Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Why the ‘gluten-free movement’ is less of a fad than we thought


Totally disagree with writer's statement about gluten intolerance: "In the absence of diagnostic clarity, most people who suspect they have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity confirm the finding with an inexact test. They eliminate gluten from their diet and see if their symptoms improve after that."

She is only partially right: removing gluten is the gold standard for knowing if you react. The problem is that many people remove it and never reintroduce it. To truly know if gluten is the issue, you must remove it for a period of six months, and then reintroduce it. If you get symptoms again, then you have a gluten issue, period.

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