The disease involves an immune response, which has potential to set off a widespread inflammatory response in the body. The immune response that occurs when a gluten-containing food is ingested wears on the body's immune resources and has the potential to decrease your ability to fight off additional foreign material that enters your body. With so much energy going to repair the damage caused by Celiac disease, it is no wonder that your immunity can become impaired. I would highly recommend checking out the book, "Healthier Without Wheat" by Dr. Stephen Wangen. It goes into extensive detail on this subject and I think it may be very beneficial for you to read.
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