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Blood tests are normal...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Kristi,

That's a really good question. Your doctor would say 'No', but I'm not so sure. But first, a question for you. You say that you try to eat gluten free. Were you gluten free whn you did the blood testing?

Because if you were, then it would NEVER be positive- even if you had full blown celiac disease! So, if you were eating gluten free at the time, then unless you eat gluten for a week to 10 days and get retested, you'll never really know whether you have Celiac or not.

So, back to your question. There was a study done on people who didn't have celiac disease. They biopsied their intestinal tract, fed them gluten and biopsied again. It showed that these people had minor inflammation from this ONE time dose of gluten.

This would suggest that EVERYONE reacts to gluten, but some people react more strongly and some people are more sensitive to these minor changes.

And if you take a look at the Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance page, you'll see that one study found an entire group of women who were misdiagnosed with lupus when they actually just had gluten sensitivity.

And these women had the blood tests and biopsies that SPECIFICALLY ruled OUT celiac disease as the cause. So, if eating gluten can cause symptoms as severe as lupus in those without Celiac disease, then who knows how much damage it is doing to you.

So, since it makes you feel terrible, there is definitely SOME sort of immune response or SOMETHING going on whenever you eat it. But I don't think anyone will be able to answer your question adequately and you'll just have to decide for yourself moment to moment whether the risk is worth the benefit!

Sorry, I couldn't be of more help.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

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