two major categories of patients that are advised to avoid it.. 1. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which exposure to even tiny amounts of gluten incites one's immune cells to attack the villi of the small intestine. 2. Gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy are more typical food allergies. Hope this helps.
Thank