Gluten disease is not a hoax
- Gluten-free: passing fad?
- The gluten-free hoax!
- The great gluten-free scam
- Gluten-free foods are all the rage
- What’s all the hoopla about gluten-free?
- Gluten-free imposters!
- Gluten-free diets: Debunking the myth
No Gluten-illness hoax
- “Observations should not be dismissed because they do not conform to our current medical dogma. We are simply missing too many opportunities to help people get well.”
A survey this year shows that up to 30% of the USA population is either going gluten-free or substantially reducing their gluten intake. Of course some of this food-behaviour will have a fad/trend element. But, most of these people will genuinely have gluten-sensitivity. Now referred to as a “Gluten-Related Disorder”.
These gluten-diseases are only now being systematically investigated by the medical science community. Celiac-disease-expert-doctors have now recognised that gluten does in fact severely affect many non-celiac sufferers. Most doctors dealing with gluten-sensitivity estimate that it affects at least 10% of the population. Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, figures that up to 7 or 8% of the U.S. population have some kind of sensitivity to gluten.
Research evidence shows that gluten has a hand in triggering mental illness, autoimmune disease, skin problems and gut disease. As yet, the burden of gluten on the population has not been properly quantified.
The Spectrum of Gluten-Related-Disorders
“Gluten-Related Disorders: Sick? Tired? Grumpy?”