I hear a lot of people on this site saying they developed noticeable gluten intolerance only after cutting wheat from their diet. But I'm curious about people who were eating wheat/gluten consistently (probably before adopting a paleo diet) but stopped when they realized it was causing them ill health. If this was you, what kind of diet were you eating during the development of your symptoms?
Before I'd heard anything about gluten being problematic I tired an elimination diet and found wheat to be the culprit in my constant abdominal woes. So I stopped eating it and immediately felt much better. However, I'd gone so many years doing fine on wheat and the appearance of my gluten caused issues seemed fairly sudden (I think it developed over the course of months). I was also a vegetarian at the time.
Interestingly, a majority of the people I've met with gluten sensitivity seem to have developed overt symptoms during either a time of veganism of vegetarianism. This made me wonder if perhaps potential elements of a veg*an diet might predispose one to developing gluten intolerance, but what? Gut dysbiosis induced to difficult to digest foods? A lack of vitamin A causing a downregulation of TGF-beta which might normally help prevent an immune response to gliadin? I'm just speculating, but I thought it seemed worth looking at.