This article now regularly gets about 500 views a week from all over the worlds so I’m shamelessly reblogging it as there is obviously a lot of interest in this subject. Anyone want to give me a book deal?
CAPTION: Pasta contains gluten which can cause bloating
It’s a mystery that has puzzled gastroenterologists for years. Why do they see so many patients who complain of bloating ,diarrhoea and stomach pain after eating foods such as bread and pasta, but who test negative for coeliac disease? And more importantly why do many appear to get better when they switch to a gluten-free diet?
Yes, a minority will test positive for coeliac disease , an auto immune condition where the body produces antibodies to gluten ,a protein found in wheat and other grains including barley and rye. The antibodies cause damage to the villi that line the small intestine (their job is to absorb food). Eventually, the villi shrink and food and nutrients begin to pass through the body without being absorbed leading to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Doctors can diagnose coeliac disease with a blood test for antibodies…
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