You’re Probably Not Gluten Intolerant

Before you jump on the gluten free bandwagon, a review has found that only a small proportion of people who claim to feel rubbish after eating gluten are likely to be truly sensitive to gluten or wheat. Read More >>

If You’re Going to Go Gluten Free Don’t Be Dumb About It

Gluten is incredible for its ability to piss off a diverse spectrum of people: folks who are giving it up for a diet, folks who say it’s stupid to give up gluten, and folks with coeliac disease who probably just wish they could avoid their symptoms and their gluten in peace. Read More >>

A Seemingly Harmless Virus Might Be Triggering Coeliac Disease

coeliac disease can be a nightmare, with the slew of gluten-triggered ails it brings. Those includes everything from gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating and diarrhoea, to psychological symptoms, anaemia, seizures... pretty much everything that can make the body feel bad, combined into one awful mess. Read More >>

Your “Gluten Intolerance” May Actually be From Something Else in Wheat

Oh gluten, the least trendy protein of our time. As gluten-free has transcended science and exploded into diet fad, scientists increasingly suspect that gluten intolerance—apart from actual celiac disease—doesn't exist at all. The true culprit could be a group of carbohydrates, including one in wheat called fructan. Read More >>

Is Gluten Actually Bad for You?

These days, just casually strolling down a grocery aisle, one can find a multitude of gluten-free products. From gluten-free whole grain bread to gluten-free beer to gluten-free Betty Crocker chocolate brownie mix, the market for food items without gluten has exploded over the past decade. But is gluten all that bad for you? Should a normal person avoid gluten in their diet? What's the deal with the gluten? Read More >>

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Why You Might Want to Rethink Going Gluten-Free

Going gluten-free is all the rage these days. It's the diet of choice for Hollywood starlets and health nuts alike; supermarket aisles are packed full of products touting their lack of the stretchy protein. But for a lot of people, the gluten-free lifestyle may do more harm than good. Read More >>

For the Gluten-Intolerant, a Better-Tasting Bread. Finally.

As a baby, I was diagnosed with celiac disease—my body is unable to process gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and malt, that gives bread its elastic quality. If I eat it, I throw up, so I avoid gluten entirely. It's mostly easy; I just avoid breaded foods and, sadly, beer. Read More >>