This thread has been an interesting read, although exhausting. Thanks @kyuuei for creating a space for this type of discussion. I don't have time to add a significant post atm, aside from a quick preface to say that I can appreciate multiple perspectives on the issues. After all, it was not traditional medicine that pointed me to celiac disease - I took a non-traditional route to find answers myself for symptoms that MD's told me for ~15 years were related to stress. (eta: my dx is medically verified btw). However, traditional medicine has also saved my life, and I find people in general are far too polarized in discussions on the topic. Both have virtues. Both have vices. We are at a unique time in history as knowledge continues to increase exponentially, faster than most individuals can keep track of.
So, just a couple of quick adds:
Raynaud's disease Symptoms - Diseases and Conditions - Mayo Clinic
You have a genetic predisposition but yes, the something that triggers the "turning on" of that gene is a mystery.Obviously something was a catalyst for celiac disease starting in me.