first off, the only way to truley confirm celiac's disease is through a gastrointestinal biopsy.
Blood work does confirm it but is not 100 reliable.
It also can take months of a gluten free diet to see results of the diet. Even the most diligent of followers of the gluten free diet have accidental
So to say that you felt improvement after only 10 days can be psychosematic, or the placebo effect. Which is considered a very real effect by the
that being said, the highest rates of celiacs occurs in Europe, especially among Italians.
High prevalence of celiac disease in Italian general population.
So those of Italian makeup need to pay attention.
As much as 25% of the is estimated to have some type of wheat intolerance. That doesn't mean a all out allergy. Some people can tolerate wheat in
Many people feel better on a gluton free diet. But unless your being regularly blood tested, there is no way to be absolutey sure that a gluten free
diet is the source of improvement. There may be other intolerances that are being eliminated in the process.
Some people feel better just eliminating dairy or just nightshades.
Placebo or not, if you feel better, more power to you.
The typical symptom of a gluten allergy is abdominal issues. Because the body is unable to break it down, it starts doing damage to the intestinal
track, and can take a long time to recover from.
As for accidental gluttoning, here are some sources to be wary of:
Vegetable Protein" and Other Mysteries
Ingredients including "hydrolyzed vegetable protein" (HVP) and "textured vegetable protein" generally contain either a form of gluten or soy, or a
combination of the two plant proteins.
Similar mysterious ingredients that frequently (if not always) include gluten are: hydrolyzed plant protein (HPP), isolated vegetable protein,
hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable protein, modified food starch, food starch, dextrin, maltodextrin, emulsifiers, flavouring. Celiac.com has a
very detailed list.
Read more at Suite101: Hidden Ingredients Containing Wheat or Gluten: Tips and Tricks on How to Discern Gluten Ingredients