Can you control what genes you are born with? NO! You change your diet and lifestyle to avoid the troubles you may be facing and that seems to be about it.
Now gluten sensitivity and celiac disease can be evaluated with genetic testing. Traditional diagnostic testing has focused on blood antibody tests and or intestinal biopsies. Traditional tests for gluten sensitivity are often incorrect though.
These tests only measure a fraction of how a person’s immune system can react to gluten Blood tests only measure the gluten found in wheat (gliadin). People react to gluten in different ways. Some people may have one or multiple immune reactions: intestinal problems, psychological problems, migraine headaches, psoriasis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis- the list goes on and on. Many patients go to a Dr’s office after they were already biopsied or blood tested and then told that they did not have gluten intolerance, to find out that their gene DNA tests were positive
Traditional definition of gluten- clarified!
Most of the research regarding gluten intolerance, sensitivity and CD focuses only on 3 grains “wheat, barley, rye” and sometimes a fourth, oats. Many studies link the gluten in corn to adverse reactions and almost half of the people diagnosed with celiac disease do not get better on a traditionally defined gluten free diet- why it this? The answer – The traditionally defined Gluten Free Diet is not really gluten free.
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