What looks like coealic disease, and acts like coeliac disease, but is NOT coeliac disease?


I was working on Cyrex clinical support today and a UK practitioner asked me the very good question, what if there is gut damage that looks like coeliac disease but they are not gluten reactive?

So I went to the medical literature and did a search to learn more and a read a few papers, but found this one in particular that did a great job of listing many causes of ‘coeliac mimicry’. I thought you might enjoy reading the paper if you are a practitioner or even a coeliac, or someone who ‘might be’ coeliac but aren’t sure and haven’t been able to get a good answer from test results.




Robyn is a Clinical Nutritionist with a specialised interest in the Functional Medicine approach to health. Robyn is very involved with the field of Coeliac Disease, Gluten-Reactive Disorders and Autoimmune Disease. Her passion for the healing power of food, has led her to work with complex cases, involving multiple diagnoses, and chronic health issues such as ME, auto-immune diseases and fibromyalgia. She also has a passion for working with the growing tide of chronic, lifestyle mediated illness; diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, and runs a lifestyle intervention clinic for these issues. Robyn works with patients to nutritionally support their bodies, so that they can heal. She has successfully helped many people around the world improve their health and increase their quality of life. Robyn sees clients in London, Tokyo and New York, and has a virtual practice that allows her to work with people all over the world.