12 Jun '11, 3pm

Gluten-Free: Disease, Diet, or Something In Between?: There are those who criticize it as just another diet tren...

Gluten-Free: Disease, Diet, or Something In Between?: There are those who criticize it as just another diet tren...

I’ve been reading quite a few articles lately about the new visibility of the gluten-free lifestyle. There are those who criticize it as just another diet trend – like the low-fat craze in the 90’s, or the obsession with Atkins in the early 2000’s. On the other end of the spectrum, there are those who point to celiac disease, which is certainly proof that living gluten-free is not just a fad. But what about those in between? There certainly seems to be a contingent of the American population that is going gluten-free to emulate celebrities or because marketers have convinced them it’s the latest, greatest way to get a toned body. But I worked briefly in a gluten-free bakery, and the stories I heard from those suffering from celiac disease were really amazing. People whose lives had been completely turned around but cutting out gluten. They felt better, returned to a health...

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