[Editor’s Note: Reprinted from 7 09 08 – and still very important.]
The news release below is timely because anti-gliadin antibody blood tests are losing ground while the reality of gluten sensitivity looms far larger than is now appreciated by many doctors! These blood tests are absolutely necessary to investigate health problems caused by gluten itself, yet they are being dismissed by doctors who look only to diagnosing celiac disease.
Positive anti-gliadin antibody tests show undigested gluten peptides in the bloodstream. This abnormal finding tells the story that gluten has passed through the tight barrier defenses of the small intestinal lining into the body where it can wreak havoc, with or without celiac disease. Gluten is a food protein in wheat, barley, rye and oats. (more…)