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What Causes Gluten Sensitivity?

Gluten sensitivity is a situation in which eating gluten (a component of wheat, rye, spelt) causes symptoms (intestinal or otherwise) in a person who does not have celiac disease or wheat allergy.  While it is not always acknowledged by the medical community, more people seem to be noticing that they feel better when they don't eat gluten.  A recent article in Scientific American takes a look at what gluten sensitivity is and what causes it.  One cause may be the fact that modern wheat has changed, and contains more proteins called ATI's.  Another cause appears to be wheat carbohydrates/starches, called FODMAP's, which are relatively hard to digest and are highly fermentable, potentially increasing the growth of bacteria in the small intestine.  You can read the entire article here:
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/03/04/gluten-sensitivity-what-does-it-really-mean/
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