Thank you for the insight. I guess if we were to debate it I would lean the other way and think that Celiac is rare and that everything else is an intolerance or allergies. I guess it seems weird to me that there is a whole autoimmune disease that functions on the idea that your body can't tolerate a specific substance. From what I know, this is the only autoimmune disease with this criteria, no? But, I'm a newbie with lots of theories and no facts. I am just trying to take it one day at a time.
When I first started I didn't notice a difference at all. My doctor told me that I probably didn't have celiac/intolerance. She said if I did, I would get really sick anytime I ate gluten. Well, then I talked to a friend and she said that I wasn't being strict enough with my diet. So then I really started to watch what I ate and low and behold, I'm feeling better...And now apparently, gluten makes me sick if I cheat and eat it!
Oh there's some emerging research about people who have gluten intolerances without being celiac: