Are there benefits to being gluten free if you DON’T have Celiac Disease?

Question by Nina_L: Are there benefits to being gluten free if you DON’T have Celiac Disease?
I do not have Celiac Disease, although a few of the symptoms fit me pretty well. I’m looking for a way to feel better and generally “eat cleaner”. Are there any benefits to eating gluten-free for people who don’t necessarily have troubles with gluten?

Best answer:

Answer by Clarissa
How do you know you don’t have it? What symptoms do you have?

If you have the symptoms, you probably have it or another form of gluten intolerance. It’s extremely common. I think you should give the diet a try and see if it helps. I’ve been doing it for about 6 months and have seen tremendous health benefits. I asked a couple doctors about getting tested for celiac because I had a bunch of symptoms and they laughed me out of their offices. I decided to try the diet on my own and symptoms that I didn’t even know were symptoms went away. It was amazing. It makes me mad that they don’t know more about it. Basically, if you have sensitivity you will feel better, if you don’t, you won’t. But it’s still worth a shot. Let me know if you have any questions!

Sometimes there are benefits. It’s impossible to say unless you try it. If you go gluten free for 3 weeks, with no cheating, then do a challenge where you eat gluten at every meal for a day, you will know whether or not there are any benefits for you.

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