Celiac disease is an increasingly well-known digestive distress condition. A link has been suggested to seeds used to grow wheat, rye, oats, and barley (the primary gluten grains). When these have been altered, they appear difficult to digest. About 1% of the population has symptoms of major digestive agony related to celiac disease, but the negative impact of gluten affects people of all ages.
We use the Adrenal Stress Index, a saliva test, to see if our patients have a gliadin or gluten response. I encourage all of our patients to minimize their exposure to gluten; avoid wheat, barley, oats, and rye, and be aware that shampoos and skin lotions may have gluten as a base substance.