The word agoraphobia is derived from Greek words literally meaning ''fear of the marketplace."
Why marketplace? I did a little research and around the time human's transitioned from hunter/gatherers to farmers, bread (gluten containing products) would have mostly been available from the marketplace. This is quite a coincidence.
Has anyone thought of this correlation or read anything thats suggests that the term 'agoraphobia' may be the first definition of celiac disease?
Edited by JediMindTricks, 16 July 2013 - 09:58 AM.