The discussion continues to expand celiac disease, gluten allergies and gluten sensitivity. That’s a good thing, because for a long time the link between food products containing gluten and stomach troubles was hard to identify, and it’s still in the process of being fully understood.
In short, the culprit is the gluten, or various proteins, that go into making bread, pasta, baked goods and other foods. For a small percentage of the population, gluten triggers an immune reaction that inflames the lining of the small intestine.
Celiac disease is quite serious because it compromises your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. But what if it’s not celiac disease?
Here are some blogs I've come across that shed light on the ways gluten can interfere with your digestive system and overall health. They might give you food for thought on whether to follow a gluten-free or gluten-reduced diet.