When I start talking to people about their gut issues, many times the first thing I suggest is getting tested for celiac. Why? Well celiac disease is much more common than believed, especially if you have any kind of gastro or digestive symptoms symptoms (but even if you don’t – 41% of adults with celiac have NO SYMPTOMS).
But also, testing for celiac is done with a simple blood test that most doctors will order, so it’s incredibly easy to rule out celiac and then move onto other possibilities.
What is celiac disease?
Celiac disease is a severe reaction to gluten, a protein found in the grains wheat, barley and rye. It is a chronic and permanent condition that affects the gastrointestinal system. Read the rest of this post »