Some individuals have gluten sensitivity, which means that while they don’t have the full-fledged, autoimmune response seen in celiac disease, they may still suffer from some of the gastrointestinal discomfort as well as other symptoms.
Individuals with gluten sensitivity may be able to safely tolerate small amounts of gluten. Consequently, reading ingredients labels when shopping is mandatory to know which food products may contain gluten.
All individuals, whether with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, should work with a registered dietitian to develop a healthy, well-balanced diet that meets their unique medical and nutritional needs. When a variety of grains are eliminated from the diet, an individual could fall short of their daily vitamin B and fiber needs.
You can find a local registered dietitian at: www.eatright.org