Is it Coeliac disease, gluten allergy, gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance? Which is the correct term and what are the differences between them?
In this article we intend to dispel the confusion and give you a clear overview of these gluten related, but different conditions. You might be surprised at what you find.
It’s important to understand that Coeliac disease is very different to a gluten intolerance or allergy, and to never to confuse the two. Likewise, gluten allergy and gluten intolerance are one of the same thing, having recently been simplified to the term ‘gluten sensitivity’.
With that said, the common denominator is of course gluten. Whether you have Coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity, the symptoms of both are caused by consuming gluten.
But what are the differences? Let’s get started by breaking this article into two distinct categories: Coeliac disease and the rest of the terms.
Maintaining a healthy diet as a coeliac is not only important, it’s essential. Years of consuming gluten as a coeliac causes irreparable damage to the gut. This makes nutrient absorption far more difficult than in non-coeliacs and can lead to further health problems later down the line if not meticulously cared for by the patient.
In this post we’ve put together a handful of essential health tips that will hopefully help you understand the impact coeliac disease can have on the gut, and the ways you can counteract its effects.
Regardless of whether you’re diagnosed with coeliac disease or non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, these essential health tips are cross-compatible and will have a positive effect on your overall health.
So let’s get on with the show…