Gluten sensitivity (non celiac gluten sensitivity NCGS)
Do you have any complaints when eating gluten and no celiac disease, are you better off on a gluten-free diet? It may be that despite the fact that you do not have celiac disease you do get complaints from eating gluten-containing foods. It is estimated that about 6% of people suffer from this. The symptoms that occur are mainly intestinal complaints, but other complaints (such as headache, fatigue, muscle complaints, skin complaints) are also common. Until now, the only way to determine whether people had any complaints about following a gluten-free diet and then adding gluten back to the diet was the only way to determine whether people had any complaints about it.
New research shows that people with this gluten sensitivity are likely to have increased permeability of the gut 'leaky gut'. That's good news because we can work with that!
Intestinal cell damage and systemic immune activation in individuals reporting sensitivity to wheat in the absence of coeliac disease.
Uhde M, Ajamian M, Caio G, et al. Gut Published Online First: July 25, 2016. DOI:10.1136/gutjnl- 2016-311964