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We are not all made exactly the same.  Some peoples' immune systems are not as sensitive.  Some people don't even make IgA antibodies.  If you follow the news on COVID-19, you know that some people get very sick and others have no symptoms.  They also think that people with type O blood may get fewer symptoms of COVID-19.

Symptoms do not always equate to damage to the body though.  Just because a person doesn't get obvious GI symptoms does not mean they are experiencing harm to their body internally.

Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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Just like how celiac disease symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, so can the reaction to gluten or cross-contamination after or during recovery. 

Many celiacs have little or no symptoms, but this does not mean that the damage and risk to their health is not going on just because the symptoms are not obvious.  In the past people in the no obvious symptoms group used to falsely believe that they’d recovered, but this is a lifelong autoimmune disease.

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When researchers came up with 20 ppm standard in the US, the study it was based on was about 60 people.  Tiny.  But at least it was a start.  

if you have healed and have a tiny gluten exposure through cross contamination, you might not know it.  Some celiacs are asymptomatic.  

I think some celiacs are a bit more sensitive and can have a lot more symptoms.  Especially those with DH.  Having concurrent illnesses can also contribute to gluten exposures.  Zonulin, the little gatekeepers of the gut,  might add to more symptoms in some people.  Finally, cytokines which vary from person to person, can cause more severe symptoms in some celiacs.  

Everyone is different.  But for celiacs,  gluten will damage gut (no doubt) but it may not invoke symptoms.  There is no cure for celiac disease, but you can manage it and heal.  

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