Can anyone help me out with the definitions of gluten intolerance and sensitivity and celiac disease? I have so many questions and it seems that everything I read makes me more muddled.
If someone is sensitive to gluten, and has IgG antibodies to it, are they also considered gluten intolerant AND to have celiac disease? Or just gluten "intolerant"? Or is that the same as saying the person is celiac but NOT the same as merely being "sensitive"?
What about other food IgG antibodies along with wheat and/or gluten, are those part of the deal or a separate issue? Or is it all caused by something that made a person have a leaky gut syndrome in the past?
Or maybe, everyone is different and it's a chicken or the egg what came first thing?
I see that now some doctors are diagnosing someone as celiac if they are sick and then get better after eliminating gluten. Others say there has to be a challenge with gluten, others want to see biopsies showing flattened villi. I guess I'm not surprised there is varying opinions among doctors.
If anyone has all the answers, please let me know. Meanwhile I'm applying duct tape to my head in case it explodes later on this week.....
OK then there's the wooden spoon issue. I have three wooden spoons and spatulas and a large cutting board that have really heavy sentimental value. I use them every day. Now just today I read that I have to throw them away. I am still using them. Can anything be done to these so I can keep on using them?