This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own. It’s an up and coming term found on food and product labels in recent years, much to the relief of those suffering from the ill effects of the grain-based protein. While more people have heard about it in association with celiac disease, an autoimmune intestinal disorder caused by exposure to gluten in the diet, few have heard about its association with other diseases, particularly asthma. It’s estimated that some eight million Americans suffer from asthma, and two million Americans suffer from celiac disease, although a Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology study indicates that there are millions of undiagnosed cases still yet to be discovered. As an asthma sufferer myself, I became curious about gluten after I had an epiphany earlier this year. After eating a bowl of puffed wheat cereal, my lungs immediately reacted with an asthma attack. I wondered what could have caused it. I began researching everything I could find on the different variables, which might have induced the attack.
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