The Questioning when you go Gluten Free

You feel relief from a gluten free diet. And the questions begin.

Are you celiac? That we concede. 

Do you have wheat allergy? It’s very rare.

No? Are you a suggestible fool swayed by placebo effect?

Some who have studied a bit more may also ask:

Then, are you gluten intolerant (or have NCGS: non-celiac gluten sensitivity), which may or may not exist and might be all in your head? 

Have you neglected the fact that you incidentally cut out something else that was your real culprit?

Questioning and being skeptical itself is not a bad thing. But the error here is that we forget that we don’t know everything. There is still much research needed about food reactions, especially non-IgE mediated hypersensitivity reactions.

I observed this train of thought quite a few times since gluten-free became something of a trend. People worrying that other people who don’t need to be on a gluten-free diet are hopping on the trend and possibly risking something. Their health? A balanced diet? Forgetting, again, that there are plenty of cultures that do not depend on wheat and its kin.

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