Celiac disease (gluten intolerance) is caused by an abnormal reaction to gluten; a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.
In western society wheat would be classified as a staple food; something eaten regularly which forms a large part of the diet. Staple foods are available all year round as they can be kept for long periods without spoiling. Having a reliable food source through all seasons gives stability to a society or culture.
Therefore, I connect a staple food with stability and instability.
Celiac disease is said to be genetic, meaning it runs in families. Therefore unstable family patterns could be the fore-runner to people who suffer with this disease, and the symptoms may not surface until adulthood.
If a family moves around a lot, and a child cannot establish themselves and process the changes before having to move again, the moves can be destabilizing.
If a member of the family is erratic, a child may lack a sense of stability.
Multiple changes to the family structure may also cause instability.
From a higher perspective, there is no criticism offered to the family as the child is the one who makes the choice as to where they will place themselves in this lifetime for whatever it is she/he needs to learn or teach. From a physical perspective this can make no sense at all.
A person with celiac disease is not able to digest gluten, because of an immune response which causes damage to the lining of the small intestines and prevents nutrients from being absorbed. It is classed as an autoimmune and malabsorption disease.
From the autoimmune perspective, someone may be attacking an inappropriate person and don’t know when to stop. From the digestive perspective, a person is unable to process, and use to their benefit what they have learnt or taken in.
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