THE MORNING SHOW
Dr. Kenneth Fine
Gluten Sensitivity Testing
“Gluten sensitivity” is the process by which the immune system reacts to gluten contained in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. The reaction begins in the intestine because that is where the inciting antigen, gluten, is present (from food). When this immunologic reaction damages the finger-like surface projections, the villi, in the small intestine (a process called villous atrophy), it is called celiac disease (or sometimes celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy). The clinical focus of gluten-induced disease has always been on the intestine because that is the only way the syndrome was recognized before screening tests were developed. (Read More)
Dr. Fine joined us this morning, the founder of Enterolabs, and gave us a very comprehensive lesson on gluten, gluten sensitivities and how you can easily be tested.
dr. kenneth fine, the gluten challenge, january 31, 2012