If you have celiac disease and have not improved on a gluten-free diet, you are not alone. About 30% of people don’t improve – including myself. There are a few reasons why this is happening, but today I’ll be talking about cross-reaction.
This is must know information if you have celiac or gluten-sensitivity, so listen up!
A study done to see the recovery and healing of small intestinal mucosa of celiac patients on a gluten-free diet after a median of 16 months showed that of the 465 adult celiacs tested, only 8% has histological ‘normalization’, 65% were in remission, 26% had no change and 1% deteriorated. (1)
A few years ago there was a study done to find out why people don’t improve on a GF diet, and to identify cross-reactivity between gliadin and gluten-free foods that are commonly recommended for people on a GF diet. Read the rest of this post »