because u asked on a lyme forum im going to reply on topic.
bear in mind chronic lyme/ms people are having an explosion of autoimmune reactions due to their immune system struggle to adapt and kill the pathogen.
regular celiac tests do not work here because the antibodies are not the regular transglutaminase ones found in celiac people (tTG).
CD may mimic MS and may be present despite the absence of anti-gliadin, endomysial or transglutaminase antibodies. CD should be considered if there is a gastrointestinal problem, polyneuropathy, and ataxia, even if CSF and MRI findings are suggestive of MS."
so there is some scientific backing for not to eat gluten if u have an autoimmune related disease. now for normal people i dont know if this is so relevant. bread is afterall a wonderful nutrient source. i would agree with you that bread obtained from OVERPROCESSED WHEAT is a cause of trouble, the real bread with impure wheat is much better, but u need to search for a producer, grocery bread is out of question...
The report did say the person had a history of diarrhea. (Digestive issues are a common reaction to gluten if you have Celiac disease.)
"CD should be considered if there is a gastrointestinal problem, polyneuropathy, and ataxia, even if CSF and MRI findings are suggestive of MS."
This wasn't the case for me. No diarrhea...and gluten free did not help with any of my symptoms..
But, many people with lyme do respond well to a gluten-free diet.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi