I only felt the difference if I do gluten-free for at least 4 months.
The moment I went back to gluten, I felt how hard it was for my body to digest.
Gluten has absolutely no nutrition or any good function in the gut, but our modern wheat has 1/3 of gluten!!
It has been modified during the centuries to have such a high content.
Most lyme doctors think gluten free is mostly beneficial for lyme patients.
I find that one test to see if gluten is doing good or bad is to do the cold turkey cut of gluten.
If your body SCREAMS for gluten, feels like starving for it, it means, 'addiction'. That's my way of seeing things, of course.
If there is addiction, it means, the substance is controlling your brain (in damaging ways, I mean). All addictions are not good, I don't think there is exception.
Just see people who are addicted to sugar: cut it cold, they get crazy.
They'll have shaking hands, get nervous, aggressive, etc, until they take sugar again.
I always want to control what I eat, and not let myself being controlled by addictive foods. That is why it is a good thing to sometimes cut cold turkey something (just to check).
I have no doubt that addiction is not doing good to the nervous system. It is creating problems there, like alcohol addiction, nicotine addiction, drugs, sugar, etc...
That's just my opinion. Do your own research to decide!