Can we identify the changes in the microbiome that make us unable to handle gluten?
By Elaine Watson
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The gut flora of people with celiac disease is different from those without it, says Dr Fasano.
“Is this coincidence or cause and effect? What we know is that at any time in your life, whether through infections, traveling, antibiotics, pregnancy or whatever, the composition of the gut can shift from a friendly balance that keeps the immune system in check to an unfriendly place that will put the immune system on high alert. Can we identify the changes in the microbiome that make us unable to handle gluten?”