By Banks Chiropractic on
6/5/2013 11:22 AM
Gluten-free has become a very common phrase lately. Many people may be wondering what it is, why, and what we really need to know, so here it is.
Gluten is the protein fraction of most cereals, including wheat, rye, and barley. Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder, which affects genetically predisposed individuals upon the ingestion of gluten. Its prevalence has been underestimated, but it is now considered one of the most common genetic disorders. That gluten sensitivity is regarded, as principally a disease of the small bowel is a historical misconception (J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2002;72:560–563). Every time the disease is clinically diagnosed in an adult, that person has for decades had disease in a latent or silent stage (N England J Med Oct.23 2003,1673-4).
Some important things to know: