Q&A: If i have celiac disease, can i have gluten/wheat every once in a while?

Question by Ian W: If i have celiac disease, can i have gluten/wheat every once in a while?
Hi, I have celiac disease where you cant eat gluten (wheat) because you body can’t break down the foods. But some doctors said that I can’t have gluten (wheat) occasionally but the doctor that almost completely cured my friends chrones said i could have it once a week.

I don’t know if this is true. What do you think will happen to me if I do occasionally have gluten (wheat)?

Best answer:

Answer by Greatest&Chiefest of calamities

The answer is NO. If anyone tells you it’s OK, the answer is still NO. If someone were allergic to bee stings, do you think it would be OK to get stung once in a while? Celiac is not the same as gluten intolerance. It’s not a matter of breaking down the food, it’s that the substance (gluten) irritates the little things in your intestines that allow you to get nutrients. Chrones isn’t the same as Celiac disease, either.

If you have Celiac disease, you will damage your intestines when you eat gluten-containing food.  you introduce gluten into your system, you cause an auto-immune response. Please don’t kid yourself. Talk to a specialist. There is a good chance that you will be accidentally introducing it from time to time. That will be more than enough.

Don’t harm your healing by getting into the “oh a little won’t hurt” mind set. This isn’t a diet. You have to learn a new way to eat. This is your health. Read everything that you can about this and talk to a specialist. You have to understand what you are going to do to keep healthy. Good Luck!

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