What your doc doesn't understand about gluten
There's a new test for celiac disease that promises a simpler, safer, faster, and more accurate diagnosis.
And it's bound to be a total nightmare!
Here's the problem: The mainstream has an absolutely rigid view of what gluten can do to people.
As far as it's concerned, you either have celiac disease and need to avoid gluten to stop your immune system from attacking itself... or you don't have the disease and have no issues with gluten at all.
There's nothing in the middle.
Now, the new test will allow the mainstream to continue to insist that it's one or the other. It has a 96 percent accuracy rate for celiac, which is positively astounding when you consider that the current tests fail at an alarming rate.
If you have celiac and haven't been eating gluten, the tests used now will miss the disease close to 93 percent of the time.
That's why many patients have to endure biopsies to get a proper diagnosis -- and even then, the results aren't always accurate.
The new test could change all that.
And unfortunately, it's guaranteed to hurt patients.
When this highly accurate test comes back negative, doctors will tell their patients -- with an air of complete confidence -- that they don't have celiac disease and can eat as much gluten as they want.
Patients will, of course, trust them, so they won't make any dietary changes and will continue to suffer lingering problems.
They won't suspect the gluten. Why would they? The doctor said so -- and the doctor also insisted that there's no such thing as a non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
But there IS, and a groundbreaking study from a couple of years back proved it.
People with suspected non-celiac gluten sensitivity were given capsules with either low levels of gluten or a placebo, and within a week, there was nothing "suspected" about the sensitivity anymore.
The folks who got the real gluten were suffering, and they're hardly alone.
By some estimates, up to 100 million Americans have some form of sensitivity to gluten, making it almost as common as problems with dairy. They suffer from digestive problems including gas, cramps, and bloating, as well as issues in other parts of the body, including "brain fog" and mood disorders.
If you've had some "mystery" health problems that your doc can't quite figure out, try giving up gluten for a month or two and see how you feel, even if he's insisted gluten isn't the issue.
For even better results, drop dairy while you're at it.
Many folks find that they feel clearer, sharper, better, and healthier, and those "mystery" problems vanish.