A new double blind, randomized, placebo controlled study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology confirms the presence of gluten sensitivity in the absence of celiac disease. This is the first study of its kind confirming the existence of gluten intolerance in the absence of celiac disease.

Source: Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jan 11.

Gluten Free Society's Stance

Gluten Sensitivity Vs. Celiac Disease - Science Finally Ends the Battle...(or at leasts proves that one exists).

"Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity", otherwise known as Gluten Syndrome, is not a new term in the medical research. This is simply the first double blind, placebo controlled trial confirming its existence. Pioneers in gluten research like Dr. Ken Fine and Dr. Rodney Ford have been talking about this phenomenon for many years.

People who have tested negative for celiac disease via biopsy and blood tests have been going gluten free and restoring their health in spite of their doctors advice.

The entire gluten free explosion over the past few years has been fueled by those who suffer with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. My point is, don't wait for the medical community to catch up to reality. Just because doctors say that non celiac gluten sensitivity doesn't exist, doesn't make them right. The study above proves this point. If going gluten free leads to an improvement in your health, what more proof do you need? If you are a black and white, need to know on paper kind of person, the best way to test for gluten is through genetic analysis. Learn more about this here.

Over the next several years we will continue to see a greater focus on diet and health, gluten is just the tip of the iceberg. Bottom line: You are what you eat!