Yeah, it's pretty complex to pin on any specific thing. There's a genetic predisposition to Celiac and there is some evidence that it might be "turned on" by a relatively common but otherwise unharmful viral infection. Or it could be multiple different factors. Many people live for decades with no signs of it and then "suddenly" have it.FredS wrote: ↑Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:18 pmThere are dozens of reasons that more and more bodies are reacting to more and more substances. Bad air in sick buildings (like schools), way different food supply (half of what I eat wouldn't even be recognized as "food" by my grandparents), infertility drugs certainly influence our babies while they're still in the womb, all sorts of new chemicals and pesticides and preservatives that make food cheaper, sedentary lifestyles, watching blue screens when we should be sleeping, lack of childhood activities out of doors where sunlight heals and dirt naturally immunizes, meat from animals that are feed exclusively grass seeds. We also have tests which reveal *peanut allergies and gluten insensitivity that used to be considered simply a queasy stomach. Then we medicate for that and introduce a whole 'nother set of chemicals to purposely alter our chemical balance. Add it all up and we're so far out of whack from humans of 200 years ago that we're almost a different species. Our science has evolved much faster than our genetics.
*Understand that I am not saying peanut allergies and celiac are minor health issues. Mrs FredS has removed gluten from her diet and is healthier and lighter than she'd been in 35 years. But she doesn't die if she accidentally consumes gluten. In her case it results in IBS and discomfort, not a trip to the ER.
How many of our ancestors died of dysentery? Any number of those could have been celiac.