Keyword: gluten sensitivity

Why don’t you recognize tests (stool tests or otherwise) for non-celiac gluten sensitivity that are currently available through companies like Enterolab or Cyrex?

We only embrace tests that have endured rigorous scientific evaluations. So far, these tests have received no evidence-based support. Enterolab has never successfully published anything on the accuracy of stool tests (nor have any other stool test manufacturers, to our knowledge) making it difficult to confirm the research results. Because of this, we must make… Read more »

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What’s the difference between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy?

We use “wheat intolerance syndrome” when referring to the entire category of gluten issues: celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy. Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive process of the small intestine. “Non-celiac gluten sensitivity” (what many call “gluten intolerance”) causes the body to mount a stress response (often… Read more »

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What is non-celiac gluten sensitivity?

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is an adverse food-induced reaction, possibly immune-mediated, but for which we have no diagnostic test available. This is a reaction in the digestive tract that causes gastrointestinal symptoms similar to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It may also lead to other body systems problems, such as fatigue, headache, etc. Unlike celiac disease however,… Read more »

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Can I be screened for non-celiac gluten sensitivity?

There are no tests to diagnose non-celiac gluten sensitivity at this time. Which means, no research has been through a scientific, evidence-based, peer-reviewed study that proves what some labs claim as a way to detect non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Read more about the fallacy of stool tests to diagnose celiac disease and/or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

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