Debunking the Myth that there is no science supporting the Gluten-Free Diet
Posted Oct 14 2009 10:03pm
I am so excited, and I do mean I am really, really excited because today I had a PRWeb News Release go out about the science that supports a gluten-free diet. I just Blogged about this last week as I was going to gather the research studies and published literature with the help of Laurette Janak. Laurette has presented at Autism One Conferences and is an exceptionally smart woman! Not to mention a fun lady! Here is the link for the PRWeb News Release:
I have created a document that lists some of the studies on the gluten-free diet, which you can access from my website. Last week when I started, the document listed 9 literature pieces. Less than one week later, there are 19 literature documents listed. I did this because Parade's Healthy Style July 2009 article (page 4), just had to be addressed. First of all the headline of this article by Joy Bauer is "The Truth Behind the Latest Food Fad". The second item beyond Ms. Bauer calling the Gluten-Free Diet a fad, is the sentence, that happens to be highlighted in a green box that reads "Misinformation is leading some people to follow a gluten-free diet of little benefit." And there is more---
Ms. Bauer states in the second paragraph: "The truth is that unless you have celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, there is absolutely no proven benefit to avoiding it." I just could not let this go. There is plenty of scientific research regarding the health implications of gluten in the body outside of celiac disease. Read the above PRWeb News Release for some of the "gems" of the impact of gluten.
You can download my list of studies here - once you click on the link, scroll down to "Science Behind the Gluten-Free Diet":