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Now and then people let me know of their medical problems, and ask me for solutions. I tend to recommend that they consult appropriate doctors. I also mention natural alternatives that might work, too.
One of my dear friends has a gluten intolerance problem, but her doctors receive negative results to tests for the celiac disease problem. She also doesn't have IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. So, we discussed NCGS.
The initials stand for Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. Here's a National Center for Biotechnology Information report on the problem. It's written for researchers, but read slowly and review the message. You'll understand it in a bit.
Read more about NCGS here.
There are plenty of grains that people with the above problems can still enjoy. They include amaranth, buckwheat, rice (black, brown, white, and wild), millet, quinoa, sorghum, and teff. If you eat oats, make sure that they're labeled Gluten Free. Oat must be specially bred to grow without gluten (It's not actually absent, it's simply so low that the levels qualify for "zero-level / gluten free" status).
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