| Dr. Lulu Shimek |
A long time ago, as hunter-gatherers, we had a basic diet of vegetables, nuts, fruits and the occasional wild game. As we added new foods into the diet, our digestive and immune systems developed over time to make antibodies for specific food antigens. So how does our body react when we suddenly have new food antigens introduced? Most individuals adapt to these new antigens, but others develop food intolerances – and celiac disease is born. Celiac disease is an autoimmune reaction that is triggered when ingesting gluten, a protein found in numerous foods.