Let’s take a little break from vaccines and COVID-19 and focus on a food fad that lacks scientific support — gluten-free diets. If you listen to the quacks on the internet, apparently organic, GMO-free, gluten-free diets will fix all that ails you and your kids.
Except it won’t unless you suffer from very rare medical conditions that make you very sensitive to gluten.
Like a lot of food fads, such as avoiding fats or carbohydrates, gluten-free diets seem to have a basis in real science and medicine, but it has exploded far beyond what real science-based medicine would recommend, and that would be to a very tiny patient population.
Let’s take a look at gluten and this diet fad.Continue reading “Gluten-free diets are a food fad that brings few benefits to most people”