Why Gluten-Free if Not Required? Great Question!
Posted by nepeht on December 23, 2008
Why Would Anyone Go on A Gluten-Free Diet if She/He Did Not Have To? Think about it.
There are some hassles involved are there not? High Prices, Aches, Pains, Social Awkwardness, more Headaches, Totally De-calibrated Nutrition Balance (i.e., Fats-to-Proteins-to-Carbs), Monotony, Moods, etc………..
This is an excellent question. And it also brings up some wonderful, but often unfortunate, problems with contemporary U.S. culture.
The original article about this phenomenon can be found at: http://pokedandprodded.health.com/2008/12/19/why-would-anyone-except-a-celiac-want-to-go-on-a-gluten-free-diet/.
Unfortunately, but informatively, there are also other articles about this phenomenon:
- http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/digestive-disorders/2008/10/31/gluten-free-diet-a-cure-for-some-a-fad-for-most.html ,
- http://www.oprah.com/community/thread/4153 ,
- and the bloggers have also noticed it: http://rebeccascritchfield.wordpress.com/2008/04/02/gluten-free-fad-diet/.
Where is this world going with this???