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The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten

Opinion By AS many as one in three Americans tries to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten-free menus, gluten-free labels and gluten-free guests at summer dinners have proliferated. Some of the anti-glutenists argue that we haven't eaten wheat for long enough to adapt to it as a species.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Gluten-haters should not read this article as it is an intelligent and scientific statement that gluten being the evil dietary devil may be entirely wrong.  As I have pointed many times, much of “gluten sensitivity” comes from FODMAP sensitivity as well as increased gut permeability not caused by gluten, but by inflammation.


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