More Ways Gluten and Wheat Can Hurt You - Beyond Celiac
Celiac disease is hardly the beginning and end of this story. Dermatitis herpetiformis is a rash that results when gluten induces an autoimmune response in the skin rather than the gut, and there is evidence that gluten can provoke a similar autoimmune response in the brain as well.
Gluten sensitivity or intolerance …. might be mediated by the innate, rather than the adaptive, immune system, meaning that T and B cells are not involved.
Gluten “intolerance” is simply when people report that the feel a lot better when they stop eating gluten. It reportedly affects about 10% of the population, but that’s only the 10% we currently estimate, and the effects could be more far reaching than we currently understand - the skin problems and brain issues are likely only the beginning. We’re not used to eating wheat or gluten and my guess is that future research likely uncovers more issues.