The celiac community and most of the population is aware of how gluten affects the digestive system, causing damage in the intestinal wall as well as diarrhea, vomit and abdominal distention. However, there are patients without enteropathy that releave their symptoms when they follow a Gluten Free Diet (GFD). This is because gluten acts as a neurotoxin sometimes, affecting the nervous system and the brain. Indeed, it has been
Fernando was a happy, easy-going, active guy… and celiac. He had passed his first quarter of century when he was diagnosed with celiac disease. He didn´t get scared, neither his family, which immediately started the elaboration of new gluten-free dishes.
The relationship between Fernando and the gluten protein had its hight when he started his internship in a company specialized in allergens, mainly in gluten detection. There, he and
Virginia´s home was a gluten-free one from the kitchen to the roof: with a celiac father and a gluten-free diet instructor mother, Virginia´s experience was a successful story of how a 12 years old girl enjoyed her life without any risks of being contaminated by gluten. Her parents thought so, at least, until the day the stomach symptoms came back.
Virginia would have to get an endoscopy due to