In my experience, I have seen clients who have tested negative for Coeliac, but they react badly when they have gluten-containing foods. But some of them will be fine when they have "gluten-free" products but some won't be, while others are fine on "certified organic" wheat/rye products, but others won't. In believe there are several groups of people who react to wheat products, including some people who have:
1) A gluten intolerance - ie, Coeliac disease confirmed by multiple pathology tests, or
2) An intolerance to other nutrient components of wheat, such as lectins or fructans, which in susceptible people can cause the same symptoms, but not testing positive to a Coeliac test, or
3) A sensitivity or toxicity to glyphosate (ie, Roundup herbicide) which is sprayed on GMO wheat and many other food products, but which doesn't come out in the processing of such products.
The use of Roundup/glyphosate, I believe, is a huge and hidden cause of many digestive and other physical health issues, because it can cause a dysfunction in your digestive bacteria, as shown in a lot of recent research. Roundup/glyphosate is linked to causing many symptoms, including headaches and migraines, digestive pains, infertility, toxicity and even cancer and autism.
Will eating a gluten-free diet help in these situations to improve your health? The answer is... probably not! If you have an intolerance to wheat, eating gluten-free will do nothing good for you - it may cause the same symptoms! And if you have Coeliac Disease, you need to do far more than just avoid gluten - you must also avoid some other foods, and work on healing your digestive system, and reducing the damage that the autoimmune component of Coeliac Disease is causing.
Some research shows that completely cutting out foods to which you may be intolerant can actually cause you to become intolerant to MORE food ingredients, and cause nutrient deficiencies to make your health worse.
So what should you do? See me for advice!
Sensitivities or allergies to certain foods or environmental substances can be reduced by retraining your body to become less reactive to those substances. This can be done with a combination of improved nutrient intake, healing the digestive system, and togother with other treatments. If allergies and intolerances are a problem for you or someone you know, I can help!
See part 3 of this topic coming soon!