I agree, Celiacs or even a milder form of gluten intolerance is often overlooked.
I saw something on TV recently where scientists had come up with a vaccine for Celiacs and i believe it's in one of those trial phases. It would be good if it works as those who are affected badly by this do find it difficult attending parties, weddings, dinners, restuarants etc.
Some people can have gluten intolerance or full blown Celiacs and not have any symtpoms, apart from being low in things like ferritin and/or other things too.
I had a blood test, but i got 18 on my results and the maximum range was 15. Now they have changed the lab ranges and the maximum range is 20 and this puts me just under, meaning i'm not gluten intolerant. Regardless, having Hashimoto's Thyroiditis my thyroid doctor has also told me to keep gluten products to a minimum or exclude them.
I still have my toast/cereal for breakfast, but then exclude gluten from lunch and dinner. I don't feel any different, but by excluding pasta and bread from my main meals it forces me to be a bit more creative and i likely eat a broader range of foods. it used to be easy to throw in 2 slices of bread and some ham/cheese/tomato for work lunch, but now i'm having some extremely creative salads for lunch and for morning tea i'll have a mix of brazil nuts, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pistachio's, macadamia nuts along with either a banana, apple or orange. This is probably a healthier way to eat anyway.
I'd also like to share something my cousin got me on to: rice cakes with hommus, rocket, smoked salmon slice and dill. This has to be the tastiest thing ever and surprisingly filling too