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http://www.slate.com/id/2223745/

Maybe I am misreading this and being overly sensitive, but I think there is so much wrong with this that I had to post hoping that someone more eloquent than I could write Mr. Engber about his article.

Here are some of my favorite lines (quotes are his/parentheses are mine):

"Now imagine that you've cut out gluten from your diet completely


Beth

Gluten free since January 2007.

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The author is an idiot. My favorite part is the quote from the dr. about how 9 out of 10 people that test negative still go on to maintain a gluten-free diet. This alone indicates that there are major problems with the testing! Instead the author seems to make the ASSumption that those people are somehow making up the fact that gluten makes them sick. He seems to believe that if it doesn't show up on a medical test then it isn't a serious medical condition. I believe they may someday find that "gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity" is an early form of celiac. How sad that this person believes that this is just a "trendy diet". Also I have to say about their chart showing the rise in low carb with the rise in gluten intolerance could be easily explained this way-- many people that went on a low carb diet to lose weight discovered they have gluten intolerance/celiac that way. So Atkin's increased diagnosis for a certain population. As diagnosis's increase, public knowledge/media coverage of it will increase as well.


A simple meal with love is better than a feast where there is hatred. Proverbs 15:17 (CEV)

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