Undoubtedly you have seen or heard people saying they are reducing their gluten or giving it up altogether. In some cases, people have allergies or a condition called Celiac disease, which is causing gluten to make them ill. Others just have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity (usually just called gluten sensitivity).
It is estimated that 18 million Americans suffer from gluten sensitivity, which is about six times as many as Celiac sufferers. Whereas there is a test for Celiac disease, there isn’t a test for gluten sensitivity. Right now it is just a matter of ruling out other causes and eliminating gluten from the diet to see if it reduces your symptoms. Since sensitivities are more common, that will be the focus of this post. Continue reading Gluten Sensitivity: What You Need to Know