Steve: Miley Cyrus has gone gluten-free. She defended her choice by tweeting: “For everyone calling me anorexic I have a gluten and lactose allergy. It’s not about weight it’s about health. Gluten is crapppp anyway!”
Why am I blogging about this? Because when a celebrity makes a dietary decision, people usually listen.
It is obvious Cyrus received professional advice and was told she has a lactose and gluten intolerance (not allergy). The key is to remember that going gluten-free should not be taken lightly. It should always be performed in conjunction with a qualified, licensed health professional. That said, there is no reason why gluten needs to be in anyone's diet. It is simply unnecessary from an evolutionary perspective.
Going gluten-free is not easy and your hopes to stick with it can be dashed very quickly. For more information, please watch Caorlyn Martinelli's wonderful You Tube discussion: Overcome the Gluten-Free Funk.