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The Gluten-free trend........ Why?


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The Gluten-free trend........ Why?

SourberryLily | Sep 17, 2010 09:16 AM

Came across this article today:

"Gluten-free" has just entered my vocabulary, only 3 years ago, when a friend was having digestion trouble. She could literally eat nothing without cramps and other side effects i dont care to mention. Tests after tests revealed nothing, and finally they had her mail a certain specimen to the U.S. (I am Canadian, apparently the test isn't done here) to have lab tests done to see if she was gluten intolerant. The test was positive.

Talking about this when it happened, to people around me, nobody really knew what this was... And today everybody knows and is going gluten free. I highly suspect all these people have not gone to the trouble of mailing their doo-doo to USA to have this test done.

So what is this fad?
To the people who are cutting gluten, what are your motivations?
If medical, why is it that suddenly, more and more people are diagnosed with this?
Was it present 10-15 years ago but we didn't know about it?
If it was, what was it diagnosed as then?

Being human, a species doted with intelligence, i can't help ask questions and doubt claims until these questions are answered.... What are your opinions on this?

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