Sensational journalism is wreaking havoc on the steps that many people are doing to improve their health by eating gluten. Examples are the latest articles published by the National Post entitled Goodbye gluten why we are so easily fooled by pseudoscience and the other by Maclean entitled The dangers of going gluten free.
Both articles are written from the negative point of view that eating gluten-free is an expensive fad and people are jumping on this bandwagon in search of quick solutions to weight problems and health responses. Buried surrounded by the double talk and overemphasis are some good points. I agree to gluten-free food market has expanded enormously and manufacturers are benefiting from this trend. I also agree most gluten-free foods are not healthier than those containing gluten. A processed product either gluten free or not is often highly refined, high sugar, bad fats, chemicals and preservatives. Finally, they make the point that no one should start a gluten-free diet without being tested for celiac disease, as it is antibodies found in the blood that begin this diagnosis process and will not be there if you do not eat gluten. There is no evidence, however, by intolerance to gluten.
That’s where my agreement with these items. These articles will say those who follow a gluten-free diet are elitists, gurus, even jealous and there is little evidence or even supported by science gluten intolerance as a cause of symptoms and the disease eventually.
According to Dr. Marcos gluten sensitivity Hynman can be classified as an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body struggles to remove protein molecules gluten violator of your system, creating inflammation in any organ system including the brain, heart, joints, tract digestive, and more. According to a review article written in the New England Journal of Medicine there are 55 diseases that can be caused by eating gluten. These include osteoporosis, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bowel disease, anemia, cancer, fatigue, mouth ulcers, neurological symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and many autoimmune diseases. This is far from pseudoscience articles from newspapers / magazines say.